Voltaire Restaurant - the venerable, classic French restaurant in North Scottsdale - is transforming itself into the new The Brooklyn Cafe. The 30-year-old classic French bistro is revamping its menu and changing its name in hopes of attracting more year-round clientele.
North Scottsdale's Voltaire Restaurant is now The Brooklyn Cafe — Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Cafe
Inspired by the small bistros he grew up with in New York, Owner and Chef David Antonelli says that the restaurant will keep long-time staples and customer favorites like the Dover sole, sandabs, beef bourguignon and roast duck.
The restaurant will be incorporating a new lunch menu, featuring specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers and fish and chips. All lunch entrees will cost less than $10. There will also be different specials each night of the week.
Committed to hand-crafted cuisine, Chef Antonelli promises that all stocks will be fresh and house-made. The Brooklyn Cafe will also feature fresh ingredients from local vendors, including produce from McClendon Farms, a respected Arizona grower; fresh-baked bread from Mediterra Bakery; dairy products from Udder Delights; and coffee from Passport, one of Phoenix's oldest coffee roasters.
The restaurant's dining room will undergo a full renovation, but Chef Antonelli says that the new Brooklyn Cafe will retain the casual, neighborhood ambiance that has made it a favorite of North Scottsdale diners for thirty years.