It has been a busy couple of months for Chef Cesar Ramirez and the small Brooklyn restaurant The Kitchen at Brooklyn Fare. In early October, we reported that Mr. Ramirez became the proud recipient of the first two-star designation from the Michelin Guide for a restaurant in NYC outside of Manhattan.
Almost immediately after gaining international notoriety, and being booked solid for two months in advance, EaterNY and Joshua David Stein of the NY Press started referring to him as a “world class a**hole” in their respective publications (click the links below). Then his restaurant lost New York reviewer Adam Platt’s reservation and made him wait outside in the cold for three hours.
However, all the bad press in the world is not enough to counteract all the positive press the tiny 18-seat Chef’s Table has been receiving in the past several months. It remains the talk of Brooklyn restaurants.
So riding the media blitz, Mr. Ramirez announced today that he will open a second restaurant near his already beloved Brooklyn Fare. On the Brooklyn Fare Facebook page they write “The Brooklyn Fare team is busy expanding the market AND designing a new restaurant right next door to The Chef’s Table. It will have 50 seats and be classic, simple Fare for everyday eats!”
Hopefully it won’t take two months of advance booking to get a seat.