Zipi Zape becomes Barberry in Billyburg

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

The crew behind the tapas bar Zipi Zape has transformed their shop at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Berry Street into Barberry — a Mediterranean eatery

“We have been here five years, so we thought, ‘Why don’t we do a little change — something geared towards the neighborho­od,” said owner Asu Whiteman, who kept the staff, including Chef Diego Gonzales, from the old eatery.

Look for appetizers including sardines (pictured), and a thinly sliced filet mignon with carpaccio served over toast with fresh manchego, artichokes, and a drizzle of lemon juice ($8). Entrees include a grilled platter for two with flank steak, chorizo, quail and filet mignon ($38).

Barberry [152 Metropolitan Ave. at Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 599-3027].

Updated 5:11 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Toddmega from Williamsburg says:
I give this place a star only because I feel sorry for the servers. Today a group of us ate there for their restaurant week menu. Only a few things we ordered were worth mentioning. My entree tasted like hot garbage so I asked to swap it out for something else. At 7PM one of the entree's I had chose on the menu they had apparently "ran out of". After the owner actually approached me and yelled at me for not understanding what a polenta was and that I HAD to eat the salmon as my only other option. She actually told me what I had to eat.... It was astounding!! Especially, that this was the owner talking to me like this. She embarrassed her wait staff and everyone at the table. There is no way that this place can survive with people like this running the place. The food is overpriced and hit or miss. The staff is unorganized and poorly managed by an arrogant and disgusting married couple who have no clue how to run a restaurant. From the baguettes which tasted like they had been in someone's sweatpants for a few days to their overpriced entree's this place is a NO GO....
March 29, 2009, 10:45 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: