BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Fulton Street has a new cocktail restaurant run by a team of chefs with a proven track record.
Three Maples, located at 1452 Fulton St. near Tompkins Avenue, is aiming to become a new neighborhood spot for food, cocktails and a “tightly curated” beer and wine list, according to the restaurant.
“Our mission will always be to create unfussy, delicious and fun food,” said chef MatthewLief. “We create truly American food through our unique lens, collective experiences, and backgrounds of southern California, Mexican, Korean, Filipino, and New York Jewish culture.”
Menu items include an eloté dip, charred baby broccoli, salads, a spicy fried chicken sandwich and a $15 short-rib burger. A daily happy hour from 4-6 pm offers a $15 beer and burger, $10 glasses of wine and cocktails and a dollar off draft beers.
Cocktails range from $11 to $15, with a house specialty cocktail called the Triple M, with brown butter washed bourbon, Berkshire maple syrup, and orange bitters. Draft beers are either $8 or $9.
For Lief, a native New Yorker, opening Three Maples earlier this month was a homecoming.
“To have our own spot in the town where I was born, in a neighborhood we love, is a dream come true. It feels really good to have our own place where we can control everything (whereas before we popped up at various food halls or bars or festivals – opportunities we were grateful for to get our start),” he said in a statement to Patch. “This is finally the moment for us to express ourselves in our own place.”
The new spot is co-owned and operated by the three-chef team behind the popular Landhaus stall, which became known for a notoriously thick-cut bacon-on-a-stick covered in a maple glaze.
Landhaus got its start at Smorgasburg before settling into Crown Heights’ Berg’n until the pandemic forced the popular beer hall to close.
Lief’s fellow chefs and co-owners include Maria Dela Cruz, who was born in Manila and had previously worked in the kitchen at SoHo House, and Michael Felix, a southern California native who was raised in a Mexican and Korean household and moved to New York at 18-years-old, not knowing a soul in the city.
Three Maples will also feature the return of the Cottage bacon, available for $10.