Scrolling through Instagram over the weekend, I ran across some delicious looking malted Praline pancakes that I just had to try. I found out that the pancakes were from “Sunday in Brooklyn“, a popular, three-story American restaurant by Atera alum Jaime Young

Since the hipster brunch spot is popular on the weekends, there was well over a hour wait for me to grab a seat for brunch. Nevertheless, I patiently waited so that I could taste their famous pancakes.

Overall, the pancakes were really good, that is, if you like rich, dessert-like pancakes for brunch. The sweet and savory pancakes were of an ample portion, making them a perfect option for the table to share.

During my visit, I also tried the Charred Avocado Toast, made with Charred Avocado Toast, Wheatgrass, Preserved Tomatoes, Pickled Onion, Sprouts. This happens to be one of the most creative and delicious versions of avocado toast I’ve tried to date. This is also a “must try”

Other popular items on the brunch menu includes the egg and sausage sandwich, made with Egg & Sausage, Gochujang Aioli, Crispy Potato, Cheddar, Brioche; as well as the Smoked Salmon grain bowl, Grain Bowl, Toasted Barley, Spicy Vegetables, Kale, Egg, Avocado, Sambal,

Overall, this cute, hipster brunch spot in Williamsburg is definitely worth a try.

 




Sunday in Brooklyn

348 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn , NY 11211

Cuisine: American, Brunch

Must Try: Malted Pancakes

Website Here

Sunday in Brooklyn Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

With its chic design, trendy atmosphere and innovative menu, Fushimi, a Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg, has all the ingredients for the perfect date night experience, manufactured exclusively in Brooklyn.

Spearheaded by executive Chef Chul Kee Ko, a French-trained Chef, Fushimi’s menu fuses traditional Japanese food with inventive French inspired nouvelle cuisines to create a delicious menu.

The food is well seasoned and bursting with unique flavors. The sushi rolls, as expected, are fresh and of top quality. After one visit to Fushimi, you will probably fall in love with this perfect date night restaurant.

Check out a snapshot of Fushimi in Williamsburg below:

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg


@ Fushimi in Williamsburg

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg


@ Fushimi in Williamsburg

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg


@ Fushimi in Williamsburg

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Tuna Tartare- Yuzu wasabi sauce, katsuo mirin, guacamole, seaweed paste, aonori aioli, creme fraiche, rice pearl. Toasted bread

Tuna Tartare – Yuzu wasabi sauce, katsuo mirin, guacamole, seaweed paste, aonori aioli, creme fraiche, rice pearl. Toasted bread @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Tuna Tartare - Yuzu wasabi sauce, katsuo mirin, guacamole, seaweed paste, aonori aioli, creme fraiche, rice pearl. Toasted bread @ Fushimi in Williamsburg

Tuna Tartare – Yuzu wasabi sauce, katsuo mirin, guacamole, seaweed paste, aonori aioli, creme fraiche, rice pearl. Toasted bread @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Petit Filet Mignon Truffle wasabi butter, asparagus, truffled mashed potato

Petit Filet Mignon with Truffle wasabi butter, asparagus, truffled mashed potato @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Lobster Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg

Lobster Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Lobster Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg

Lobster Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Spicy Salmon Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg

Spicy Salmon Roll @ Fushimi in Williamsburg


@ Fushimi in Williamsburg

@ Fushimi in Williamsburg


Lobster Miso Soup before broth

Lobster Miso Soup before broth


Lobster Miso Soup

Lobster Miso Soup


Shrimp Shumai

Shrimp Shumai


Dragon Roll & Salmon Roll

Dragon Roll & Salmon Roll


Hand Roll

Hand Roll


Fushimi (Williamsburg)

Where: 475 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Cuisine: Modern Japanese Fusion

The Cost: Average $50 Per Person

The Crowd: Young professionals, trendy, couples Williamsburg Locals

Happy Hour: Monday – Sunday 4-7pm

Recommendations: Lobster Roll, Lobster Miso Soup, Petit Filet Mignon

Reservations: Recommended

Full Dinner Menu Here

Fushimi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fushimi

Dinner at Rosarito Fish Shack is always a fun pick in Williamsburg for dinner and/or happy hour during the week. The restaurant gets very busy on the weekends so you should consider getting a reservation. The Service is kind of hit or miss; however, the food has always been very delicious during each of my visits,  making the restaurant worth a try. My favorite menu items include the Pollo Quesadilla and the Entrana Asada.  Based on my experiences at Rosarito Fish Shack, I’m recommending that you give it a try.

