M.O.B. - Maimonide of Brooklyn

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 5 Reviews
Billed as avant-garde vegetarian food with appetizers like creamy corn soup with popcorn, dry cured fennel and sage saucisson of sundried tomato, porcini mushroom, and quinoa salad. Offers M.O.B.s which are house-baked dough made with locally grown and milled organic flour shaped like the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge and topped with fruit, vegetable, and seasoning. Weekend brunch til 4:30pm. Also a location in Paris. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out
525 Atlantic Ave (3rd Ave)
Brooklyn, New York 11217
718-797-2555

Open Tue-Fri 9am-12am, Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-5pm.

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by changoamable

Funky

3 Posted on 05 / 29 / 2014

This place has a funky decor, except what is with the hipster Native American statue with [apparently] real feathers in its headdress? I generally do not expect animal parts as decor in a vegan place!

Other than the discomfitting statue, the service was fine, there is a nice outdoor patio, the food came reasonably fast and the brunch/regular menu options were interesting and atypical.

Taste-wise, I had one of the savory MOBs which was a little like a pizza (cashew cheese) and my partner had the grits with shitake sausage [see picture attached to this listing]. She was not fond of hers (too much smoke flavor), but I thought it was OK. The MOB I had was tasty but didn't blow me away.

I would give this 4 stars for food, but the hipster statue (native appropriation + animal use) deducts one star for me.

[For the record, I ate here for Saturday brunch on Apr. 26th - late review]

Pros: interesting, varied menu, food comes quickly, outdoor patio for nice weather
Cons: feathered headdress on statue

Creative vegan choice

4 Posted on 12 / 19 / 2013

We had dinner and chose the MOB Burger, MOB Dog and Baked Artichoke Macaroni. The flavors were fine and the dishes were creative. I felt the portions were skimpy for the price though. We had the torte and cheesecake for dessert. I was still a bit hungry afterwards.

The 4 big farmer tables were interesting. When the restaurant is not crowded though, as when I visited, everyone spreads out, and the effect is as if each group were eating separately so there is no communal aspect to the dining.

Pros: Creartive
Cons: skimpy portions for the price

fun time, good food...but ??

4 Posted on 05 / 10 / 2013

hopefully they extend the offerings; as of now, the menu doesn't really fit the place. it's a sort of space you wanna go and share a fun meal w/ friends. but the food is quick-eating kind of stuff. and with a limited menu, it doesn't bring on excitement to go back and try something different off the menu. and though it's touted to be uber-healthy, it's very carb-heavy. more green veggies would be welcome. will definitely go back (especially for the garden in nice weather!), it just wouldn't be my go-to place.


fun and cool place

3 Posted on 02 / 05 / 2013

This is a fun dining experience. The farmhouse tables, comic book menus and chalkboard wall art give this place a real hipster vibe. Menu is creative and kosher. Not too many salad options but people come to try their MOBs (made in Brooklyn) pizza. I've been there multiple times and will keep coming back. Also instead of bread on the table there are lake chips. Nice touch!

Pros: fun, delicious, creative

Unusual, reasonable, and good!

4 Posted on 01 / 09 / 2012

We had the mushroom and pea nuggets, corn soup, and yuca fries, all of which were pretty delicious. Then we had two MOBs (boat-shaped kind of pizza crusts topped with various stuff) , the Iron Man (greens, mushroom and alot of aioli) and the Belly Charmer (tagine of eggplant, carrot, and pistachios). Both were good, but the Iron Man was the standout - rich and flavorful, if almost impossible to bite for all the greens.
The space is large and bright, with four communal tables. Very nice. The servers wear smocks that make them look like cult initiates. A comic book which describes very little of anything comes with the menu. The MOBs come on a big metal Brooklyn bridge shaped platter, each sitting in its arched slot. You push your MOB off onto another empty plate, and eat it. Can't figure out what's up with the metal platter. Your utensils are in little drawers under the table, zealously bound in rubber bands. The check comes closed in a little can. The to go containers are just perfectly engineered to fit a MOB, and fit into the paper bag that comes with them perfectly. Its a little precious.
Will try for the take out in the future.
Oh, and there's honey in some items.

Pros: Delicious, Quick , Nice space
Cons: Precious, Over-engineered, Cult-like

 

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