Llama Inn – Sunday Brunch

The perfect bite.

After our big celebration this past Saturday night, we went out to cure our hangover / adrenaline / socialization with a big brunch. My brother, Giora, who lives in Seattle and is always up to speed with pop culture and what is cool (way more than any other New Yorker I know) told me about a restaurant that he wanted to go to — Llama Inn, a new Peruvian restaurant in Williamsburg that has a lot of buzz about it.

Blue sky, blue building.

Blue sky, blue building.

 

Recently mentioned in The New Yorker,  The New York Times, and New York Magazine, it was impossible to get a reservation — so I sent a pathetic / persuasive email begging them to let 11 people in (YUP our family = crazy town) for any time they had available. The restaurant was gracious, sweet, and responsive telling us to come at 11 am for brunch. Ultimately, we left all 5 kids (our 2 and 3 nieces/nephews) with my mother (#Saint) and we went out to brunch only 5 of us.  Truth be told, it seems like we could have just walked in at that time, but regardless, it was AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING, and you have to go immediately!!! Like, run there. SOOOO beyond. Giora scores once again. I can’t wait to go back — so so so delicious, cool, hip, relaxed, and the food!!!!

 

Who doesn't love llamas?

Who doesn’t love llamas?

Located on a corner, the restaurant is bright, light, and sunny.

Located on a corner, the restaurant is bright, light, and sunny.

Llama Inn displayed fiber art throughout the entire interior. My kinda art.

Fiber art displayed throughout the entire interior. My kinda art.

And plants!!! Check out the window plants! I want my apartment to look like this restaurant? Can I move in?

And plants!!! Check out the window plants! I want my apartment to look like this restaurant? Can I move in?

More shoots of the greenery because it is that striking.

More shots of the greenery

Last one, but cool, right???

Last one, but cool, right???

The bar with the lights.

The bar with the lights.

 

And the food itself is beyond! We started off with ceviche and a quinoa salad — both incredible.

 

Quinoa salad with butternut squash, queso fresco, olives, olives, and raisins. I am going to recreate this amazing dish. Stay tuned.

Quinoa salad with butternut squash, queso fresco, olives, avocado, and raisins. I am going to recreate this amazing dish. Stay tuned.

The perfect bite.

The perfect bite.

Ceviche: fish with lime, red onion, habanero, sweet potato, and cilantro.

Ceviche: fish with lime, red onion, habanero, sweet potato, and cilantro.

The bite.

The bite.

 

Llama Inn is also known for its cocktails — which we did not partake in, but we did get a juice that the waitress suggested… fresh squeezed grapefruit with ginger and seltzer. It was the perfect drink to make us feel a little more awake after a long night!

 

Heaven, spicy, tasty.

Heaven, spicy, tasty (#KensStomach)

 

And the main meal! My goodness, so delicious. We each tried everything and were all happy campers.

 

The most popular by our group: beef tenderloin with french fries, banana, with fried egg.

The most popular by our group: beef tenderloin with french fries, banana, fried egg.

My order: a triple decker egg salad sandwich. Doesn't look that appealing, but heavens, it was excellent and I gobbled it whole.

My order: a triple decker egg salad sandwich. Doesn’t look that appealing, but heavens, it was excellent and I gobbled it whole.

Check it out!!!

Check it out!!!

Gotta love it. I want that outside my bathroom door at home.

Gotta love it. I want that outside my bathroom door at home.

The tired birthday boy and his best friend / aka my brother, both were very happy to take a photo.

The tired birthday boy and his best friend / aka my brother, both were very happy to take a photo.

We will be back! The service was excellent and the staff was super friendly...the waitress even asked us if were out of towners!!! (which I take that as a compliment). She said we seemed so nice and proud Westerners.

We will be back! The service was excellent and the staff was super friendly…the waitress even asked us if were out of towners!!! (which I take that as a compliment). She said we seemed so nice and proud Westerners.

Kiss from my papa! And hug from my brother!

Kiss from my papa! And hug from my brother!

 

Go, Go, Go, NOW NOW NOW to Llama Inn! Incredible vibe, atmosphere, and most of all, food!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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