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Mar 25, 2014 06:20 PM

Brooklyn Steak Company - Delicious new restaurant

We're looking for a restaurant to have a birthday party for my MIL, and we stumbled upon the Brooklyn Steak Company on Avenue M between E. 13 and E. 14. They only opened within the past 2 months so they don't show up on all the regular Jewish restaurant guides yet.
Wow! What an incredibly wonderful place.
Obviously they are a meat restaurant with lots of steak, but they have so much more, interesting, food.

They gave us one of their appetizers, "Tongue in Cheek" to sample, and it was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted. It's layers of beef cheek and veal tongue, but so soft and tender and tasty that it's indescribable.
I urge you to try it.
Oh, ha ha, this is funny. The hashgacha is under a Rabbi Gornish. The owner, Sarah (lovely), is Israeli and speaks no Yiddish. When we asked about the hashgacha she said, simply, Gornish. We honestly thought she's saying there's no mashgiach. She didn't realize and once we cleared it up, she told us that, in fact, some people have called and asked about the hashgacha, and when she said Gornish the people hung up quickly.

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  1. sounds like a great place - thanks for the review

    1. I pass this place every day! Will check it out.

      1. Sounds nice! Can you give us a sense of the prices, ambiance, and overall vibe? Can you compare it to any other well-known restaurant to give us a sense of what it's like? Thanks!

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        1. re: DevorahL

          Here;s the menu

          I guess the cuisine would be called New American. The ambiance is calm and low key. Everything is very nice and new and clean and freshly painted, but I wouldn't go there to be dazzled by the decorating.

          1. re: helou

            The menu looks awesome! And reasonably affordable for creative food as well! I will have to check it out.

        2. Not to hate on Brooklyn Steak Co.—'cause overall I like what they're going for—but Tongue in Cheek is a French Laundry dish that was created years ago.
          So no points for innovation on that one…

          1. I was just there and it was probably one of the greatest dining experiences ever. to start we got the beef poppers which were delicious and the roasted pear and baby kale salad which just totally astounded us it was without question the best salad ive ever eaten. moving on to mains we got the lamb gnocchi (amazing dish) and the short rib of beef which once again totally knocked our socks off. it was just so juicy and tender it melted in my mouth like butter. for dessert we got Fried Cheesecake its a tofu-based creation with a brownie center wrapped in cornflakes and deep-fried, with a taste and flavor indistinguishable from the real thing it was definitely amazing. overall i would definitely rate this restaurant a 10 out of 10 and i encourage everyone to eat there and enjoy!

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            1. re: herztatty

              That was my experience too. I'm busy cleaning and cooking now to give you the entire rundown of our meals, but we went there with another couple and each ordered something different so we could taste a little of everything. Wonderful, but especially great was how tender and juicy and deliciousl everything was.
              Loved the beef poppers!