Edison Kitchen’s Hungry Patrons Will ‘Come Pleased, Go away Happier’

Edison Kitchen is a relatively new eatery in Downtown Bethel promising “genuine” and “real” culinary temptations, and its operator/chef Chris Bruno might be a reasonably frequent identify to quite a few Newtown inhabitants.

Bruno, who owned Foundry Kitchen space and Tavern in Sandy Hook Village from 2013 to 2017, understood he beloved the 186 Greenwood Avenue making when he walked into it. The structure stood out to him.

Sitting down at a nook desk one newest afternoon, Bruno shared that Edison Kitchen opened in December 2021, quickly after a complete lot of onerous carry out went into producing the place.

“We did it ourselves,” Bruno mentioned, taking a look at among the uncovered brick partitions. Not one of the brick was uncovered till he and his workforce gutted the within.

The kitchen space alone was in implausible state of affairs, Bruno reported. In whole the renovation took a fast 6 months. Now the house boasts a reclaimed picket bar, sales space seating, and tables, all lit by atmospheric lights.

To Bruno’s recollection, the creating has usually been a restaurant, on the very least as a result of the Eighties. It’s on the nook of Greenwood Ave and Depot Spot. Parking is available at most of the people parking house on the educate station on Depot Put and throughout Greenwood Ave on the library. There may be additionally street parking.

Bruno reported Edison Kitchen’s oyster bar has been discovering good responses from patrons.

“We have now, unequivocally, the freshest seafood and oysters within the spot,” Bruno shared.

Edison Kitchen serves up about eight most important entrees, eight appetizers, steaks, and 50 percent-a-dozen salads, alongside with sandwiches.

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It’s open Monday to Wednesday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm Thursday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and on Sundays from 3 pm to eight pm. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 am to three pm.

Bruno, who lives in Danbury now and raised his two little ones — Meghan and Michael — in Bethel, claimed simply certainly one of his favourite issues concerning the inside room at Edison Kitchen is a mural. It reads, “Come delighted, depart happier,” and it accommodates nods to some locations and reminiscences from his earlier, together with references to Bethel.

In accordance to the restaurant’s web site, edisonkitchenct.com, “Bruno has owned 5 extraordinarily efficient consuming locations. He’s additionally consulted with or aided open up round 20 supplemental eating places in the middle of the Northeast and Canada. Instantly in spite of everything his a very long time within the hospitality market, Bruno likes to keep up it fundamental and allow the meals stuff converse for itself.”

As Bruno spoke, the restaurant’s staff was occupied preparing the restaurant for the working day. Smiles may very well be observed from throughout the home.

“They recognize what they do,” Bruno talked about about his “nice staff.”

A pattern of among the meals stuff options at Edison Kitchen space accommodates: Portuguese Fish Stew, with shrimp, calamari, clams, fish, potatoes, linguica, tomato broth Wild Boar Chop, with a gin blackberry discount and poached pear as correctly because the Togarashi Bowl, with tuna tartare or tofu/quinoa with pickled greens, avocado, ancho pepper relish, wakame, and spicy sesame dressing.

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The eatery additionally delivers Ahi Tuna Salad, sushi high quality tuna, coriander peppercorn, and rosemary dry rub, family tomato salsa, and chick pea arugula salad Indonesian Avenue Cart Hen, spiced hen with ginger pickles, curry mayo, and naan and Seared Mahi Mahi with kumquat grape salsa.

“I actually like cooking,” Bruno claimed.

The first factor he ever cooked? Scorching puppies together with his twin sister Lynn once they ended up 7 a very long time previous.

Chef John Setaro additionally serves up foodstuff at Edison Kitchen.

The meals objects decisions are each basic and current day, and within the hotter months meals is sourced from space farms. Bruno defined Edison Kitchen as “genuine” and “real” with top quality substances which are approved to shine.

Additional details about Edison Kitchen is obtainable on its internet web page, edisonkitchenct.com its Fb site, fb.com/edisonkitchenct and on its Instagram account instagram.com/edisonkitchen/?hl=en.

Instruction Editor Eliza Hallabeck might be arrived at at [email protected]

Grace Muller, nonetheless left, and Lisa Bara prep Edison Kitchen’s bar for clientele simply prematurely of opening for the day on April 7.—Bee Photographs, Hallabeck

Edison Kitchen proprietor and chef Chris Bruno.

1 of a very powerful inside areas at Edison Kitchen space in Bethel.

The outside patio at Edison Kitchen space.

A mural inside Edison Kitchen reads “Come Content material, Go away Happier.”