Danny Brown Wine Bar
Danny Brown Wine Bar

Danny Brown Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dannybrownwbk.com/
  • Phone: 7182612144
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner Only:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Danny Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 71<sup>st</sup> Drive
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is not directly located on a major subway line. The closest train station is the E/F 71st/Continental Ave stop in Forest Hills. From there one can take the Q23 bus to Metropolitan Ave. From other parts of Queens & Brooklyn, the Q54 bus can be taken.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Metropolitan Avenue, 71st Drive and on several nearby residential streets.
A word from Danny Brown Wine Bar
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen is a modern neighborhood restaurant located in Forest Hills, Queens offering a current slant on the classic European Wine Bar. With heavy culinary influences from France, Italy & Spain; Danny Brown combines epicurious flair in a smart, smooth & welcoming atmosphere. The diverse menu ranges from house made Charcuterie to re-conceptualized classic dishes with a strong focus on each season's best products. With more than 30 wines by the glass and upwards of 150 wines by the bottle, Danny Brown offers an extensive wine program with a heavy influence on affordability, encouraging even the most novice of wine enthusiasts to be adventurous and discover.
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Danny Brown Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (63)notable wine list (55)special occasion (42)romantic (40)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Our favorite restaurant
    Schwartz87
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We consider Danny Browns a hidden gem! This is definitely my favorite restaurant around. The service is always top notch, and the food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not startling
    Nybrit
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Booked for 6 people at 7:15. Not ready for us, seemed surprised. Food OK, but a little predictable - steak frites, chicken under a brick and so on. But we all enjoyed the food. Cauliflower soup was very good. Service was adequate but not as polished as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • has slipped a bit
    forfarque
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I live nearby and have dined here many times, and the food was just not as memorable as previous. We were celebrating a birthday, and the birthday boy ordered the pasta with bits of duck confit and brussels sprouts, which sounded good but was rather bland and the duck confit was invisible in it, although the steak special was excellent. The brusssels sprout salad special was tiny, with little bitty figs and chunks of cheese that didn't seem to belong there. I will certainly return, but was a bit disappointed for the first time here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Overrated. Maybe this is a good restaurant for Queens area. But for a NY foodies, this is just an OK local restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the anticipation
    juggernaut
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I wanted to try this celeb chef spot in my neighborhood for years. I had a very tight window of time while my family visited. They let us in early and got some unbelievably delicious dinner in is in time with impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale for the Neighborhood
    AnnieAlicia
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went to Danny Brown as a couple, I knew when the extended family came this is where I would bring them to dine locally. Family are all foodies and Danny Brown is the only place that fits the bill. Had a table of 6, we were seated comfortably and service was fine. We shared 3 appetizers, the mackerel, beet with cranberry quinoa and calamari. We enjoyed them all. For entree the most raves were for the chicken which I ordered and it truly was perfection. Very glad to have Danny Brown in the neighborhood, will certainly be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite spot
    Lives2Eat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I have been coming here for years, usually for special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries). The food and service are both consistently excellent: the dishes are delicious and and beautifully presented, and always demonstrate a high degree of technique and imagination; the servers know the menu and wine list cold, and patiently answer questions and offer advice; and we never fail to enjoy ourselves thoroughly. It's by far our favorite restaurant in our home borough of Queens, and one of our very favorite places to go in all of New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    ClarissaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    this gem of a restaurant attracts everyone for its vibrant, fresh food. The staff knows how to serve and danny and Audrie run their place with a sure hand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed
    NJamesNYC
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I went to Danny Browns for my birthday had a great evening. My Girlfriend and I sat at the bar and were treated wonderfully. We ordered a beautiful 2009 Bordeaux which wasn't overpriced at all. My girlfriend had the Duck Tagliatelle which was so amazing I will be back soley so I can order it myself. I ordered the Flat Iron Steak medium rare it cooked to perfection the butter sauce they drizzled over it was really tasty and wasn't over applied. I highly recommend Danny Browns for a special occasion or just a night out for some fine dinning. Also our check was less than expected for two serious cocktails a bottle of wine and two entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but one Michelin star?
