Tambour Bistro and Wine Bar is a cool spot that serves up some great Mediterranean style eats in Brooklyn. They have a great deal going on: for $120 you get an appetizer, a dry-aged porterhouse steak from Romeo Brothers (Bensonhurst meat shop), a side and a dessert.
My wife and I came in to try this stuff out. Here’s what we had.
First, some nice wines. I had a Rioja and my wife had a white that I can’t pronounce.
The mussels here are incredible. Make sure you ask for a spoon to slurp up the sauce at the bottom of the bowl. There’s white wine, roasted chili peppers and herbs in that crack sauce.
This arugula salad was simple and refreshing, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, pickled shallots, English cukes and marinated baby tomatoes.
Next up was the main event: a 70-day dry-aged porterhouse, served Florentine style, with charred lemons and rosemary.
This thing was a real beauty. Perfectly cooked with that great brown Maillard crust on it.
There was a lot of earthy funk on this from the aging process, so wiping an occasional bite across the charred lemon was a great way to cut the fat and funk with a pop of brightness.
We finished every bite. I highly recommend this steak. 9/10.
On the side we had the asparagus with crumbled parmesan cheese. That’s an Italian chimichurri sauce in the back. Basil, oregano, lemon, etc. Great with the steak actually.
For dessert, we had this perfectly executed creme brûlée.
This baby was big, creamy and flavorful.
I will definitely be back here to try their bacon as well as some other cuts of steak. I suggest you give it a shot too, especially if you live in the area.
TAMBOUR BISTRO & WINE BAR
652 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215