As You Are
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The gist: After opening its doors in Boerum Hill this past summer, the Ace Hotel Brooklyn debuted its all-day ground-floor restaurant just last month. Located at the nexus of several neighborhoods, at As You Are, chef Ryan Jordan (John Dory, The Breslin) uses the locale as inspiration to offer a new American menu saluting the culinary flair of its home borough. Pastry chef Daniel Alvarez (Dominique Ansel New York, Daily Provisions) oversees the desserts program at this stylish eatery and also offers his baked goods in the mornings at 7:30 am daily with a bakery counter that includes must-trys like a black & white donut and pastel de nata. A breakfast service with Old Fashioned pancakes and brown rice porridge is set to launch on November 1.
The food: New American cuisine with a Brooklyn twist within a stylish hotel restaurant. Starters include chicken liver and onion on sweet bay leaf and almond madeleines; crispy brussels sprouts with sauce gribiche; baked claims with a house hot sauce; and Maplebrook burrata with verjus poached pear. Mains include the signature octopus mezcal ragu with house made radiatore; pan roasted skate with blood orange; confit lamb ribs with chili crip; and a short rib burger made on a house made english muffin. Desserts include toasted oat ice cream with toffee hot sauce and a chocolate layer cake with raspberry hibiscus sorbet. Choose from signature cocktails like the Love, Brooklyn (basil vodka, sherry, almond) and No Sleep Tonight (tequila, spiced pear liqueur).
The cost: Starters are $8-19, mains are $16-36, sides are $9-12, and desserts are $9-12. Signature cocktails are $16-18, wines by the glass are $12-17, and beer is $8-12.