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Danny Brown Wine Bar
Danny Brown Wine Bar
  • Address:
    10402 Metropolitan Ave
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
    Neighborhood:
    Forest Hills
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary European
    Price: $31 to $50

Danny Brown Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dannybrownwbk.com
  • Email: info@dannybrownwinekitchen.com
  • Phone: (718) 261-2144
  • 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: 71st 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a cozy place with an excellent wine list. The staff is very knowledgeable and makes wonderful wine suggestions. The food is amazing. I have had brunch, dinner and also gone for cured meats/cheese. I've never been disappointment with the food, nor the staff. It's a gem."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We are so happy to have this restaurant in our neighborhood! It is my husband's go to place when I'm not available to cook for him. Always feel so welcomed the minute you walk in! Great friendly professional service!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The look and feel of a European wine bar, with nice selection of moderately priced wines. Some food options are a little pricey and the salami on the tasting board wasn't the best. The cheeses and cured ham and beef were very nice. When we asked a question about the wine, the manager came over right away and just to be sure we were satisfied with the answer, we got a after dinner drinks on the house. The desserts were just right, and the gnocchi are out of this world."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great wine and attentive staff, but the food was way too salty. I tasted everyone's dish at the table and all had too much salt in them.Everyone at the table agreed. I think it is a nice spot for wine and a cheese plate, but do not order off the main course. Overpriced for most things. Wine flights are nice. Paid $40 for a $12 bottle of wine. I know there is a mark up, but that seemed like a lot. Would prefer buying a $40 bottle of wine and going to the cheese store and spending $30 for three good cheeses, than the almost $400 for a dinner for three."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "First time and not the last! The food was excellent. The service friendly and entire experience was lovely."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love this restaurant just wish there were more choices for vegetarians"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My husband & I took advantage of the Prix Fixe menu on a Tuesday. To start off, we shared a small meat & cheese board which by the time we finished that we were already full. For the $30 Prix Fixe, my husband chose the salad to start which he felt had a bit too much dressing, the Coq Au Vine as an entree which he said was very good, and the flourless chocolate torte which was delicious. I had a navy bean soup to start which was very light and a touch under seasoned. My entree was pan fried skate which was atop the most decadent puréed potatoes with capers & some other green vegetable. Absolutely delicious! And my dessert was Panna cotta with slices of blood orange which was the perfect ending to a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit back to Danny Brown Wine Bar and I am already looking forward to our 4th return date! Food and service both excellent and the wine list is always very impressive. Definitely recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This continues to be one of the best Queens/Forest Hills restaurants, with consistency in every aspect. A smallish but very well chosen wine lists gives it that extra push."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Tried this for the first time, even though I have lived in the neighborhood for years. Knew from friends to expect amazing food, wine, and it did not disappoint! The cheese plate was incredible, as was everything we tried from the small plates menu. Professional waitstaff and the exposed kitchen were incredible. It was fascinating to watch the chefs work. The only detractor is that we were elbow to elbow with the tables on either side of us and eventually, we ended up in conversation with each of the other parties because they overheard what we were discussing (privately).... Wish it had been a bit more intimate."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to enjoy a leisurely Sunday evening dinner. We were handed the menu immediately upon being seated and about ten minutes later the waitress asked us if we were ready to order. We indicated that we would prefer to wait and to order some wine before dinner. Note: we were not asked if we wanted anything to drink. Two more people then asked us if we were ready to order our food and each time we requested to wait. Empty classes were barely set down before being removed and dishes were quickly taken away. The owner spent most of her time staring at a computer screen with her back to the patrons. I would still recommend based on the food and wine, but the service needs to come up to those standards."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The only thing you need to know is that this restaurant should be on your top 5 list of restaurants to dine at before you die. No matter what you order, it will be delicious. The prix fixe menu on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is the best deal in town. Don't forget to pair one of the many fabulous wines from their notable list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Best tasting boards: cheese and meats are consistently superb. Perfect pate- Well deserved Michelin star. Skate cooked to perfection as well. Salad is so well dressed, it seems like each leaf is delicately coated. Wines are suggested and paired with precision. I normally rate the food with 5 stars, but a few of the entrees arrived a bit cold. Too delicious to send back-"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience here. Excellent food (try the hanger steak!) and attentive service. Worth the trip to an outer borough."