Guided by Jaime Young, the former Head Chef at New York two Michelin star restaurant Atera, Sunday In Brooklyn is showcase of the best the New York dining scene has to offer. Home to an espresso bar, market area, bar, outdoor patio and breakfast to dinner offering, Sunday In Brooklyn is never without a crowd of people. The red brick facade automatically sets the vibe of a relaxed, dining space. Upon entering, you instantly feel at home, with white walls punctuated with pops of green and grey marble tables. The open kitchen allows you to get a glimpse of the chefs hard at work and the 3 storey offering gives you a chance to experience a different vibe on each floor.
The food offering is casual fine dining. I would recommend going with a few people if you can so you can try a few dishes. To begin, the Cold Smoked Artichokes are a great way to set the tone of the meal, but the real hero are the Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese. Unbelievable. The only challenge will be trying not to order more.
For mains, the Spicy Togarashi Fried Chicken, Drumsticks & Thighs with Fancy Ranch is cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of crunch and spice. A treat for any palette. It can be hard to find a good steak, but the Flank Steak, Wood Ear Mushrooms, Barbecued Walla Walla Onions just melts in your mouth.
If you are in the mood for some delicious sides, the Wood Roasted Maitake Mushroom with Onion Vinaigrette is a great accompaniment to any meal. For something a little fresher, try the the Heirloom Tomatoes, Tonnato, Black Olive Oil with Basils. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, the Charred Leeks, Sour Apple, Butter, Anchovy offers a unique flavour combination that just works.
For dessert, you must try the Dark Chocolate Soft Serve S’mores, Toasted Marshmallow and Sugar Crisps. I honestly wish I could have eaten 10 of these they were so delicious. I actually went back the next day to get another one. For something a little more light and refreshing the Strawberry Watermelon Soft Serve Parfait, Scone Crumble, Thai Basil Cream is a delicious way to end the meal, or try the Chocolate Cherry Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Cherry Jam for something a little more decadent.
While there are some fantastic wines and beers on offer, the cocktails are where it’s at at Sunday In Brooklyn. The Havana Honey Bear (Amaro Montenegro, Amontillado Sherry, Pineapple, Lime, Cumin Honey) is not only total gram bait but tastes absolutely amazing.
For something interactive and fun, the Tokyo Bodega (Junmai Ginjo Sake, Elderflower, Vanilla Bean, Miller Hi-Life) allows you to adjust the strength of your drink by wiggling around each upside down bottle. The Sun Chaser (Cachaca or Shochu, Dry Vermouth, Watermelon, Rose Water, Vanilla, Bubbly) is also a crowd favourite and certainly offers a refreshing reprieve on a hot summers day.
Sunday In Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn , NY 11211