Thompson Brooke restaurant

Special Event Venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Our work as New York City caterers brings us to all kinds of incredible and unexpected locations: The roofs of skyscrapers overlooking the skyline of the greatest city in the world; beautiful beaches on the roiling Atlantic; private homes and parks and convention halls and seemingly everyplace in between.

But there’s one request that comes up again and again: Do you know of an intimate, low-key but fun little venue? I’m looking for a space for my:

  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Bridal or bachelor party
  • Wedding tasting
  • Thank-you friends / family / donors party
  • Birthday celebration

For years, we didn’t have an easy answer. Special event venues in New York City come and go in the blink of an eye, and many weren’t well-suited to serving fine food.

So, we made one ourselves.

Thompson Brooke restaurant

In mid-2018, Brooke Costello, owner and Chef of Red Table Catering, opened Thompson Brooke in the same building as Red Table’s central kitchen. The idea was simple: Drawing upon the foods of his own childhood, create a modern, urban tavern offering artisanal craft cocktails and a fun, casual but handmade take on the classic tastes of New England.

Tasting at Thompson Brooke

Since then, Thompson Brooke has garnered a loyal local following for its unpretentious food and drink delivered with dead-serious chops and a good dose of humor. And increasingly, it’s fulfilling a second mission by hosting small gatherings: Guests and partygoers love the fun and inventive take on regional pub dishes like smoked-clam mac and cheese, addictive fried chicken and waffles, chili-spiked calamari a la Buddy Cianci, pristine shellfish from the raw bar, and not least the inventive cocktail list courtesy of mixologist Monika Ozog.

Cocktails at Thompson Brooke

Whether or not you’ve hired Red Table to cater your upcoming event, the staff at Thompson Brooke is always happy to help you plan and host your event there. Reach out to them to find out more.