Good Last Minute FindI took my South African girlfriend there for her birthday. We actually had plans to go elsewhere, but the weather was bad so we decided on Braai. It was a nice cozy place, quiet with good food and wine.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth African gemWe were trying to find a late reservation in a neighborhood close to Times Square. This place is amazing. Beautiful cozy plAce with delicious food and wine. The lamb stew and the ostrich sliders are delicious. They have an extensive South African wine selection. My husband had a sidecar that was made to perfection. Order the Malva cake for dessert. The owner and hostess are really friendly. Great music . Love to go back next time5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBraai is a Brunch BeautyBraai is a wonderful Theater District find with an exceptionally fun and delicious menu of South African tapas and entrees, amazing cocktails and wines, and a superb staff that attends to you with amazing care but without being intrusive. The decor is simple but inviting and the food is dimply delicious and perfectly prepared.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely Returning!My best friend requested to go to a South African restaurant for her Birthday to try something new. I chose to take her to Braai in New York.
When we walked in, a hostess greeted us and asked us where we wanted to sit. We thought the restaurant looked very sophisticated. The lights were dim and candles were lit at every table. We were a little confused as to what to order but our waiter cleared up all the questions we had. Our waiter was friendly and made himself available. Customer service was great.
Overall, this is one of the restaurants that I will continue to go to whenever I am visiting the New York area. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very relaxing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. i try to visitGreat place. i try to visit anytime I'm in NYC. Great location if you're in the theatre district.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery authentic south africanVery authentic south african fare -- be sure to order the malva pudding for dessert!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe space is below street-levelThe space is below street-level and narrow with tables in one side and bar on the other and a small dining room at the rear. The appetizers were very good, we had ostrich sliders, vegetable samosas and venison carpaccio for four of us. I had a strip steak and Lisa had branzino and although those choices are not adventurous, they were prepared perfectly. The wine list was all South African and the Left bank, a bourdeau-type blend was terrific. We'd go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThey're mid-way through aThey're mid-way through a renovation / redesiugn. It's pushing for a much more chic / Cape Town feel than the previou African Safari themed place. I like it. But given they're currently half way through it, there are are a few unfinished touches.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a pre-theatre dinner.We had a pre-theatre dinner. The food was great and they made sure we got out on time. Excellent job on all accounts.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing foodI was not expecting the food to be this good, probably because I didn't know what to expect. But it was amazing! Try the octopus appetizer and and order any of the lamb or fish dishes. My friend had the branzino and I had the lamb shank and both were excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMidtown Brunch GemThe host and workers were fantastic. The kept the drinks flowing and provided a fun, energetic and welcoming atmosphere to celebrate my partner's birthday brunch. We all had a fantastic time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have a great time here.Always have a great time here. The staff is wonderful and attentive.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fav local hidden brunch treasureAlways a pleasant experience here... Promptly seated (always accomodating for latge groups, 8+), great coatcheck service, tasty food and generous refills on the unlimited mimosas at Brunch. Very reasonable prices for solid, unique food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. Great food,I love this place. Great food, great mimosas, great service.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very attentiveThe staff was very attentive and went out of their way to give advice on wine and food specialties. We tried several great S. African wines before settling on our final selection. They were very accommodating with our request for and and outstanding food!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM