The Elm

French
$ $ $
160 N 12th St (btwn Berry St & Bedford Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 218-1088
Monday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday
7:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 10:00pm

This gleaming Williamsburg newcomer, helmed by chef Paul Liebrandt (late of Corton, where he earned two Michelin stars and two from The New York Times), is an ode to classic French fare. Located inside a bustling, trendy hotel, the atrium-level hotspot, which opened last summer, has a super-focused menu, separated into four sections: Raw, Sea, Land, and Share. From Raw, a classic steak tartare with cornichons and capers is boosted by black olives; from Sea, the “Fish and Chips” gets a tangy kick from pickled lime; from “Land,” pumpkin is treated like royalty with the addition of crispy sweetbreads and mole; and the big-ticket “Lobster Cassoulet” from Share is a sight to behold.

Tips

  • Are you kidding me with the Bouillabaisse?! By far one of the most incredible fish dishes I've ever had. Perfectly cooked halibut resting in seaweed butter and orange tomato sauce. Ommmmggg.
  • We ordered the Fish and Chips, Vongole, and Lobster Cassoulet. Presentation was nice but everything was way too salty. This place is over-salted, over-priced, and honestly, overrated.
  • The menu features things like Swiss chard angolotti, duck with pickled cherries, a chicken for two served "Kiev style," and pork belly with squid and pan con tomate.
  • Lobster cassoulet all the way.
  • Order everything.
  • Every dish was delicious and memorable. The chicken kiev to share was a hit
  • "Superbly tender duck breast is ... crisp on top and glazed with honey-duck jus, but the turnips next door are a comedown, and the portion of duck is so small its stressful."
  • James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2014 nominee.
  • Head to The Elm for Chicken Kiev Style. Two crispy chicken rolls, roasted and served with garlicky lemon-herb butter at their core. Tempura chicken wings and thigh croquettes complete the plate.
  • The clams were hands down the best appetizer. Winner
  • Amazing! The food here is wonderful.
  • Food was very flavorful but a bit too salty. The portions are small so order at least 3 meals for 2 people.
  • Wonderful hotel and roof top
  • This trendy restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Pricy but worth every penny.
  • Beautifully composed and ready for its Instagram hero shot, the dry-aged burger sports a funky blend of dry-aged short rib, brisket, & chuck that's balanced nicely by confit tomato and spicy pickles.
  • "The Elm's cheeseburger belongs in the Hamburger Hall of Fame." NY EATER
  • The fois gras dish, the Kampuchea, and the "fish and chips" were amazing. So tasty. The service was young and enthusiastic but not over the top. A great meal.
  • Seat at the bar, enjoy the cocktails and the great food
  • Let the server pick for you and try not to grimace too much when the check comes
  • Small portions of amazing food. We felt like we were eating tiny pieces of art. Your wallet will be empty before your stomach is full.

Nearby places

44 Berry St (at N 11th St.)
160 N 12th St (btwn Berry St & Bedford Ave)
124 Bedford Ave (at N 10th St)