The multi-purpose restaurant—where you can stock up on pantry items or sit down for a full meal (or both)—have become a popular concept. Think of April Bloomfield's butcher shop and restaurant or the grandfather of them all: Eataly. Well back at the beginning of November, another such outlet, Sunday in Brooklyn, debuted in Williamsburg, offering several different dining and eating experiences in addition to a market selling things like house-made pastries and herbed aiolis, opening soon.
Partners in the business are industry vets and best buds Jaime Young, former Chef de Cuisine at Michelin darling Atera, and Adam Landsman and Todd Enany, both of the Major Food Group's spendy empire. But don't expect the formality (or price tag) of anyone's former employment to be a factor here. The rustic dining space, divided into three distinct components, serves up dishes mostly under $30.
The ground floor houses the bar and cafe area, with the soon-to-open marketplace setup as well. Upstairs, a quaint and romantic dining room, where you're greeted with a welcome Campari cocktail and perhaps seated next to the antique-looking, wood-burning stove. The dining room itself's replete with festive ferns and other potted plants, but just a few steps up and you're in a seasonal rooftop garden with strings of lights overhead and glimpses of trees and rooftops surrounding the restaurant.
Peruse the current dinner menu, which offers dishes like Black Cod Pastrami, Rye Sour Cream, Garden Pickles ($19), Honeynut Squash, Cultured Cheese, Crushed Nuts and Seeds ($10) and Aged Pork Chop, Hazelnut Dijon, Half Sour Mustard Greens ($27).
So far as the name goes, the restaurant's open seven days a week. Sunday just happened to be the day the guys typically had off from work, when they'd head over to the space and get some work done on their labor of love.
348 Wythe Avenue; sundayinbrooklyn