PARK SLOPE — "Top Chef" alum Dale Talde's neighborhood restaurants Pork Slope and Thistle Hill Tavern are shutting down as Talde and his partners launch a new venture near the Barclays Center, a spokeswoman for the restaurants said Tuesday.
Pork Slope — the "roadhouse-inspired" bar and comfort food restaurant at 247 Fifth Ave. (between Carroll Street and Garfield Place) — closed Oct. 3 and Thistle Hill Tavern — the casual hamburger joint and bar at 441 Seventh Ave. and 15th Street — will shutter soon, spokeswoman Crystal Wang said.
No specific closing date had been set for Thistle Hill Tavern as of Tuesday afternoon, Wang said. Talde's signature Asian-American restaurant, called Talde, at 369 Seventh Ave. and 11th Street, will remain open, the spokeswoman said.
Talde and his partners, John Bush and David Massoni, will soon open a new venture, Atlantic Social Club, at 673 Atlantic Ave., behind the Barclays Center. The space was most recently occupied by a Tony Roma's steakhouse.
"We will have more details to share soon but the atmosphere and menus will be laid back and approachable, offering a casual and delicious experience for our guests in the borough that we love," Talde, Bush and Massoni said.
The 7,000-square-foot space will have room for 160 seated diners and 80 people at the bar, according to the New York Post, which first reported the news.
Talde opened his eponymous restaurant in January 2012. Talde, Bush and Massoni opened Pork Slope in August 2012, and Talde became the head chef and a partner at Thistle Hill Tavern (which opened in 2010) in October 2012. Since then the trio has opened Talde outposts in Jersey City and Miami Beach.
Other recent Openings & Closings in the neighborhood include: