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Kream Restaurant (Brooklyn)

Kream Restaurant (Brooklyn)
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Cost
R199 avg main meal
Ambience
Local cuisine, Views
Food
Fine-dining food, Modern, South African, Sushi
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Jacqueline Cochrane

Best for

Big-budget dinners, business meals, special occasions.

Food

A selection of artisan bread and four types of flavoured butter kick things off, but best to practice restraint at this point and save space for the good stuff. The baked camembert is a moreish delight. It comes with an intriguing almond and cranberry crumble, made unexpectedly elegant with a drizzle of hibiscus honey. The tuna tartare is generously portioned, with avocado and wasabi purée offering a delicate counterpoint. Equally eye-catching options include saffron pear and goat’s cheese, salmon gravlax and wild mushroom risotto balls. After a such a spectrum of flavours, the strawberry sorbet is aptly refreshing.

The vegan main is a handsome dish of baby marrow noodles with deliciously crisp edges. Dollops of basil pesto and rather unwieldy broccoli florets threaten to overwhelm the subtler tastes of the mushrooms, artichokes and cubed potatoes, but this is nonetheless a hearty, well-thought out meal. Meat-eaters won’t be disappointed by the beef fillet given a tasty twist with roasted bone marrow, a sublime bordelaise sauce and exceptionally well-made fondant potatoes. Other grill options include smoked pork belly, lamb shank and sirloin steak topped with a blue cheese sauce and biltong shavings. One could just as easily come for the sushi, which is among the finest you’ll find in the capital city – and surprisingly unfussy and well-priced.

For dessert, classic crème brûlée is partnered with popcorn and salted caramel ice cream: a brave combination that risks over-amplifying the sweetness of the one and saltiness of the other. The frozen honey and almond nougat parfait, however, is a dreamy concoction of icy, chewy goodness, made pleasantly complex with dainty details like lime gel, orange segments and almond crumble. The rainbow-coloured cheesecake served with crushed candy cane is a playful alternative, or go for the fruit and mascarpone-filled crepe parcels with hazelnut ice cream.

Drinks

From an impressive array of fine French bubbles to an excellent selection of cognac, gin and rare whiskies, the extensive drinks menu sees to it that special occasions are matched with a fitting libation. The sommelier will help you navigate the endlessly vast wine list to find just the right one, while the cocktail line-up consists of all the classics.

Service

A squadron of gracious, superbly trained staff ensures that guests are made to feel welcome in a flurry of attentiveness. Although it may feel excessive to some, it’s all been carefully planned and there are no awkward, mid-chew interruptions of the “How is your meal?” variety. The service is exceptional throughout, although some staff go about it with a little more heart than others.

Ambience

The ambience is perhaps where Kream truly shows its fine-dining mettle: they’re just so good at getting the little things right. While dinnertime conversation fills the main eating areas with the sound of pleasant chatter, it’s still discreet. The music is played at just the right volume, the temperature is perfect, and high ceilings, reflective surfaces and fine local art team up to create an experience that is sophisticated from start to finish

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User reviews

  • Kream has amazing food, you can’t expect anything less when you enter into the building. Its modern, sheek and a little dreamy. Their mains are tasty, great protion sizes for what you pay for. Definitly one to try
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  • Kream is definitely my all time favourite. The first restaurant that comes to mind when you want to spoil someone, celebrating something special or just looking for the finest dining experience. The food never disappoints, the ambience is just perfect and staff very professional. After several wedding anniversaries and birthday celebrations It still is the best.
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  • Kream restaurant, is probably my favourite, as I love the modern warm atmosphere when you walk in, bit the food is doing all the talking. The food is amazing and I've tried a few of the dishes which they did not disappoint at all, I wish I could eat there everyday. The winner was the candy crush desert, sweet and delicious, yet the presentation was so cool. I would recommend kream to anyone.
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  • When we talk about spoiling yourself once in a while this is the place to be the food is amazing
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  • My favorite restaurant.
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  • My boyfriend and I went for our 2nd Anniversary dinner. We were served by a lovely lady who ensured we were comfortable all evening. We had scallops and steak tartare as starters. They were both delicious and well-proportioned. As mains, we had fillet Camembert and sea bass (Chef’s special). The fillet was expertly grilled to a butter-soft medium rare. The sea bass was delicate, although the rice and salad it was served with were on the acidic side. At the end of the night, we were gifted with a sorbet drink and a plate saying Happy Anniversary from Kream; our picture was taken with this plate
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  • We went to Kream as part of Restaurant week. It was a lovely evening of fine dining. Every course was worth looking forward to. My first time for quail, also! It was our first visit to their new venue and they have transformed the prevouis restaurant dramatically. The restaurant was packed but we didn't have trouble hearing each other.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Dress code
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Reservations recommended
  • Serves food
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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