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229 S 4th St, (between Havemeyer St & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #13 of 4,543 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Was really amped up on this spot regarding the reviews on TA and other sites online. We made a reservation and showed up on time. The restaurant is tiny as are many in NYC and the surrounding areas and I usually love the vibe and energy in these kinds of chef driven restaurants. We were seated immediately next to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I would suggest making a booking, we didn't and luckily got the last table for dinner but I wouldn't risk it - you don't want to miss out on this little gem. The cocktails were amazing and everything we ordered was delicious. Service was top notch and the place had a very cool vibe to it. I highly recommend getting... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had wanted to dine at Traif for some time so last Saturday we called to make a reservation for dinner, only to be told that there were no tables available and we were offered a table at their other restaurant Xixa (same Chef, next door but not same cuisine). On our way to Xixa we passed by Traif and noticed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food is inventive, delicious, and surprising. Get the chef's choice. They honor 'I don't like such and such' and will surprise you. The order is random, so don't plan on white followed by red wine. It is small and cramped - that's the only negative, but the ambience is great. The severs are very knowledgeable and friendly. They know... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food here is so delicious! We had a really good dinner- people were nice, service was excellent but above all the food was impressively tasty. As a vegetarian I was able to find more than enough dishes to satiate desire for options and every single plate was delicious. New flavors and...yeah just go here, its just impressive!

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London, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Outstanding dinner. No reservation but they found a couple of seats at the bar. Looked after really well by lovely barman who knocked up great cocktails and recommended a well priced French Pinot. Ordered 5 dishes which was loads. Braised short rib sliders, monkfish cheek chowder and broccoli, mushrooms and truffle toast were the highlights. Amazing quality from what is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn, if not all of NYC. My wife and I have been coming here for years and the food and drinks are consistently amazing. The menu is always changing and using whatever is in season. As far as drinks, it doesn't get much better than a Rude Little Pig. Go here, you'll be impressed.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Oh Traif, a restaurant that serves all of my favourite things was always going to be a winner... The food was great, quite a varied menu that is made up of smaller sharing dishes. A nice spread of options that were well done. The food wasn't 'gastronomy' but it was very flavourful and non-pretentious which I prefer. I would say... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I ordered barbecue ribs and roasted ducks. They are both small plates for 12 dollars. I would say they the dishes were good. The ribs' meat fell off the bones while dish artistically presented. Nonetheless they were not exceptional. I would say unique design but not gastronomically wonderful for the price.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I love how the restaurants in Brooklyn have steadily upped their game. Traif (and the adjacent Xixa) are far and away my favs. This is one of the best restaurants to feel like a foodie without it killing your wallet. The food is always delicious and spans all sorts of flavors, textures and ingredients. I read a few of the... More 

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Additional Information about Traif

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

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