We are Johnny and Julia, a young couple who met while working together in the NYC dining scene. Together we've created WoodEar, an eatery located in our cozy Brooklyn brownstone. Having worked at Michelin-starred Del Posto and former Japanese speakeasy Dinnertable to name a few, Chef Johnny has acquired a plethora of knowledge in being a trained cook. HIs decision to abandon the traditional restaurant scene is simple: to cook as it is meant to be, sharing with others and under ones own terms and standards. With Julia's intelligent, logistical planning and managerial skills obtained from running several successful pop-ups and bars, they have formed the perfect duo. In WoodEar, we pride ourselves in offering an all-inclusive experience complete with a carefully crafted seasonal dinner, bottomless drinks, the most welcoming of hosts and memorable new friendships.
J'ai la vingtaine
Chef and Hostess
Tiramisu, Rye Whiskey
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Had the best time at Wood Ear and can't get over how intimate and welcoming this dinner with. From the homey setup and decor, to the warm hostess/server, to the very talented chef - really can't complain about anything. And of course, the food was AMAZING! I usually have at least one dish where I feel 'meh' about every time I dine but there literally wasn't a single one where I wouldn't rave about. (p.s. If you aren't a mushroom person, fret not, as Johnny really knows how to transform mushrooms into something else. Luckily I'm obsessed with mushrooms so even better for me) They were also able to easily accommodate to my dietary needs :) As someone who was visiting New York for the first time, this was such a special event where I felt like I could connect to locals/strangers of the city while enjoying some really really really good food.
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This was such a unique and delicious experience! The flavors and textures of each dish were carefully curated. Johnny specializes in creative mushroom dishes that even impressed non mushroom fans. Julia was the loveliest host — i’d definitely recommend this for a great experience all around.
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This was such a unique experience! The dinner experience takes place in a cozy Brooklyn apartment, but I constantly had to remind myself I wasn’t in a trendy, upscale restaurant since the space was so thoughtfully set up and beautifully furnished. It was the perfect space to have intimate conversations with other guests I had met that night. I loved the concept behind the restaurant and seasonal menu — also enjoyed that the chef came out to explain each dish story as well. You can tell the dishes are inspired by very personal experiences and I had such a great time stepping into Julia and Johnny’s world for a night! Truly a dynamic duo and would recommend to any one in town.
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