Brooklyn Cafe

Brooklyn Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brooklyncafe.com/
  • Phone: (404) 843-8377
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Brooklyn Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (96)fit for foodies (58)great for outdoor dining (50)great for lunch (46)special occasion (27)notable wine list (23)romantic (16)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food and service!
    KMat
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a girls lunch with most of us ordering the shrimp tacos which were delicious. Full of shrimp with a delicious aioli (?) sauce. Some had the lobster bisque which was also very good--lots of lobster--a classic. Service was excellent! Never been for dinner but have heard it is equally good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ljoyner
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food, atmospere and service was all amazing as usual. I love the Brooklyn Cafe! We were celebrating my fathers retirement and had the best time. The staff has always treated us like family and that is why we love coming here. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place, if you haven't been to the Brooklyn Cafe then you are missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise!
    FuneataVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've dined at Brooklyn Cafe several times over the years. I hadn't been there in a while. The new menu was different and delicious! We'll definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious dinner
    ElizlatlVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and dine here frequently. It is consistently good. On this particular night, I had a halibut special that was delicious. My friend had the signature crabcakes and they were delicious as usual. Best crab cakes in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first visit ok
    vanilla33VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    had lunch here for first time visit and was pleasantly surprised to find the food very good, great variety to choose from, & reasonable. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    potholejumper
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Surprisingly good. I think 'neighborhood gem' is a terrific description of this restaurant. My wife loves the crab cakes, both the salad and the entire. Because of the crab cake, she will choose this restaurant every time for her birthday. I don't frequent as often, but every time I go, I wonder why that is. This tie I had the chicken and sausage creole. This was unbelievably good. I don't know if a true Cajun would appreciate the dish as much as I did, but the fusion of New Orleans style and grilled chicken with fennel sausage was unbelievably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    JulieDEVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always enjoy a meal at Brooklyn Cafe! The food and service are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10-15-14 dinner with a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had dinner at the bar with a friend. The bartender (don't recall his name) was great. He had excellent wine suggestions and was very helpful regarding wines and the dinner menu. I had the shrimp tacos and they were so good! (as usual). My friend had the lobster bisque and the artichokes, which were both delicious. This place is consistently good and welcoming. Love going to Brooklyn Cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decided to try for first time
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Cute neighborhood place. Food was good. Portions good. Limited menu but it covered a variety of options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Carol
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a most enjoyable lunch. My guest was running late but Jamie and staff made my wait enjoyable. A friend with her 14 month old baby joined me and they gave him snacks to munch on. When my guest arrived we had a delightful belated birthday lunch including a delicious desert. So, thank you all. PS: They also made it easy for me being in a wheelchair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Must have hit it on a bad night. Food was over salted. Salad dressing was overdone and vinegary. Also weren't told the price of the special and had a real shock when the bill came. Felt ripped off.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    K8ofATL
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We are never disappointed in our meal at Brooklyn Cafe! The hostess was so accommodating when we called to say we were running late. Our table was waiting for us when we got there. We asked if we could eat outside and she said she would keep an eye out and move us if it looked possible. We never did, but she was so nice, as was our waiter. We look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Very Good
    DiscouragedVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of the items on their menu are to die for. The smoked salmon appertizer with dill sauce is on another planet. The crab cakes are so delicious that you better be really hungry, otherwise it will become a second meal. There are others like the pork chop which closely resembles a New York strip steak, and other goodies to be had. This establishment could become one of our favorites as the choices in the metro Atlanta area are dwindling because of lousy food, service, and hoopla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We haven't been to the restaurant in over 10 years, for no particular reason, so was happy to experience it just like I had 10 years ago, great food, service & atmosphere! We met another couple there and had a great time. The waiter recommendations were right on and it was truly a great experience. Hoping it won't be another 10 years before we go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency reigns
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great place to sit outside on a Saturday night and celebrate anniversaries. Started with chips and blue cheese and panko encrusted tomatoes - yum. I had the shrimp tacos - always good. Rest of the group's chicken, steak salad and rib eye were demolished.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY VERY GOOD; SERVICE IS EXCELLENT; STAFF VERY FRIENDLY; A NICE PLACE TO DINE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • springfling
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    the crab cake on a salad is just the best thing ever !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Brooklyn Cafe is one of my favorite spots in Sandy Springs excellent food as always friendly fun service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Summer Evening Meal
    DunwoodyDiners
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We happened to go to Brooklyn Cafe during a wine tasting. We had a wonderful meal, my wife had crab cakes and I had salmon, and then we enjoyed watching the people visit the sampling tables on the patio. Brooklyn Cafe is a nice place to relax, enjoy an expertly prepared meal, and have a comfortable foodie experience. Don't miss the key lime pie with crushed pecans in the crust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Bistro
    DealmakerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always enjoy our meals at Brooklyn Cafe. The lamb chops are great.Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable lunch
    OutForFunVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hadn't been in a while; liked what I saw on the menu. Had a very enjoyable lunch. Reasonably good service; very tasty crab cake and grilled asparagus. Great value for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply delightful!
    SSTownie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem. There's a nice selection of dinner entrees. I especially recommend the crab cakes -- totally free of filler and absolutely delicious. The wait staff is courteous and attentive in just the right measure. Whether dining in or out on the patio, the atmosphere is pretty subdued, allowing for reasonably quiet conversation. Works for me. It's not your any day alternative to eating at home, but given the caliber of the food, I have no complaint with the pricing. Go there for a birthday treat or anniversary celebration. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    EatonWrightVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Some of the best service you will receive any where. Very good American food with one of the most outstanding wine lists for the money of any restaurant in ATL. Pay particular attention to the Spanish reds that they feature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food2loveVIP
    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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel Like Home
    TomcatVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 78 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Brooklyn Cafe reviews archive.
  • Sandy Springs Best
    BOOOVIP
    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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