Randolph Broome and Randolph Beer are two of the most popular bars in NoLiTa, and with guaranteed good drinks, a great scene, and a chill vibe it’s no wonder why. Well, Randolph fans, you’ll be thrilled to learn (if you didn’t know already) that the NYC Randolph’s has a sister restaurant, Randolph Brooklyn. Located in Williamsburg, Randolph BK is fun, casual, and its vibe is a blend of NYC edge with BK hipster. The restaurant gets a great crowd for dinner, as people come in early and stick around for some live music and a good scene later on. I went to Randolph BK for the first time last weekend, and after experiencing the vibe, dinner, and live music for myself, I was sold…
Pub restaurants can sometimes be difficult for a gluten free person, as fried foods and sliders often fill most of the menu. Yes these bar classics are served at Randolph, but there are plenty of NOBREAD options served, too, to satisfy your craving. I know I rave about the “evil” sprouts and corn off the cob in my Randolph Broome/Beer review, but I was thrilled to see these two favorites are offered on the BK menu, too! I could eat the brussels sprouts every day, and the corn off the cob complete with avocado, chili lime sauce, and cheese is literally amazing. The best part about Randolph is how huge the portions are. Two people will easily be satisfied after these ‘appetizers,’ but if you are looking for more food, I highly recommend the chicken and avocado salad (if you’re in the mood to be healthy) or the short rib entree (if your mood is anything but healthy). The jerk chicken and mussels are also gluten free, and popular menu orders, as well. No trip to Randolph is complete without ordering a side order of waffle fries. Waffle fries are a childhood favorite of mine, and seen on just about every table at Randolph; HOWEVER, if you are sensitive to cross contamination I recommend avoiding them. Also, the shishito peppers, as much as I wanted to try them, unfortunately contain soy and are not gluten free.
Randolph BK recently launched their brunch menu, too! Dishes can be ordered a la cart or as a $29 pre-fixe option with bottomless brunch cocktails. The bar’s cool vibe makes it the perfect Sunday Funday spot, plus gluten free breakfast nachos, an egg white and veggie scramble, and shrimp & grits are the perfect meals to kickstart your day. I need to get to BK more often, and I’m glad Randolph finally gives me a good reason to do so!