Next month chef and restaurateur Brad Bernstein will reopen his Clifton Gaslight District restaurant Postmark as a private event and dinner series space, following a brief hiatus announced over the summer. [Editor’s note: Postmark closed permanently in June 2021.]
To celebrate the reopening and give the public a preview of what they can expect to come with Postmark, Bernstein will host an open house event Friday, November 1, from 7–11 p.m., featuring a cash bar and light bites, including a cheese display, charcuterie, and a popcorn bar.
Private lunch, dinner, and brunch events hosted at Postmark—including rehearsal dinners and receptions of 20–80 guests—will be culinary driven, Bernstein says. “I wanted to do a more refined version of the cuisine I do at Red Feather.”
It was important to him to give new life to Postmark, he says: “I am absolutely enamored with the space. I love the feel and the vibe.” He plans to parlay the fine dining for which the restaurant was known into a dynamic restaurant space, where he will host themed dinners, chef collaborations, intimate musical performances, and wine pairing dinners. The undefined format, he says, will give him the freedom to experiment with tasting menus and cater to audiences who are looking for a unique experience.
“I feel like this will be a great bridge between fine dining and casual,” he says. “I’m trying to be the jack-of-all-trades, but choosing when I want to do it.”
Bernstein has partnered with nearby entertainment venues the Ludlow Garage and the Esquire Theater to coordinate “show turn” nights, when he will prepare special tasting menus at accessible price points (he anticipates in the $50–$60 range), coordinated with show times. “You can come in at 6 or 6:30 and be out in an hour-and-a-half.”
Postmark’s upcoming dinner series schedule is still being solidified, but Bernstein says he plans to start small with monthly wine dinners and a few chef-driven dinners per month. Show turn dinners will be determined based on event schedules at local venues. Ticketed events will include gratuity, valet, and an option for wine pairings.
“Creating a sense of exclusivity and booking a specific dinner for a specific time makes it possible and allows us to go all out and showcase great products and present a great meal,” Bernstein says.
Postmark, 3410 Telford St., Clifton