Venue Info

Wine and cheese is an expected pairing, but Williamsburg wine-bar-slash-restaurant Denizen takes the symbiotic relationship to another level. The cheese-focused small plates menu is more than just an accompaniment to the European and American vintages poured, it’s cause for a meal in itself. While you can order hunks of cheese with bread the traditional way -- from a Wisconsin cheddar/blue hybrid to a gooey sheep's milk bossa -- you should order a few of the New American dishes built for sharing. Cheesy sauce is drizzled over roasted and pickled cauliflower, grilled between challah slices with black truffles and tomato soup, and melted onto a mushroom flatbread with garlic and soy.

New York

Denizen


LIZ CLAYMAN

Wine and cheese is an expected pairing, but Williamsburg wine-bar-slash-restaurant Denizen takes the symbiotic relationship to another level. The cheese-focused small plates menu is more than just an accompaniment to the European and American vintages poured, it’s cause for a meal in itself. While you can order hunks of cheese with bread the traditional way -- from a Wisconsin cheddar/blue hybrid to a gooey sheep's milk bossa -- you should order a few of the New American dishes built for sharing. Cheesy sauce is drizzled over roasted and pickled cauliflower, grilled between challah slices with black truffles and tomato soup, and melted onto a mushroom flatbread with garlic and soy.