The music here might be food for the soul, but the food for the body is just as good.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Give us an overview of the space.
Walk past the big windows with welcome lettered in English, Arabic, and Hebrew into a room divided into booths, kitchen counter seats, and communal tables. At each of these distinct spaces there’s the buzz of people enjoying themselves, the food, and the experience. Butcher & Bee is designed for a communal feeling.
What's the crowd like?
People come here because they love the shareable food, which is fresh, delicious, and never boring, but these aren’t necessarily folks who consider themselves foodies. Some are, but most just love a good night out with their friends and family. Brunch is a little bit louder and younger crowd.
What should we be drinking?
The Bloody Marys are a major topic of discussion, but the menu is deep into spirits with lots of whiskeys, wines, beers, and ciders. The wine list is geographically diverse, with bottles from Greece to California.
Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss.
The brunch menu includes lots of the restaurant’s regular favorites, like the whipped feta, hummus, and Korean fried chicken. But the shakshuka, a traditional Middle Eastern dish of poached eggs and tomatoes, is the reason to show up for brunch. Other menu items if you have the appetite: bacon-wrapped dates or green garlic papas bravas.
What did you make of the front of house folks?
Staff is efficient, but the space is busy and loud during brunch, so don’t expect a ton of one-on-one time with recommendations. There’s some pressure to turn your table.
Who should we bring with us?
As many of your friends as you can wake up on a Sunday morning.
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