Housed in the former Wythe Diner space, Café de La Esquina's original iconic building is a landmark within the Williamsburg neighborhood and dates back to 1952. The space features refurbished original aspects as well as new, unique elements combined to create a casual, and transporting atmosphere. In keeping with the La Esquina style, Café de La Esquina at Wythe Diner offers four distinct spaces, each which offer their own distinct appeal and ambiance combined with tasty, market-fresh cuisine.
Open for nightly dinner service, the Diner fuses together the unique classic diner feel along with modern elements to reinterpret the hip La Esquina vibe for the Williamsburg setting.
Featuring nightly DJ's, the space captures a casual, lively atmosphere, making it an ideal setting to enjoy a cocktail at the bar or relax in the classic diner booths while sampling the restaurant's tasty, casual fare.
Sample a variety of La Esquina favorites such as the Queso Fundito, Carnitas Taquitos and Sopa de Tortilla along with new innovative dishes crafted by Executive Chef Akhtar Nawab exclusively for the Williamsburg audience.
Round off the evening with a Blood Orange Margarita, refreshing Pepino Diablo or another of Café de La Esquina's fresh, house made cocktails. Or, sample from the restaurant's expansive selection of premium tequilas and mescals, variety of old-world wines, juicy sangrias and locally sourced craft beers, all available throughout the Diner, Back Room and Taqueria.
The BACK ROOM
Complete dark tones, original artwork and an expansive display of artisanal tequilas, the Back Room offers a more intimate experience while still keeping within the restaurant's overall casual vibe.
Menu items offer a robust selection of small plates, Taquitoes, Tostados, and main plates. Created exclusively for the Back Room, a supplementary menu is also offered, which changes frequently, and offers a selection of unique, seasonal creations by Chef Akhtar, only available at the Williamsburg restaurant.
Reservations are recommended and can be made 21 days to the calendar date.
THE TAQUERIA & GARDEN
Built as an extension to the original structure, the Taqueria offers a fun, light atmosphere, complete with a take-away counter and service window. A selection of tasty tacos, sandwiches and salads are offered for those on-the-go. In the warmer months, tap beer and shaved ices are available for guests to be enjoyed in the garden.
Located just outside of the Taqueria, the garden features bistro-style seating and offers a place to relax and savor Taqueria offerings by day. At night, al fresco seating for the Diner is available, featuring table service and Diner menu offerings.
Café de La Esquina is looking forward to sharing a new, exciting project for the garden, which will be unveiled to neighbors and guests this Fall, so stay tuned!