In a magical city over a famous bridge, there is a gem of a Italian restaurant that needs to be added to your “must try” list. It’s called Sociale, it’s in Brooklyn and it’s delicious! Is it an all vegan restaurant? No, but if you call ahead, the very kind staff and immensely talented chef will cater to any of your dietary restrictions. The restaurant is modern and clean, but still quaint and homey. Front of the house is run by Francesco. He is everything you would ever want from a front of house captain. He is charming. He is enthusiastic. He is from Italy. He is incredibly passionate about food! He will make you feel like you have come home for a leisurely, romantic, delicious food experience. The lighting in Sociale is exactly what I like: dimly lit, creating a perfect glow. The only trouble with this is taking photos is not so easy. Please forgive me for the quality of these pictures and take my word that you have to get over to Sociale asap! Nonetheless, this is what we ate, savored, and enjoyed!
Risotto style farro with tender asparagus. This was a unique take on risotto that I loved! I’ll definitely be recreating this dish in the future!
And ugh this picture does this dessert not even an ounce of justice. This pumpkin spice cake was one of the best vegan desserts I’ve ever had in my entire life. It was moist, light, and packed with huge flavors! This dessert alone is reason to fly back across the country right now!
There is really negative to say about this place. It’s fantastic! My dinner mates ate animal protein off the normal menu and they loved their dishes as well. And note that there is a really beautiful private table downstairs that is perfect for an intimate dinner.
tel +1 (718) 576 3588