Brindle Room
Brindle Room

Brindle Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brindleroom.com/index.html
  • Phone: 2125299702
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wonder City Donut & Coffee Bar: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Spector
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue A
  • Public Transit: "L" Train: 1st Avenue stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brindle Room
Brindle Room is an award winning restaurant in New York's East Village and home to eclectic, gourmet comfort food and excellent brunch
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Brindle Room reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (9)good for groups (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Lived up to the Hype
    ShoegirlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I saw this restaurant on a show on the Food Network and it looked great. I took my son for his birthday and we both loved it. The Poutine might be one of the best things I have ever had. I have told all my friends to go. The service was good. The waitstaff was very cordial and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience at Brindle Room
    skunk54
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Brindle Room is awesome! Great food and ambiance at this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Down home done right
    debbiebVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent dinner. The poutine was great and my salmon was cooked perfectly. The restaurant is small but homey as long as you can deal with bad acoustics that sometimes mean it's hard to hear your companions. Definitely worth a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LittleRed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for the Poutine, but ended up loving the beets! Best entree ended up being plan ol' spaghetti-perfectly cooked and spiced. Go figure. Others were just average. Lovely staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burgers, poutine, and pork belly
    Nick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The burgers are very simple, but in that simplicity the awesomeness shines. The duck confit poutine was stunning, as well as the deep fried pork belly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    food was outstanding - duck poutine !!!!, chicken was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best starter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The cheese fries with duck is a must have.....it was delish. The service was great and we didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    ihavefomo
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Significantly smaller than expected, almost a hole in the wall. (Walked past it and actually missed it.) Amazing burger at a decent price. Only a couple tables, so the waitress was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud Festive
    IncredibleVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Unexpected surprise for well delivered that was delicious. The staff were working the entire as two servers/management. The only drawback for me was don't expect a quiet night out with the way the room was designed decibels of conversation was at time uncomfortably loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite
    piafVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious burger and great happy hour specials including $1 oysters. Duck confit poutine is a very special dish, but a commitment. Space is small and seems a little cramped for waitstaff, whose terse competence is best viewed as a charming quirk. They sell their homemade hot sauce - if you're into that sort of thing, pick up a bottle for sure. This spot has been a local favorite since it came on the scene.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carb free meals
    ShojinMonkeyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I really like that is is easy to avoid carbs here as you can pick out the sides that come with the entrees. We have tried chicken, pork, steak, and seafood, as well as several veggie dishes, and everything has been good considering the price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish complimentary donut holes
    Tastyplate
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went there my first time to try the highly recommended burger, cooked at the chefs medium well suggestion. The Italian parmasean fries perfect . The drinks were great especially my new favorite "Donkey Punch". The peak moment was the complimentary caramel powdered sugar donut hole warm and delicious, a perfect way to end a scrumptious meal ; a delightful evening out with my friends. Cheers to you Brindle Room
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Brindle
    Dusty
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    What a fabulous place! Felt like we just had a home cooked meal by a REAllY terrific chef!!! Lovely ambience and friendly efficient staff. Want to return soon to try Dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just gets better and better
    Brindleroomfanboy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    4th time coming here, and the food seems to taste better and better every time I come here. It's ridiculous to say but it's so true. I will never get over that burger. I can't go anywhere else to have a burger anymore because they all taste horrible compared to this one. Such friendly service and great vibes I love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A damn good burger!
    JohnF
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    One of the better burgers I've had in a long time and the fries were equally insane. And to cap off a great lunch they were playing Rush the entire time we were there. If you like burgers you cannot go wrong at this place. I will def be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brindle Room is a Gem
    MWEV
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food. Friendly staff. Definitely a place to check out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Lacking in some ambiance and charm (too quite and too bright), but the burger was outstanding.
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  • so disappointed
    charley19
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    service was poor, arugula salad disappointing, Kale salad was better but not great. Salmon dry on the edges, center cooked right, crispy skin it was a good - sides braised kale had hot red pepper flakes in it which is not mentioned on menu or by staff I couldn't eat it. service was not good, main dish came out about 5 mins after they served the salad - this is kitchen's fault or the way they enter tickets but the waitress wasn't helpful or apologetic - it was more of an attitude of too bad.. i saw at least 2 burgers go back to the kitchen - in total I would not go back and would not recommend - way too many better place in the East Village..
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  • Delicious doughnuts!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Best "gourmet" doughnuts ever. For this alone I'd return to Brindle Room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Appetizers
    gtorres22
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great Appetizers but the main dishes fell short. I loved the Mussels for the appetizers but my main dish (Rib-eye steak) fell far short of delicious. I also disliked all the sides. I view this place as a great place to meet up for appetizers and drinks but not so much for a full meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    mle1234
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    People rave about the burgers here but I have not ordered one. I always find more exciting options. I had the lamb salad here recently and I cannot wait to go back and have it again. It was inventive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comfort food at its best
    gourmetgourmand
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Brindle with of course Duck Poutine but also the seafood curry and a range of small plates including the pork belly. Everything was perfectly seasonned and so tasty! The atmosphere was nice and laid back and the service attentive. Everything one could ask for!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Brindle Room reviews archive.
