Gage & Tollner, Brooklyn
Once frequented by icons like Truman Capote, Mae West, and Jimmy Durante, one of Brooklyn’s oldest (and most famous) restaurants, Gage & Tollner, is reopening in 2019 with great anticipation.
This is a must-see for history buffs-- this building was built in 1875 with the restaurant becoming a hotspot from 1892 until the mid-1990s. Known for its landmark interior and oysters, it was the place-to-be for New York’s elite families and celebs.
It was so popular that a restaurant guide from 1930 gushed, “Gage & Tollner is to Brooklyn what the Statue of Liberty is to New York Harbor,” and another guide went so far as to say it was “Brooklyn’s main contribution to civilization.” A pretty big deal!