Here’s a round-up of some of the items I’ve ordered at Rosarito Fish Shack:

Quesadillas Rosarito Fish Shack

The Pollo Quesadilla – served hot, cut in quarters,  topped with pico de gallo, with sides of guacamole and sour cream. The grilled flour tortilla was filled with ample amounts of melted cheese and chicken. The tortilla was tender, fresh light with a crunchy texture. The Cheese was rich, flavorful and evenly melted with the juicy, shredded chicken. The guacamole was chilled and creamy.

Entrana Asada Rosarito Fish Shack

The Entrana Asada – served very hot on a large wooden slab, with a large cut of skirt steak accompanied with a very generous portion of hot fries and mixed green salad tossed with vinaigrette and shaved carrots with a small metal ramekin of salsa verde. The steak was tender, juicy and well seasoned.

Enchiladas Rosarito Fish Shack

Chicken Enchiladas – served hot covered in crema sauce, Mexican cheese and garnished with herbs, crunchy sliced radishes and Cotija cheese. The tortillas were warm and tender, stuffed with a proportionate amount of juicy and tastefully seasoned shredded chicken and evenly melted, rich Mexican cheese, dressed in a sweet and thick Mole sauce. The crema sauce was creamy and smooth. Over, the Enchiladas were on the sweeter side. The Chicken Enchiladas were served with a side of rice and beans.

Burger Rosarito Fish Shack

The Rosarito Burger – was topped with smoked bacon, sautéed onion, two large slices of tomatoes and lettuce, accompanied with a generous portion of fries.

Salmon Rosarito Fish Shack

The Salmon – served atop a bed of sautéed black kale with mashed potatoes, garnished with fresh greens, radishes, a lemon wedge and jalapeno pesto. The Salmon was delicious and was served with a crispy exterior and moist inside. The black kale was lightly sautéed, and well seasoned. The potatoes were creamy and had a delicious buttery flavor. The jalapeno pesto was creamy and had a spicy flavor.

dessert Rosarito Fish Shack

The Pastel de Chocolate – served opposite a medium scoop of vanilla and banana flavored ice cream and topped with finely chopped, sweet macerated strawberries, garnished with powdered sugar. The hot tart was moist, with a hot, rich, creamy chocolate center. The ice cream was cold and creamy with a delightful vanilla and banana flavor.

Rosarito Fish Shack

Where: 168 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican, Latin American

The Cost: Average $30 Per Person

The Crowd: Trendy, Locals

Happy Hour: Daily, 5pm-7pm; 2 for 1 drink specials

Recommendations: The Pollo Quesadilla, The Entrana Asada

Perfect for: Weekend Dinner in Williamsburg, After work drinks

Full Dinner Menu Here

Rosarito Fish Shack Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Rosarito Fish Shack

Smorgasburg is the ultimate foodie event, with locations in Prospect Park and Williamsburg. The weekly food festival features both packaged and prepared foods, beverages, and more from purveyors from over 75+ local and regional vendors. Read about some of the notable new additions to Smorgasburg this year, here.

Here’s a few pictures from my visit to the festival last year! Hopefully, you will get a chance to visit soon. -TBF

Where: Juliette, 135 North 5th Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11249

Love at First Bite: Juliette Restaurant is located in the heart of Williamsburg and offers a menu filled with simple yet high quality, fresh ingredients, honoring French traditions and techniques. The rustic, warm and cozy décor and French atmosphere is very welcoming and is perfect for a weekend brunch in Williamsburg. Since the restaurant gets extremely busy on the weekends, I recommend getting there before 11am for the shortest wait time if you are interested in having brunch.

During my first visit to Juliette, my dining partner and I sat in the indoor patio area, which features a beautiful greenery. There’s also an open-air rooftop area which is open during the warmer months, which I can’t wait to try this spring. Our Server was friendly and welcoming and the food was delivered fast and fresh, which we appreciated since we were on a time crunch.

Here’s what we ordered:

Baked Egg (lentils, sausage poached egg)

Baked Egg (lentils, sausage poached egg)

 

Hash Bombs from Juliette Williamsburg

Hash Bombs

 

Spicy Lamb Burger from Juliette in Williamsburg

Spicy Lamb Burger

 

Fresh Start brunch cocktail from Juliette in Williamsburg

Fresh Start (Infused Saffron Gin, Carrot, Ginger, Lime, Agave, Celery Bitters)

The highlight of our meal was definitely the Hash Bombs and the Cocktails. Overall, this was a solid brunch choice in Williamsburg and is definitely worth a return visit. The rooftop patio will be perfect to kick-off the spring/summer time brunch season!

