Mediterranean restaurant Dar525 is coming to the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Hancock Street in Bed Study this spring, bringing Middle Eastern food to an area where it is lacking.
The eatery, whose menu includes a variety of flatbreads, dips, kebabs, and salads, opened at 525 Grand Street in Williamsburg in 2012. In 2016, Dar525 opened a second location at 168 Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint.
A staff member at the Williamsburg outpost told Brownstoner the new restaurant, whose address is 231 Malcolm X Boulevard, will open in about a month.
Dar525 was started by Fabiano Daoud, who emigrated to the United States from Syria in 1999, according to Bklyner. Dar means home in Arabic, and presumably “525” refers to its Williamsburg address.
According to Vice, a must-try at the restaurant is the pistachio pizza, a bread base topped with pistachios, seven cheeses, rosemary, olive oil, and onions. “It’s dope,” the reporter said.
If the new outpost follows suit with the other two locations, Dar525’s Bed Stuy restaurant will be open 11 am through 11 pm daily and will offer lunch and dinner menus, plus brunch on weekends.
The restaurant will bring a new option to a thoroughfare that is becoming known for its burgeoning restaurant scene. Within easy walking distance are French restaurant L’Antogniste across the street, Caribbean vegetarian spot Natural Blend, Royal Rib House, and Therapy Wine Bar 2.0, to name just a few.
The corner storefront at 231 Malcolm X previously housed a bodega that closed around 2018, Google Maps shows. The storefront was then renovated. When Brownstoner stopped by earlier this week, a banner draped over the opaque door and frosted windows announced Dar525 was “coming soon.”
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