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Modern Love

317 Union Ave., Brookyln, NY 11211 40.709 -73.951
nr. S. 1st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
929-298-0626 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Southern/Soul, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$$

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

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.; J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary



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.

Recommended Dishes

BBQ tempeh cookout plate, $20; truffled poutine, $14