Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

431 West 37th St
Nestled in the back of a busy Manhattan grocery store is the unassuming entrance to a hidden gem, Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare, where cutting-edge culinary expertise and ingenuity come alive. An exceptional experience awaits you as Executive Chefs Ma... more
Nestled in the back of a busy Manhattan grocery store is the unassuming entrance to a hidden gem, Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare, where cutting-edge culinary expertise and ingenuity come alive. An exceptional experience awaits you as Executive Chefs Max Natmessnig and Marco Prins raise the bar on a nightly basis, blending diverse international cooking traditions with classical French Haute-cuisine technique. Raised in Austria, Chef Max Natmessnig began his career as a young stagier in Lyon France at Auberge de L’Ile Barbe, before a world tour of decorated posts at restaurants around the world, including Alois in Munich, Steirereck in Vienna, Oud Sluis in the Netherlands. In 2009, Chef Max also worked at the original location of Chef’s Table Brooklyn Fare alongside Chef Marco Prins. Originally from Holland, Chef Marco Prins fell in love with cooking at a young age. The son of a flower farmer, Chef Prins was raised on the home cooked meals of his mother, inspiring him to forge a career as a chef at age 16. After attending culinary school in Rotterdam, Chef Prins worked his way around Michelin-starred restaurants in New York and Europe. After meeting Chef Max at Chef’s Table in 2009, th... more

Nestled in the back of a busy Manhattan grocery store is the unassuming entrance to a hidden gem, Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare, where cutting-edge culinary expertise and ingenuity come alive. An exceptional experience awaits you as Executive Chefs Max Natmessnig and Marco Prins raise the bar on a nightly basis, blending diverse international cooking traditions with classical French Haute-cuisine technique. Raised in Austria, Chef Max Natmessnig began his career as a young stagier in Lyon France at Auberge de L’Ile Barbe, before a world tour of decorated posts at restaurants around the world, including Alois in Munich, Steirereck in Vienna, Oud Sluis in the Netherlands. In 2009, Chef Max also worked at the original location of Chef’s Table Brooklyn Fare alongside Chef Marco Prins. Originally from Holland, Chef Marco Prins fell in love with cooking at a young age. The son of a flower farmer, Chef Prins was raised on the home cooked meals of his mother, inspiring him to forge a career as a chef at age 16. After attending culinary school in Rotterdam, Chef Prins worked his way around Michelin-starred restaurants in New York and Europe. After meeting Chef Max at Chef’s Table in 2009, the pair are reunited once again in collaboration. Their tasting menu changes daily and adapts to the season, weaving a seafood-forward culinary journey with intermittent meat courses and a variety of desserts. There is also an award-winning wine program which offers a tailored wine pairing to accompany the meal, alongside à la carte selections.

Note to hipsters, there is a dress code and formal business attire is on the menu. Jacket required for men. Jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, shorts or short sleeve shirts are not permitted in the dining room.


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Hell's Kitchen Description

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare is located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Known as "Clinton" by the municipal government and devotees of former mayor DeWitt Clinton and as "Hell's Kitchen" by Daredevil and everyone else, this area of Midtown West is currently experiencing rapid (re)development. Spanning roughly from West 34th to 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River, it still has a rough-and-tumble character when compared with other more defined neighborhoods in Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, over the last decade the neighborhood has undergone tremendous gentrification as a result of its proximity to Midtown's many office buildings. Long-time residents, many of whom enjoyed reasonable rents and decent-sized apartments, are finding that conversion of rent-controlled and -stabilized apartments, coupled with the general building boom and strong economy, brought quick change to this formerly sleepy area. Given the strange, even Byzantine zoning regulations in New York, it’s not unusual to see a tiny brownstone, a remnant of another era, adjacent to or near a brand-new high-rise rental or condominium building. While the wholesome new Theater District has resulted in lower crime rates and decreased the area’s quality-of-life problems such as prostitution, urban transformation for some means a loss of the gritty qualities of this neighborhood for others. While you'll find thousands of new apartments in Hell's Kitchen west of Ninth Avenue, you'll also find dozens of eclectic and interesting restaurants to boot. Some of our favorites include the terrific Daisy May's BBQ on Eleventh Avenue; the German cuisine of Hallo Berlin and nearby Queen of Sheba featuring great Ethiopian cuisine on Tenth Avenue; French patisserie La Bergamote on West 42nd Street; Bali Nusa Indah on Ninth Avenue has intriguing Indonesian dishes; the Film Center Café for high-powered American diner-style dishes; and the many Thai places dotting Ninth Avenue too numerous to mention. Hotels in Hell's Kitchen include a number of budget places the further west you go such as The 414 Hotel and the Skyline. While there are dozens of hotels on Eighth Avenue and throughout the Theater District on Eighth Avenue and Broadway, Hell's Kitchen enjoys a somewhat more relaxed pace than the frenetic hubbub you'll find just two avenues further east. Check out the neighborhood's weekly Chelsea-Clinton News, a great local publication that’s been around longer than the former U.S. President’s daughter!

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Info

431 West 37th St
Brooklyn, NY 10018
(718) 243-0050
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Editorial Rating

Category

American (New)

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Fine Dining

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

Dinner Seatings
Tuesday—Saturday:
5:00pm 5:30pm, 8:30pm, & 8:45pm.

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