A Historic Brooklyn Restaurant Reborn
Our website goes into great detail about the history of Gage & Tollner —
go to www.gageandtollner.com for more information.
Gage and Tollner's Past
When Charles M. Gage opened an oyster house on Brooklyn's Fulton Street in 1879, the Brooklyn Bridge wasn't finished, the Statue of Liberty was just an idea, and the subway was still 25 years away.
Gage a Tollner operated for 125 years before shuttering in 2004. A few other businesses have since filled the hallowed walls – a TGIF's, Arby's, and a costume jewelry store – but nothing stuck. Now with the expansive growth in Downtown Brooklyn, it's time for Gage and Tollner to come back to life.
Re-Opening an Oyster and Chophouse for the 21st Century
Gage and Tollner will feature a 70-seat dining room, a 40-seat bar area, two combinable private dining rooms seating up to 60, and a separate 30-seat tropical cocktail bar upstairs. The menu, a rough draft of which is below will be inspired by the original oyster and chophouse, but driven by fresh, local ingredients and the way people eat today. Our guests will be Downtown Brooklyn’s new and established residents, local professionals, patrons of the arts, and tourists from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and beyond.
Explore the recent development around Gage and Tollner.
Since Gage and Tollner closed in 2004, Downtown Brooklyn has "emerged from two decades of unprecedented growth" — and it's still growing. With 60,000 office workers, another 60,000 college students, 150,000 daily shoppers, and 127,000 residents within a 1-mile radius, there are lots of potential patrons.
Our Progress So Far
Gage and Tollner is Born
Charles M. Gage founded the original restaurant at 302 Fulton Street, in the heart of Brooklyn.
Moves to 372-374 Fulton Street
The Deweys Purchase G&T
First run by Brad Dewey, and then his son, Ed, the Dewey family ran G=&T until 1983.
Chef Edna Lewis Revamps Menu for the First Time
The 72-year-old Lewis replaces the 25 preparations of oysters with authentic Southern cooking.
A TGIF's, Arby's, and a Costume Jewelry Store
372-374 Fulton cycles through several businesses, but nothing sticks.