Happy Monday folks! How was your weekend? Mine ended on a rather positive note with a great dinner in Brooklyn.
After entertaining my girlfriend at my place, she drove me over to the southside of Williamsburg to pick up the newest addition to my living room – a beautiful table (scored from Craigslist.com – DIY/Decor living room post coming soon) and to eat (one of my favorite past times).
We enjoyed a late dinner at Fushimi: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/. Fushimi is a Japanese restaurant & lounge located on the north side of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This restaurant is Zagat Survey & Michelin recommended (these are elite accolades FYI) for good reason. We parked on the corner (parking is pretty abundant by the way) and made our way to the entrance. I was pretty impressed before I entered the restaurant.
Upon entering we were greeted by friendly staff and opulent decor. Sensory overload in an understatement; we were surrounded by warm dark walls that flirted with dim lighting, crystals from the ceiling to the floor, candles, flowers, tasteful artwork. My camera didn’t do the ambiance justice (click here for additional photos of the decor and cuisine: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/gallery.html#!prettyPhoto. We were seated in a booth similar to this one. I noticed that all the booths along the wall were semi-enclosed and had a Geisha staring down at you: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/gallery.html#!prettyPhoto/19/.
The service was superb. I noticed that a waiter/waitress was in close proximity the entire time; close enough to get you whatever you desired, but far enough to not be considered intrusive. After our waiter bought up our water preference (they offer tap or bottled) we were given hot towels to clean our hands.
We reviewed the menu:
and opted to indulge in a few hot appetizers before placing our respective entree orders
Are you salivating yet? You should be because everything that you see was DELICIOUS!!!! For our entree selections we feasted on fish; my dining companion had salmon and I opted for cod (wanted to try something that I don’t normally eat).
I can’t front, I felt like the portions were on the scant side, but we made do and devoured everything placed in front of us.
With a meal this divine you know we had to try the dessert right? The dessert options were all very appealing (http://www.fushimigroup.com/menu/williamsburg/williamsburg/dessert.html), but the creme brulee stood out. We ordered it and shared the contents.
Would I return? Absolutely! I would highly recommend you to to experience Fushimi for yourself – I promise you won’t be disappointed in the myriad of options, the ambiance, the service, and your experience here.
Until next time friends!