520 Henry Street (at Union Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (347) 763-0850
Monday - Friday : 12 noon - 12 midnight
Saturday & Sunday : 10.00am - 12 midnight
No reservations taken (unless for big parties - family style)
Modeled after European & Mexican Cafeterias and Bars of the 1960’s, Bar Bruno strives to evoke a time when life was simpler, food was honest and the neighborhood café served as a meeting point where people could drop off keys, read the paper, discuss life and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Carroll Gardens Brooklyn.
The food is Mexican with a touch of NY Bistro classics, a great burger, spicy mussels and fries or a delicious pan-fried chicken. To sit in our sidewalk café and enjoy a fish taco with a cold michelada or a hibiscus margarita is our idea of an enjoyable afternoon.
Bar Bruno has delivery service as well as pick up service. Home made desserts, excellent coffee from La Colombe and quality ingredients. These are the elements of what every ideal neighborhood restaurant should offer its guests. Friendly people, fair prices, great music and good drinks.
Born in Malaysia, Lena Seow has been a Boerum Hill resident for the past 19 years. At the young age of 6 Lena started working at her mother’s bakery, making curry puffs & donuts.
She was a pioneer in the renewal & rebirth of Atlantic Avenue when she opened her Children's café in 2003. Before the birth of her 2nd child, Lena worked at Café Gitane in NOLITA and opened Café Gitane’s second location at The Jane Hotel.
After many years in the Real Estate business Lena decided to become a masochist and open her own restaurant.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, 2 sons and 2 dogs. Living proudly to her grandfather’s favorite dictum “In this family we eat everything with 4 legs but the table and anything that flies but an airplane”
A Mexico City native, Richard Ampudia moved to NY in pursuit of a film career. Along the way he discovered the Lower East Side, its food and reconnected with his Jewish cultural roots. Richard’s mother was a native New Yorker who loved cooking and had moved to Mexico City in the 1950’s.
Although his partnership there was short lived it helped him develop the concept for his next restaurant venture “Café Habana” on Prince Street.
During the past 16 years Richard has been a partner and a consultant for many successful Mexican restaurants in New York, LA, London & Hong Kong including "La Esquina” in NY, James Beard nominated “La Condesa” in Austin TX, “Contramar” , in Mexico City, “Pink Taco” in LA, “Café Habana” in Malibu, "Super Linda” in NY, “La Bodega Negra” in London and his latest consulting project “Socialito” in Hong Kong.
He was also employed for 2 years with Culinary Concepts by Jean Georges to develop the opening of the restaurant “Market” in One and Only Palmilla Resort in Baja California and J&G Grill at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. Richard lives in Brooklyn with his wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs and hopes you like Bar Bruno very much.
Aguachile de Callo sweet scallop, lime, cilantro & cucumber water, serrano peppers House Salad asian pear, mizuna & tatsoi greens, yuzu agave vinaigrette, toasted pepitas.
Congratulations to our 3 winners… Josh Goldstein, Katie Gilbert & Matthew Brady. Come and claim your free frozen margarita at the bar! Here are the.