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229 S 4th St, between Havemeyer St & Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211-5605
+1 347-844-9578
18:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 02:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience here! We made reservations and got a very nice spot in the back by the garden. Started off with a bottle of their Albarino which had really interesting lemon flavors to it, which led us into dinner - Baked cheese & apple crostini / Salt & pepper shrimp / fried buffali oysters & BBQ short rib sliders. Dishes... More 

Thank Erica P
Philadelphia, PA
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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of best dinners I've had. We did the tasting menu; everything was incredibly good or better. Outstanding service. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Reservations a must, it seems.

Thank ns1991
Brooklyn, New York
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

First thing to know- don't bring your friends with Kosher diets here. "Traif" is the Yiddish word for non-kosher- and with a pork/seafood heavy menu... this place is anything but. (Although it is located in an area of Williamsburg heavily populated with Hasidic Jews.) We've been twice with two very different groups of people with varying tastes- and everyone loved... More 

Thank Jamies_oyster
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We called Traif several times to try and prepare for our group dinner to celebrate a friend about to have breast cancer surgery. It took a few days to even receive a call back. We were first told we were not allowed to sit in the back Terrace area which is what we requested. They said the tables at the... More 

Thank sendline
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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 

Thank BrooklynSteve
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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395 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
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: +1 347-844-9578

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