Category Archives: BROOKLYN

The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Burrata with Ocean Trout, Avocado Gazpacho, Gold Bar

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The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, DUMBO, NYC

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, DUMBO, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance:☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Strawberry, Peaches and Cream

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Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

 

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Fushimi, Williamsburg, NYC

Fushimi, Williamsburg, NYC

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Dinner with Chopped star Ted Allen at Pok Pok Ny hosted by Pepcid/ Eater

Dinner with Chopped star Ted Allen at Pok Pok Ny hosted by Pepcid/ Eater

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Juliette, Williamsburg, NYC

Juliette, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Eggs Forestière

Juliette is an ultra charming brassiere in Williamsburg located right next to the famed Egg.

Nested in an area where trendy restaurants open ever so often, Juliette has managed to hold its own. Offering a locally sourced, French inspired menu classic favorites with a twist rule here. The meal we had here was very solid.

The interiors at Juliette are French country whimsy. The space offers locales to suit every mood. There is a vintage barroom up front, a main dining room, a solarium adorned with vines and an extremely popular rooftop bar that is packed during warmer weather. 

For those who care, Juliette was recently featured on Project Runway in Episode 9 (Let’s do Brunch)! That is definitely one way you can spend your time here by checking out the scene but for others like me…..the food will occupy you just fine too.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

BAKED FARM EGGS

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SMOKED SALMON BENEDICT 


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EGGS FORESTIERE

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* Restaurant Name
Juliette
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Williamsburg / French
* Street Address
135 North 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
* Phone
(718) 388-9222
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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice-Cream, NYC

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice-Cream, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Any Flavor

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Saul, Boerum Hill, NYC

Saul, Boerum Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: The Tasting Menu

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Parish Hall, Williamsburg, NYC

Parish Hall, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Smoked Trout Salad, Chicken Hash

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Traif, Williamsburg, NYC

Traif, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: roasted portabella-truffle toast, fried egg, Dayboat Scallops , Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese-Stuffed Dates

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Pok Pok NY, Columbia Street Waterfront District, NYC

Pok Pok NY, Columbia Street Waterfront District, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Yam Makheua Yao, Sai Us Samun Phrai

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Mast Brothers Chocolate, Williamsburg, NYC

Mast Brothers Chocolate, Williamsburg, NYC

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Talde, Park Slope, NYC

Talde, Park Slope, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Chow Fun with Braised Pork Shank, Long Island Fluke

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Almondine Bakery, Park Slope, NYC

Almondine Bakery, Park Slope, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

 

The Almondine Bakery now has a second location in Park Slope!

The former pastry chef from Le Bernardin and Windows on the World Hervé Poussot has been serving up delectable treats at this French patisserie in Brooklyn for quite some time now.

Using ultra fresh ingredients, Almondine offers a host of fresh-baked French goods such as croissants, fruit tarts, muffins, macarons, baguettes, pastries and more. They serve delicious coffee using La Colombe beans from Philadelphia and a decadent hot chocolate made with Valrhona chocolate.

The Park Slope Almondine is housed in a small cozy space with a working fireplace, which seats about 25. Located right by the train station, it is really hard not to make a small detour to start your day just right!

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

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* Restaurant Name
Almondine Bakery
* Overall
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
DUMBO / American Traditional
* Street Address
85 Water St ((between Main St & Washington St) ), Brooklyn, NY 11201
* Phone
(718) 797-5026
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Pacificana, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Pacificana, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Shrimp and Chive Dim Sum

 

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Al di La, Park Slope, NYC

Al di La, Park Slope, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Tagliatelle Al Ragu

 

Park Slope can truly boast about this neighborhood gem, which serves up simple, seasonally inspired, delicious food.

Al di La Trattoria is a charming little Italian restaurant where meals are artfully prepared in a rustic environment.

 

The story behind Al di La  is simple…

 

 “Anna Klinger and Emiliano Coppa

met while she was travelling through Italy

 they fell in love, moved to Brooklyn,

and opened a restaurant

 the rest, as they say, is history

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serving Venetian inspired food since 1998

 It is just as straightforward as that!”

 

At Al di La, they are not trying to re-invent the wheel or bring out super inventive, stellar dishes that blow your mind each night. They serve simple food, made from really great ingredients, that tastes marvelous!

 And in that very simplicity they manage to Al di La (to go beyond)!

 

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

 

Heritage Pork Belly Sandwich

 

 

Tagliatelle Al Ragu

 

Funghi E Polenta

Tagliatelle with Olive Oil

 

Eggplant Torte

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
al di La
* Overall
★★★☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Park Slope / Italian
* Street Address
248 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
* Phone
(718) 783-4565
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Tanoreen, Bay Ridge, NYC

Tanoreen, Bay Ridge, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Kibbie, Eggplant Napoleon, Musakhan, Fried Brussel Sprouts

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE SHOP, Park Slope, NYC

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE SHOP, Park Slope, NYC

 

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆ ☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ 

Cost: $

Dishes not to miss: Salted Caramel Pie, Chocolate Scone

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Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen

Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen

 

I was invited to cover an exclusive tasting event showcasing the upcoming launch of The Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Chef Michael Allen. The event was held at the B3 Lounge at Body By Brooklyn, showcasing desserts by famed Pastry Chef Michael Allen and Thanksgiving accented foods catered by The Fresh Fanatic Market and Café. Read the rest of this entry

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BENCHMARK RESTAURANT, Park Slope, NYC

BENCHMARK RESTAURANT, Park Slope, NYC


 
Food:

Service: ☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Fit for: Foodies, Family-Friendly Dining,  Cheap Gourmet Eats

Dishes not to miss: Blueberry Muffins

Special Features: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch

 

 

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BARK HOT DOG, PARK SLOPE, NYC

BARK HOT DOG, PARK SLOPE, NYC


Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Fit for: Foodies,Family-Friendly Dining,  Cheap Gourmet Eats

Dishes not to miss: Weisswurst, Disco Fries, Chocolate Salted Carmel Milkshake

Special Features: Breakfast/ Brunch – Weekend, Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Dining

 

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Pies ‘N’ Thighs, Williamsburg, NYC

Pies ‘N’ Thighs, Williamsburg, NYC

Food:☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

I recommend: Fried chicken, Chicken biscuit, Brisket Sandwich

 

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Egg, Williamsburg, NYC

Egg, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆ 1/2

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

I recommend: Eggs Rothko, French Toast, 2 Eggs any style, Tater Tots & Candied Bacon

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Super Wings, Crown Heights, NYC

Super Wings, Crown Heights, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆

Cost: $

I recommend: Trini Tamarind, Pineapple Jerk, Ginger Buff, Spinach Bites, and Mango Salad

 

 

Ever wondered what happens when you truly pursue your passion and believe in your dreams.

Meet Colette Burnett, the owner of the wildly popular Super Wings, to find out.


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The Chocolate Room, Park Slope, NYC

The Chocolate Room, Park Slope, NYC
THE CHOCOLATE ROOM
86, 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 783-2900
http://www.thechocolateroombrooklyn.com/




The Chocolate Room is the quintessential playground for a grown up chocoholic!

The minute you step into this chocolate boutique and dessert cafe, you start melting into a sensual state of comatose comfort that only chocolate can bring on. Read the rest of this entry

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