vegetable-forward restaurant ”Semilla”

Creamed English Pea Tart with ramp flowers

Semilla    160 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, NY 11211       (718) 782-3474

Cuisine: American (New) / vegetable-forward

Neighborhood:  Williamsburg Brooklyn

What I had : 8 course $95  

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

From restaurant: We are a vegetable-forward restaurant. This means your evening’s menu will be vegetable-leaning with meat and/or fish playing alongside in a more supporting role. Ingredients are based solely on the best of what’s available from our farmers, and change upon season and inspiration. All seating is around an 18-seat central bar. Our communal-style dining is intended to provoke conversation and interaction at your will.

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Pattypan squash with peanuts and dried mint

Tomato with avocado and nasturtium

Potatoes with bok choy, squash blossom and curry

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”Luksus” Greenpoint Brooklyn

Chef-Owner Daniel Burns

Michelin: One Star

Cuisine: New Nordic/Scandinavian

Menu: 5 course tasting menu at $115. The menu changes every 3-4 months.

Drink: Beer only, beer pairing $45 ( you can BYOB wine, with a $25 corkage fee )

Chef-Owner: Daniel Burns

Neighborhood: Greenpoint Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for dinner. Good to come here with foodie.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

First I walked through the bar to the restaurant. The restaurant tucked in the back of the beer bar Tørst in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is a small, 26 seat room with minimalist decor. Luksus was opened 2013 and received a Michelin one-star in 2015. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen to see chef Burns in action, Chef used to work for Noma Copenhagen who create modern Nordic/Scandinavian dishes. The menu is a 5 courses chef’s tasting only with an optional beer pairing for an extra $45/pp. With a $25 corkage fee you can BYOB wine. Our meal began with five different snacks, or amuse bouches. The food was unique and tasty, and everything was beautifully presented. The menu changes every 3-4 months. I hope to go back again sometime to try new menu 🙂


First Course – 5 mini snacks:

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

Second Course:

Maitake – Purple Potato, Dandelion

Third Course:

Smoked Bluefish – Sunchoke, Pear Onion

Fourth Course:

Lentils on the Side with Squab Legs and Pickled Carrots

Lamb – Tokyo Turnip, Sorrel

Fifth Course:

Cara Cara Ginger Sorbet

Carrot – Yogurt, Tarragon

Caramelized Honey with Vanilla Ice Cream


Luksus  615 Manhattan Ave., Albany, NY 12222  (718) 389-6034

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

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The Gorbals

The Gorbals

Hidden Restaurant ”The Gorbals” in Williamsburg

I came to The Gorbals to try two dishes that I was hearing a lot of good things. I wasn’t planing to come here but last minute before I was going back to city after Robert’s I made quick visit to try two dishes here. The Gorbals is located in the space above an Urban Outfitters on North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Menu is New American cuisine with gentle Jewish influences. I had ”naughty balls” and ”Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads”. Naughty balls is four matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit a top of horseradish mayo. Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads are served over a cool, green hummus. Both dishes are very interesting and delicious. Specially I looooooooooved Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads. I don’t come to Brooklyn often and I have many restaurants that I need to try so probably I won’t come back here soon but I’m so glad that I checked off two of  Bucket Dish from  my list today. I highly recommend you to order this two dishes if you come here 🙂

Business Hours: Mon – Sun: 5:30PM – 12:00AM ( serving dinner only )

The Gorbals   98 N 6th Street,Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 387-0195

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Naughty Balls

matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit atop horseradish mayo ♥♥♥1/2

Long Dining Table for Group Dining

Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads

the nuggets are served over a cool, green hummus ♥♥

low celling just to let you know

I’m not sure this bar is a part of restaurant or not but they are on same 2nd floor by the entrance of restuarnt

Shake Shack

3 new Brooklyn Locations ”Shake Shack”


 shack stack burger – Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce

♥♥ ♥♥ $$1/2

Brooklyn Location

Downtown Brooklyn
409 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
1 Old Fulton Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201
Park Slope
170 Flatbush Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11217

Manhattan Location

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Battery Park City
215 Murray St., New York, NY 10282
Midtown East
49 Grand Central Terminal, Lower Level Dining Concourse, New York, NY 10017
Hell’s Kitchen
691 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036
Upper East Side
154 East 86th St. , New York, NY 10028
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
ShackBurger – Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce


Ramen ”Chuko” in Brooklyn

Soy Ramen – scallion / egg / bamboo $13

Chuko         552 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238   (718) 576-6701 

Cuisine: Ramen, Japanese

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights in Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for Lunch

Note: Cash only

♥♥ $$$

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Peter Luger

Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger Steakhouse Since 1887

Peter Luger   178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211   (718) 387-7400

Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Occassion: group lunch

Famous Dishes: Steak, Sizzling Bacon with Sliced Tomatoes & Onions, Burger 

Michelin: one star 2016

♥♥ $$$$

Sliced Tomatoes & Onions with Luger’s Own sauce (for 2)
Luger’s Sizzling Bacon, Extra Thick by the Slice

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