Brooklyn Chop House Takes Residence at the Capri Hotel

By Matthew Wexler | August 9, 2019 | Food & Drink

Dim sum and steakhouse classics converge for a catchall menu at Brooklyn Chop House's new Southampton locale.

brooklyn-chop-house.jpgThe open-format interiors coupled with bench seating work great for family-style ordering.

“Dim sum and chops. To me, it’s a natural marriage,” says Brooklyn Chop House co-owner and mastermind Stratis Morfogen, who spent the early years of his career working in family-owned restaurants and diners. A Southampton resident of more than 20 years, he also knew that the classic East End steakhouse needed a makeover.

Morfogen’s latest venture takes residence at the Capri Hotel, at which, he says, “there’s no place else on Earth where you can get these dishes at the same table.” His dumpling obsession—Morforgen’s new book, Damn Good Dumplings ($30, Macmillian/Page Street Publishing), hits shelves this November—takes form in whimsical varieties such as pastrami, French onion soup, the Reuben, lamb gyro with tzatziki and bacon cheeseburger shumai, featuring a decadent Pat LaFrieda beef blend. Sharable bites pack plenty of umami and set the stage for impeccable steakhouse classics, along with a few Asian-inspired curveballs.

brooklyn-chop-house-2.jpgThe fresh 4-pound salt-and-pepper lobster (MP) serves two.

Bring a crowd and order family-style for the full effect. The 48-ounce porterhouse, dry-aged 50 to 60 days, is both dramatic and delicious, as is the slow-roasted 7-pound Peking duck. A mischievous hit of serrano chile kicks up the 4-pound salt-and-pepper lobster, while various riffs on fried rice over a welcomed reprieve from potato sides. Farm stand fruits and vegetables find their way into breezy cocktails, such as the Cucumber Collins, Brooklyn Berry Smash and Local Garden Green Margarita featuring fresh-pressed green juice.

brooklyn-chop-house-3.jpgThe 24-ounce bone-in dry-aged ribeye ($65).

HG Contemporary art gallery has curated the space with eye-catching works (Abdullah Qandeel, Joe Termini and Fidan Bagirova are currently on display), along with a large mirror emblazoned with “Take a Selfie Fake a Life” in neon, though most guests Instagram their sprawling spreads of Asian-inspired steakhouse fare. 281 County Road 39A, Southampton, (631) 500-9055, brooklynchophouse.com



Photography by: INTERIOR PHOTO BY SARAH KUSZELEWICZ PHOTOGRAPHY; FOOD PHOTOS COURTESY OF BROOKLYN CHOP HOUSE