An Italian Wine Bar in the Making for Brooklyn Heights


The Iris Cafe isn’t the only new tenant of the Riverside Apartment complex on Columbia Place: Down the block, the old River Deli space will soon be home to an Italian wine bar, according to one of Iris’s proprietors.

Though the Brooklyn Heights Blog reported back in August that the restaurant, owned by a couple who moved here from Sardinia three years ago, would probably open in October, it looks like there’s still a lot of work to be done on the space. But once it’s opened, it will almost certainly be a boon for this part of the neighborhood, which, despite its boutique feel and relatively affluent population, is marked by a dearth of dining options.