NYC restaurants are really heating up their outdoor dining set-ups for the chilly winter months, and we’re loving these glowy curtains of lights (and, of course, heat lamps) at the new Williamsburg spot Kokomo!
Kokomo, the brainchild of on-the-scene couple Ria and Kevol Graham, opened in July, and has been bringing Caribbean culture and flair to the Brooklyn waterfront ever since.
Though you won’t be able to experience indoor dining in their beautiful space that brings together elevated island-inspired art and architectural design just yet, their gorgeous outdoor dining space still evokes that same “immersive, multi-sensory dining experience.”
Kokomo is “inspired by the rich and exotic culture of the Caribbean,” their website reads, and its cuisine “builds on familiar island ingredients and offerings with an elevated, modern flair.” Enjoy flatbreads, succulent meats, comforting starches and decadent desserts with beautiful presentation, plus refreshing cocktails and house-made elixirs from acclaimed mixologist and beverage consultant Rael Petit.
Some stand-outs include: slow braised oxtail, pasta with island cream sauce and mixed peppers, red peppa jerk chicken, jackfruit tacos, and more. As for drinks, you’ll be whisked away to the island with the likes of tropical rum punch, a tiki Aperol spritz, and a coconut negroni.
And don’t miss their weekend brunch, with choices like chicken & waffles with sorrel scotch bonnet sauce, house made syrup and coconut whipped cream, and sweet plantain pancakes!
As a Black-owned business, Kokomo says they “pride ourselves on diversity and inclusiveness,” and their staff hails from 29 countries and counting!
Kokomo is located at 65 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY. They are currently open Tuesday-Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Make reservations (which are highly recommended) on their website here!
featured image source: Instagram / @kokomonyc