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Traif

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229 S 4th St, (between Havemeyer St & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
347.844.9578
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, inventive unique food and service !

Spectacular food, very inventive dishes, must have tasting menu. Sister restaurant to XIxa, next door. Great food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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NY
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Spectacular food, very inventive dishes, must have tasting menu. Sister restaurant to XIxa, next door. Great food!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went walk in and sat at the bar. Bartender explained to me the menu, and as I talked to him he was very friendly and more genuine than most of the service received in many Williamsburg places. Food was awesome and you have to note that there's an amazing effort going on from the kitchen staff, since their space... More 

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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have mixed feelings about the restaurant. We sat in the section outside the back of the restaurant, a sort of terrace completely closed with transparent plastic or glass. Not ideal... The service was reasonably good. The food is served in sharable plates, which is a plus for us. Some of the food we ordered was quite good, like the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved this funky little place It's small and a bit noisy and young and cool The food is exceptional. We had the tasting menu which was exceptionally generous and good value at $50 per head (plus 20% gratuity enforced) plus drinks. As Melbourne foodies we can't recommend this food highly enough. A fun night out

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London
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We sat at the bar which was great to observe the kitchen. it is really impressive how, in such a small space, the team produce such excellent food. Its hot sitting there but fun!

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of my favorite places in Brooklyn. It is a small place (make a reservation). The buffalo frog legs were out of this world. Yummy!

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Winter Park, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place might be small or tiny but the food is huge. My niece took us here on our trip to Brooklyn, She planned ahead and made reservations a month in advance. If you don't there really isn't any squeezing you in anyplace.......Everything we had was great can write anything bad.... ..the service was excellent the prices fair...and did I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Man that was a good meal. So many great, exciting dishes at just the right size. We ended up order 6 dishes for 2 plus dessert, which proved to be 1 dish too many (should have skipped the foie gras, though it was tasty). Loved the sliders (smoked paprika aioli is a revelation), muenster cheese, tuna tartare...enjoyed the soft shell... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Where do I start, first the place is small so you have to make reservation. I didn’t have reservation but i knew if i was there early I could eat at the bar and that’s exactly what we did, I enjoyed more if I would be in a table, because I could see the chefs preparing the food. I not... More 

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lakewood
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our son lives in Brooklyn and we have been wanting to try Traif for several years. We were a party of nine, so we went with the Chef's Choice for everyone. Small plates, tapas style. OMG!! Each dish was so good. We started out with a pea soup, followed by tuna tartare on tempura eggplant, seared scallops and risotto, confit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 S 4th St, (between Havemeyer St & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 347.844.9578

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?