Llama Inn

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$30 and under
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Peruvian

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We're not just a restaurant, we're an inn. A culinary destination, part urban hacienda, part charming corner barrio bar.

No, you can't sleep here, but yes, we'll take care of you. Take care of you in the morning, as you chill with a cappuccino, loathe to face the L train. We get it. We'll take care of you at lunch, and we'll never tell your boss that you had a Pisco (go ahead, live a little!). We'll take care of you at dinner with an adventurous menu, full of twists, turns, and surprises to be shared among close friends.

We're an every day affair, a special treat. Pop in, stay a while, get to know us.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Our reservation was for 10:30pm and it took us more than 1 hour to get seated. They kept apologizing and only offered 1 round of drinks. Would not go back and not recommend friends to go there. Very disrespectful with people's time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic, interesting food saves this restaurant from being lumped in with the other meatpacking district-style restaurants slowly encroaching on Williamsburg. The atmosphere is almost night clubby - very dark with loud music and the counter seating is annoying, but the food was excellent. I'd prefer a much lower key vibe.

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reasonableguy
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hostess was great in greeting us, we gave up our "counter" seating and chose the bar instead (which is not reserved). Probably not the best move: our bartender was a lousy server, even though we were there pre-rush and he was not that busy. On his phone much of the time, not really checking in and managing our pace the way you want at a place that has great food and is not inexpensive. Cocktails were good, chicken pot pie was so-so (the take on crust they do is made more for photos than for eating, plus I had hoped they were doing rabbit which they often do), short ribs were very good. Overall a nice experience but not something I feel I need to reserve a month in advance again.

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BourgieTastes
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service, comfortable ambience -- Llama Inn has it all in spades. Could've eaten 10 of each anticucho -- they're small, but pack a ton of flavor. And don't skip the ceviche -- that'd be a travesty. If you're at the bar, maybe the bartender will also suggest a pickle-back-like shot with pisco & the leftover leche de tigre. Their take on lomo saltado is adventurous & out of this world delicious. Do it. Didn't even make it to dessert, but I'll be going back soon anyways, it was that good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in my life and I've been to Le Bernadin. The food was outstanding, our server was amazing, and the drinks were reasonable and tasty. I've been telling everyone about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was a creative interpretation of Peruvian cuisine. However, some interpretations were very liberal.

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vipwithoutfeathers
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Excellent food and service. Well done.

CL
vipCherylL
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

get ready for an assault on your taste buds, in the very best sense. The kitchen crew are decidedly creative, the food fabulous. Every dish was a treat

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing.
Especially the quinoa/banana/avocado/ bacon plate.
The carob-banana dessert is heaven on earth!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Short rib was AWFUL; Completely jarring waste of money. Server forgot about us on several occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama Inn was great food, although I new my dinner would be bar seating, I was seated facing outside (which is not an attractive view) and a little cold up against the window.
The restaurant had a great vibe and atmosphere that I would have enjoyed a bit more sitting in the action.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even though we had a reservation we had to wait a bit (people wouldn't leave!). But host was trying to work it out and found another table to fit us. All good.

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vipTony
New York Area
277 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food here was quite good. A shout out for the fries. I am not one to eat French fries, but I couldn't put the down. The chicken was extraordinary. Desserts could improve, but they were satisfying. Ate here with a party of five. Everyone had a good experience and found the food tasty. Dishes are meant to share.

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vipRozT
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

review is for brunch/lunch. the space is hip, drinks are great, and food on point. this isn't traditional peruvian food, there's a bit of a twist, but we loved everything we ordered, from beef empanadas to chips and dips for the apps to french toast and beef stir fry with eggs. looking forward to going back for dinner!

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vipurbicoastal
Cambridge
95 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

creative Peruvian. excellent flavors. the beet salad and the quinoa salad were real tasty stand outs, the ceviche and grilled calamari memorable. the two desserts we had blew us away... carob that tastes good and complex? key lime with cloudlike soft meringue ?
extremely noisy by 8, we were glad we started early
service weak... seated ar 545 and only two other tables occupied, yet there was virtual disinterest in taking a drink order and extraordinary delay in bringing the beverages

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama Inn has now become one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. The food is phenomenal and serves family sized portions, so I recommend visiting with a group of at least four people in order to sample more of the menu. I went with a group of four people and we ordered the ceviche, quinoa, chicken thigh and beef stir fry. Everything was top notch, but I would go back for the quinoa and beef stir fry! We each got a signature cocktail with our food order and the Llama Del Ray definitely took the show! Amazing and it's topped with grapes - yum! I can't wait to come back to this restaurant and try something new!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 4, 2016
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great meal. Service was awesome and loved the design. Sit at the counter.

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dscott
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Don't skip the anticuchos; the beef heart and the octopus are spectacular. The ceviche is like spicy fish candy.

KS
vipKristinS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Sit by the chef's kitchen if you can because those dudes are boss. Can't wait for them to come to Chicago!

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vipIlisaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is an artist. There are lots of different tastes going on in your mouth all at one time.. The quinoa with grilled bananas is outstanding, as well as the roasted beet dish, the ceviche dish, and scallops plate. Everything we had was off the charts. Cant wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Llama Inn was delicious and fun! Would definitely recommend to friends!!