Juliette Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

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Do you have a taste for some Spiced Pumpkin Pie ice cream? Or better yet, some Tequila Pineapple ice cream? Fear not, Oddfellows is to the rescue!

Arguably the best ice cream shop in NYC, Oddfellows has two locations; its flagship in Williamsburg and an outpost in East Village. The Williamsburg location offers 12 unique rotating flavors of ice cream and sorbet, classically composed banana splits, sundaes and floats. The East Village location offers 8 rotating favors, homemade at the Williamsburg location. The ice cream is made from scratch using only the finest ingredients, including hormone-free and additive-free dairy.

I had the opportunity to visit Oddfellows over the weekend for the first time and trust me, I will be back. This was truly a “fun” experience. It was refreshing to try so many unique and interesting flavors of ice cream. Oddfellows has truly put a modern and unique touch to the ice cream experience in NYC.

The service was extremely friendly at Oddfellows. I’m guessing the servers could sense that I was overwhelmed (as I’m sure so many people are when they visit) so they encouraged my party and I to try multiple favors, suggesting the ones that they personally enjoyed. After an intensive five minutes of tasting, my favorites on my first visit to Oddfellosws included the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Black Pepper Strawberry and the Miso Cherry. My friend ordered her ice cream with their homemade waffle cone (made fresh daily), which was delicious and had the perfect balance of sweetness. I highly recommend giving this a try on your first/next visit to Oddfellows.

I’ll keep you posted when I make my second visit to Oddfellows!

Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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I discovered The Camlin while roaming the Williamsburg neighborhood, after having a delicious dessert at Oddfellows. The sign outside The Camlin advertised $1 Oysters and immediately, the girls and I were intrigued. After a quick read of the menu, we took one peak inside at the Camlin’s sexy, modern and chic décor and we decided that we’d make it a girl’s night!  Once seated, we all declared that we were going to bring our boyfriends to The Camlin, for a romantic nightcap one day, whether they liked it or not.

The Camlin is essentially a casual food and wine bar. The wine list is extensive and appeals to a range of tastes and budgets. My party opted for a bottle of Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay, which for under $40 was a great option.

The food menu is not extensive yet suitable for a quick nightcap. The highlight of the food options were the $1 oysters, which ranged from sweet to briny to creamy. Besides the price, we appreciated our Server’s knowledge of each variety, as well as the fact that they were well prepared (no dirt, no shells) and were of hearty sizes. Besides the delicious oysters, I was honestly underwhelmed by the rest of the food. My party ordered the sampler of 4 appetizers for $25. Everything on the sampler was just OK, with the exception of the pretzel bites with beer cheese and mustard, which were surprisingly delicious and the shrimp skewers were an honorable mention, although very small.

Nevertheless, if you’re ever in the Williamsburg neighborhood and in need of a night-cap, give the Camlin a try. You will not be disappointed with the wine selection and their delicious $1 Oysters!

The Camlin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Shelter pizza (Williamsburg)

Shelter pizza is a fun, trendy pizza and empanadas restaurant & lounge in Williamsburg that I discovered at the beginning of 2015. The atmosphere is fun and rustic. Dinner at Shelter is the perfect cozy and casual date  spot in Williamsburg. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy pizza and empanadas?

The service is always  welcoming and accommodating. The food is always fresh and delicious and the cocktail menu is absolutely the best and probably my favorite part of visiting Shelter Pizza!

If you’re eating here I recommend the following:

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Drinks: If you’re brave, try the Doctor Funke, which allegedly has a two drink limit according to the menu

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Starters: The Truffle Mac and Cheese with Bacon is to die for!!!

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Pizza: I’ve tried a few of their pizzas. My two favorites are the Ham & Peppers (Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Prosciutto Cotto, Roasted Red Peppers) and the Sopressata Picante (Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Spicy Salami, Fresh Basil)

 

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Entrees: The Baby Back Ribs are tender, meaty and well-seasoned
Empanadas: Try the Humita (Sweet Corn, Scallions, Basil, Nutmeg, Béchamel Sauce)
For dessert: try the Chocolate Empanada (Dulce De Leche, Hazelnuts, Banana Ice Cream)

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In case you didn’t hear the news, Starbucks in Williamsburg is now serving wine, beer and small plates after 4 pm. I had the chance to stop in there last week as a “pregame” to my dinner at Shelter Pizza, down the street. I noticed a larger professional group, sitting at a “reserved” table, enjoying various wine, small plates on opening day of this Starbucks serving liquor.

I happen to think that this is a smart business move for Starbucks in Williamsburg, what do you think?

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Glass of Malbec and a cheese plate (Total Cost: $16)