First Look at Gordon Bennett, Now Serving Irish Cheddar Toasties

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

Gordon Bennett has been open for a little while now, but owner Lee Papo has succeeded in keeping it completely under the radar. Last weekend she added a food menu to the roster of tap beers (you can see both below), so its time to get the word out. Papo wants the bar to be a Scottish-English neighborhood joint much like co-owner Robert Hannahs other bar Iona, where Papo bartended. The duo remodeled the former Vinas space with recycled materials the slate floor supposedly once graced the ceiling of City Hall, and the back bar used to be a butlers pantry. Our cell-phone shots dont quite do justice to the space, but it turned out nicely, though not nice enough for a Vinas loyalist who came in yesterday and was bummed she couldnt get coconut rice anymore. As for what is currently coming out of the kitchen, see the menu below.

Brunch - Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Hangover Special
Your first mimosa or house bloody mary for $3 with any dish

Eggs
(all dishes are served with homefries and salad unless noted otherwise)
Eggs benedict - $8
Salmon benedict - $9
Eggs Florentine - $8
Steak & eggs - $10
Build your own omelet - 3 items, $8
Shakshuka - three eggs baked in a tomato mushroom and peppers sauce, served with bread - $8

Homemade granola and berries served with milk or yogurt - $6
Banana French toast - $7
Smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese and capers - $8

Sandwiches
Burger with bacon and fries - $9, add cheese $1
Grilled pesto chicken sandwich with fries - $9, add cheese $1
Goat cheese pesto and tomato panini served on whole wheat with salad - $7, add avocado $1

Entrees
Bangers & mash - $9
Mac & cheese - $9, add mushrooms or bacon $2 or prosciutto $4
Beef stew served with white rice and salad - $12
Beer battered cod fish & chips - $13

Sides
Fries - $3
Homefries - $3
Mash - $3
Mac & cheese - $5
Breaded and fried macaroni - $4
Sausage - $2
Chicken fingers - $5

Fries - $3
Homefries - $3
Mash - $3
Mac & cheese - $5
Breaded and fried macaroni - $4
Sausage - $2

Lunch & Dinner - 4 p.m. till midnight Tuesday through Sunday

Appetizers
Soup of the day - $5
Bruschetta - $6
Irish cheddar toasties - $6
Baby bellas stuffed with flavored goat cheese - $6
Chicken fingers - $6
Mussels in white wine and tomato sauce - $8

Salads
Mixed greens - $5
Shitake, peppers, and goat cheese salad - $9, add chicken $3
Steak salad topped with shoe-string fries - $12

Entrees
Bangers & Mash - $9
Mac & cheese - $9, add mushrooms $2 or prosciutto $4
Pasta in tomato and meat sauce - $12
Beef stew served with white rice and salad - $12
Beer battered cod fish & chips - $13
Sauteed beef w/shitake and onions served with mash & salad - $14
Chicken breast sauteed in white wine, shitake, tomatoes and capers w/mash - $14

Sandwiches
Burger with bacon and fries - $9, add cheese $1
Grilled pesto chicken sandwich with fries - $9, add cheese $1
Goat cheese pesto and tomato panini served with salad - $7

Fries - $3
Mash - $3
Mac & cheese - $5
Breaded and fried macaroni - $4
Sausage - $2

Fries - $3
Homefries - $3
Mash - $3
Mac & cheese - $5
Breaded and fried macaroni - $4
Sausage - $2

Beer on Draught
Imports - 20 oz. - $6
Guinness
Smithwicks
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Radeberger Pilsner
Wurzburger Pilsner
Dry Black Thorn Cider
Starodramen Lager
Hofbrau Hefeweizen
Weihenstephan
Hoegaarden
Old Speckled Hen
Stella Artois
Hofbrau Oktoberfest

Domestics - 16 oz. - $5
Blue Point Toasted
Blue Moon
Sixpoint Sweet Action
Harpoon Cider
Yuengling Lager
Big Daddy IPA
Anchor Liberty Ale


Gordon Bennett, 109 S. 6th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn