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Traif

229 S 4th St, (between Havemeyer St & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
347.844.9578
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Ranked #9 of 4,421 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Jackson Heights, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a family dinner at Traif and since we were five, we were able to savor 15 of the small dishes on the menu. They were all well prepared with fresh ingredients. The variety of offerings appealed to the various tastes. Some dishes that night were crayfish, sweetbreads, sliders, Shishito peppers, pork ribs, goat neck (yes and it was... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

An unexpected treat. Goodness throughout in an inconspcious location. Microscopic open kitchen. Chaotic environment, caring, skilled and friendly staff. Love it, 100% chance of return.

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switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The airy doughnuts topped with dulce de leche and crispy bacon bits with a scoop of strong coffee ice cream is a must. The cocktails are creative and pair perfectly with the food. Get the head-on prawns and be prepared for a wonderful, delicious, spicy mess. For singles or couples, seats at the bar are recommended to watch the magic... More

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New York, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food here is just awesome. Try the tasting menu - its the best value for money: 11 dishes for $50 out of which 9 are savory and 2 are sweet. I've eaten here twice and loved it both times. The second time I was waaaay to full by the 8th course so I think the order of the dishes... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My brother-in-law recommend Traif for our trip to NY. He made reservations for Friday evening and we were able to get in quickly. We chose to do the chef's selection which was a nice option versus trying to get enough of each plate for everyone. They were happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions (no Tartar due to pregnancy). The bacon... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Yes it isn't kosher, but wow! We ate outside and loved every single course which they recommended. Some dishes we had to repeat. This is not an inexpensive place, but it is well worth it for a special occasion. We set outside on the covered terrace and it was spectacular in coolness (not too) and privacy. I recommend this highly.

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Annapolis, MD
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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

As a prelude to riding the Five Boros bike ride we made a reservation for my wife and family at Traif. Both my sons live in Clinton Hills so it was a short ride to the restaurant. My younger son recommended we try the tasting menu. We asked if the kitchen could stress courses with fish or shellfish and the... More

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Milan, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

One of the best food ever tried worldwide! The mix and match,salty and sweet in a perfect and totally creative way makes it the perfect place for people who loves every kind of food and love to experiment new tastes! They have small dishes so that you can taste more of them sharing the food with your friends. The more... More

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Great Neck, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The small and yes very noisy space belies the friendly and professional service, unique food, (one dish was better than the next) and is an excellent value. That tiny kitchen is amazing. What else could a foodie want?:-)

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wow, amazing place... The food was way more exiting than many michelin star restaurants i've been too. We had the 13-course tasting menu, priced at 45 dollars...!!!! Perfect service, perfect atmosphere, perfect food. Would go back any day.

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