Depending on what you’re seeking in some bites and drinks on a night out, Ten Hope (10 Hope St.) likely has what you’re looking for.
Craft cocktails? This is Williamsburg. Awesome hummus dishes to snack on? They’ve got it. Live music, a twinkly outdoor area and plush blue chairs to lounge in? Ten Hope has it all.
Whether or not you want all of these things at once may make the whole weaker than its parts, but as one of Brooklyn’s newest restaurants located at, yes, 10 Hope Street, this eatery shows a lot of promise as it continues to finesse its definition.
The menu skews Mediterranean, the outdoor string lights skew Williamsburg, and the delightful band I saw covered tunes by Fleetwood Mac. (On Tuesdays the restaurant will host Studio Sessions, introducing local ensembles.)
The volume was perfect for listening and sipping, a tad loud for simultaneous conversation, but such is the difficulty of playing indoors on a rainy night in a smaller venue.
None of which is meant to diminish the highly flavorful menu, warm ambiance, and charming staff of Bill Zafiros’ new restaurant that is filling a nice little void in the residential nook of Williamsburg, making Ten Hope a welcome destination slightly off the beaten path.