“We are currently booking reservations six weeks in advance,” says the website of Brooklyn Fare, the intimate 18-seat restaurant that holds the only three-Michelin star rating in Brooklyn. The prix-fixe menu by Cesar Ramirez, a self-taught chef of Mexican heritage, is a truly elaborate affair featuring more than 20 small plates, mostly seafood, combining French, Italian, and Japanese styles. Be warned that the considerable work required to score a reservation and the $255 you’ll fork over (that doesn’t include tax, tip, or wine by the way) gets you a seat at the counter, but does not guarantee that you’ll finish your meal unless you acquiesce to all the chef’s rules. You enter the domain of a mercurial culinary diva who demands that customers refrain from note-taking, picture-taking, or cellphone use and who has been known to accuse guests of stealing tableware and to sneak up behind them if he thinks they’re using their phones. Still game? Formal business attire is required. Have fun!
— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015