The Corner Table by Chef Bruce Molzan

Laurann Claridge
February 01, 2013

Chef Bruce Molzan (Ruggles, Ruggles Green) is back with another environmentally considerate and mostly organic concept. The Corner Table by Chef Bruce Molzan is actually the first of three entities opening in the former stead of The Brownstone on Virginia Street. Its companions — scheduled to debut as we go to press — are 1919 Wine & Mixology (the bar’s name reflects the year the building, a former oak mill, was erected) and The Oak Bar and Nightclub. The Corner Table’s galley-like dining room is clad with reclaimed hardwood floors, with more vintage wood salvaged to create shelves on the wall of stacked wine bottles. Owners Darla Lexington and her mom, Michelle Coopwood, are working with Molzan to revamp the rambling spaces, where you’ll find perfect pizzas that pair such intriguing ingredients as duck confit with candied shallots, pear, béchamel and aged gruyère ($16). He even takes up the Paleo cause, with dishes such as turkey Bolognese ($14) and chicken enchiladas ($17) adhering to the tenets of today’s latest eating craze, the Paleolithic diet. For lunch and dinner, Molzan trots out a litany of appealing dishes priced from $8 (soups) to $33 (grass-feed beef filet or rack of lamb entrees). And did we mention the stellar kids’ menu? The neighborhood denizens along Ferndale and Bammel Lane are fast claiming The Corner Table as their own eatery and watering hole. 2736 Virginia St., 713.568.9196,