    JFvO
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The ambiance is rather simple. The waiter was not able to explain whether the Prosecco and or the Bouvet Rose were dry or not. We choose the 3 course prix-fixe. The cauliflower was nicely composed but to the heavy side, the mixed green salad rather simple with emphasis on the vinaigrette. The chicken "under the brick" although tender and fresh rather dull in taste. The Linguine were well rounded in taste. The Panna Cotta was delicious, less so the carrot cake. I tried one of the red-wine flights which also was less than impressive. By no means a bad restaurant but all in all a disappointment, considering that this is supposed to be one Michelin star restaurant. It does not even come close to others I know with similar distinction.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Danny Brown's experience
    joeysails
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. It's always a Treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always just right
    Nybrit
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Learn welcome, hassle free seating, delicious fresh food including carpaccio. Yummy bread. Modestly priced wine. Was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Recommend
    Brella
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Small and intimate, this restaurant has a more relaxed vibe than most Michelin Star's. High quality food and service that demands a return visit. Members of the staff are welcoming and personable, giving the dining experience a sense of familiarity. Happy with the wine list, and pricing is overall fair
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef needs to update the menu
    panga26
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Based o like beansn the reviews from other open table diners, I was expecting a spectacular dining experience. Although the service was excellent and the cheese platter delicious, the menu items were not up to par. The salmon tartar was loaded with onions making it impossible to taste any other ingredient and covered in a gelatinous disc that was unnecessary. The eggplant ravioli was salty, overcooked and served in a tomato broth that tasted like borscht. Not good at all. The redeeming dish was the grilled octopus but even that had way too many beans- and I like beans. I will not return until I hear that they improved the food because right now it's not living up to it's reputation. Sit at the bar for wine exclusively!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    On our visit they ran out of their evening specials, both main dish and dessert. The substitutes were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The lobster Special Saturday evening was superb !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our reservation time was late in the evening, and it was a busy night. So there was "a longer than usual" wait for our food. There were apparently 2 servers working that night.Perhaps they should have additional staff? as they are so busy? They ran out of the "prix fixe "dishes , and we were told an hour later. However to compensate we could order any dish from the menu at no additional cost. The food was excellent! The waiter was very nice and service was good ! Overall, it would have been a very good dining experience if we waited less and if we were told sooner that the prix fixe dishes were not available. We will return to Danny Brown as it is probably the finest restaurant in Forest Hills
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • absolutely delicious
    Kate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    one of the best meals I have had in a long time - highly recommend many of the dishes here, as well as the delightful cheese board!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I shared a flight and had the croquettes as an appetizer. Both were good. Dinner itself was amazing! My husband had the tuna and I had the scallop special. You just have to go and have it because no words can describe how much we both loved our dishes. We will definitely be going back again. We both want to try the burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant in Forest Hills
    Soundeats
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a lovely well-run kitchen and wine bar. We loved our dinner. Some of the dishes are conventional and fine, others more experimental. This time my skate had an inspired foam side sauce, full of sea flavor. It has also been good there when prepared other ways, but this was even better. The meat is of the best quality and flavor. Previously a seafood appetizer was surrounded by essence oils and truly a magnificent and delicate orchestration of sea flavors. This time that appetizer was not available but the grilled squid, white beans and arugula that came warm in a bowl was paired well with herbs ( rosemary/ marjoram perhaps?)and excellent. The wine advice could not be better, leading us to fine "Hermitage" French red wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent! Finally a Manhattan restaurant in Queens with bearable prices! The only con: noise level is a little too high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for romantic dinner!
    Lyn21s
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were in the area celebrating my husbands birthday! We were able to find street parking without any issues, greeted promptly on arrival, food and service was great!! Loved the cheese tasting!! A must if you go here!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mayS22
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went to Danny Brown Wine Bar last week. The experience was so great that I took a friend again this week for dinner. The ambience is romantic and quiet. Service was excellent. The moment we sat at the table the waiter came to greet us and take our order. The wine list is extensive. I found it included Albarino wine which you don't find often unless you are at a Spanish restaurant. The food was great and very diverse. We had Spanish tapas which were excellent. There are Italian pasta dishes, and French cuisine dishes. But more than the diversity, the quality of food is what you may find in the top Manhattan restaurants. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed. I only wish they had outdoors sitting in the summer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Marise
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always a great experience at Danny Brown. The food is always on point, with a extensive wine selection and great ambiance. The service is consistenly great. Definitely recommend it! Been here for my birthday for the past 2 years and my mom's birthday just recently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Danny Brown
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food. Best Duck Breast in town. Just perfect. Great service. I have eaten at Danny Brown number of times and they just getting better (I'm wondering if there is a room left for improvement but I'm confident that they'll find a way).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Evening to Celebrate
    QnsGal
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and I celebrated 23 years of marriage with the Prix Fixe dinner, which was a terrific deal. There must have been at least 5 couples/small groups that were celebrating birthdays, so everyone in Middle Village/Forest Hills knows Danny Brown's is the place to celebrate a special occasion. Our waitress was very attentive and able to recommend wine to go with dinner. I loved that we were not rushed through our meal and that we were able to enjoy great food, wine and each other's company in a really nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as always
