Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nibbles: Gowanus Third Ave’s Crooked Tail Cafe Serving

February 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We walked by the Crooked Tail Cafe in Gowanus the other day and finally found it open for business. We don’t know how long it’s been open, but it still had the little “grand opening” type banners out front. It’s next to the Canal Bar and occupies the space of what had been a landmark local Italian deli. It’s located at 272 Third Avenue in Gowanus.

Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · Gowanus

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joseph Alexiou // Feb 10, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I spoke to the owner just the other day–they just had their “soft opening” a week ago, and will have a grand opening soon. It’s the same owner as Canal Bar.

  • 2 rick // Feb 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    That was my friends grandmothers Italian deli for about 80 years. I want to get the corner renamed Mary’s Corner in her honor.

  • 3 dave // Feb 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I miss the deli! I would get coffee there while Mark fixed my truck.

  • 4 Mara // Feb 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Went there the other night and had a grilled cheese,tomato, and Taylor Ham sandwich. Also I had Sweet Corn Chowder. Was REALLY good.Place has a great vibe. Good luck Crooked Tail Cafe!!!!!!

  • 5 Kristin // Feb 15, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Stopped in at the Crooked Tail today. What a great place! The grilled cheese and bacon on rye was amazing as was Mary’s tuna. Soup was also very good! The ambiance is very cool. Check out the artwork in the back room. The owners weren’t there but I’ve heard they are nice guys from supportive families. Definitely going back for a European hot dog!!