Hunter's
Hunter's

Hunter's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.huntersbrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: (718) 246-2221
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Lunch:

    Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Schifilliti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: 15 Days of Summer Tastings - Jun 8th - Jun 26th.
    7pm - 9pm

    Help us narrow down our Summer Menu Options during 15 days of four-course chef tastings. You and 19 other guests will sit together and help determine the best dishes of the night to develop our summer menu.
    launching Jun 29th.

    4 courses - 1 cocktail - 55$

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baltic St.
  • Public Transit: Bergen St (F, G)
    Carroll St (F, G)
    Hoyt - Schermerhorn Sts (A, C, G)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hunter's
Hunter's is a creative endeavor born of the belief that a seasonal cuisine takes advantage of the rich flavors around us that make our neighborhood and city unique. Chef Angelo Schifilliti, formerly Executive Chef at Landmarc Tribeca, focuses on perfecting an intimate menu in an even more intimate setting. This Brooklyn restaurant's driving force is the hunt for ingredients, tastes and ideas that transcend the ordinary dining experience. Hunter’s has been praised for both its focus on the local and healthy by Clean Plates “you’ll find house-made pastas, pot pies, sustainably-sourced meats and 100% local veggies to round out an affordably-priced, eclectic New American, Italian and French menu” and its creativity and commitment to sustainability by Zagat Blog, “The eatery prides themselves on dishing out game meat and forged ingredients.”
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Hunter's reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (11)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)romantic (3)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • excellent dishes...
    Maita
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent appetizers and entrees. Lively setting. Fun place to visit. Great house-made pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood place
    VeggieMomVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love this place and despite sub par service last time (guy was friendly, but never returned to offer us second drinks - had to flag down bus boy) we will always come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over rated on Yelp
    bingolong
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    three diners, 3 disappointing entrees. undercooked sides, overdressed salads. decor? not really. fooled by a 4 star Yelp rating. a wasted Saturday night out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite wines are here ...
    Stevielyn25
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I like the truffle fries, the Hanger steak was great and so is the butternut squash - food portions are a bit small so order sides sweet potatoe mash is delicious. I love their wine list they have reds and whites from some of my favorite places in Napa and Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broome
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Limited menu but good selections. Had a bottle of local NY wine, Reisling, that was overpriced at 49.00
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kale salad in brooklyn
    Sydney
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've been coming back to hunters since forever because of 1- the best kale salad in the neighborhood 2 - truffle fries and Mac n cheese 3 - cocktails (and their concoctioneers) and 4 - vibe never disappoints. The new fall menu is great and they are just too darn nice..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to with friends visiting
    Samantha
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Had an amazing little night at hunters last Tuesday.. Went with a college friend and wanted to show her a special brooklyn night.. The food here is just ridiculous and different and one of the neighborhood best, and the drinks and kids working never disappoint. Wanted to follow up with clover club and make it a whole day but sadly they were closed. More drinks at the bar - still tasting that katniss everdeen... Great spot, thanks guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Local Dinner Spot
    KY2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was good; the food was good but nothing was spectacular. I would recommend if you were looking for a solid restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Hunter's reviews archive.
  • Great Brooklyn Brunch
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the food delicious and well-portioned, and the cocktails are unique. The Cucumber Mimosa is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy, yummy food + good bar
    Membrillita
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was my second time at Hunter's, and I'll be back soon. The food is good, healthy, tasty. The bar is lovely and has some nice options. The service is nice and delivers with good timing. A great neighborhood haunt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Been to Hunter's multiple times and it's great for both brunch and dinner. Not many places in the neighborhood offer reservations for brunch and with an infant, this is extremely helpful. The Elvis French toast is to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Dibrooklyn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I got the mushroom sandwich an that's just what it was. A dry baguette with mushrooms on it. It was pretty boring and tasteless. The fries were good and my Bloody Mary was great but t sat at the bar for almost 10 minutes before the bartender had to bring it to me. Our waiter disappeared for basically the whole time. There were only a few tables so I'm not sure what was up but the service could have been much better. I would come back to try the brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • warm and friendly service
    HopeVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Very warm and accommodating service and delicious food. We will definitely go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food stands out
    Samantha
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    This was a really great experience for us. Ate on a Monday night, the server came over, told us about four or five specials that sounded amazing and everything lived up to the billing. Same vibe and feel as Roman's in ft Greene. Will definitely return. Thanks guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a casual weekend night
