Williamsburg Fine Dining Pioneer Dressler Closes

By Meredith Hoffman on June 17, 2013 5:13pm 

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 Dressler was one of  South Williamsburg's first upscale eateries when it opened seven years ago.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Since it opened seven years ago, Dressler has successfully paved the way for South Williamsburg fine dining — but now the real estate boom that's accompanied the neighborhood's popularity have forced the upscale eatery to close.

The restaurant on Broadway run by the owners of nearby Dumont and Dumont Burger closed Monday, the owners announced on their website.

"With much regret, an agreement could not be reached on our lease renewal," they explained. "We close the doors to one of NYC's most beautiful dining rooms with mixed emotions...It was a pioneer in the Brooklyn dining scene that helped set the standard for dining in the borough today."

The eatery, praised for classic brunches a meat dishes, won a Michelin star in 2007 for its cuisine and was located across from Peter Luger Steakhouse — and as soon as owners announced the closure clients took to social media to express their disappointment.

"By far my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood, the first place I went when I moved to Brooklyn, and many other great times were celebrated at Dressler," wrote resident John McDonald on Facebook. "You will be greatly missed."

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