I had the pleasure of going to Black Mountain Wine Bar for myself last night and really loved it. It has such a charming, low key atmosphere and was a perfect hideaway from the cold. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the wines and each glass was delicious. You could really taste and smell the favors in every glass. Sometimes there is nothing better then a glass of red wine on a chilly night.
The place for me to try this year is Blue Hill at Stone Barns
It's not new but would be new to me and I have heard nothing but raves about their tasting menu.
Construction is underway for a new Chocolate Bar location in Cobble Hill (there is already one in the Slope), right next to our favorite cinema. Now we can stock up on gourmet sweets before a matinee!
A couple other updates courtesy of Brownstoner:
Coming Soon: Morton's Steakhouse
333-335 Adams Street, between Tillary and Willoughby Streets, Downtown Brooklyn
Open: The Wine Bar
50 Henry Street at Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights
"...The space has had a complete makeover and a full bar has been installed along with a matching liquor license, impressive wine list and a chef formerly of Mario Batali’s Babbo behind the stove." [The Brooklyn Paper]