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vipSMDW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere great. It was packed on a monday. It also took over 45 min to sit down, even with a reservation and another half an hour for them to even take our drink orders. In addition I know i take the risk dining out with a food issue, but the server failed to inform me of a potential contamination that another server pointed out, even after asking multiple times. I got severely sick from eating the food I had which was a bummer. If i didn't have a food issue i would 100% go back.

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vipH11222
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyable dinner with a group of friends - we loved everything we ordered, both food and drink! They just opened a rooftop, so will definitely come back for a drink there. Lovely addition to Williamsburg.

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RebecaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place food is a bit pricey here compared to other Peruvian places, but food was great small plates so have to get at least 5 things to share with another person.

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vipmojavejen
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful rooftop, cocktails, quinoa and roast chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Everything is very tasty, quinoa is highly recommended

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luvBeef910
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant represents the Peruvian gastronomic gospel that is spreading throughout the world. Incredibly pleased with the execution of the modern twists on traditional items such as the various Anticuchos, the arroz de mariscos, and of course the ceviche. Immaculate service evidences the background of the management team.

Very pleased to say this is one of the best peruvian restaurants in the city.

DR
DanielleR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is a perfect balance between professional and super friendly. For neighborhood known for it's pretentiousness, this restaurant had none of that. I especially loved our main bartender who offered great anecdotes and delicious beverages. I would recommend this place - although I would love to keep it to myself and not let it get over run... :D

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing across the board! Highly recommended ... you won't be disappointed : )

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Loved the food and the rooftop terrace. Great evening, new flavors, yum.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So often the experience doesn't live up to all the hype in the trendy NYC food scene. Happily, that is not the case with the Llama Inn. Our experience was every bit as good if not better than everything I have read. It is a wonder worth the hike from Manhattan to indulge and enjoy! We started with cocktails on the roof terrace. Though right under the highway, it is a very pleasant setting. Leo is a skilled bartender who prepared us 2 of their delicious signature cocktails. Then we went downstairs to eat. Let me say here that the service was amazing. Ben was our main server and he was informative and attentive, but Renee also helped, and several other servers and the manager stopped by at different times to check on us, add their insights and be sure we were good. In sum, the service was attentive, friendly, helpful and thorough. And then, the wonderful food. The portions are smaller (we did not have the large plates) but well priced for their size and exceptional quality. The quinoa salad is a must as is the pork belly side. The cortina ceviche was also excellent with textures and layers of flavors. The duck sausage is delicious and the sauce with the rice and spinach wonderful. And the pork shoulder is marvelous with the delicate meat, crispy skin and tasty sauce. I only didn't rave about the beet salad (which was delicious) because it was the least unique though beautiful. Finally, if you love drinks with a spicy kick, the Llama Rita is a must! I can't stop raving about this place to friends and will definitely take the journey back soon!

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vipSusanB
London
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No, they don't serve llama, but they do have some of the friendliest service in Williamsburg. Tasty, surprising grilled meat options, and strong cocktails (try the llama-rita). Right under the BQE, around the corner from Williamsburg's one sad hotel. Who knew?

TW
vipTheWarden
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been back 4 times. Great drinks, love the pork belly.

JM
vipJulietteM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I had heard about Llama Inn a few times and was really excited to try it having been to Peru myself a few years ago. The first time we tried to go for dinner and the hostess answered the phone twice in front of us before letting us know it would be at least 45 minutes to sit down. We left. The second time, I made a reservation for brunch. We sat pretty quickly but the service was all downhill from there. We had to wait 20 minutes for our cocktails and were never offered a second one. We had to find out when ordering that one of the dishes we wanted was no longer available. And our waiter never checked in with us. The food was good but honestly it's not that worth it unless they drastically improve the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience4

went for the second time (first was just drinks and apps t the bar and lovely). we were early for our reservation and asked if we should grab a drink on roof to start, they suggested to go up - service on roof was quite slow. hostess came to get us for our table and asked that we close out our tab. we requested the check and it took about 10 minutes, at which time we were asked aggressively to come down for our table. we were seated at the chefs table (usually great treat - but it was over heated in the restaurant) and told that we would need to be out in 75 minutes since "we took so long and they were very very booked" (the 6 seats around us were empty when we sat). the waiter sped through the menu and intro, literally speed talking, and he was training a new waitress! we ended up ordering only half of what we wanted, simply because we didn't want to be there anymore!
all in all, while the food is good - the service is quite poor and the drinks are very hit or miss. there are way too many options in this neighborhood for me to bother returning. we ended up eating several dishes at another restaurant nearby since we were so unsatisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and outstanding service. We have tried almost every dish on the very creative menu in our two visits and have thoroughly enjoyed our visits. Best restaurant I have visited in NYC in awhile...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a real nice place. Not too big but comfortably adequate. Service staff is absolutely helpful and friendly. We went there for brunch but I expect that lunches are the cream. Don't forget to call in advance as this inn is frequently and fully reserved. Hats off and bottoms up (they serve good cocktails as well).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant.

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vipLisaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food but incredible busy with rude staff and hostesses. We had a reservation and were told to wait. Then after five minutes they said our table was being prepared. We were not seated for ten minutes after this so clearly that statement was a lie.

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vipDinner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was good - unusual flavors - cool space - we sat 4 ppl at bar top which was just as good as a table - better than most Bklyn restaurants in the area.

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Llama Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.