Boeuf & Bun Review

by Frayda
trio of sliders at Bouf & Bun, Crown Heights

Boeuf & Bun is a burger joint located in Crown Heights, Brooklym. The Kosher Cactus visted Boeuf & Bun in June of 2021. This review was written in June of 2021.

Where is Boeuf & Bun located? What is the best way to get there?

wide open bright restaurant Boeuf & Bun, Crown Heights
A wall of window lets in all the sunshine at Boeuf & Bun

 Boeuf & Bun is located at 271 Kingston Ave, at the corner of Lincoln Rd. 

If you drive to the restaurant, you can find parking on Lincoln Rd or St Johns Place, just a few steps away. 

You can also visit by taking the train – the 3 train stops at Kingston and Eastern Parkway, just a short walk from Boeuf & Bun.

Boeuf & Bun is open from 12PM – 10PM Sunday through Thursday, and is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. 

You can order online via Boeuf & Bun also has catering options. 

Do I need to dress up fancy to visit?

You can pretty much wear whatever you want to Boeuf & Bun. The restaurant is a very smart-casual dining experience. When you are seated, a small candle at each table adds some ambience. Conversely, a mini metal bucket of spiced popcorn adds a modern, chilled vibe.

The food at Boeuf & Bun is not high dining, but the feel of the entire space is certainly fancier than fast food… Basically dress up if you want, but you don’t have to.

What type of food does Boeuf & Bun serve?

bouef & bun catering sesame chicken wings
Yes, this restaurant can cater your party, too!

Dinner at this restaurant is always a burger. Although there are technically other options (hello, salads), this is the most burger-y burger joint I’ve ever visited. There are thirteen options of burger on the menu, each with their own distinct flavour and style. 

Ok, technically you could get something else, like a few Small Plate dishes, but I cannot recommend the burgers enough. 

Boeuf & Bun also serve alcohol- some of the favorite classics, as well as a few more modern drinks. Try the Sangria. Better yet- go with a friend, order a glass of White Sangria and Red Sangria, and share. And then order another for each of you. 

What is on the Menu at Boeuf & Bun?

The menu at Boeuf & Bun is three-pages of options, whimsically stuck to a clipboard. It looks like the post-post-modern menu of an 1800’s western saloon, which is a theme throughout the restaurant. 

To start, we ordered B&B Wings and Pastrami Egg Rolls. Disclaimer: I don’t love horseradish. Somehow, it just evokes a flavor of hard labor. Not sure where I get that feeling- Egypt maybe? Anywayyyyy.

Eating the B&B Wings without the horseradish sauce (which my husband loved, FYI) was actually just fine. Maybe better than fine. The wings were clipped for ease-of-eating, and were perfectly toasted on the outside, but just soft enough to easily fall off the bone and right into your mouth. 

We ordered a Bondi Burger (it’s a suburb in Sydney, pronounced Bon-Die), and a Green Monster, both of which are served on a toasted bun. The Bondi features Lettuce, tomatoes, pickled beets, special sauce and grilled pineapple. The meat itself was delicious, as was the combination of flavours. I was a little disappointed that the pineapple was a little soggier than I expected, but it didn’t actually impact the crispiness of the bun, which is key. 

The Green Monster, which is actually very green, is a meat patty served with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes and a green chilli relish. It was a little spicy, but in the best possible way- not to burn your palate, just enough to warm it gently. So, so good. 

What else?

  • Snacks (appetizers)
  • Small Plates (sides)
  • Artisanal Burgers
  • Salads
  • Soup
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Cocktails

What is the best dish at Boeuf & Bun?

southern burger with coleslaw at boeuf & bun
No need to go down south for The Southern Burger

Deep Fried Oreos. Ok, I’m joking, that’s the best dessert. Don’t leave without some. 

Please, please- try the Southern Fried Pickles. I was extremely uncomfortable with the idea of -let’s face it- essentially a cucumber being deep fried. I am pleased to announce that I have been totally converted. The outside of the pickle is battered to a crispy perfection, and the inside it crunchy, sour and something about the flavors… It’s simply addictive. This was the dish that we asked them to refill, and then contemplated asking them to refill again. And the only reason we did not was because we were a little too full at that point. Also, gotta leave some room for Deep Fried Oreos. 

What is the Hashgacha at Boeuf & Bun?

Boeuf & Bun is under the Kosher supervision of Vaad Hakashrus of Crown Heights (CHK). The meat and chicken is Lubavitch Shechita. All buns are Pas Yisroel. All wine is Mevushal. 

Is Boeuf & Bun wheelchair accessible?

there are a few steps from street level to get into the restaurant, but the space inside is absolutely wheelchair accessible. There is also an accessible restroom in the back of the restaurant.

Is Boeuf & Bun kid-friendly?

Garden salad with added grilled chicken
The Garden Salad. Add-your-Own chicken (to the order). Yum.

Yes, the restaurant is kid-friendly. There are a few high chairs available, and a few options on the menu specifically for kids. The Kids Special Knockwurst is a half-size knockwurst in a sesame bun with ketchup, and you can order a Classic Boeuf burger for anyone who likes the simpler flavors. For the record, for any kid who wants to expand their repertoire of foods they can eat, without getting too out-there, this is the place to do it. Bouef & Bun has a ton of medium-spicy flavors in a lot of the dishes- just ask a waiter to help you out. 

Do I need to make a reservation?

Boeuf & Bun do not take any reservations for any time of the day. If you are planning on going for supper hour, plan to go early or plan to wait in line. The turnover on an average night can be pretty long- wait times can top 45 minutes. On a busy night, like public holidays, you might have to wait over one hour. If you are visiting with a party of more than 10, show up as early as you can. Or as late. Basically, avoid peak-hours. ANd bring something to do while you wait in line.

Does the menu at Boeuf & Bun have vegetarian options?

fried pickles and dill sauce at Boeuf & Bun, Crown Heights
This is kind of a big dill.

Yes, Boeuf & Bun has vegetarian options on the menu. You can order Chips & Dips from the Small Plates menu, which is house-made tortilla chips, chunky salsa, hummus and guac. For mains, there’s the Upstream Burger, made with fresh ground salmon, or VEG Out, made with a veggie burger and featuring some incredible fresh flavours. You can also order a Garden Salad, which has optional meat add-ins. 

Final Thoughts:

Boeuf & Bun is really good for a casual night out, especially if you are not in a rush and are happy to wait a little to eat. The ambiance is great, the staff were quick and the food arrived quickly. Everything we tasted was really great. For our meal of 3 apps, 2 burgers and 2 drinks, we paid $108.

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