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The Counting Room

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There sure are a lot of new things popping up all up on the north side of Williamsburg these days. Lodged within a weird DUMBO-area-looking strip-mall block next to a dry cleaning place on North 11th and Berry is just one of these new “things”– a little (actually sort of large) restaurant called The Counting Room.  The interior kind of has the feel of an Urban Outfitters: The Restaurant thing happening, and whoever started this place must really like accounting jokes.  The menus are re-fashioned file folders, and all the furnishings are like 90% old timey desks.

All math/accounting gags aside, I went here for brunch, and although I found that all the glassware made me feel like a giant and in general, everything was a bit overpriced ($6 for a bag of warm croutons?  Really, guys?), the food was pretty tasty.  I had a veggie sandwich with cheese and it was pre-tty, pre-tty, pre-tty good.  They also have these French Toast Stick things that harken back to my Jack N’ The Box drive-thru days in Southern California– you know, except kla$$ier and more expensive-like.

All in all, I’d say it’s worth checking out.  Especially because of that random Dingo-looking dog in the downstairs area.  But don’t get the grilled cheese with truffle oil.  It’s totally not worth like $12.

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Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G. is a Southern California native living in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn since 2005. Anna is constantly trying to unite her love of CA sunshine and the excitement of the New York urban jungle, all the while trying to keep her unwieldy credit card debt under control, and look fabulous at brunch, no matter how un-showered and hungover.

1 Comment

  1. Julia H
    May 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Dude, this review is Kla$$y as hell. That grilled cheese ruined my credit score somehow.