A First Look at Barberry, Now Open in Williamsburg

We had a chance to visit Barberry to snag a menu and get the interior shots you see here. The place is quite lovely, and now that the owners have split Zipi Zape’s 80-year-old bar in two and moved it off to the side, the layout is much more inviting. One word of warning: When chef-owner Diego Gonzales’s Argentinian mixed grill comes out, the entire room is smoked out, fajitas style. Be ready to send out some apologetic glasses of cava to your fellow diners. Here’s the rest of the dinner offerings.

Fresh baby artichokes, spring mint, aged manchego cheese - $9

Filet mignon carpaccio - $8
(fresh artichokes, manchego cheese, zest of lemon)

Pan-fried smoky San Simon cheese - $10
(grilled Portobello steak, fresh arugula salad)

Spicy spoiled New Orleans shrimp with alioli - $12

Grilled Portuguese sardines - $8
(country bread, cherry-tomato salad)

Grilled organic chicken livers on aromatic rosemary skewers - $7
(caramelized onions, balsamic-vinegar reduction)

Frisée with Asturian blue cheese - $9
(organic honey-roasted-walnut caramel, Granny Smith apples)

Crispy romaine with allioli and Parmesan croutons - $8
(with grilled chicken - $11)

Barberry Angus burger with cucumber alioli - $10

Grilled chicken breast sandwich - $12
(Roasted red peppers, grilled eggplant, zucchini, fresh herb pasta)

Fresh Portuguese cod po' boy - $14
(organic arugula)

Cazulet of cod fish - $16
(chickpeas, fresh cherry tomatoes, white wine and fine herbs)

Hand-rolled canelones with béchamel - $12
(layered with wild-mushroom ragout and ricotta)

Saffron spiced fresh New Zealand mussels - $15
(Hefeweizen-beer tomato sauce, basil crisps)

Selection of Argentinian grilled meats for two - $35
(lamb chops, flank steak, Spanish chorizo, pork ribs, sweetbreads, beef ribs, quail, with fresh arugula and lemon salad)

Greenmarket Picks
(Chili-coated potatoes - $4.50
Grilled Asian eggplant with Parmiggiano - $4.50
Cauliflower béchamel with nutmeg - $5
Organic roasted beets with ricotta - $4.50
Wild radish greens, garlic, pimenton - $4.50
Alioli - $4

Surprise chocolate soufflé - $10
(Warm Belgian chocolate soufflé with fresh raspberry coulis, balsamic-vinegar reduction)
Puff Pastry - $8
(Puff layers with homemade Chantilly cream and berries and strawberry compote)
Crema Catalan - $8
Fresh Tahitian vanilla beans, Chantilly cream and berries)

Selection of Cheeses - $12 (for 4) and $24 (for 8)

Barberry, 152 Metropolitan Ave., at Berry St.; 718-599-3027

Earlier: Zipi Zape Reopens As Ameri-terranean Spot, Barberry

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