    Nybrit
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    May warn welcome, combined with inventive menu and unobtrusive personal service made for a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Oasis in Forest Hills
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The prix fixe menu was a real bargain, however there were only two entree selections offered, both seafood. The food was prepared with great skill; we both ordered grilled skate, which was moist, crispy and succulent, served with a tomato foam and lima beans. The other entrée offered was a Maine lobster roll, which looked fantastic. The wine list was extensive, reasonably priced, with wines that often can't be found elsewhere. Flourless chocolate cake with salted peanuts was rich but not too sweet, and the panna cotta creamy and refreshing. Unfortunately, service was a bit indifferent, with tables too close, making private conversation difficult. It was a lovely dinner, however the ambience was a bit disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and wine
    GailM1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We ate here for the first time last night. The food, wine and service are all fantastic. The price was around $100 a head for 3 courses and wine (we had 3 bottles between 4 of us, and took most of the last one home). It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny. There is also the option to eat cheese or meat platters, or tapas style appetizers at the bar with wine. We'll definitely be going back to try that as well. The kitchen is fully visible at the back of the restaurant which really adds to the European-style feel and gives the restaurant a great ambience. My only criticism would be that the tables are situated very close together so private conversations would be difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've been wanting to try this place for awhile now---finally got there & it was worth it! Great staff & the food was really quite delicious---from the small bites to the big bites, worth every calorie/penny
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best in Queens
    Alan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    NEVER disappointed. A wonderful experience, as always. Thank goodness for danny brown in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserves its Michelin star
    SixSigmaBBVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've never had a meal that wasn't great at this restaurant. It is truly very fine French cuisine in a very warm ambiance with lovely hosts. Last night I had one of the most magnificent lobster dishes I've ever had anywhere... one of the specials of the night. Unshelled, in a complex sauce that complemented the lobster better than any I've tasted, made festive by delicate vegetables, tiny mushrooms, and agnolotti that quite literally melted on your tongue...this description just cannot convey the beauty of this dish, but I just can't find adequate words. If you haven't been to this cozy little French bistro, you're depriving yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Later is better
    exercisegirlVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Danny Brown Wine Bar provides a place to relax and enjoy great wine, delicious food, whether you stop in for a glass of wine and cheese tasting or have a hankering for the small or large plates they offer, you will not be disappointed. Flights of wine are available to expand your palate. We enjoyed a cheese tasting of 3 cheeses, taleggio,valdeo and a special cheese on the menu that evening along with a summer flight of white wine. Delicious! Went on to have a fish special of turbot with a chanterelle mushroom sauce that was out of this world. The only negative is that we had an early dinner that competed with a happy hour crowd at the bar that was loud with the bartender adding pantomime to his talent for serving drinks. Distracting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The staff was so attentive to our needs and patient as we figured out our order. In addition, they helped us celebrate a birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent experience
    Linda
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We moved to Queens a year ago and have frequented many restaurants, but Danny Brown's is superior in every way. Great food, service, ambiance We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always exceeds my expectations
    Iluvdiningout
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I ve always looked forward to dining at Danny Browns over the years, and I recently realized that each time the dining experience exceeds my expectations....whether is the a la carte, prix fixe or Mother's Day menu...the food is delicious...and if you like your wine, this is the place to go...whether by the bottle, glass or ordering a flight...and at a fair price. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Metro Ave. Food Choice
    JoeP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were looking for a place to eat dinner in the area. Based upon reviews on this and other sites we narrowed our selections to two and ultimately chose Danny Brown's. We made a 5:30 reservation and arrived around 5:20. The drapes were down and the place appeared a little small and worn from the outside. At 5:30 the drapes were raised, the door was opened, and we were welcomed inside by one of the staff. Once inside, we realized how wrong were our first impressions. The restaurant is much larger than it appears from the outside, and is very nicely decorated. There also is a great looking bar. The food was very well presented and tasty. All our dishes were excellent. My only disappointment was with the cheese tasting appetizer. Too small.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 291 reviews are from the Danny Brown Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Never fails
    SixSigmaBBVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I wish I could go here more often but I hate dining alone and most of my friends are in Manhattan. I was so glad to see Danny's untouchable gazpacho on the menu. Trust me, you have never had better. The marriage of flavors is indescribable....with that great minted yogurt on top. I had not been in a while, so had to have the chicken under a brick...this from a woman who never orders chicken in a restaurant...except for here. Crispy outside/succulent and moist inside as always. If you've never been there, have this dish your first time. The mascarpone cheesecake I'd never had so had to try. I love mascarpone, but most cheesecakes taste the same to me so I forego them. Not this one! If you haven't been, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Started off with charcuterie and cheeses... all terrific. Then had the pappardelle with lamb, mint, and ricotta; less terrific. The menu neglected to mention the dish had olives. Typically don't mind them, but they totally overwhelmed the rest of the dish. Great wine list, well-priced. Overall still great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL FOOD!
    galwaygirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my third time at the restaurant. It was chosen for a birthday dinner because it is close to where my father lives (I live far away), everyone attending (including those others who traveled to get there) thought it worth the trip. The food is outstanding--not just for Queens but for ANYWHERE! My mouth waters just thinking about the lobster poached in butter that I had that night (or, for that matter, the skate that I had a year ago. Despite the casual ambiance that suggests neighborhood wine bar, Danny Brown's is also worthy of being a "destination" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic