Formerly a space solely devoted to seeing live music and drinking too many drinks, Greenpoint staple Coco 66 has re-opened after a long absence, now with a fancy bistro menu courtesy of restaurateur Michael Callahan (Indochine, Republic) and chef Joe Capozzi (Fat Radish). They’ll now be serving up heartier fare, like steamed clams and a pork chop, and, more importantly, an excellent roster of bar snacks, including cheddar pennies and a $5 bacon cheeseburger.
The place hasn’t totally grown up, though—the 74-seat dining area only takes up part of the venue, and the bar is still very much open, with plans to bring back the live shows they’re known for. Here’s hoping they manage not to get shut down this time around.
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