Husband-and-wife chef team Hisham and Sohla El-Waylly met in class at the Culinary Institute of America and went on to independently cook at some of New York’s top restaurants, like Atera, Battersby, Del Posto, Dover, and Empellón Cocina. They’re finally back in the kitchen together at their new Greenpoint restaurant, Hail Mary, which is their take on the classic American diner.
Hisham is Egyptian and Bolivian, and Sohla is a first-generation American born to Bengali parents, so their varied menu spans cultures. It includes “nibbles” like chicken-fried beef tongue and grilled duck hearts; all-day egg dishes like a toad-in-a-hole with a fried duck egg; “fine fare” such as short-rib stroganoff and spaghetti with spicy uni butter; plus a BLT, a cheeseburger, and simple cereal with milk. Take a look:
Hail Mary, 68 Greenpoint Ave., 347-422-0645