Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Gourmet tasting menu at sleek counter
Japanese · West 30s · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.8
Food
4.3
Decor
4.7
Service
 
An “off-the-charts” gastronomic “showcase” , chef Cesar Ramirez’s 18-seat counter in an “industrial” Downtown Brooklyn kitchen presents “exquisite” , Japanese-inspired French dishes via 15-plus-course tasting menus served with “Swiss-watch” form; if you’re “lucky enough” to score a reservation (and manage the “over-the-top” set price), “the phenomenal experience will stay with you for years” ; P.S. jackets required.
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location 431 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA phone +1 718-243-0050 website www.brooklynfare.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Tasting menu
Insider Tip
Getting a coveted reservation requires planning six weeks in advance and calling Monday morning at 10:30 AM on the dot when it starts accepting rezzies for the week. (Prepare to redial more times than you can count and then wait on hold. )
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Celebrity chef
Zagat Mentions of Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Google Reviews
3.8
(118)
PERFECTION. If you are looking to have an amazing food experience, I highly recommend this place. Service is lovely, the setting is sleek and fun, with a view towards the working-open kitchen. We sat at the bar and were able to see the assembly of the dishes. We chose the wine pairing with our dinner. The sommelier had excellent recommendations which complemented our dishes beautifully. I was WOWED from the first bite to the last. The only downside from my visit was dessert, It was a frozen chocolate soufflé, not on par to the rest of the meal, but everything else was so perfect, it did not deter my overall experience.
Suzy Bee · March 4, 2018
I’m giving 3 stars because the actual food was perfect, but there’s other problems. The entrance is in the back of a kitchen which is weird but I get what they are trying to do. The heat was on so that was nice. I could go sleeveless in the winter. People don’t appreciate the flavors and so the between courses are “simplistic” but the first and last were my favorite. Wine pairing was a huge rip off and we were pretty pissed. Also they gave me another person’s coat and but for my honesty they would have been in big trouble. They should comp the wine that they failed to notify us was $500 since that’s what they’d be paying at least reimburse someone for the jacket. The service was good not great. We had several servers but they kept trying to serve us the same course again and then put the same wine glasses down again another time. The caviar course made my night and I wanted more. People go there and take pictures and it’s annoying because it slows and screws with the pace of everyone’s meals. I took 0 photos because I wanted to focus my attention on the meal. Also the music made me want to get up and move and dance. Dear chef, I like it and I get it but please, I could do without the rip off wine and Americanized sake. Give me everything minus the American twist on what I wanted to be strictly Japanese and French. Thanks! Just a humble nurse here with some fine dining taste and a true appreciation for the exquisite. I commented on every course to the waiter. I closed my eyes and really got into it. Just got a bad aftershock about the wine. I didn’t ask about prices beforehand because I trusted you. Thanks again.
Leah Rutberg · December 13, 2017
Best meal we've ever had. Mirazur is a close second. I don't mind the weird entrance. It gives the restaurant more character.
Pearl Tang · April 5, 2018