We had Cecconi’s in Dumbo on our radar for a while. Each time we went to that area, we saw this place full with sometimes a line at the door. Little we knew that this Italian restaurant had locations in many places like West Hollywood, Miami, Istanbul, Barcelona, Berlin and London. I did not imagine before eating there that it was so huge, but the best is their waterfront seating that offers stunning views of Manhattan and the Manhattan bridge.
We were there for brunch on a Saturday. I started the meal with a fresh squeezed orange juice that was very good, not watered down.
As an appetizer, we shared the crostini with whipped ricotta and truffle honey. I love the combination of ricotta and honey that complement each other well. As they saw we were close not to have anymore crostini, they graciously brought some additional ones.
For her entree, Jodi ordered the butter lettuce with sprouts, avocado and tomato. Know that you can add things like burrata or chicken to it.
On my side, it was the tuna tartare that was prepared table side. Well, close enough to our table that I could see them adding the ingredients to the chopped ahi tuna and avocado. They added quite a few that I cannot all remember, but there was mint, chili and lemon. It was delicious, tasted fresh, with a nice acidity.
I accompanied the tartare with hash browns that were more like tater tots. Very good, crunchy and addictive.
So overall we had a great brunch at Cecconi’s: the food was good, the atmosphere relaxed, the service on point and the view fantastic. I definitely would love to go for dinner there, their menu being mouth watering.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Cecconi’s -55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201