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229 S 4th St, between Havemeyer St & Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-5605
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times. Consistently excellent. The flavors created by chief Jason Marcus are fresh, different and dare I say sophisticated. The flavors combos are different then anything I've ever encountered- in a good way. Tuna Shashimi on Japanese eggplant, peach and almond salad with blue cheese, sweet potato fries with sirocha mayo and short rib sliders then finished with... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly hidden gem in Williamsburg! From the moment we stepped through the unassuming storefront our experience was nothing short of amazing! The friendly hostess guided us to a seat at the bar. The chefs are cooking right in front of you as you sit at the bar and you can watch them perform feats of culinary magic! The bartender... More 

Thank jburger037
Varese, Italy
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360 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Overall good experience. We got the tasting menu which is a good choice. While The food is particular and tasty, we felt it was too fat/oily. The service was very good. Good wine list.

Thank Ettore D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

So small yet the stuff that comes out of this kitchen is outrageously good. Grab a seat at the bar and see the chefs weave their magic. The bar program is very good as well. Must visit when in Williamsburg!

Thank Jay P
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a great restaurant that serves small plates. We ordered the Chef Selection and we were very pleased with the variety of food that we received. It was all great, but especially the scallops. The environment was very cool and the service was excellent. We were full by the time they served us dessert. Also, they have a very... More 

Thank cindymichael2016
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

My son and I had the good fortune of dining at Traif. We were able to get a reservation for 8:30 on a Thursday. The entrance is non description, but disguises a vibrant exciting restaurant. We ordered 8 or 9 small plates-the best: seared foie gras, buffalo frog legs, asparagus salad. Everything was good and innovative. Eclectic wine list--we had... More 

1 Thank jmt3
Annapolis, MD
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218 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try Traif for dinner because of our experience at Xixi. The four of us decided to approach the meal in a sequential fashion having two plates at a time to accommodate the one vegetarian. All the vegetable dishes as well as the chopped liver, the sweetbreads, the pork belly, the pasta, the broccoli rabe and all the... More 

1 Thank napman
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I went there with my parents to celebrate my mothers birthday. we opted for the chefs selection which is 50$ pp. The food was delicious but we could not really enjoy the various plates because the service staff kept bringing new plates before we even finished the last. altogehter we felt rushed and some of the changing waiters/waitresses sort of... More 

1 Thank moofighter
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Brooklyn ! You follow your GPS and arrive on the street facing the once-grand Valley Forge Monument Park….. and then drive right on by. No sign, no lights, no outward indication that this is what you’re looking for. Then you go on down the block, park, and walk back to see ~ it’s actually there…. hiding behind an improvised screen... More 

1 Thank Alok J
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to eat in Brooklyn. Service is fantastic and food is even better. Recommend the scallops but there is so much to choose from.

Thank Brassius

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, International, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S 4th St, between Havemeyer St & Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-5605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 347.844.9578

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