Nobody can deny that Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare offers diners something a little different to a typical fine dining experience. Consistently setting new standards, Chef’s Table was the first New York City restaurant outside of Manhattan to receive the highest of food honours: three Michelin Stars.
Though the restaurant has since moved to the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, it retains an individuality unique to its Brooklyn roots. Extravagant details are not necessary at Chef’s Table. Diners are seated around a steel prep table in a very communal setting without wait staff. Shockingly, there is also no wine list. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bottles and if they don’t they’ll be served water.
Chef Cesar Ramirez serves up an impressive 15 courses, which change on a daily basis. Diners can expect to pay about $400 per head in exchange for a seafood-centric and Japanese inspired menu. If you’re wondering whether scoring a seat at the table is difficult, the answer is yes. Chef’s Table seats a maximum of 18 guests and eager diners are typically left waiting at least six weeks for a reservation.
If you’ve been saving a fancy bottle of wine for a special occasion, Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare is definitely the one you’ve been waiting for.
Michelin Stars: 3
Cuisine: Modern, Japanese-inspired, seafood-centric
Address: 431 W 37th Street
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