Newcomer to the hip North Brooklyn region; the Harvey is a modern American restaurant turning out creative Italian-inflected dishes with unconventional ingredient pairings.
Like most New American restaurants, you can expect a mishmash of cuisines featured on the seasonal menu of the Harvey. Chef Kevin Chun’s menu nods to his love for Italian cuisine and gives traditional Italian cuisine unique flair. A standout from the eatery, which was formerly titled Macao Trading Co. and Yunnan Kitchen, is hands down the spaghetti squash cacio e pepe topped with a zing of yolky egg. At Harvey, Chef Chun divorces the traditional pairing and marries these unique ingredients to the cacio e pepe recipe; soft poached egg, oregano crumb and spaghetti squash. Creating a better-for-you dish that hones the incredible pasta taste. Other dishes on the Harvey menu include the black rice risotto, ciriole nero alla caprese and Dry Aged 16oz NY Strip Steak served with smashed potatoes.
On a night or day when you’re in the mood for sharing, consider splitting a pizza. Offerings include the Marochino Pizza and Diabolo topped with calabrian salami, nduja, calabrian chiles. Be sure not to miss out on the wine selection, brunch or high tea.
The warm, brass- and exposed brick digs are very fitting to the Brooklyn aesthetic. Down the spiral staircase the restaurant is situated at the ground-level of the hotel. Guests can be found dining alone with their laptop and a glass of wine, laughing with a group of friends on the leather ruby lounge chairs or having an intimate dinner date on the candle lit brass highlighted tables.
Home to unicorn lattes, avocado toasts and an influx of freelancers, the hip neighborhood is packed with innovative, creative and collaborative restaurants with a new addition – Harvey.
For more information on Harvey visit: www.harveywilliamsburg.com
Alyssa Holder is a writer specializing in food and travel topics since 2015.