The Sister Restaurant of Xixa in Williamsburg is Good but not as Great
A couple of weeks ago (I know - I've been so bad at updating lately!), I went to dinner with Christine and Zach. We wanted to check out Traif, the sister restaurant of Xixa (a spot I went to with Christine several months ago). I heard a lot of hype about this spot and, naturally, I was super excited to try it out. Based off of Yelp reviews, it was even better than Xixa and that was an incredibly high bar. I headed to the restaurant with high hopes and an empty stomach!
I decided to have a beer and ordered a variety that the server recommended: Stiegl. It was nice and light and also paired well with the meal.
We began the meal with a carrot soup from the chef - very yummy! We also split several dishes. My favorite dishes were the tuna tartare, pork sliders, ribs and doughnuts. The tuna was served on fried eggplant which was a unique presentation and really added to the flavor. Both of the pork dishes were so good! The ribs were exquisite! Who would have through strawberry cinnamon would be so yummy! Other items we ordered that didn't really impress me were the peach salad, burrata, chorizo spread and risotto.
Overall, the meal was good...not great. Although there were several standout dishes, I would note that EVERY DISH at Xixa was a knockout. You simply must go to Xixa.