The Colonie team’s new Mexican restaurant, Gran Electrica, not only fills the void left by Hecho en Dumbo’s relocation to Noho; it helps restore culinary balance to a neighborhood increasingly monopolized by pizzerias and bakeries. The multiregional, locally sourced menu — the work of chefs Bradford McDonald and Sam Richman, who’ve passed through such top-notch kitchens as Per Se, the Fat Duck, and Noma — emphasizes housemade items like tortillas and chorizo, and aspires to authenticity in dishes like tortita de huauzontle. Here’s a look at the opening menu and a few dishes.
Gran Electrica, 5 Front St., nr. Old Fulton St., Dumbo; 718-852-2789