• Modern Love

  • American Nouveau Vegetarian/Vegan Southern/Soul $18-$24
  • 317 Union Ave.
    Brookyln, NY 11211
  • Neighborhood: Williamsburg
  • Phone: 929-298-0626
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Isa Chandra Moskowitz — the grande dame of vegan cuisine — brought her Omaha, Nebraska, restaurant to Williamsburg to serve locals “swanky vegan comfort food.” The result is a menu of innovative, plant-based renderings of various hearty classics. Moskowitz draws inspiration from her Brooklyn upbringing, pulling, she says, from Italian, Jewish, and Jamaican cuisines, with a healthy dose of Southern cooking to boot. Plump, cheesy arancini come in a light, spicy marinara that complements their heft; crispy Brussels sprouts and shiitake “bacon” rest in a creamy bed of overnight-roasted tomato purée . The truffled poutine is not to be missed and involves thick-cut fries presented in a Jenga-tower configuration, slathered in gravy, and topped with dollops of fresh almond ricotta. The Mac & Shews, made with a roasted red pepper and cashew cheese sauce, is delightfully tangy, while a BBQ tempeh entrée achieves ideal smokiness. The comfort-food theme carries into dessert, where there are several different kinds of pie available. Along with wine, beer, and cocktails, there’s a healthy rotation of nonalcoholic beverages that veer somewhat crunchy, like housemade sodas and kombucha on tap. The space itself is plush and intimate without being fussy, though the acoustics make it somewhat difficult to hear a companion when the restaurant’s full.
http://modernlovebrooklyn.com
  • Hours

    Wed-Thu, 6pm-10pm Fri, 6pm-11pm Sat, 5pm-11pm Sun, 10am-3pm, 5pm-10pm Mon-Tue, closed.

  • Prices

    $18-$24

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Notable Chef Take-Out Brunch - Weekend Reservations Not Required Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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