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Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Reviews

Have you ever heard of a new species being discovered? When was the last time you heard of one being discovered? You were probably scrolling through Twitter at work, or you were watching an instructional YouTube video that auto-played after six segments from Shark Week aired on television. Despite the fact that you may have had a momentary burst of exhilaration before continuing with your day, somewhere out there, a scientist was engaged in the scientific equivalent of popping bottles. Perhaps swilling schnapps from a graded cylinder.’

After dining at Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare, you’ll have a better grasp of the scientist’s emotions. Although it is classified as a fine dining establishment, it really belongs in a different category altogether.

The first thing that distinguishes this establishment from almost every other restaurant in New York City is the pricing. It is far less expensive. The tasting menu, which focuses on seafood, costs $362.21 (including gratuity) and the optional wine pairing costs an extra $195 (plus tax and tip) in addition to the base price. Because of this, you may be perplexed when you arrive at the destination in formal clothes, only to discover a supermarket in Hell’s Kitchen that seems to be a normal-looking grocery in the neighborhood. You’ll make your way through the aisles of Lucky Charms, frozen Eggo Waffles, and pre-prepared chicken parmesan until you come across the host stand in a corner, surrounded by couples celebrating their wedding anniversaries and hedge fund managers conversing about hedging their bets, all waiting to be admitted to one of the two nightly seatings.

The chef’s counter, which seats 20 people and overlooks the open kitchen, where chefs in white uniforms and waiters in black suits move in and out quietly like competing chess pieces, takes up the bulk of the available area. When the cooks begin plating in synchronization and the platoon of servers gathers to bring out each of the about 15 courses, the whole restaurant leans forward in their seats, as if they were attempting to obtain their first glimpse of a horse with horns on its head or a bird with fangs.

Cuisine Type: Contemporary

Uni toast

Kinmedai with ginger and turnip sauce

Frozen souffle

Address: 431 W. 37th St., New York, 10018, United States

Phone: +1 718-243-0050

Website: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Official Site

Hours: Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday

Michelin Stars: 3