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About Surfish Bistro
Lima-born chef/owner Miguel Aguilar has assembled a menu of Peruvian favorites with an international twist. He’s been called a master of ceviche, taking cues from culinary traditions of Japan, Italy, Spain and China. He has won food network competition: Chopped, with the episode No Pales, No Problem.
corner of 14th
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates, South American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Trains F, G, R at 4th Ave/9th St subway stop
Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Surfish Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Luckily they were able to accommodate last minute reservations for Valentine's day. Big thanks for that save lol. The food is amazing!!! So many flavors and just pure delicious. Service was very slow and at times seemed like they were more focused on leaving at the end of their shift than on the tables. I noticed many tables took 20+ mins just for simple dessert. The food made up for it but service could definitely improve.
The best pisco sour ever. Better than any I ever had in South America Worth going back for just for that The Flan was very nearly as good. The menu is a mix of raw and cooked tapas along with more complete main courses and sides. The ahi with grilled pineapple the prawns and the short ribs were all to die for. I remember the chef being on Knife Fight as a finalist and made a plan to visit his restaurant the next time I was in New York sadly it had to wait a while but no disappointments highly recommended. It was worth the one hour subway trip very easily
My husband and I ate at Surfish for Valentine’s Day. Super impressed with the food and service. Also, pleasantly surprised that we weren’t seated too close to the people beside us, like you might see in most NYC restaurants. We were very comfortable and had a great time.
This is our second time dining with friends at Surfish, and it has been a delight both times. The food is unusual, but accessible. Everyone has truly enjoyed their meal and the ambience. On a Saturday night, with large parties, it can be a little noisy. Come for a week day dinner if you appreciate a slower pace and vibe.
Surfish Bistro is one of the most delicious restaurants in NY. Awesome modern Peruvian dishes with fresh ingredients. The food is VERY GOOD, don't take my word for it, go and check it out. We loved the Maduros Gnocci that unfortunately are not in the menu anymore. Instead they replaced them with sweet potato ones (probably because of the season) and they're delicious, too. Great ceviche, meat, octopus, ... order a bunch of plates to share and experience a little bit of everything. Awesome pisco sour cocktails on different flavors, Cusqueña Peruvian beer. A neighborhood gem. We were so sad they closed their second location on 5th Ave, but we love to come and support them here whenever we have a chance.
We eat at Surfish often. At most restaurants, we have 1 or 2 favorites; at Surfish, choosing our meal is a challenge because there are so many things on the menu we love. The ceviches are great, and there are always some new ones to try. Love the taquitos, mussels, ribs, corvina, lomo saltada, and many other standards. Last night, we tried 3 special appetizers (all were great) and duck lo mein, which was new to the menu and a big winner.
The restaurant is casual, and service is friendly and timely. And, very tasty sangria certainly adds to the meal.
Chef Miguel Aguilar brings a great view of Peruvian food. Original and full of flavor! His wife is the hostess and provides a high level of culinary service to the patrons. The pair provide a culinary experience good for any occasion. Patrons can rest assured they will walk away wanting to go back soon!!
We were in Brooklyn NY to see our son who is a resident at a hospital there. We went to Surfish for lunch. The food and service were excellent. I would recommend the place to anyone who wants to try Peruvian food. We loved the paella, the salmon in coconut milk sauce and braised ribs, the items we ordered. The sliders were excellent. Excellent food that was prepared really well. The service was outstanding. We bought our son a gift card for two for him and his wife. Check this place out if you are in NYC or Brooklyn.
I went on a Sunday during brunch hours and it was pretty empty. The lomo saltado was delicious but the rice a bit over cooked, I know some folks like their rice crispy like the Persian tahdig but I personally hate it when rice gets stuck in my teeth. The service was good and professional. I love their food and would highly recommend it to anyone. The location is probably busier later on in the day or evening, wish I was drinking but I'm currently teetotaling so no pisco for me :(
We went before catching a comedy show. There was practically no one there at 5 which meant we had a ton of attention. The pisco was beautiful and tasty. The ceviche was perfectly acidic, and the seafood soup was tasty and filling. Well worth the pick. We hope we can come back in years to come.
One of my top choices for Peruvian food in New York. Dishes are a bit more modern than the traditional dishes out there (FYI). I recommend the lamb as it almost melts in your mouth. The anticuchos are super tiny compared to typical servings elsewhere but they are delicious! Totally worthy. Also, make sure you rinse your mouth after having the paella because all the squid ink will leave your mouth and teeth all black ;)
The food is incredible, portions are giant. When there was a mistake made with my leftovers for carry-away, the manager was so kind and accommodating.
So so delicious, flavorful. One comment for the restaurant - the font on the menus is a bit small and hard to read, especially if the lighting is a bit dim.
Thank you for the service and hats off to the chef!
My friend and I tried Surfish Bistro for the first time last Saturday. I've been planning on trying it out due to my love for Peruvian cuisine.
I was not disappointed. Everything from the drinks, the food, to the service was amazing. Our waitress was friendly, hospitable and attentive giving great drink recommendations. The food was delicious. We had the tapas and the Lomo entree.
I'll definitely be back!
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