When Chef and Owner Tzemach Woolstone opened Boeuf & Bun in Janaury of 2015, he had one goal in mind: to bring a totally new kosher dining experience to Brooklyn, NY. Despite the culinary advancements made in New York in recent years, there was still a gaping hole where fine dining should have met comfort and convenience. Boeuf & Bun has thankfully closed that gap. The shabby-chic décor of Boeuf & Bun, with the exposed brick and wood walls, cement floors, and pops of bright blue, allows for a more relaxed environment where diners can feel at ease enjoying top-notch food.
The name of the restaurant implies the comfortable contradiction that is Boeuf & Bun – the elegant sounding French word for “beef” paired with “bun,” a simple word for something elemental to human survival – connotes an upscale, fine dining experience, coupled with down to earth service, ambiance and pricing. The simplistic feel of the restaurant certainly does not mean that they compromise on taste. Start off your meal with the Beef Chili Fries or the B&B wings, perfectly crispy and saucy at the same time. Their ten artisanal burgers are, of course, the star of the show. Try the Morning Scramble, a beef patty with sautéed mushrooms, potato sticks, fried egg and house cursed beef “bacon” for a real treat. The Bondi Burger, an Australian classic that Woolstone brought over from his homeland, is a fantastic blend of savory and sweet with lettuce, tomato, grilled pineapple, pickled beets and Bondi sauce, a Sriracha based Russian dressing. But Boeuf & Bun is not just a burger joint. There are eleven salads on the menu, as every burger can be deconstructed and served as a full salad – “Beouf & No Bun” as they cleverly call it. The desserts, which include Deconstructed Peanut Butter S’mores and Decadent Fried Oreos, are all homemade and a must-try.
Boeuf & Bun also has an extensive drinks menu, including wines and craft beer from around the US, Spain, Israel and Australia. Boeuf & Bun doesn’t take reservations, but anyone will tell you that the wait is worth it. Well lit with natural light in the day time and romantically dimmed during dinner hours, Boeuf & Bun is the perfect place for any meal, for any occasion.
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