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Allswell, Williamsburg

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Daniel76 Feb 23, 2012 08:55 AM

Just had a wonderful meal there last night.. It was one of the more satisfying meals I have had in a long time. We arrived around 930 or 10 and the place was fairly empty.. The room is really pretty at night, very cozy and romantic. Waitstaff was so nice as well.

We started with their in house baked bread and their in house made ricotta cheese.. This was off the charts delicious.. The bread was thick and toasted and topped with some olive oil, in my mind I can't remember if there was a little rye or it was a sour dough.. The ricotta was so creamy in taste and texture.. For 5 dollars, we received three large pieces of bread and about a cup of cheese.. It was a great value..

Next up, smoked Artic Char on a potato pancake with some sour cream or crema.. The pancake was the size of an 8 inch plate. Topped with beautifully done char, some crema, i think some dill and capers.

We then moved on to this sort of sliced pork crudo tonnato.. Oh my this was good.. It looked like Berkshire Pork because of the beautiful ribbons of fat. .It was sliced paper thin and the tuna sauce was delicious.. This like all the dishes were beautifully balanced.. There were not like clumps or glopped on tuna sauce. There was a perfect amount that sent you searching around the plate and finding just enough..

Finally, we had this broccolini with spaghetti.. The pasta was cooked like perfect, perfect. The pasta, I asked what brand, it was gustiamo.. I noticed there was something in the texture and color that was different.. No I see that it may have been made from farro.. .. http://gustiamo.com/...odotto?id=12681 .They separated the broccolini from the large stalk so there were just thin little spindles.. Tossed this in the spaghetti with a little cream sauce.. Oh my, I was expecting to be disappointed when I ordered it because it is something we make for Miss K all the time.. All I can say was wow, this dish was revelatory in it's execution and taste.. Just simple and delicious..

The menu is rather large and changes daily.. We could have ordered totally different dishes and not felt like we missed out.. I highly recommend coming here. I think I may come back tonight!

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Allswell
124 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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