Flatbush Farm owner Damon Gorton has lived in Clinton Hill for more than 15 years, and he’s spent the last several looking for a space. He wanted something interesting for a potential second concept, and he found it in the old Sisters Hardware Store. “It has remarkably high ceilings and a tremendous skylight,” he says. “That drew me to the space itself. There was also the possibility of combining the food and the nightlife aspect with music and stuff — that was another interest.”
He enlisted design firm hOmE to build out the restaurant, and in the two rooms the space comprises, they installed marble tile, reclaimed beech and walnut wood touches, and custom steel beer taps. Globe-shaped pendants hang from the ceilings; the back bar is white wooden shelves set against black brick.
And now, SISTERS (900 Fulton Street, Brooklyn; 347-763-2537) is getting ready to make its grand debut.
This is truly an all-day space, says Gorton. “We’ll be open from 7 a.m. onwards. There are few places in the neighborhood that you can actually go to that early to get food or get a coffee.” Come night, the address will shift into a restaurant/bar, and the back room will host DJs, who will spin from a booth.
As for the menu, Gorton says it’ll be similar to that at Flatbush Farm, although smaller because the space is smaller. “The kitchen is relatively tiny,” he says. “We’ll be doing what we do at the Farm, but scaled down.” Look for typical bar fare, like burgers and veggie burgers, plus snacks — charcuterie and oysters, for example — and more refined entrees like duck cassoulet and a wild mushroom semolina cake. Chef Chris Nichols will preside over these burners as he does at Flatbush Farm, and Gorton says he’ll be spending most of his time at the new address, at least for the foreseeable future.
Behind the bar, look for what Gorton calls “a pretty substantial cocktail program” built on classics and twists on classics. There’s a Negroni on the list, for example, along with a Sazerac, and a spin on the margarita that adds blood orange liqueur. Most of the spirits here are made from organically grown ingredients, and that theme runs into the wine list, too. The beer comes from local favorites, though there will be imports on the list as well.
SISTERS is slated to debut on Saturday, and will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily.