The History of The Rex Manor
The Rex Manor was established in 1935 as a local tavern and restaurant in the center of Brooklyn, New York. Originally owned by Carmine Bartiromo, the grandfather of famed CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, our name comes from the S.S. Rex, the ship which brought him here to New York City.
Throughout our history, The Rex Manor has been transformed multiple times. Starting as a small brick oven pizza place in 1935, the Rex Tavern became a local favorite restaurant. Our current owners took over in 1984 and bought the property from Vincent Bartiromo, Maria’s father, and his partners. Keeping the establishment as both a catering hall and a restaurant, business continued to grow. Today, The Rex Manor has become one of the most popular catering halls in Brooklyn after closing it’s restaurant in 1998 . Specializing in fine cuisine, courteous service, and competitive prices, the Rex Manor continues to be an essential part of the Brooklyn community. We have hosted events for the Honor Legion, Maimonides Hospital, and numerous school functions throughout our 30 plus years.
From corporate dinners to elegant weddings, we ensure that every affair is handled elegantly and tastefully. Our establishment can host events numbering 25 to 400. Each event will be celebrated with the same courteous service and attention to detail, no matter the size . Offering the finest and freshest dishes, we take pride in the quality of our menus. Our Greek-Italian cuisine offers guests the best of both worlds with a touch of many other worldly delicacies.
On June 8th, 2014, The Rex Manor celebrated its 30th anniversary under its most recent ownership. John, Chris and Steve welcome you to share their love of good food and good friends in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality, and promise to do their best to make your special occasion a memorable one.