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "On a sleepy corner of southern Forest Hills sits one of the crown jewels of the restaurant canon in NYC. The staff is professional and courteous. Drinks at the bar are delightful and if you decided to eat at the bar, it would be a delightful experience. Once seated, the wait staff is very attentive and not intrusive. Once you have ordered , the feast begins. Every meal I have ever had had DB is exceptional. The quality of the food and the presentation propel this restaurant to the forefront of any other in Queens and to the top of the pack in NYC. I will be back again soon. And if you are someone like me that never orders chicken out, be sure to order the Chicken Under a Brick....you will make an exception to your rule!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Everything that I ordered and that I sampled from the plates of my 3 companions (this time) and 6 companions (last time) was extraordinary. The choices were innovative ( my pasta with uni was WONDERFUL), the wines were excellent and fairly priced and the service was more than attentive. One cannot, I think, go wrong by patronizing Danny Brown's Wine Bar!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This place came well recommended so perhaps my expectations were too high Food was great but we had an issue with my wife's hanger steak. It came out severely undercooked and when returned again, almost the same. Staff and manager seemed intent on defending the chef rather than understand how raw e steak was cooked That said, all other dishes were great and two wines we had by the glass were excellent We will definitely go back, but I'd recommend you order e steak at least one level from your regular order to be happiest"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a fabulous experience at Danny's wine bar. The food was excellent ad the presentation beautiful! The roasted skate was like nothing I've ever had!! The service was on par and made you feel welcomed and very attentive. We wil be back again for sure!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Danny Browns has been a favorite for my wife any I for some time, the food and service is outstanding always. If improvement could be made it would be to have alittle more room but other than that I would not change a thing."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was my first time here, and it won't be the last either!!! Drinks at the bar were fantastic. The wine list is extensive with some great vintages. Our meal was 5star. Our appetizers entrees and desserts were out if this world. With the service and the ambiance its no wonder this establishment has a Michelin star."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Outstanding venison special - skate and burger were superb; well executed and tastefully presented. Service is attentive and professional. For the non-drinkers, the courtesy of discretion is very much appreciated."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is among the best restaurants I've eaten in. The service couldn't be better, very unpretentious. The food is just perfect and the wines choices are a wonderful compliment to the meal. Don't miss the charcuterie platter. Whatever you choose you'll walk out happy. I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I grew up in Forest Hills and haven't been back since I left for college (close to a decade ago). This neighborhood has been needing a restaurant like this for forever. Lively environment, excellent food, and good bar scene. I loved everything I ordered and everything my guests ordered. The grilled calamari, hanger steak, and skate were especially amazing. Will be looking for my next excuse to come back soon."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Haven't been back since it opened years ago and was happy to discover that it is still wonderful. Hangar steak was amazing. Recommend it highly."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "For Manhattan prices and attitude, I'd rather stay in Manhattan. On the plus side, the wine list is creative, well selected and well priced. They seem to try a bit too hard on the food (which is not remotely well priced as the wines), several of our dishes had one too many ingredients. Server turned us off with an attitude that suggested we're in a temple of fine dining and should be appropriately respectful."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I made reservations here twice. The first time we went I had a bad duck entree. I have never in my life complained about restaurant food, nor have I ever not finished my duck, but I ended up sending it back. The waitress was nice and my husband's meal was good. They also comp'd us the duck which was nice. The second time I made a reservation I had totally forgotten that this was the place with the bad duck. By the time we got there with my in-laws we decided to give it another shot. Everything was good but we had clearly been asking the waitress if things were grain-free and she said that our entrees were. However, my meal was served on a bed of rice which was not listed on the menu. I ate around it and it was all good."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "I must say Danny Brown was wonderful. we went for my moms birthday. She did not want to go to Manhattan so the hard part was going to be finding a great place with Manhattan quality in Queens. the service was very friendly and knowledgeable. They were warm and professional all at once. The goal from the moment we walked in to when we left was "aim to please". I am thrilled for Danny Brown. Everyone around looked happy. the ambiance was special in a nut shell. lastly the wine list was extensive but not expensive. we had to bottles of red under $100 from France. I will certainly go back. this place was delicious, elegant , and just plain old special. Make reservations and be "wowed"."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great food, as always and reasonably priced. Friendly service."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We were attracted to Danny Brown's eponymous restaurant by the Michelin star and were most definitely not disappointed. We had an excellent (although very rich) meal with some friends from Manhattan and very much enjoyed the open kitchen, that is always a treat. The service was relaxed, efficient and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great food in a relaxed setting."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "When you want a superb dinner perfectly cooked without any attitude, this is the place to go. At our last dinner we had a fabulous brussel sprouts salad which we split, for entrees the salmon and steak, and then the carrot cake for desert which is divine. The wine list is very reasonable and has some good wines at a price that will not empty your wallet. Well worth going out of your way to get to. If you are not using your own car, order a cab when you order desert."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I have been to Danny Brown restaurant before so I knew this was a great place. I took my friend there and she could not stop talking about how nice this place was, how tasty the food was and how she liked the overall restaurant experience. I used to always meet my friends in Manhattan and we would dine there, but now I tell my friends to come to Queens and they are never disappointed. My friend ordered the special which was filemignon that night- the stake was so tender that it just melted in your mouth. I ordered duck breast that was excellent as well. For dessert we had expresso cream brûlée- yum!!! Overall we had a great time at Danny Brown. Will deffinately come back!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Danny Brown's. Both times food was excellent. Not adventurous but perfectly cooked and presented. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Danny Brown's is a local gem. Everything you want in a restaurant of this kind. You leave feeling really good and well taken care of. What more can you ask?!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "while the food was lovely, the portions were very small and the cost very expensive. the cheese platter with 6 cheeses for $37 had teeny tiny slice per cheese. also, this is a noted wine bar and they did NOT have a rose in stock nor serve pinot grigio by the glass which made for a most disappointing wine inventory for me. when i initially made the reservation it was for two and i altered it to add another guest. i was told that i was "lucky" they had a cancellation and could accomodate me but 45 mintues later. when we arrived the restaurant was totally empty and i wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. probably will not be a return visitor to this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always an outstanding meal at Danny Brown's. The food is always top notch and I've never tried a plate there I haven't liked. The wait staff knows their wine and makes excellent suggestions based upon what you are eating. This is definitely a special occasion place as it's can become very expensive quickly, but, it is definitely possible to keep the cost down."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This is one of the best places in Forest Hill neighborhood. You don't necessary go to Manhattan in order to have the city experience. Awesome!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "took a group from out of town here, they left saying it was some of the "best food they'd ever had." the two people who loved the place the most had the short rib agnoletti pasta (looked like little raviolis) and it was to die for. great food, it's just too bad the place is so tiny (and we were sitting by the window which unfortunately had a draft!)"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This place is hopping and for the best reason ever. The food is sublime. Absolutely wonderful. We started with a beautiful sea trout appetizer that came with roasted black garlic, caper berries and a lovely tarragon sauce. Melt in your mouth. My husband had the hanger steak, medium rare, that was doused with just the right amount of shallot butter, and it was perfect. I had the linguine carbonara with sea urchin, because I've never met a sea urchin I didn't want to eat. It was so delicious that I had to stop myself from running my fingers around the bowl to get to every last drop. Paired our food with one of the great bottles of wine on their excellent wine list and couldn't have left any happier. We must go back to try everything else!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Danny Brown Wine Bar is an amazingly fantastic experience. The service was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. The wine was an excellent pairing and the food delivered beyond expectations. Fantastic. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Consistently wonderful meals. No better chicken anywhere. Excellent reasonably priced wine list. Weekdays much quieter. Owners are always most gracious and friendly. Well deserving of all their praises. Prices much lower than lesser restaurants in Manhattan."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Danny Brown Wine Bar is a small restaurant. You will hear the conversation at the tables around you and they will hear yours. I ordered one of the wine flights but didn't really like it. My husband's flight was a lot better. I had the fish (which was bit salty) and it was served with a weird mound of lentils. My meal was okay; but, I would not recommend it as I can't even remember the type of fish I ordered. My husband ordered the steak and seemed to really like it. The dessert was good but not great. But, for the area, this is VERY good option."
    Dined on 10/26/2013