An Old School Chophouse With a Relaxed Vibe in Brooklyn

An Old School Chophouse With a Relaxed Vibe in Brooklyn
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Meats are available there.

In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Gus's Chop House, a new restaurant, isn't trying to be a white-tablecloth steakhouse.

A few years ago, they opened Popina, a Southern and Italian joint. This time around, co-owners Chris McDade and James O'Brien want Gus's to be a more casual spot for locals, serving both steakhouse dishes and lighter fish dishes. With inspiration drawn from casual bistros and old-school European chophouses, Gus's is a place where you can enjoy steak frites or celebrate a special occasion.

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Gus’s menu focuses primarily on classics. Appetizers include leeks à la wedge, which are reminiscent of the wedge salad at a steakhouse, and hash browns with trout roe. In addition to leg of lamb and pork porterhouses, Gus's will serve three cuts of prime dry-aged beef as well as a rotating bar steak, according to Grub Street. The head and feet of a roasted chicken are served with the French onion jus, while a grilled trout with herbs is served as a slightly lighter option. The dishes can be paired with sides, such as fries with aioli and eggplant, tomato and zucchini pave.

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Despite the classic cocktails, O’Brien has added some fun to the wine list. The focus here is on American, French, Italian, and Spanish wines. While the full menu includes 300 labels, including some from rare and sought-after producers, there is a shorter list with wines under $100.

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In addition to the cozy dining room, which features refurbished wooden chairs and custom mahogany tables, you can also sit at the cherry-wood bar with 11 seats. The off-menu, limited-quantity burgers of Gus are the steak's little sister, so be sure to ask for one.

On August 31, Gus's Chop House will open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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