I have been a massive fan of fellow Long Islander Harold Dieterle ever since he became the first winner of Top Chef over a decade ago. The handsome and charismatic culinary wizard has enjoyed much success in New York City since he emerged victorious on the Emmy winning series. His drive and determination continues as his new space, Ten Hope Brooklyn, will be the name on everybody’s lips this fall and beyond.
Ten Hope, a new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with Top Chef winner and consulting chef Harold Dieterle in the kitchen, is now open for business at 10 Hope Street in Williamsburg. Greek, Italian, Spanish and Moroccan flavors are featured in the signature dishes, complemented by expertly-crafted cocktails, house-made spiked sodas, wine, and beer. A vine-laced, dimly-lit 2,500 square-foot patio provides ample seating in a green environment outdoors, and serves as a gorgeous entryway to the restaurant’s mod-interior, which features a full bar and space for up to a hundred guests. Whether it’s a late night drink date or dinner with friends and family, Ten Hope is the perfect spot to bring people together: a living room, dining room, and patio for locals to call home.
Ten Hope’s menu features shareable plates like Smashed Avocado with Green Zhug, feta cheese and pita chips for $15; Seared Halloumi Cheese Salad with crispy kale sprouts, kiwi berries and toasted pumpkin seed vinaigrette for $18; and Spice Roasted Local Carrots with Squid ink ricotta, Mike’s Hot Honey and crispy quinoa for $13. Main dishes include Crispy Octopus with Chorizo, wax beans, pickled eggplant and nigella aioli for $19; Crispy Lamb Ribs with Cumin for $17; Seared Diver Sea Scallops with golden beets, roasted fennel and romesco sauce for $28; Chicken Cooked Under a Brick with pluots, charred cabbage, hazelnuts and spicy green garlic sauce for $24; a Ten Hope Kofta Burger with Kasseri cheese, crispy potatoes and tzatziki for $22; and a Grilled Creekstone Prime Hanger Steak with Salsa Verde and charred broccolini for $36.
Specialty cocktails created by Aaron Kerr-Zengo from Bowery Bar are $14 each and include curated cocktails like the Half Royal with Noble Oak Bourbon, ginger, blood orange and Punt e Mes; Eloquence made with Ford’s Gin, Cocchi Americano Bianco, citrus and aquafaba; Comfortably Numb with Flor de Cana Rum, Ancho Verde, Coco Lopez, thai basil and black pepper puree; The Ten Hope Spritz with Prosecco and Italicus; and The Admiral Rye with Old Overholt Rye, Yellow Chartreuse and lavender. Additionally, Ten Hope will feature an assortment of house-made low-cal spiked Hopeful Sodas, all with no added sugar or sweeteners. Our Hopeful Sodas include house-made infusions such as Hibiscus Vodka, Grapefruit Tequila, and Earl Grey Gin. Wine and champagne by the glass and bottle as well as draft and bottled beer round out the drink menu.
Ten Hope’s owner, restaurateur and music event producer Bill Zafiros is marrying his two passions by bringing a weekly Tuesday series of live music, dubbed Studio Sessions, for guests to discover some of NYC’s newest talents and stars on the rise. The restaurant is open Tuesday – Friday, 5pm – 1am, Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 1am.
More information on Ten Hope Brooklyn can be found here.