What beer listWe had a great meal in Resto, the food was well presented and tasty, but most impressive of all was their list of beers. It was a bit daunting, but the waiter was very knowledgable and helped us pick one that went perfectly with our food. Very enjoyable.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backWe arrived looking for snacks and/or a light dinner before a wine tasting that we were headed to. We started off at Cannibal (attached to Resto), where I had a great "orange" wine that I've never had before (Salinia 25 Reasons), and my husband and brother enjoyed one of their many beers. Once inside Resto, we tried the charred octopus salad, the deviled eggs on pork toast, and the wonderful frites. My husband & brother both loved the tete de cochon (pig's head) po'boy as well. The decor is warm and inviting. The service was attentive, and the wine list is very good. If you like good food, wine, and an extensive beer list, this is for you! We'll definitely be back.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious variety and great beer!This place knows how to cook (and present) a steak.
The fiancé and I sprung for the cote de bouef. A risky move for a 1st visit, but we were not disappointed. Served on a thick wooden carving board with a freshly roasted head of garlic and spring of thyme, it was just about one of the best steaks I've ever had. The steak was the hero.
We also tried the deviled eggs (very tasty, but the "toast" is quite rich), the arctic char belly tartar (a special, which was deliciously sea-salty) and the fried artichokes (which were fried very crispy with a delicious dip). No complaints.
And then there's the nearly unreasonable beverage options... if you like craft beer, the list is prodigious.
Bravo.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMResto rocks!As good today as when it first opened and one of our favorite places for weekend brunch. Resto reminds of us of everything that great about European dining. On the weekends, don't miss the baked eggs, hangover pasta or the frites, three of our all-time favorites!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy But TastyI don't think they teach acoustics in restaurant school. They had the music up loud so everyone tried to talk over it. Once a song finished, the noise level would drop to a comfortable level. As soon as the next song started, the process would repeat. The humor of that was that is was bad 80's music (REO Speedwagon's "'m gonna keep on lovin you" at full volume, Jefferson Starship "We built this city" - yuck!).
The restaurant is all hard surfaces so the sound just bounces everywhere (reverb). They made an attempt with wall panels, but it isn't enough. It's brunch. People are there to talk. Too much noise will drive them away. So will bad music, btw.
The food is very good. They need to fix the sound problem.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFoo was delicious!The best burger i have ever eaten in my entire life! Can't wait to go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMProtein lovers paradisePork belly in a grilled cheese, fried deviled egg and great wine make for a great client lunch ... On a sunny day sit at the large table by the window and you will never want to leave5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSaltyThe food was very tasty, but most of the courses were too salty.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a delicious meal pairedHad a delicious meal paired with excellent wines and beers from Resto's name, Cannibal. We had the shoulder of lamb and it fell off the bone - so tasty! Would definitely go back to this place.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTook our Brother and wineTook our Brother and wine making friends visiting from Napa. They were blown away. 56oz of meat well worth it!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMResto has a Brooklyn, DIY,Resto has a Brooklyn, DIY, sensibility and farm to table ethos combined with Manhattan centrality, quality and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dinner eveningExcellent food and great draft beer! Best deviled eggs in the world. Amazing dry aged steaks. You still can get the burgers if you ask - still as good as ever. Bring back the lamb ribs!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was strange at firstFood was strange at first but so glad we went - amazing preparation and flavor - their chef
Is wonderful3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, brussel sproutsGreat food, brussel sprouts were superb. Love the candlelit ambiance, would definitely go back.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificently Meaty: Beers to MatchBelgian style food done well and supported by a truly magnificent beer list. A definite orientation to the meaty end of things (and none the worse for that) and the place even has it's own butcher's shop on the premises that is worth checking out. Lots of good nose to tail stuff here but veggies and fish-eaters still find themselves very well looked after. And those beers.... :-)3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM