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 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.