Ten Hope opens in Williamsburg with Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle

Ten Hope opens in Williamsburg with Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle

On Wednesday, October 17th, Ten Hope, a charming pan-Mediterranean restaurant, with Top Chef winner and consulting chef Harold Dieterle, opened its doors at 10 Hope Street in Williamsburg.

Top Chef  winner and consulting chef Harold Dieterle at the helm in the kitchen. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Top Chef winner and consulting chef Harold Dieterle at the helm in the kitchen. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Taking influence from Greek, Italian, Spanish and Moroccan flavors, Ten Hope offers dishes that range from traditional Seared Halloumi Salad and Kofta Burgers to Crispy Octopus and shareable platters with an array of different dips and vegetables.

Crispy Octopus  with Chorizo, wax beans, pickled eggplant and nigella aioli. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Crispy Octopus with Chorizo, wax beans, pickled eggplant and nigella aioli. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Vegetable Crudités. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Vegetable Crudités. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Ten Hope offers exciting, expertly-crafted cocktails, such as the aptly named rum based Comfortably Numb, bursting with notes of Thai basil and black pepper or the not-so-subtle Royal Half, with Bourdon, blood orange and ginger. The innovative, fun and fizzy Hopeful Sodas, house-made spiked seltzers, infused with Hibiscus Vodka, Grapefruit Tequila, and Earl Grey Gin, are definite winners in a world of White Claw shortages. In addition with Champagne, Wine and Beer, Ten Hope’s fully stocked bar will not disappoint.

Collection of cocktails and drinks offered at Ten Hope. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Collection of cocktails and drinks offered at Ten Hope. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Outside, a vine-laced, dimly-lit 2,500 square-foot patio provides generous seating, and serves as a beautiful entryway to the restaurant’s mod-interior, a space for up to a hundred guests. Whether it’s a late night drink date, dinner with friends and family or a long afternoon on the weekend, Ten Hope is the perfect spot to bring people together: a living room, dining room, and patio for locals to call home throughout the seasons.

Sun-drenched outdoor patio with ample seating and a relaxed ambiance. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Sun-drenched outdoor patio with ample seating and a relaxed ambiance. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Other highlights from the menu include Roasted Carrots with Squid Ink Ricotta, Chicken Cooked Under a Brick and my favorite, crispy, cumin coated Lamb Ribs which brought a whole new magical meaning to what lamb can be.

Ten Hope, at  10 Hope Street  in Williamsburg. Photo Credit - Oleg March

Ten Hope, at 10 Hope Street in Williamsburg. Photo Credit - Oleg March

To spice things up further, Ten Hope’s owner, restaurateur and music event producer Bill Zafiros is marrying his two passions by bringing a weekly Tuesday series of live music, dubbed Studio Sessions, which will showcase NYC’s newest talents and sounds.

Overall, Ten Hope certainly impresses, resulting in excellent food with an authentic Mediterranean flare, in a warm, contemporary environment.

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