Orin ink -decorative mural work-client-Black Swan-Michelin Guide rated Bed Stuy Gastro-pub-/Assembled Spaces architectural firm




Black Swan is the latest in a series of New American gastropubs in Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy. The interior tells the story of an impressive transformation from auto-body shop to sleek hall with a long copper bar, jet-black hardwood walls, and hand-worn tables; a short back porch invites the breeze inside. The kitchen’s lightly exotic starting lineup includes Caribbean chicken with mashed rum plantains, a mild but memorable turkey chili, and a set of sticky Thai wings glazed with a sauce that’s just sweet and sour enough. Further down the menu, Prince Edward Island mussels swim in a creamy lemon-butter broth while a salmon BLT includes an avocado smear and a fistful of crisp pork. – Patrick Mcmullin/NYMag