Take Root, a vegetable-focused tasting menu spot in a former Carroll Gardens yoga studio, might soon rank as South Brooklyn's most expensive restaurant.
Chef Elise Kornack, an Eater Young Guns semi-finalist, will raise the price of dinner by $20 to $105 after July 1. By comparison, the next most expensive tasting menus in that section of Kings County are at Dover ($95), Battersby ($95), and the Grocery ($85).
"The tasting is worth $105," Kornack tells Eater. "We have been planning the price change for a few months now, as we want to be able to give our guests a fuller experience. This includes sourcing more expensive ingredients and increasing the number of wines we offer, plus additional restaurant costs. We will add a few 'bells and whistles' to both the menu and service, but it will simply be an enhancement of the Take Root experience that is already in place and working."
After the $20 hike, the 10-course dinner for two, after tax and 20 percent tip, will cost $271, up from $219. And while that's more expensive that virtually any good restaurant south of Atlantic Avenue, Take Root is still OODLES cheaper than Brooklyn's priciest venues: The Little Elm in Williamsburg ($135), Blanca in Bushwick ($195), and The Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare in Downtown Brooklyn ($255). Even the full wine pairing at The Chef's Table ($150) is more expensive than the food menu at Take Root!
Take Root is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and offers one seating per night at 8 p.m. Kornack and her wife, Anna Hieronimus, are the owners and sole employees. There is no set wine pairing; pours by the glass range from $10 for sparkling wine (Gruet) to $18 for a California Cabernet (Hendry).
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