Modern Love Brooklyn

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$31 to $50
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Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
We serve from-scratch and from-the-heart swanky vegan comfort food. Our mission is to translate familiar favorites into new, exciting, and of course delicious, plant-based versions, without missing a beat! Or a beet.
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KS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come, we always say we need to come here more. It’s about a 30 min trek for us.. worth it!
I loved Isa’s cookbook and the restaurant does kit disappoint. I think this is our 4th time here since it opened and first for brunch. I would try each item if I could. They all looked good. It’s busy so make a reservation during peak hours

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks in a warm environment

EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waitress was rude af. I’ve come here on a few occasions and every time I feel ignored by the waiters and like they’re avoiding my table so they have to do less work. Feels like there’s an underlying morale problem and it’s apparent in their bad service.
That aside the food is good - giant portions so don’t over order unless you want food for a week.

PP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing vegan food! The mozzarella is to die for (I'm still thinking about it). Mac and shews were delicious as well. Was underwhelmed by the fried tofu entree (a bit basic, plus the breading came off easily). The drinks were really well done as well. Service was attentive and food came out pretty quickly. It is a bit loud in the space, but not unbearable. Also good spacing between tables. Would 100% go back.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really quite incredible meal. Fig and bacon ricotta toast is so delicious and a must. Brooklyn fried tofu is genius with mashed potatoes you can't miss.

b
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner for my wife! The Mac n "cheese", nachos, piccata, literally everything was prepared to perfection. And don't forget about the ice cream sundae, a wonderful ending to our meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect, food was AMAZING

NR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fully vegan
Calm environment
Great calamari
Parking is difficult

MB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I are regulars at modern love, never a bad experience. The food is always great and the staff is so friendly. Will continue to have date nights there!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre show dinner! Everyone loved everything!! Want to go back and try more dishes!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend the mozzarella sticks + the hen of the woods picata.

a
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly and superlative in food and service, all for a very affordable price. A gem. This is the kind of place you want to go back to again and again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Modern Love for our 5th anniversary and we had the most lovely time. Every single thing we ordered was delicious and the service was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back! (I highly recommend the vegan chicken pot pie, it was a special but if you have the opportunity then definitely get it!)

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very understanding and lovely when I mentioned my friend would be late - she changed the reservation for me and got me a seat at the bar to wait. Bartender was friendly and server was so helpful with the menu. Everything was delicious (Korean bowl, Mac & shews, pinot noir, egg cream), and even though we were the last ppl there before closing, we never felt rushed. Will definitely be back to try the penne a la vodka with meatballs!

RM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, food and wine was amazing!!! Favorite go to spot!

MM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To die for! Half of our party of six is not vegan and they enjoyed the food as much as the vegans did! That's a huge win in my book. Also, I don't think I'll ever stop talking about their mac & shews. Everything was excellent, though. From the mushroom calamari (best calamari I've EVER had) to the Brooklyn Fried Tofu and the peanut butter brownie to finish off the meal--everything was delicious and beautiful. I can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu!

M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious for vegans and non-vegans alike! Great atmosphere and great staff.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always good. Sometimes even outstanding. Especially when Isa is there.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was ok, the food VERY SALTY , French fries , entres HEN OF THE WOODS PICATTA Extremly SALTY and the waiter did not do anything about it , my sister and I very disappiontment , They need to Moderate the SALT. I WILL GO AGAIN ? NO !

JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I don't write reviews and I'm the furthest thing from vegan, but this was an incredible experience! I recommend it highly, especially if your date is vegan or vegetarian! We had the Fig & Bacon Ricotta Toast (I'm getting this again), Mozzarella Sticks, the Mac and Shews, and the Seitan Schwarma. Bring your appetite! We couldn't finish!

PS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Needs some soft furnishings to absorb sound as it was too loud to talk.

JP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good vegan comfort food in a lovely setting but everything seemed a bit extra salty or rich or sweet. Skip the gimmicky “agave wine” cocktails. They were sickly sweet and basically made with fortified wine.

a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first meal at Modern Love was just that! A fig ricotta toast was superb with the best ricotta I've ever had!
The meals were delicious and well designed for healthy eating and the staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back!

RS
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I absolutely LOVED Modern Love. I will be the first to say that a vegan restaurant would not be my first choice but came here with a friend who is vegan. I haven't had a meal this good in a LONG time and will definitely be back.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVE Modern Love! Hand down my favorite place in NYC! I really appreciate how often they change up their menu with new additions and their specials are always on point! Amazing staff, amazing food, the best!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant so much thank you I had the cauliflower app which was yummy and also the bacon fig toast mmm so good! I had the gordita for entree and it was delicious I would have preferred something other than the dorito fries because the portion was just too much for me Can’t wait to come back I feel like everything on the menu is amazing. Thank you ❤️

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time and still amazing. Bring your non-vegan friends to blow their minds! We love this restaurant and cannot wait to come back for our third visit.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best it's been in ages. Everything on point. Food was excellent as always and service was impeccable.

VW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 40th birthday with my husband. We came from out of town and wouldn’t eat anywhere else.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As amazing as I thought it’d be! Highly recommend! Awesome food and great service!

U
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & Service. My wife loved the desserts.

EE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, would definitely recommend.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Modern Love is a delicious vegan restaurant that will leave even omnivores wanting more. Both me (long -time vegetarian) and my boyfriend (omnivore who generally eats a very meat & potatoes SAD) really enjoyed the food here and left stuffed with no room for dessert . We will definitely be back.

Frankly--not a surprise because Issa's cookbooks have the best vegan recipes ever and never fail to disappoint, either.

IG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a treat for a vegan

YY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had Fig & Bacon Ricotta Toast, which was on very thick bread that was slathered with honee (bee-free honey). Oyster Mushroom Calamari was made with spicy mayo - and it was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The Mac and Shews was great - it was made with kale and cashew cheese, and crusted tofu (which was delicious). Seitan Shawarma was tasty, made with za’atar and tzatsiki. Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake (amazing) and peanut butter brownie.

NY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was hit 'n miss. Wine list is pathetic. The space was nice, especially the bathroom was clean and pleasant.

K
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, yummy and elevated food. A highlight of our trip to NYC. My omnivore parents loved it.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sooo good! I got the Mac and shews (TOTALLY comfort food!) and my boyfriend got the Kimchi bowl which was amazing too. As an app we got the fried calamari which was to die for. I am vegan and gluten free so it is hard to find restaurants with appetizing options and Modern Love nailed it!!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must for any NY visit. The food is delicious and the ambiance is warm and friendly. Love it.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, a bit loud for my taste & also the “smart casual” dress code isn’t as closely abided as I thought it would be. I really enjoyed my dinner, the modern cheeseburger was so good and my partner got the korean bbq bowl and gave me some of his broccolini to add to my burger which only made it more delicious. It was my birthday & there was no birthday chanting or anything after our meal like for a few other parties & I did mention it was my birthday in the reservation, but it was nice to not have all the pomp & circumstance in a busy restaurant because we were seated in a weird place for it. Really enjoyed our meal, would come again!!!

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