Anella's husband-and-wife owners, Josh Cohen and Blair Papagni, have had a busy couple of years, tending to babies of both the human and restaurant/bar kind. Last year they opened Calyer and St. Vitus in Greenpoint and now the couple forays down to Williamsburg for the first time, with their biggest venture yet, Bellwether, in the sprawling former home of Royal Oak. The space itself, designed by Matt Zalla in a Danish Modern fashion, looks unrecognizably polished. There'll be D.J.'s courtesy the guys behind the No Ordinary Monkey dance party, and Weather Up's Matthew Maddy is also a partner. The seafood-heavy menu from chef Andrés Julian Grundy invites you to eat a little or a lot — there's plenty to drink, of course, too. See the menu below, and eyeball the space and some food in our slideshow.
Bellwether, 594 Union Ave, at Richardson St., Williamsburg; 347-529-4921