Brooklyn Cafe
  • Address:
    220 Sandy Springs Circle
    #101
    Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    Neighborhood:
    Sandy Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Brooklyn Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brooklyncafe.com/
  • Phone: 4048438377
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike ''Shooter' Horosh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mt Vernon
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Brooklyn Cafe
The Brooklyn Cafe offers Contemporary Neighborhood Cuisine, with Boutique wines and friendly service. Locals rave about the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp Tacos, and Jack"s Creole. There is truly something for everyone here!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Brooklyn Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)great for outdoor dining (48)fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (42)notable wine list (25)special occasion (24)great for brunch (15)good for groups (14)romantic (11)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A real Sandy Springs gem
    bj51VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of our favorites where the owner and staff know us and really take great care of us. Service is great and personalized. The food is wonderful yet a great value. Excellent wine selection at very reasonable prices. (Some less that what we would pay at Costco!) A comparable meal in Buckhead could easily cost twice as much and be harder to get to and park. Free parking is plentiful, so there is no need for a valet. We really could not ask for anything better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service very slow
    AltantaDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love their crab cakes and burgers! Artichokes are fabulous. Nice neighborhood gem. Lunchtime service is very slow. Took 20 minutes for server to take our order. Perhaps management might wish to hire more servers for lunch. Restaurant is always busy at noon and this is the send time that service has been an issue. I suggest you go for lunch when you have lots of time to spare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food2love
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Can;t say enough about delicious food, great service and the fact that we can walk to restaurant if we choose. A real neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    lovinfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been coming to the BC for years and it is so consistently good that it has become our "go-to" place with friends and family. The menu has great variety and the specials really are special! It is a touch noisy because everyone's having lots of fun, but in the end I realized we were part of that dynamic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun evening with friends
    VjgvVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a table of four and we all enjoyed our food. The service was good, my martini was very good and the wine my fellow diners shared they enjoyed it as well. It was a very good experience overall. We will be back as well as our friends who were new to this restaurant. Brooklyn scored two new customers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel Like Home
    Tomcat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A great place for lunch or dinner. Owners get it, solid food, wine and pricing is amazing and servers have been there for years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Yet Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brooklyn Cafe mixes neighborhood charm with first class food and beverage. From the warm greeting on arrival, to the owner uncorking your wine, to the server's friendly attitude and command of the menu, Brooklyn Cafe does not disappoint. The menu leaves you struggling to choose between options as they all appear appetizing, but does guarantee a return trip. Mature crowd and upscale clientele. Definitely worth an evening out. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    Kaka
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brooklyn Cafe's food is outstanding. Their outdoor seating is so nice, great for lunch and dinner, and great service!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best crab cakes ever at this place
    beeboVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am not a huge fan of crab cakes, but I tried the ones here and now will never order anything else.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sandy Springs Best
    BOOO
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Just a wonderful place. If you haven't been go! Short Ribs are the best in all of Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    sandysprings
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food and service are always beyond wonderful at Brooklyn Cafe! My husband and I always look forward to date nights there and have never been disappointed. I HIGHLY recommend for a couple or small group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • wine list SUPER good prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    But they are often out of the bottle I want......They get Great tomatoes and their GF crab cake is terrific ! Sitting on a covered patio on a nice night is Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outstanding staff. Very professional. Food is always made with fresh ingredients and they make their own special sauces
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My guests loved it!
    TwoStrikes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Took a group from out of town and everyone loved it. The personal touches really make this place. The owner, Jeff, is always present, makes you feel special, etc. The food is fresh, tasty and there's plenty of it. Great wine list too. Always reliable...you can't go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun times!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We have been coming here for several years to celebrate so many things! We are all teachers and this has been one of our favorite spots! Love that we can bring our own wine and no one has looked at us funny! The best part is this way we can order more food to share!! The only snafu this time was we didn't get our order in quick enough for the special that night. But we have never been disappointed in our selections! And we always get the chocolate cake with cold milk to end the night! This time we also ordered the white chocolate bread pudding. OMG! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A neighborhood gem!
    debbie2dinner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Always delicious, great menu & wine list, fabulous service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Treasure
    LandlockedVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    not just a gem; even better! An enormous gift to Sandy Springs. Good folks, reliable and tasty food, always interesting wines, everything your favorite neighborhood spot should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best crab cakes anywhere!
    MerriDiningReviewsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    There are many great things on the menu (chicken & sausage creole off the charts) but the crab cakes are the best I have had anywhere - and I have had them everywhere - and I make a great crab cake! The grilled artichokes are also incredible!! They are consistent and to die for!! The service is also consistently outstanding! The patio is pet friendly but I take our puppy on a Saturday afternoon when it's a little more quiet and not complete sensory overload!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    nickname
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great all around! The artichoke app is amazing and they have a dish for all tastes. The bar is generous and they are not greedy on their wine mark up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always awesome
    Kath
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Although the watermelon and tomato salad isn't in yet, the shrimp salad is still killer at Brooklyn Café. Excellent service and friendly waiters make it all fun. Thanks,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for food and wine
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Delicious crab cakes, shrimp tacos and the special of the night were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy as usual
    Kelly
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love coming to Beooklyn Cafe service is great food is delicious like the specials
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Always terrific ...great neighborhood spot....excellent food and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relax Enjoy Fun
    Brooklyncafe
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Every time we go we have a wonderful meal. The staff is friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Great lunch
    Barb
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    First time I have been disappointed in the chicken Caesar salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always love going there
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    for years it has been the place to go for good and healthy food, friendly service, and intimate atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    tkent1234VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    If you live if Sandy Springs, or close by, this is a nice little neighborhood spot. Good food and friendly service. Lots of locals make this a regular spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time around
    DiscouragedVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Very good the second time as was the first. Next time, going to try something different to see what else is delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Appetizers and Soups
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Good food, a wide selection of wines, and good service make Brooklyn Cafe worth a visit. However out of the dishes I tried, only a couple left me saying "wow". Both were from their appetizers/soups, one being their Grilled Avocado and Crab, and the other the Lobster Bisque. I ordered the Shrimp Tacos, and felt that I've tried the same quality in several other places but for a lesser price. The dinner menu was comprised of other eye catching plates such as their New Zealand Lamb Chops, so I expect to return in hopes of finding that entree leaving me wanting for more.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    foodexplorer
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Panko tomatoes were heavily breaded and fried with a drizzle of a tasteless cream sauce; adding salt and lots of fresh ground pepper helped. My steak salad was odd - the salad portion was unremarkable and the 3 medallions of steak, although very tender, had been marinated in pineapple juice which totally overwhelmed the flavor of the meat. The patio was very pleasant but not enough to get me to return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 342 reviews are from the Brooklyn Cafe reviews archive.
  • New restaurant on our list
    DiscouragedVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised about everything. The food, service, and ambience. The food was absolutely out of sight, Crab cakes to die for. The crab cakes were pure crab and a little binder, but no breading inside. We also had lobster bisque which was also out of sight. I had a smoked salmon appetizer which was on another planet. All in all, this was some of this was some of the best seafood we ever had.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Find
    FishVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The very best item of dinner by far was the salad- superb! Other items were underwhelming; especially the shrimp taco with frozen shrimp. There are so many good restaurants in Sandy Springs- might want to avoid this one. However, the bar was hopping so the alcoholic beverages must be awesome!!
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Short Ribs Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The Brooklyn Cafe have the Best Short Ribs in Atlanta. Bar none…They absolutely melt in your Mouth!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a nice dinner at B
    SnsnVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a nice dinner at B Cafe.......we were disappointed to know that the salmon was "farm raised" and not wild caught. Our meals were tasty and the portions were nice. The presentation seemed a little "off " as compared to previous times there. There are other places out there that I would not have to make these comments.....not certain if we will rush back to B Cafe.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food, interesting
    surprised
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Always great food, interesting and well prepared. Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable, great food
    YellowjacketVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    BC has begun sending out a weekly special to their mailing list which gives an added component to their reliable general menu. Seared scallops were perfectly done and the new kale salad a fresh side. Service was a little distracted but maitre 'd stepped in a made it right. A class act.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighbhorhood place
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    although Brooklyn café legitimately can be said to be the closest quality restaurant to our home, that's not why we chose it. over the years, despite several changes in chefs, it has consistently turned out great food. and as a neighborhood place, we always bump into people we know. several of the waitstaff have been there for quite some time, are unusually good and personable, and know us as regulars. Another nice point is that one diner can enjoy a light entrée for $16 while another has a full dinner - just watch out for the unpriced specials that can run into the thirties.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The crab cakes are incredible.
    susan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The crab cakes are incredible. Some of the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite lunch place
    VjgvVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The food is always consitantly good and the wait staff does a good job as well. Dinner is very good too, but we prefer to go to lunch here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brooklyn Cafe has a nice neighborho
    dzinr
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Brooklyn Cafe has a nice neighborhood feel, with an upscale menu with variety in selections and the price was reasonable. The service was attentive without being too intrusive. If I lived closer, I think I would be here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.