River Café Reopens Next Week

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The iconic Brooklyn waterfront restaurant, which was damaged heavily by storm surge during Hurricane Sandy, has since reopened for special events, and now regular dinner service is set to resume next week. "You can't rush these things," owner Michael Buzzy O'Keeffe tells the Times. Chef Brad Steelman is getting ready to launch a few new menu items from his newly refurbished kitchen, too, including chestnut-stuffed pheasant. Check in here for information on reservations. [NYT, Earlier, Earlier]