Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague
Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague

Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffebuongusto.net/
  • Phone: 7186243838
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch & Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: "Catering for Parties at your place or ours - hosting and service available."
  • Private Party Facilities: Consulting & Catering Available for your Private Parties or Corporate Events.
  • Private Party Contact: Nando 7186243838

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Henry and Clinton
  • Public Transit: R Court St stop restaurant is a quarter block west. 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court St-Borough Hall, exit on Montague and Clinton St, walk west on Montague for about half a block. A, C, F to Jay St-Borough Hall, exit at Fulton Mall and Jay St, walk west on Fulton Mall past Borough Hall, then take a right on Court St, then a left on Montague and walk
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague
Welcome to Caffe Buon Gusto. Located in the heart of Bustling Brooklyn Heights, Caffe Buon Gusto has a long history in NY with 2 other locations, Upper Eastside & East Village. We serve up the finest Italian fare with exciting dishes in a unique ambiance. At CBG, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients, and there is no microwave oven at Caffe Buon Gusto. We serve only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and breads that are baked fresh daily. Our award winning menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dining experience.
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Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Very Poor Service-new management?
    Likegoodfoodquietplace
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Asked for quiet table. We were one of two parties in restaurant. We were seated right next to them. Manager or some other staff person loudly talked to this table. After not being able to hear friends at our table, I politely asked that manager to please sit, & speak more quietly. He did for awhile then was loud again. Asked for music volume to be turned down; it was for awhile, then loud again. Had to repeatedly ask for water. Inattentive not busy servers. Food good. Have gone here for years, but doubt I would go again. Bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    njfamily
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Came here before a concert at Barclay center. Food was mediocre at best. One dish we ordered was Chicken Sorrentino and eggplant was bad. I told both waitress and bus boy and no one cared. They did not offer new dish or credit on bill despite being a larger party. Waitress was not attentive and restaurant was not even that busy. Most dishes we ordered were basic - chicken parm or pastas and nothing was great. I am sure there are better places to dine in the area. So disappointed as I had eaten at NYC location years ago and remembered much better. If coming here - at least stick to pasta dishes as both fish and chicken dishes were not up to par.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague reviews archive.
  • Good food but a bit noisy for us
    vandiner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Looking for an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, we chose this for a family meal with visiting parents/grandparents. The food was delicious - everyone enjoyed their meals. We found the noise level very high, especially since there was a small group celebrating a birthday in the bar area up front.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected!
    rdsox4evr
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I came here as a last minute reservation on Valentines Day for my girlfriend and I. We were pleasantly surprised with the food! I had the lobster linguine and my girlfriend had the veal. We were both very impressed by our meals and the wine list was extensive as well. The ambiance is nice, not overly romantic, but nice for a dinner. The one gripe we had was the Creme' Brulee we ordered to go to eat on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was EXTREMELY small. It was $7 per slice, and it looked like it was about 1/4 as thick as it should have been. Other than that, no complaints, the food and service was very good. I would recommend for a nice dinner with family or your significant other.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot. I came here for
    JayEater
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Cool spot. I came here for a birthday dinner. Huge menu with a lot of options. Very tasty as well. Will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middlin... Food was OK--nothing
    Janey
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Middlin... Food was OK--nothing special. We had reservations on a Saturday night and it was pretty empty...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Variety and Reasonably Priced
    HousemouseVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Caffe Buon Gusto offers a generous variety of fresh pastas, salads, and main courses that are satisfying and conforting without being expensive. The restaurant is bright and pleasant. Diners are greeted cheerfully upon arrival and are cared for warmly throughout the meal, with frequent yet unobtrusive attention paid by the friendly and professional staff to refilling water glasses and clearing dishes. A prompt replacement of the knife and fork is made once they are used for the first course -- one sign of a good restaurant. If you're looking for a tasty yet reasonably priced sit-down meal in Brooklyn Heights, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Took a group of 6 here to celebrate a coworkers birthday. Everyone liked their meals and we had quite a variety from seafood to pasta. Some of them are picky so that is no easy feat. They have a great prix fixe option which a couple of us chose. Given that Chipotle can run $12-$15 for essentially junk food spending a little more at a formal sit down restaurant with great service is well worth it to me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch, Great Service
    maureenVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Great experience all around. When we arrived for lunch, the restaurant was busy with several large groups. I was concerned this would make service slow for us, but no worries -- our food arrived promptly and someone was immediately available to answer our every question. Staff clearly wanted us to enjoy our meal -- and we did. Delicious traditional Italian food at a reasonable price. So much food that I took part of mine home for lunch the next day. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is good quality,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The food is good quality, and the prices are reasonable. No fighting for a table, which is nice - so many restaurants now will not take reservations, insist on being paid in cash, etc. etc. When the owner found out it was our anniversary he brought us each a complimentary glass of wine. I order a complete dinner, and subsituted sea bass for salmon without any hassle. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time to Brooklyn Heights.
    refresh1
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    First time to Brooklyn Heights. Was very impressed and offered such a great alternative to the Manhattan restaurant scene. Quiet, on a fun street, great wine list - had the barolo, and within blocks of the shore walkway providing an outsttanding view of the NYC Skyline and Statue of Liberty. This restaurant had authentic italian food and staff, superb service, great ambiance should be a must on anyone's list when visiting NYC. Very convenient to get to - steps off the subway exit/entrance on the yellow line manhattan to brooklyn train.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pre-race dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We chose the cafe because it wasn't far from the Brooklyn Half packet pickup and took reservations. The food was nice and the ambience a bit noisy. Our waiter had shaky English skills but was attentive and our meals arrived promptly from the kitchen. The menu was not too ambitious and everyone was happy with their choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    maureenVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Had a nice lunch here with a business colleague. We both had pasta and enjoyed our choices. Good food and good service. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed brunch with a few
    TGsView
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Enjoyed brunch with a few friends. The menu was extensive, food was very tasty, service was professional and we enjoyed spending time at the restaurant. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch with Friends
    TGsView
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Attended a birthday celebration with a group of friends. Brunch was wonderful! The menu was extensive, great service and the food was creatively displayed and very tasty. Great neighborhood restaurant and I would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding and the
    BeenyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Food was outstanding and the service was incredible! Love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service at Caff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    The food and service at Caff Buon Gusto were excellent. I took a friend out for lunch and everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a reservation that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    We had a reservation that was never honored. Waited 15mins and gave up. Manager wasn't helpful at all. Will never try to eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • waiter said my meal was vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    waiter said my meal was vegetarian and it has meat. but overall very good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pasta here can't be beat
    HousemouseVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    The pasta here can't be beat -- generous portions with flavorful sauces and a variety of fresh proteins to combine according to your taste -- all for around $15. There is much to choose from beside pasta, including salads, soups, and fish and meat entrees. The service is attentive, patient, and friendly. This is a neat little neighborhood treasure, where outdoor dining adds to its charm. The dining room fills up quickly at lunchtime, so reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No innovative food here, but
    CasaLVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    No innovative food here, but well prepared traditional Italian dishes and good service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful atmosphere with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    Wonderful atmosphere with local charm and excellent food. A real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate