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Zanmi: Cool spot for a quick bite in Brooklyn

Updated: Mar 15, 2023




A couple of weeks ago, I happen to be in Brooklyn, a friend of mine called, while chatting, I informed him that I was in Brooklyn and he suggested we meet at Zanmi, a new Haitian restaurant located in Lefferts Gardens in the heart of Brooklyn, a semi-urban area. It is a favorite hangout for locals.


The decor is a stunning, a mix of vintage contemporary and modernity with a few Haitian artifacts.

The menu offers a wide variety of delicious and mouthwatering starters Haitian and non-Haitian. I had the fried calamari served with Kreyol Aioli. For the main course I had the vegan legumes, which included: eggplant, chayote, carrots, lima beans and spinach. Everything was fresh and delicious. Chef Wesly Jean Simon uses the best quality ingredients to produce dishes that are simply delightful. He seemed very warm and thoughtful. He came around to check on our experience and seemed to be authentically engaged.


The restaurant does not have a liquor licence but you can bring your own favorite wine for a $10 charge.


This cozy spot has left the best impressions. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes and beautiful presentation. It was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. I’d love to visit again. A superbly fun evening, I'd recommend it as a nice place to go with friends, family, or a partner.


I report, you decide.



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