Restaurant opened 2016 by vegan chef and author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Cuisine is billed as "swanky vegan comfort food." Offers a varied menu with example of choices include waffles, peach pie, poutine, deviled eggs, tofu benedict, risotto, scramble, bloody mary, mac n shews, and cheeseburger. Open Mon-Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm. Closed Mon.

146 Reviews

First Review by Parasol


Points +477

17 Sep 2023

A must try!

Incredible food, friendly staff and lots of great options. We had a large party of six and were able to make reservations easily online. Everyone in our group had a great time.



Points +24

12 Sep 2023

A bit disappointing

I had high expectations for this place, but they weren't met. I went for dinner and had macaroni & cheese, as I wanted something American, but the dish was far too acidic and watery, plus the pasta was overcooked. But the biggest disappointment was the dessert. Me and my friend got the tiramisù and a kind of sponge cake, which were inedible because of the amount of sugar and fat. In particular the "fatty" cashew-based layers of the tiramisù could be reduced to a third of what they are as they are way to thick. Also, I was expecting a more inventive menu, rather than basic American/Italian dishes made vegan. I have to say though that this is something I noticed in NYC in general. No much creativity, but classics made vegan, which is not bad per se, by I was expecting more of a variety in such a big and trendy place.
My review needs to be taken into context though, as I was visiting from Europe, and can say is a bit different over here in terms of culinary traditions, taste and habits. Portions were definitely good, and the starter of spicy fried seitan as well, so not all bad.

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-12

Pros: Portions, Service, Seitan-based starter

Cons: Too much fat and sugar in two of the desserts, Lack of creativity


Points +395

30 Aug 2023

Cozy dinning in Brooklyn

This place has amazing food. The atmosphere is nice, and the staff is friendly. The portion sizes are pretty big as well. The majority of items on the menu contain garlic. But there are also items without garlic.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-30

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff


Points +149

30 Aug 2023

In love

We came here with high expectations, and those expectations were far exceeded. The Buffalo wings (cauliflower or seitan option) with ranch were delicious, and the vegan calamari and Mac & cheese were also to be enjoyed. The portions were large and suitable for sharing. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great variety of dishes, So tasty , Portion size


Points +6431

29 Aug 2023

Thank you😄

Love the gf nachos , thank you, a lot of their items are no longer on the menu so always asked the kitchen what they have, for example I was originally going for plantain and guacamole but they don’t have plantain anymore , still love the nacho , I can tell it’s air fried nacho and home made, it’s not like regular nachos and it’s not oily at all , thank you😄


Points +119

03 Aug 2023

Amazing birthday dinner!

I have wanted to come here for a very long time, so came all the way from 🇬🇧! It did not disappoint! Delicious and lovely folk!


Points +488

29 Jun 2023

Best vegan fried calamari I’ve ever had

Mouth-watering comfort food in Brooklyn

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-29


Points +825

25 Jun 2023

Best wings

I had the wings and they were the best I had in the states!
Staff is super friendly and you get a big portion.


Points +359

23 Jun 2023


I love it here so much. Everything is amazing. I love that Isa Chandra Moskowitz made a restaurant. You must try if you’re ever in Williamsburg. Or just go on purpose!


Points +2868

18 Apr 2023

Classy Comfort Food

I was really excited to visit Modern Love as a long term fan of Isa's cookbooks. The food was exactly what I was hoping for - big, hearty, comforting plates. We ordered the seitan buffalo wings for a starter, and it was such a huge portion it could have fed several people. The sauce was excellent, and the texture was good too. By that point, I really didn't need the fried chicken tofu I'd ordered with my pasta alfredo. It was rich and creamy, but could have done with a bit more flavour. The bread was nice, and the tofu had a lovely coating. My companions had the Greek salad, which was very refreshing, and the mushroom fried chick'n, which was a big hit, although the coleslaw was not as exciting as the other components. We had no room for dessert unfortunately, but the chocolate milkshake was really decadent.

Service was great, and we had a really lovely experience.


Points +453

16 Apr 2023

Always good!

I've been to Modern Love a few times over the years of living in the neighborhood and this last time I went as part of a Vegan meetup event. Service was attentive which is especially impressive considering we were a large group. I tried something new to me, the Chickpea Parmesan Hero and it was really good and a vanilla spiked shake was delicious! There are quite a few vegan options now in the neighborhood but definitely recommend this Williamsburg staple if you've never been!

Pros: Good variety of dishes , Great service, Cool vibe


Points +158

15 Apr 2023

Elevated Vegan

This was my second time here to Modern Love and it was another home run! The food is not fancy but a step above the average vegan “junk” or “fast” food that I usually love. Everything we tried was delicious, without the faux meats (again that I usually love). I highly recommend the Shrooms and Grits and Brownie a-la-mode.


