What exactly is She-Crab Soup, and what kind of vibe is "Tiki Victorian"? What goes into renovating a 140-year old restaurant? Join us for a moderated conversation with the restaurateurs about the history, menu, beverage program, and design and construction of the legendary chop house, Gage and Tollner. Learn more about what's gone into the process of re-opening, and delve into the rich history of this "very famous restaurant." 

A storied restaurant in downtown Brooklyn for over 125 years, Gage and Tollner is the definition of a Brooklyn institution. Though designated as a historic landmark, it shuttered in 2004, and endured a dark period as a T.G.I. Friday's and an Arby's - but this fall, Gage and Tollner will be back in all its glory, thanks to a trio of talented restaurateurs: Sohui Kim, Ben Schneider, and St. John Frizell, the teams behind Red Hook and Gowanus strongholds The Good Fork, Insa, and Fort Defiance.

Items from the Brooklyn Collection related to Gage and Tollner dotting its 125 year history will be available for viewing during the evening.

Reception starting at 6:30pm. The discussion will begin promptly at 7pm.

Part of Food Fit for Kings County: The Culinary History of Brooklyn. Exhibition on view in the Brooklyn Collection September 17, 2019 - January 3, 2020.

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