BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A live music venue on Halsey Street is branching out with a new set of offerings including a new dinner menu with elk meatballs, shrimp ceviche and more.
Bar LunÀtico at 486 Halsey St. near Lewis Avenue kicked off its dinner service for the first time this month, according to manager Cameron Holmes.
The Mediterranean-inspired menu features dishes such as roasted cauliflower with serrano chili, an heirloom tomato gazpacho and kale salad, with items ranging between $6 and $13.
“We found some pretty good success with our music at night and hosting people, but we’ve been hoping to share a little more of the things we’re interested in earlier in the day,” Holmes said.
Friends and musicians Richard Julian, Rosita Kèss and Arthur Kell opened Bar LunÀtico in 2015, creating a space for singer-songwriters and musicians showcasing everything from jazz and blues to flamenco.
“It’s really trying to create a window into this other world,” Holmes said. “We have the vibe and music to transport people out of New York into some unknown place.”
“Now with dinner service, we’re looking for a chance to share more of our passion, and that’s food made well and more time to talk to folks before things get loud.”
The bar also opened a back patio with outdoor seating for about 20 diners and will start serving coffee and pastries during the day towards the end of the month.
Bar LunÀtico will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and offer dinner service starting at 6 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. Dinner will be available starting at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The owners also look to expand with lunch service in the near future, Holmes added.
“Our goal is to make everyone in the neighborhood feel welcome,” he said.
“There’s beer, wine, our music program and also the food, so we’ve got something for everyone.”