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Traif
Soul Food Restaurant$$$
Today 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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229 S 4th St Brooklyn, NY 11211
229 South 4th StreetUSNew York11211
(347) 844-9578traifny.com
$$$Soul Food Restaurant, American Restaurant
Soul Food Restaurant
American Restaurant
Bar
New American Restaurant
Today 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 1:00 amSunday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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A young crowd populates this pork-focused American eatery in an older Williamsburg neighborhood.- Google
"They come with two sliders & sweet potato fries."
"Oh and this goes without saying, but the bacon doughnuts are a must-order."
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Thelma Gallagher
3 weeks ago
A bit hard to find but once you're inside, very cozy with impeccable service and very attentive staff. The food was light, with good flavors and perfect sharing plates for a party of 4. Unlike other places, desserts were a great end to the dinner. Favorite for me was the spicy shrimp with sweet potato and pineapple and I never have sweet and sour dishes with pineapple haha! Bay scallops were great and not too fishy. The panacotta was the best dessert. 4 stars because it's good but the day after - no dish really stands out in my memory as being unbelievably tasty.
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Coleen Kern
a month ago
My intention was to take a photo of the delicious carnitas burrito I had, but the risk of biting my own hand was too great. I went here for lunch and anticipate going back for many future lunches. Everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked amazing, so slowly but surely I intend to make my way through the whole menu. The price is right, too. Pretty inexpensive and you get a lot.
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Esther L.
9 months ago
Went to Traif when a good buddy was in town for a med school interview. With the tasting option for three, we were able to try most of the menu, and sharing small plates of course was easier than eating off each other's plates as we end up doing elsewhere. So good! The wait staff was really great to seat us and let us know that they needed the table back in an hour--which ended up meaning our food was expedited and it was awesome. They were also very patiently informative about each dish and honest about personal favorites. Sat in the back. Would love to try Xixa (same restaurant group) soon and also come back to Traif when the menu's switched up.
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Raquel Sanchis
8 months ago
I loved eating here. It was our first time here after hearing positive reviews from everybody we know, and it was to also celebrate on anniversary. I made reservations 4 weeks out and the process works like this... they don't pick up their phone till after 6, so you call them while they're in the middle of their packed and busy dinner service. You say you want a reservation, they put you on hold. They come back on and ask for date, time, name, and contact info. Then you're called back in around 20 minutes confirming your reservation. Simple enough but tedious. I forgot to write down the time of my reservation and I couldn't remember if the reservation was for 6:30 or 6:45. This was entirely my fault and it's no big deal since restaurant normally call 24-72 hours ahead of time to confirm that everything's all set. But they didn't call, so I called the day before. The person who picked up told me they'd have to call me back, and four hours later at 10pm I still hadn't heard anything and tried calling again. And instead of getting an answer I got a lecture about how the don't keep their reservation book downstairs and I was calling in the middle of service so I wasn't going to get an answer. I understand it's a really small restaurant but for its level of popularity there could be a better reservation system. Whatever it happened, I can deal because the food and service that I received on the day of my dinner service was almost perfect and deserving of 5 stars. We arrived 15 minutes early but were seated right away, our server was new but friendly and the service went smoothly. We ordered five dishes and one dessert: the pork belly, chicken liver, pork cheeks, ribs, scallop risotto, and bacon dulce de leche donuts. The pork cheeks were uninspiring, and the pork belly was over cooked making it rather rough to eat. But the flavors were still there and good. The stars of the night for me were the scallops and donuts. The scallops were cooked lightly seared and perfect, with a squash risotto. They complemented well and I highly recommend this dish to everyone. Bacon dulce de leche donuts with cappuccino ice cream, speaks for itself. My partner is a big fan of cappuccino ice cream, didn't like the ice cream that much but I was in love.
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Lionel Taurus
a month ago
I went there for a late dinner, I called first for a reservation, they said they were not taking any on call but they accepted to save a table for me if I was coming in less than 15min :)! I was with my gf and we really had a good time! The food was amazing!! Really tasty and very fresh, it's totally worth it to eat there for the quality/price! you're not waiting at all, it's pretty fast and the service is perfect! 👌
Pavlos Klatsis
a month ago
The food was delicious and the idea of eating all together was a funny experience. The Ambiente was really nice and the service was good but not great.... however the prices where rather high for a rather low amount of food so I'd recommend it for everyone who wants an experience with food you've never seen before.... For 4 person with desert you need about 150$
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Gen Zhang
4 months ago
Poor service, very cramped layout. We had a trading menu, and the food ranged from bad to moderately good. However, at the price, far from good value.
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Allison Yu
8 months ago
Although traif is not mind-blowingly amazing, it is a solid and unique restaurant, and definitely worth visiting at least once. Our table ordered the 11 course prix fixe meal for $40pp. You must have 4 people in your party to participate in this. The menu changes quite frequently but the ones that stood out for me were the cold potato soup, the scallops, and the sliders. The broccoli rabe was really good too. Great service and ambiance, and fresh ingredients but overall it just didn't wow me.
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