As of tomorrow, Luksus, the Nordic tasting menu restaurant tucked in the back Greenpoint beer destination Torst, is changing around the way it does things. First and foremost, chef Daniel Burns plans to switch from a five-course, $95 menu to much more ambitious and expensive 15-course, $115 tasting menu. Beer pairings will still cost $45 extra. To go along with that – and no doubt because of the logistics required to serve a 15-course meal – the restaurant will also switch from a flexible reservation policy to offering just one or two seatings a night. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the only seating will be at 7:30 p.m., while on Thursdays through Sundays Luksus will offer seatings at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. (the restaurant is closed on Mondays).
Luksus earned a Michelin star for the first time this year, and this new direction could be in part a reaction to that. In a release, Burns explains, "We've been open for nearly two years, and we've had a great response. But it is time we try to raise the level of the experience." Though Luksus is still far cheaper Brooklyn's most expensive tasting menu restaurants – Brooklyn Fare is $255 and Blanca is $195 – the move does bump it out of the class of neo-bistros like Contra and Semilla, which are offering many-coursed tasting menus for under $100.
Correction: This post previously listed Luksus's menu at $75. It is actually $95.