  • Awesome !
    Danielle
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service at The Brindle Room was outstanding and there were only two people doing everything! They were hosting, serving,bussing you name it! I really enjoyed the Duck Poutine and their famous burger. A lot of love goes into their food and operation. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bustling & Tasty
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The hostess/waitress we started off with was a bit snooty, but the guy who ended up helping us was very nice. The place was quite busy and had a nice buzz about it. The duck confit poutine was as you would expect - comfort food par excellence. The hamburger was also extremely good and expertly prepared with a top notch beef blend. The kale salad could have used a bit more to elevate it, perhaps more crunchy walnuts and some pear and perhaps a bit more pecorino. The fact that the menu is small as is the wine list is really refreshing, allowing the restaurant to focus in on what it does well and to keep prices down - a real bargain find in NYC.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    abcdVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very nice staff. It has a very loose nice vibe - wine in jam jars. Food was middling.
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  • Solid food selection
    MrAB
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Liked the ribeye and my girlfriend's jerk pork tenderloin was flavorful without being heavy on spice. Service was quick, without being overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware of server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    All in all the food was okay. Nothing that wowed me. Went to the place because it was on diner drive ins and dives. The duck confit was awesome but everything was okay. The lady server was horrible. She had an attitude all night and made us feel really uncomfortable. She didn't care about her job and didn't care about the customers. If you have the girl server when you go. BEWARE!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Godly
    Brindleroomfanboy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    If you want the best food ever, and you better order the burger, go here. Life changing food and I never say that. The world needs to know about the Brindle Room
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and friendly staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was incredible, and the service was fast, professional, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True to the buzz
    Bravo
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I'd heard some hype about the Brindle Room...the duck poutine, burgers, wings. It's all legit. Truly. Did I mention the duck poutine? It's a tight little space, but not uncomfortable. Wait staff is great. Beer list is short but thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome burger and poutine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Burger is delicious. I'm in a burger club and we went there solely for the burger. It was delicious and I loved the duck poutine. Go!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try!
    BiklesVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We had the most decadent and delicious dish - pulled duck with fries and cheese - if you are not concerned with calories, you must try this! Other delicious dishes include the pork belly, the kale salad, and their burger is out of this world! It is not huge but the patty itself is one of the tastiest we have ever had. Our waitress was loads of fun and made great suggestions! The restaurant is small, relaxed, and dark but cozy. I was surprised to find that it was not that crowded at 7pm but maybe people have not discovered it yet? I would definitely come back and I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must get the burger
    PaigeVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Burger was amazing! Also noticed their happy hour on a chalkboard and will definitely come back for that
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we hoped for
    Michael
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The burgers were everything we were hoping for. Perfectly cooked to order. The meat is a coarser grind than found in most other "burger joints", very flavorful and juicy (even my wife's well-done). Little condiment is needed. I used a little hot sauce. The caramelized onions added the perfect accent. The braised kale is also excellent. I'm ashamed to say I cannot remember the name of our hostess, who spent time with us, and answered all our questions, even the ones she's heard a million times. Already planning our next visit. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Saw this place on Triple D and my mom was coming in to town so we had to try it. The burger was excellent, not too big and super filling. Very cute spot. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would have given this review
    Batgirl123
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I would have given this review a 5 star except for the veryyyy rude guy. All the lady servers are nice except the guy. We barely finished eating and here he comes taking all the dishes. My friend asked for a napkin and he said, "again?!". Not even a thank you when we left!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing burger
    Honeydrop
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Had their burger and fries! Burger is worth coming back for, super juicy and delicious! Complimentary donuts were a great plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So happy my TIVO records "DDD"
    drod717
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I sat down on my couch for a few minutes on Sunday and looked at my recorded shows. There was a new episode of Diners..... The Brindle Room was one of his stops. I watched Guy order the Duck Poutine and the chef make him a burger and I knew I had to get there. Turned out I was going to be a block away the next night. I made my reservation and couldn't wait. Thankfully the Duck Poutine was a special so had that and a bowl of the Spaghetti Carbonara, also a special. The duck was fantastic, a terrific sized portion which I filled up on before my pasta made it to the table. Chef Jeremy was spinning vinyl records as it was vinyl Monday and my waitress was great. Can't wait to go back and have the burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Buffalovisitors
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Our party of six had the chef's tasting menu. It was well worth it. The delicious dishes kept coming and the service was perfect, attentive but not annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as amazing i was told it is
    grnyc
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    people are raving about the burgers and duck confi (however you spell this), the burger was good, nothing magical about it, the duck was very good, interesting tastes but very little duck, a lot of fried and cheese
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