Traif is my favorite restaurant in all of Williamsburg. Considering a new restaurant opens about once a week this is a pretty big statement. This little restaurant opened up about a year and a half ago and it is such a gem.
Cuisine is American Tapas or American Nouveau if you're the New York Times. The menu changes daily in the 'burg which is an extra treat, so chances of having the same exact dish twice is highly unlikely. However, they do have some regular occurrences as well as variations of certain dishes.
This restaurant is great for groups because everything is meant to be shared. Almost every dish has some form of bacon/pork in it. So all you vegetarians and Jews out there - watch out. Some of my favorite dishes include "bacon-wrapped blue cheese–stuffed dates, spinach a la catalana", "bbq, braised short rib sliders, sweet potato fries, smoked paprika aioli" and "dayboat scallops, snap & english pea risotto, lemon-caper brown butter". Make sure you save room for dessert because the chef's mother makes homemade key lime pie daily and they also have bacon donuts.
So for all you Manhattanites reading today - go make a reservation now and I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
229 S 4th St (between Havemeyer St & Roebling St) Brooklyn, NY 11211. Neighborhood: Williamsburg - South Side. (347) 844-9578