Chef Marco Canora and Sommelier Paul Grieco's mini-empire of wine bars expanded into Brooklyn on Friday, opening up at 5 PM in the space that was last occupied by Great Lakes, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and First Street.
The sleek Terroir offers a wide selection of wines (including a Happy Hour until 7 that includes a free glass of sherry, $6 glasses of wine and cheap bar snacks), six beers (and two wines) on tap, and a focused menu of cheese and charcuterie as well as panini, crostini, salads, bar snacks, larger fare like Canora's famed meatballs, and "fried stuff."
There's a laid-back, unstuffy vibe to the place, and the menu and wine list are quite accessible, helped along by a friendly and helpful staff. Each Terroir is tailored to the neighborhood it's in, and in Park Slope they've gone out of their way to accommodate those with small children: a table in the back is lower to the ground than the others, and there's even a place to hang strollers. There are a few menu items unique to this outpost as well: homemade Cracker Jacks and a Fleisher's hot dog are a nod to Brooklyn's baseball history.
They're open from 5 PM - 1 AM during the week, and from noon - 2 AM on the weekends.
Terroir Park Slope, 284 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-832-9463.