125 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. 8th St.
By BigHead on 9/9/2011
We had a great experience here on a Thursday night. What's odd- as the other reviewer noted- is that it was empty save for a couple at the bar, something that often gives you pause as to whether you should dine there. Be a trailblazer and go. While the service was good- nothing special but totally solid- the food and general pricing were great. Two of us went for the specials apps- mix of wild mushrooms in a cream sauce over goat cheese bread and figs soaked in wine paired with serrano ham. The heirloom tomato and buratta mousse was also good. I had the suckling pig for a main- crispy skin on a top, moist meat and fat elsewhere (though the very square shape of the portion was odd); someone else had the chicken and loved it; my wife had the steak and enjoyed it, too. Beers were $5, cocktails we under $10 I think. Hope this place can make it... they've clearly taken the time to create a diverse menu with daily specials and put effort into the physical space.
By ottocad on 8/3/2011
An empty restaurant at a prime 8pm hour in Williamsburg leaves you wondering what they have done to wrong the neighborhood. We entered cautiously, but left wanting to return. The food - excellent! delicious! fresh! generous portions! American Fair done very well! however, where is the salt! where is the sauce!? where is the delicious juiciness that adds luxury, silkiness, and velvety smoothness to the main dishes!? The appetizers where great, they had pop, texture, smoothness but no spice, no daring boldness. the main courses relied on the quality of the proteins for taste, but that doesn't cut it... i can go anywhere for bland food, and at $150 check for 3 with 1 drink each, the prices are NOT worth the blandness... the service: not the best, the waitress seemed new to the job of being a waitress, left us to move plates on the table for her, was slow to respond to such things as a fallen napkin, an empty glass of water, etc. and we were literally the only ones in the restaurant! the bill: again, $150 for 3 people for 3 appetizers 3 drinks and 3 main courses isn't crazy expensive, but not a bargain either... though the $5 beer will bring me back to try some appetizers as those were great! (and filling) overall, my summary is as follows: food - great, but season it and add some spice and life to your fat! service: get a real waiter with real experience who knows the menu and can intelligently respond about the menu. go for the drinks and the appetizers!