Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Mettā

197 Adelphi St. (Willoughby Ave.) Send to Phone
718-233-9134
Open-fire cooking with South American flair in Fort Greene.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key


Mettā, Brooklyn, NY

Mettā Restaurant Review

:
About the restaurant: Fort Greene is a neighborhood of small restaurants, befitting the size of its small residential apartment buildings. Mettā stands out among the variety of brick-walled, cozy eating establishments with its open kitchen and open-flame cooking, super-knowledgeable staff and distinctive menu.

Likes: Sitting at the chef’s counter gives guests a firsthand look at the pyrotechnics happening in the kitchen.
Dislikes: Seasoning and saltiness of the food was uneven, sometimes overwhelming the basic flavors of the dish.

Food & Drinks: The menu is divided into small snacks, appetizers and larger plates and the staff will instruct you on how to construct the perfect balance. Don’t-miss snacks are the potato fried in beef tallow, crunchy and an interesting side note to any of Mettā’s savory or sweet artisanal cocktails, or the lamb and chili, a crispy bite wrapped in lettuce cups. Drawing from chef Norberto Piattoni’s Argentinean background and time spent with barbecue-master Francis Mallmann in Uruguay, hearty meat specialties are showcased, such as beef heart carpaccio with a smoky chile paste and rib-eye a la parilla with a chimichurri salsa. From the creative and all-European wine list, an orange Pinot Gris is a sour complement to non-meat dishes like porgy crudo or the market fish of the day. Desserts are equally intriguing, like the charred sweet potato with elecampane-infused cream or pine ice cream served on shortbread with cranberries.





Discover the Best Sports Bars in New York
Best Sports Bars in New York

Looking for the best places to watch the Super Bowl on February 2, 2020, basketball or hockey? Check out GAYOT's picks for the
Best Bars to Watch Sports in New York Area.




GAYOT RESTAURANT AWARDS

Enter the culinary world of the 2019 Best Restaurants in America with our Restaurants Awards.