Points +1779

15 Apr 2023

Honest review

I really dislike giving mediocre reviews, usually I will just skip it. We were very excited to try Modern Love and maybe our expectations were set too high.

It started off somewhat negative with a very unfriendly hostess whom we had a difficult time hearing. Upon sitting we soon realized that conversation would be a struggle without yelling across the table. The acoustics of the space need some work.

The chicken wing appetizer was definitely worth ordering and the portion was enormous. The fried chicken entree was unfortunately tasteless. I was basically eating fried batter. The mashed potatoes were excellent and I would try to pair it with the chicken wings for a better meal next time.

With the noise, impersonal service and mediocre food I am disappointed to only give the meal three stars.


Points +32

07 Mar 2023

Loved it!

The portions were big (and I'm a big eater). The service was great and the wine was tasty. I ordered the mac&cheeze and the seitan buffalo wings as a starter. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Big portions , Good service


Points +43

26 Feb 2023

Great food, big portions

I love it here and I cannot wait to go back! I loved the nachos and the chickpea cutlet. The staff was super friendly and inviting as well!

Pros: Tons of options, Great music, Big portions


Points +223

14 Feb 2023

My favorite!

We joke that everything is made of cashews and mushrooms. Not 100% true, and what's important is that you can't go wrong.
Among the appetizers, my favorite is the Brussels sprouts.
On this visit I had the oyster mushroom chic'n, which was served with mashed potatoes (with gravy) and coleslaw.
With the appetizer it really was too much food, especially since I wanted dessert.
There is a warning on the menu that if one is nut-sensitive Modern Love may not be the place for you "but we still love you".
The staff is delightful, and it matters to me that they still mask up in the dining room. Outdoor dining is also available.

Pros: Everything is delicious , Great staff


Points +1981

05 Feb 2023

Tasty scramble and buffalo seitan

Came here with 10 people and they were able to accommodate so props for that. The tofu scramble I got was pretty good texture and flavor-wise. I also got a bite of the buffalo seitan—definitely worth a try. Heard the chai spice milkshake was also very good.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-05

Pros: Can accommodate large groups , Everything is vegan


Points +418

11 Jan 2023

Delicious vegan brunch

We went for brunch and all the food we tried was delicious. Highly recommend!


Points +30

24 Dec 2022

My First

Modern Love was the first vegan restaurant I dined at. The venue is so elegant and cozy. This is definitely a nice date night option. Modern Love gives large portions so you will definitely have some left over to take home or you'll be so full you may not make it home lol. There are lots of options available and great wine options as well.

Pros: Great wine options, Great prices, Beautiful setting!


Points +26

04 Dec 2022

Happy tummies!

Great food, generous portions, friendly and kind staff!

Pros: All vegan menu , Asked about allergies upfront , Great atmosphere

Cons: None


Points +128

06 Nov 2022

Wonderful food, cool place

Best vegan Eggs Benedict I've ever had, and I've had so many. Modern Love is the first place I've been to that focused on the flavor of the hollandaise sauce, as opposed to just the color (although it's the right color too!)

The fried mozzarella app was also incredible, as was the peanut butter cheesecake. Really great brunch, had a solid drink menu as well.


Points +597

15 Oct 2022

Amazing American cuisine

Our meal was amazing and Isa Chandra Moskowitz was there so you know she's making sure the food is top notch


Points +498

10 Oct 2022

Good Comfort Food

The menu had many options to choose from. I gave this restaurant only 4 stars because a majority of the menu items were heavily fried. I chose one of the few options that was not fried. I had the Green Goddess Bowl (a new menu addition). It was amazing - lots of flavor and delicious! I would give that menu item a 5 star rating! Overall, reasonably priced restaurant. I would go back!


Points +164

06 Oct 2022

Breakfast is where it’s at

Craving breakfast-waffles-pancakes-they don’t disappoint!


Cons: Need more locations


Points +35

15 Aug 2022

Love Modern Love!!

Absolutely delicious, fresh food. Great and decadent choices!


Points +406

13 Aug 2022

New Favorite Restaurant

I had such an amazing dining experience at Modern Love. The food was so incredibly amazing. I ordered the garlic parmesan seitan wings app and the grilled polenta with hazelnut romesco chickpeas and charred broccolini as my main. They both tasted better than I could’ve anticipated, and everybody else’s food looked and smelled amazing in passing. The cocktails were adorable as well. The presentation was adorable. The staff were all so friendly, and it was such a welcoming environment. The diversity of the crowd just screamed Brooklyn, and I cannot emphasize enough how happy I am that this place is only a half mile from my apartment.


Points +338

27 Jul 2022


I love what that the menu is constantly changing. The food here is done in a creative way much like blossom and candle 79. I would say most of the things I’ve had here are great. I like to say I’ve tried most of the menu but it seems like every time I go back they have new items. I always end up spending a small fortune here. Worth it though.

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