Anella Team’s Royal Oak Replacement Gets a Name

Ye olde Royal Oak.

Remember that huge project under way to replace the old Royal Oak space in Williamsburg? According to SLA filings, the bar and restaurant, helmed by Josh Cohen (Anella, Saint Vitus) and Matthew Maddy (No. 7, Weather Up) will be called Bellewether. Last month, Cohen told us the new place will serve "progressive American" fare and may possibly feature that rarest and most beautiful of all restaurant creatures, the brunch buffet. Expect a mid-January opening. [SLA, Earlier]