Toby’s Public House in Nolita Opens Today

Who needs beer?
Who needs beer? Photo: Bennett Marcus

The Nolita branch of Brooklyn’s Toby’s Public House opens today for dinner — even though there’s still no liquor license. Chef Nicola Bertolotti, just back from a year in Italy, has re-created some signature dishes, and added new inspirations like carpaccio pizza and rosticcera braciolette. Owner Christine Iu, who recently said she’d been harassed by locals, tells Grub Street that the restaurant’s design was inspired by Walker’s and Fanelli’s, and that she expects to start an “after-school happy hour” for neighborhood parents and nannies.Toby’s is open from 4 p.m. to midnight, and from noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday lunch service will begin on April 15. Instead of booze, there will be “Mocktails.”

Toby’s Public House, 86 Kenmare Street (at Mulberry Street), 212-274-8629

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Toby’s Public House in Nolita Opens Today