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Braai

329 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019 40.763289 -73.98645
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-315-3315 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, BBQ
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

braainyc.com

Hours

Daily, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.

Prices

$18-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery

Profile

BraaiNew York’s first South African BBQ restaurantshares the same owners as the nearby South African wine bar Xai Xai. Partners Brett Curtin and Tanya Hira have nailed the African bush-meets-urban-club look: A bamboo-lined ceiling arches over flickering candles and pale-white cypress tree trunks with dark whorls; wooden tables are strewn with rose petals; and Curtin has scattered driftwood she collected along the Hudson River throughout the room. The restaurant distinguishes itself from the city’s barbecue pack by serving ostrich, venison, and deviled chicken livers. Sosaties, skewered meats, are one highlight, like the hunks of rosy, meaty ostrich presented on a mini-cast-iron skillet and accompanied by tart condiments like papaya-coconut or apricot chutnies. Succulent Pig and Spears, tender pork with crisp asparagus, pairs well with its spicy side Chakalaka, a thick vegetable relish that can be traced to Johannesburg townships. Braai’s lounge-worthy side asserts itself as night descends, with “Signatcha Koktels” like the Zulu Bubble Bath, a potent mix of rum and peach, along with superb South African wines made with "steen," another name for chenin blanc.

Recommended Dishes

Ostrich sosaties, $18

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