Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

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Details
212 Schermerhorn St (btwn Hoyt St and Bond St)
New York, NY 11201
(718) 243-0050
American
$ $ $ $
Hours
Tue–Wed: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM Thu–Fri: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM

“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

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Foursquare Tips

  • A meal today goes for $225 per person before wine, tax or tip, and that hardly seems enough. In the pursuit of perfection, there is nothing Chef Ramirez won't do.
  • Three Michelin stars.
  • yes, it's $225 pp, but that's fairly priced for 3 Michelin stars, incredible food quality and a once-in-lifetime dining experience. first to arrive gets corner seat, right next to Chef Cesar all nite
  • Get there early, there's a strict dress code and enjoy the food. There's a $90 cork fee so you can either byow or choose from their wine menu. Def recommend.
  • One of the toughest reservations in New York is inside a gourmet grocery and composed of just 18 seats. At the center of this small stage, Csar Ramirez serves upwards of 20 courses a night.
  • "Cesar Ramirez's three-star Michelin eatery has the foodies frothing with a seafood-heavy tasting menu that features exotic items such as fried blowfish and fugu." -Lonely Planet on TripExpert
  • It didn't suck.
  • Definitely worth it
  • Youll get at least twenty courses during your three-hour visit to Brooklyns only restuarant with three Michelin stars. Green Guide Editor
  • Un fucking believable. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Best meal of my life. All 20+ dishes were good except for perhaps one.
  • Easily the best culinary experience of my life to date! Wine pairing option was an excellent choice and a great value.
  • Dying to try $225 prix-fixe din...
  • Pricey, really pricey. But no as much as other 3-starred places in NYC. Worth a visit.
  • Still remains Brooklyn's only 3 Michelin Star restaurant for 2013, serves one tasting menu per night based on the best, freshest produce available and the menu is notorious for always favoring seafood
  • The quality of ingredients is just amazing. Lovely intimate kitchen setting...literally zero complaints (aside from Chef being maaaaybe a little racist but not sure). A must for Michelin hunters
  • One of the most memorable meals. No pictures or notes allowed. Snap a picture at the risk of of being yelled at (which Chef Ramirez rightfully is notorious for). ;)
  • Each dish gets better throughout the night. Go hungry
  • One of the toughest reservations in New York is inside a gourmet grocery and composed of just 18 seats. At the center of this small stage, Csar Ramirez serves upwards of 20 courses a night.
  • Try calling at 10:30a for reservations. Worth the price of admission.