Justin Hilbert Has Left Gwynnett St. in Williamsburg

No big changes planned.

Eater reports that Gwynnett St. executive chef Justin Hilbert has left the restaurant and has been replaced in the kitchen by partner and former sous-chef Owen Clark. The two chefs met in 2007 when they were working separate stations at wd~50, and then opened the restaurant in November of 2011. The good news for fans of Hilbert's avant-garde comfort food — and that's not an oxymoron, especially considering the restaurant's stellar whiskey bread — is that Clark will carry on in the same style of cooking. "He's a bad ass," says owner Carl McCoy. No word on Hilbert's next move just yet. [Eater NY, Earlier, Related]