Gran Electrica

A Mexican café from the crew behind Brooklyn Heights’ Colonie, is perched on the border of Dumbo and the Heights, at 5 Front Street. Gran Electrica features a collaborative menu by Colonie executive chef Brad McDonald, a vet of Noma and Essex House, and Sam Richman, formerly of Jean Georges. Everything they serve is made in-house, from scratch, with the kind of meticulously-sourced ingredients you’d expect from chefs of their pedigree. The menu includes tacos of the tongue, poblano chile, tilefish, pork shoulder, brisket and sweetbread varieties; a selection of seafood small plates like oysters with charred Anaheim chile and pickled carrot, clams with avocado and Mexican cocktail sauce, and a mackerel ceviche with lime, avocado, carrot and jalapeno; and larger plates like pork ribs with ancho and morita chiles and a chicken mole verde.


  • Counting the days to our First Anniversary! Tuesday 3/26, happy hour ALL NIGHT at the bar + DJ, mark your calendars & come celebrate!

  • Don’t let a little flurry get you down. Our Margarita Electrica will brighten things up right quick! Only $5 at happy hour. DUMBO

  • Nothing brightens up a drippy rainy day like happy hour! Come by for a cheap & cheerful margarita or light & lovely glass of vino!

  • Getting tortillas ready for a delicious night in DUMBO

  • Hola DUMBO Show your Valentine some Mexican love. Margaritas, ceviches & tacos at the bar, or reserve a table for a 4 course tasting menu!

  • Warm up here DUMBO with spicy boozy Mexican hot chocolate! Mui caliente! yummm

  • All day happy hour in full swing! Warm up for the Superbowl with spicy margaritas, hot micheladas, sweet Mexican 75s.

  • Superbowl plans? Get warmed up for the game right here. We’re running happy hour ALL DAY Sunday at the bar, noon to close! Drink up DUMBO!

  • No TVs here, but we’ve got cheap drinks for #Superbowl! Happy hour ALL DAY Sunday! Noon til close at the bar, now that’s worth cheering for!

  • Easy fix for your guacamole needs on Superbowl Sunday? Have us make it for you! Give us a call or email for orders!

  • Come out of the rain and in for our happy hour DUMBO! Warmth, killer guac, and $7 spicy grapefruit margaritas! 5:30-7pm, see ya soon…

  • It may be New Years but happy hour lives on! Come on over 5:30-7pm & help us get this party started!

  • New Years the easy way? Just hang at our bar! Tasty drinks, no cover, a la carte tacos, ceviches & guacamole, great DJ. Done!

  • New Years the easy way? Just hang at our bar! Tasty drinks, no cover, a la carte tacos, ceviches & guacamole, great DJ. Done!

  • Keep the holiday cheer going! Happy hour Monday-Friday 5:30-7pm, including New Years!

  • Ring in the New Year with our special New Year’s Eve four-course tasting menu for only $55/ per person. With Mexican dishes like a Beef Cheek Empanada with Quesillo cheese and a Jicama Salad and a Comal-Seared Duck Breast served with a Duck Leg Tamale and Mancha Mantales, who can refuse? And after dinner you can count on drink specials, a DJ and other surprises. For more information, check out our website: or call 212.852.2700!

  • Damn! Another blog puts us in the top restaurant openings of 2012. Thank you Refinery 29….we love your work too!!

  • Año Nuevo en Gran Electrica!

    Please join us on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2013 with Gran Electrica! We’ll be serving a special 4-course menu for $55 per guest, with seatings available at 6-6:30pm, 8-8:30pm, and 10-10:30pm. Stay on after the late seating for a DJ, dancing and special surprises! Please call us on 718.852.2700 to book.

  • We are closed tonight for a private event! Come and visit our sister restaurant Colonie instead! We will be open tomorrow as normal.

  • Hey DUMBO, time to get your drink on! Happy hour is 5:30-7pm Monday to Friday…yes, even Friday! Two for one at the bar, que bueno!

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