El Born
El Born

El Born

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elbornnyc.com/
  • Phone: 3478449295x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Diego González
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We have live music on Wednesdays (jazz), Sundays (flamenco) and planning to have DJ's for weekend brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bedford and Norman
  • Public Transit: The closes subway stops are Nassau (G) and Bedford (L)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from El Born
El Born is a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We serve tapas and raciones of traditional Spanish plates but always giving them a contemporary touch. Our intention is to bring a little bit of Spain to New York City, and especially to bring the Barcelona vibe from our hometown. In Barcelona, el Born is a downtown area that has known how to modernize without losing its soul. And that's our passion: clashing the old and the new without crashing anything in the middle.
Benvinguts, passeu, passeu...!
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El Born reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Barcelona déjà vu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A fine example of tapas dining with excellent ingredients, albeit a limited selection which hopefully will expand over time. We had the paella which was worth the 25 minute wait. Desserts were a for both the 'eye' and the sweet tooth. On balance, not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BKdinersVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our dining experience at El Born was truly fantastic. I have been to barcelona twice and dining at El Born was like eating in the finest restaurants of Barcelona. Very authentic! Very lively!! Muy, muy delicioso!!!. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Spanish
    SamtheBrit
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    2nd time at this place. Fresh interesting zesty Spanish food. Good specials. Portions pretty reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, expertly done!
    CubanoNYC
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Just terrific food, with one of the most creative tapas menus in the 5 boroughs. Fresh ingredients, lovlingly prepared and beautifully presented. The service is great (acceptably aloof), the staff is knowledgeable about the food, wine and cheese. The music was perfect and not too loud (on a very rainy Friday night)! Cannot wait to return, friends in tow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 4 reviews are from the El Born reviews archive.
  • Interesting new place
    cheesedocVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went on a sleepy Sunday night at 7, it was at first almost empty. Very nice and helpful waiter. Uncomfortable stools, very few regular chairs. Food: all good and quite interesting! Absolutely wonderful roasted vegetables with red pepper sauce. Rare tuna and raw beef also excellent! Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still working things out
    DBBURGER
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice local place. Friendly people. Too well lit. Very loud. Small tables for 4 people. Lot of specials (over 8). But not written and had to be repeated three times. Great quality selection on Shared menu. But no sequence or speed when items would come out. And no room on table for multiple plates.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like being in Barcelona
    Grace
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Greenpoint is having great places to eat and have coffee. The Born was really good. Excellent food and excellent service!I really recommend it!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Good Enough
    palt
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We checked out El Born after reading that it had made top dining destinations in Eater. Overall we were moderately disappointed. We started with a glass of $14 wine with an extremely lousy pour. The wine was nothing special. Three of us ordered about 4 small plates with warm olives being one of the better ones. Fillet, tender but nothing special, Cod collar, fishy and then some larger plates, cauliflower and duck casselot. The sauces in both were all mushy cheesy. The server should have mentioned that they were similar and not a good pair at all. We also had the highly acclaimed octopus which was limp and cold. Small beers at great prices helped along with very nice service and atmosphere, but not coming back..sorry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate