159 Central Avenue
Bushwick, NY 11221
b/t Willoughby Ave & Suydam Street
Cuisine: Basque, Colombian, Italian, Mediterranean, American (Traditional)
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Hours: Monday: closed; Tuesday – Thurday: 5-11pm; Friday – Saturday: 5-midnight; Sunday: 5-10pm
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: M to Central, L to Jefferson
The word “Maite” is a girl’s name of Basque origin meaning “loved one” and “one who brings love.” Maite is a farm to fork driven restaurant, heavily influenced by European and American cuisine as well as local fare. We offer seasonal classic cocktails and beer. Our plates are prepared with the intention to be shared. Maite is an informal, relaxed and cozy restaurant/bar, which focuses on great food and service.
Bushwick Daily says:
Its cross-cultural cuisine is rooted in Basque flavors with a Colombia flair, wrapped up with a major Italian influence. On the first Sunday after their official opening I stopped by to try some signatures dishes and cocktails in the cozy, rustic restaurant, including Empanadas, Parpadelle, and Black Squid. Co-owners Kano Mitchell and Ella Schmidt share a passion for good design, good food, and good friends, which is why the warm vibe of the restaurant, with large wooden tables, a sole chalkboard menu, and an open kitchen, feels so communal.The menu reflects the same nature; built in the style of “pinchos,” small smaller portions of delicate foods, similar to tapas, meant to be shared over drinks and laughs. Ella, who is Colombian but whose mother is from Basque country, worked for years as a pasty chef at Manhattan’s Italian hot spot Il Buco, says it was a dream come true to see Maite finally open after a year of work.