Chef’s Table is a newly minted 3 Michelin Stars restaurant in Brooklyn and it just landed on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list at #81. That’s number 81 not hashtag 81.
I had the opportunity to dine here and Chef’s Table were the last 3 Michelin star restaurant on my New York 3 Michelin Stars tour. I was lucky enough to score reservations and eaten at all of the 3 star Michelin restaurants in a 3 day time span. Yes, I know what you’re thinking and I fully admit I’m a fat ass. Unfortunately for you, Chef César Ramirez doesn’t allow pictures of his food. Fortunately for you, I took this picture of his lovely restaurant hallway.
Firstly, I know what you’re thinking. What’s up with this guy and Michelin restaurants? Is he a pretentious douche? Michelin restaurants are like the Oscars or Emmy’s for restaurant. It’s the cream-of-the-crop award for restaurants and its something that legitimatizes every chef in a Michelin rated city. It fills their tables and seat. I’m not a pretentious douche. I’m a guy doing this for the experience and the ability to say I’ve done it like smoking an ounce of kush with a bong all by myself.
Secondly, I don’t complain about the price of the meal. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I made the reservation. It’s no secret how much a Michelin rated restaurant cost and I was well informed in advance. People dining at a Michelin rated restaurant and complaining about the price is stupidity at its finest. That’s like jumping in front of a big rig 16 wheeler going 80 mph and asking why you’re in the hospital. However, stupidity doesn’t have its limits and Yelpers complain about the most stupid shit.
Chef’s Table is a very intimate setting with no more than 16 seats around the table. Cesar Ramirez mans the kitchen with the help of his kitchen crew of 4 while the main waiter handles all the guests. Chef Ramirez is probably the most humble chef I’ve encountered. In addition, you could tell he is still a little overwhelmed by his stardom. He’s a really nice guy with a self-depreciating sense of humor. He made a joke about his looks when I asked for a picture with him. I encountered nothing but world class service here. It’s like flying business class versus economy. World’s apart.
Now, the food. It’s a seafood based menu from raw to cook courses. There were no pictures allowed like Masa. I get why some restaurants don’t allow pictures especially ones that serve seafood. The food is made to be eaten right away versus a steakhouse where you let the steak rest. Every high end sushi restaurant tells you to each the dish right away to preserve the flavor and essence of the dish. Luckily for you, I was able to grab this photo of the whole restaurant and the waiter’s missing arm. I know what you’re thinking. How does one get bronze pots and pans? Amazon.
To be honest, I enjoyed everything on the menu. Each course was well prepared and evaporated in my mouth like a tab of acid. The flavors of the dish were all over the place. Some of the dishes were mild, sweet, and subtle. The texture of the dishes were all delicate with some of it being flaky. It was quite a dining journey and experience like walking through Yosemite on magic mushrooms. Chef Ramirez threw a curve ball at the end of the savory portion of the meal with a duck course. The duck was full of flavor, juicy, moist and tender. It was sweet and wasn’t overcooked. It was a fantastic like taking a bump of blow to keep the party going at Studio 54.
Overall, I would have to say Chef’s Table was my favorite dining experience of all the Michelin 3 star restaurants in New York. It was a very intimate setting and everything on the menu was amazing. It’s a perfect place to bring your girlfriend who you actually love and care about. Luckily for me, I don’t have such a thing cause I’ll be down a few hundred dollars for her portion of the meal. I’m doing something right with my life, right?[adinserter name=”Block 1″]
- Service - 8/108/10
- Presentation - 8/108/10
- Flavors - 9/109/10
- Decor - 9/109/10
- Ambiance - 9/109/10
Chef’s Table is a newly minted 3 Michelin Stars restaurant in Brooklyn and it just landed on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list at #81. I would have to say Chef’s Table was my favorite dining experience of all the Michelin 3 star restaurants in New York. It was a very intimate setting and everything on the menu was amazing.