Mexican at 5 Front: McDonald Doubles Down

Pub One at 5 Front Street in DUMBO

Brad McDonald and the team from Colonie are opening not one but two restaurants in DUMBO this spring. McDonald has long been planning the No Name Hunt Club at One Main (next to One Girl Cookie). Now word comes that he’s taking over the space last occupied by Pub One at 5 Front Street with a Mexican restaurant. This will be the second Mexican restaurant in DUMBO in addition to Pedros.

5 Front is next to the new Grimaldi’s, adjacent to the planned Old Fulton Plaza and blocks from Jane’s Carousel. All this, plus one of the only outdoor seating spaces in DUMBO (with a large garden in the back) and we’re sure it’s going to be a huge success.

Grub Street reported this week:

  • A rep confirms to Grub Street that in addition to the seasonal American restaurant going in at One Main Street (next to One Girl Cookies, which just opened), Brad McDonald and the Colonie team have also taken over the space just down the street atFive Front Street. The Front Street location will be a Mexican restaurant. Further details on the concept are under tight wraps. Both venues will open later this spring, and before anyone freaks out, McDonald is definitely still at Colonie on Atlantic. So we’re all good.