Brooklyn Eats: Glasserie
Cuisine: Mediterranean; Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
It was a Monday evening, first day of Hanukkah, and I get a call from my cousin:
“Hey, dinner for Sunday?”
“I’ll let you know…”
I always trust my cousin for choosing restaurants because he has an adventurous palette and I like trying new foods too. We were going out to dinner to celebrate the lasts night of Hanukkah and well, to wine and dine together as a family. I get a text with the name, “It’s called Glasserie, btw.” Of course, I decided to check the menu online and initially, I was confused. I wasn’t sure what to make of the menu, because some names of the foods involved I was unfamiliar with, but as I researched I grew more excited and anxious to give them a shot.
Sunday rolls around and it’s time for dinner. I throw on some jeans, makeup, jump in an Uber with hubs and head over to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. When I tell you that this place is tucked away in an industrial part of town, I am not kidding. Inside the restaurant lies this adorable, modern, open-style seating with such aromatic smells coming from candles and of course, the food. Hubs and I got there early and we sat at the bar: a glass of red and an Old Fashioned to start as my family rolled in.
We sat down and started ordering: griddle and flatbreads, labneh, tahini, cauliflower, rabbit dumplings, lamb steak, chicken, and scallop crudo. I mean, we absolutely went overboard, but it’s Hanukkah and it’s family, so all is good.
**UPDATE** I took a girlfriend back there because everything was freaking delicious, the hostess remembered me and I got a complimentary glass of cava! I swear people are super kind and this place won my heart with their griddle bread and chicken avgolemono. If you’re looking for a hip, understated, and different restaurant to go with friends and family alike, you need to come here!