Brooklyn Fare was an unexpected hit in Gotham’s food world: The stainless-steel chef’s counter in the back of a Downtown Brooklyn grocery was the oddball setting for Cesar Ramirez’s exquisite food.
Now, the critical-darling chef’s table—the only three-Michelin-starred spot in Brooklyn—transports to Manhattan with this long-awaited Hell’s Kitchen outpost, twice the size of the original. The small-plates setup has been swapped for a four-course Mediterranean prix fixe, executed by chef Jared Sippel (of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO). Expect Italian and French dishes like dry-aged côte de boeuf, loup de mer (European sea bass) and house-made trofie pasta dressed simply with Ligurian olive oil.
The wine list mimics the menu, with Italian and French varietals—including hefty champagne and riesling selections—plucked bysommelier Michele Smith (the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare). Upstairs, the 11,000-square-foot supermarket is stocked with high-end and homemade provisions, including freshly pulled mozzarella and pastries from in-house baker Alex Grunert (Bouley, Blue Hill at Stone Barns).