Modern Love Brooklyn

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$31 to $50
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Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
We serve from-scratch and from-the-heart swanky vegan comfort food. Our mission is to translate familiar favorites into new, exciting, and of course delicious, plant-based versions, without missing a beat! Or a beet.
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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As amazing as I thought it’d be! Highly recommend! Awesome food and great service!

EE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience, would definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a treat for a vegan

YY
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had Fig & Bacon Ricotta Toast, which was on very thick bread that was slathered with honee (bee-free honey). Oyster Mushroom Calamari was made with spicy mayo - and it was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The Mac and Shews was great - it was made with kale and cashew cheese, and crusted tofu (which was delicious). Seitan Shawarma was tasty, made with za’atar and tzatsiki. Dessert was pumpkin cheesecake (amazing) and peanut butter brownie.

NY
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Food was hit 'n miss. Wine list is pathetic. The space was nice, especially the bathroom was clean and pleasant.

K
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, yummy and elevated food. A highlight of our trip to NYC. My omnivore parents loved it.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sooo good! I got the Mac and shews (TOTALLY comfort food!) and my boyfriend got the Kimchi bowl which was amazing too. As an app we got the fried calamari which was to die for. I am vegan and gluten free so it is hard to find restaurants with appetizing options and Modern Love nailed it!!

e
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must for any NY visit. The food is delicious and the ambiance is warm and friendly. Love it.

JC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, a bit loud for my taste & also the “smart casual” dress code isn’t as closely abided as I thought it would be. I really enjoyed my dinner, the modern cheeseburger was so good and my partner got the korean bbq bowl and gave me some of his broccolini to add to my burger which only made it more delicious. It was my birthday & there was no birthday chanting or anything after our meal like for a few other parties & I did mention it was my birthday in the reservation, but it was nice to not have all the pomp & circumstance in a busy restaurant because we were seated in a weird place for it. Really enjoyed our meal, would come again!!!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best vegan spots for fine dining in the city! Relaxed vibe, excellent service and killer food and cocktails. My favorites include: Apps - Oyster mushroom calamari and mozzarella sticks; Mains: Mac and Shews and Hen of the Woods Piccata; Desserts: Peanut butter brownie and the cherry cheesecake. That said - I don't think you can go wrong with any choice from the menu. Go check it out, it's eyes-rolled-back-in-your-head delicious!

MS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegan food. I went for my birthday. The food was great. I felt it was a little salty on my palate but still enjoyed the food. My non vegan husband ate a burger and he like it also overall great staff and service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Social dinner celebrating my husband becoming a US citizen! Delicious eats! Thank you.

AZ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vegan food experience I’ve had in NYC!
Food was fresh and really tasty with a great cocktail and wine list. The “calamari” was delicious!! Would be perfect to take non-vegans too!

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and amazing food. Hostess could’ve been friendlier. Better than the average vegan meal.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have one vegetarian in the family and decided to try this restaurant. The entire family loved their meals! We especially loved the "buffalo wings". Would highly recommend Modern Love and we would certainly go back!

MO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The Service was not good. My wife felt that we were not treated well, in comparison to other guest. Others were constantly asked how things were but we were asked much later. We felt we were being rushed out whereas the people next to us, who were there longer than us, were not rushed at all. We felt totally out of place - because others were treated better than us. Though we were not looking for special service, we felt we should have been treated better.

I’ve never given a bad report but this is a first. The waitress was not nice and made my wife feel out of place during a time she took her husband out to celebrate his 30 years of working. Food - good, service - bad. Sorry.

EZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, the service is wonderful, and the restaurant itself is beautiful! Would go again, would recommend the Brooklyn Fried Tofu and the passion fruit margarita.

PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was courteous and informative. The cocktails were unique, delicious and refreshing. The food was exceptional—from presentation to flavour with interesting ingredients. Thankful that places like this exist for vegans. What a great overall app experience.

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely experience. Brought my wife here for her 40th bday and asked in the reservation if we could have a private table. The staff accommodated the request and even gave her a lovely dessert with a candle on top at the end of the meal. Every single wait person that visited our table was friendly, happy and really efficient without being pushy. The food (coming from a non vegetarian) was amazing. I normally don’t venture into Williamsburg because I don’t like the sometimes pretentious vibe but Modern Love was really really terrific. Thanks for making my wife’s birthday a very happy, memorable one.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was poor it was my second time having dinner at this location the food was great I had a waiter and another waiter come over to our table every five minutes to hurry us up to box our food. Every time they would come over I would still be eating in the middle of a conversation or state that “I was a slow eater or no I’m not ready but they would still come by which made me very uncomfortable and annoyed. For a place with such great food and nice ambience I think they need to work very hard on making the place more Inviting, more welcoming and the servers need to do better.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my vegetarian mom's birthday and we all loved everything we tried.

TW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best vegan restaurant I've ever been to in 15 years of veganism.

JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect for vegan eats in Williamsburg! Friendly service, well made food, easy to access. One of my mainstays if I’ve wanted vegan fine dining.

BP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cool spot with an even cooler menu. They decor and service have were great, flavors were better with each course and our desert special even included a candle for my ladies 30th. Very easy going ambiance and walking distance to cocktails bars for afterwards! Cheers for yummy vegan and gf food.

C
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is awesome. I tried the fried chick’n tofu and mash potatoes. Omg! Simply amazing!

I will definitely come back for more.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Modern Love is fine, but not much more. It's fancy vegan comfort food, which means a lot of fried, a lot of soy, a lot of sauce, a lot of fake cheese, etc. I prefer my vegan food to focus on enhancing the simplicity of beautiful seasonal produce, instead of dousing it it in bread crumbs and fake cheese. It's not particularly artful food here, but if you want something filling in a beautiful ambience then Modern Love will do the trick.

KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. The tofu eggs benedict is literally the best thing I’ve ever eaten. My friend got the scramble and it was also very good. Had I not been so full I would have ordered more. I desperately wish there was a location up in Connecticut.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and amazing people!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS THE BEST PLACE YOU SHOULD GO OK HAVE A GREAT TIME

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food, nice service, reasonably priced .

CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Modern Love, and it did not disappoint. The food is delicious, and the staff is so friendly. I so appreciated the s’mores brownie sundae recommendation. I recommend this spot to everyone. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu! Thank you for such a wonderful dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent vegan comfort food. Large portions.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I love this place and will forever but the service wasn’t the best. I’m sure next time will be better.

DR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

modern love is my fav vegetarian spot in NYC for sure

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good mozzarella sticks

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was fantastic. Our server was lovely, but they timed our food very badly and brought our entrees out while we still had a full table of appetizers. Instead of taking them away and making fresh ones when we were ready, they kind of tried to push them on us and then let them sit in the kitchen and served them room temperature- faux pas!

“Cocktails” are all wine based- very sweet and fruit juicy. We switched to a great sparkling wine. Hopefully they will get a liquor license cause a good cocktail would be dreamy with this amazing food.

ZO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Nasty food! I was so excited to try Modern Love and was greatly disappointed by my meal. The service was great and the restaurant itself was clean and nice, but I would never return.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great! We had the shrooms and grits, the burger, and french toast at brunch and it was all so so so good. We’ll definitely be back.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and I had so much fun for my birthday. I had with me 3 non vegans and they all were so happy with what they got that we all couldn’t stop sharing bites so we all could know how great each dish was ! I can’t wait to go back !

DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Josh our waiter was friendly, professional and made our experience 100% pleasurable. The restaurant with its high ceilings and no sound absorbers makes it very noisy, which is the only negative.

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