    Willeburger
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great, friendly bar staff Good food & tasty menu Service was slow once we sat down at our table, but we were with a friend, had great company, it did not effect our dining experience negatively. I would definitely go back again and recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spring Menu first day
    Samantha
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    A perfect little night out - a girlfriend and I went on the first day of their new menu launch and it was exciting to try some of their new dishes. Definitely excitement in the air about it and good vibes which we appreciated. Plus they gave us a sneak preview of one of the new cocktails they have planned for the spring - awesome. Lots of fresh veggies on the new menu - definitely appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunter's? Yes, please!
    DeeRod84
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and we wanted it to be special. We looked for a restaurant with character, good food with fresh ingredients, a fun cocktail menu and wasn't overly expensive. Hunter's delivered on all fronts. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but maybe larger portions
    noelbelle
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Hunters - we all really loved our plates. However, everyone was left saying "we wish we'd had more of that" especially for the price (ie)14$ for a grilled kale salad with a sliver of squash and some chickpeas on a little salad plate and a mac and cheese main that comes in a side dish tiny ramikin'). If you go however, I would suggest ordering the nutella bread pudding - it was delicious, and massive (larger than any of the main dishes actually!) I don't think we'll head back for a major dinner again but maybe wine and dessert. Staff was great super accommodating and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the nutella bread pudding!
    Dave
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Try the nutella bread pudding! The entire group enjoyed their meal. Reasonable wine list (though I wished they had the slightly less expensive Pinot. Would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hunter's is a Home Run!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This place was great!! I happen to stumble into this gem on a raining evening. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. My wife got the "Pot Pie" and I got the the "Wild Striped Bass" both were out of this world. I also loved the beer list which was filled with craft beers from all over the united states. If you like good food and good drinks Hunter's is the place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome for Groups!
    BrooklynD
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Came to Hunter's with 7 friends, and was really impressed with the service they were able to provide for a big group. They offered us a charcuterie appetizer for the whole table, and brought it out on a massive serving tray created from wrought iron and tree trunk. It was a feast fit for the kings of Westeros!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bit pricey
    valentinediner123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for valentines day dinner with the gf. Didn't expect there to only be the valentines day menu which is 65 a person. The food itself is okay but I've had better, for less money. At the end the waitress also put a 20% tip for herself, included in the bill. It's valentines day so I didn't want to complain too much in front of the gf, but I will probably never come back or recommend this place for any friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Hunter's for dinner
    DininginBK
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I love Hunter's for dinner but was quite disappointed by their brunch. Normally huevos rancheros are my go-to at any restaurant, but these weren't great - they definitely need more salsa/tomatoes/cheese/etc (were just beans and eggs!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    It was recommended to me & fell quite short of expectations. It was not bad but it was nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant!
    Sydney
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Have come here twice on an anniversary and a birthday and have been wowed both times. I came originally because I knew the chef came from a favorite spot in the city and things here are even better than they were over there. The food is just incredibly well-sourced and totally delicious and the cocktails could possibly duke it out with those across the street at the clover club. Very romantic scene, the lighting, the design and feel of the place really make it stand out that way. I'll keep going again and again, thanks Hunter's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD Sunday Brunch
    away
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The food was average, but the bloody mary was fantastic. I had the huevos rancheros, my boyfriend had the Hunter's benedict, and our guest had the kale salad. The kale salad looked delicious and I will definitely try it on a return visit. The restaurant itself was VERY loud. I made a reservation for 11:30 as my boyfriend and I were meeting our friend to discuss career transitions. We were seated next to a party of 10 where no one talked softer than yelling. It made having a conversation at our table rather difficult and I often found myself yelling to be heard. The front of the restaurant seemed to be quieter and I definitely wish we'd have been sitting there. Overall the food was average, drinks were good, and noise was LOUD.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love dinner @ Hunter's
    BKRed
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This is a fav spot in the neighborhood; it was a freezing evening and Hunter's was warm and welcoming. I usually pop in during the week, when it's quiet, but it was Saturday night and I was happy we got a reservation. However, they were running late so we had to wait about 15-20 minutes for our table and the bar area is snug, so you constantly feel in the way of someone. We did sit and had a lovely dinner though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of fun
    VeggieMomVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Hunter's is great for vegetarians and meat eaters. We loved the farro risotto, beet salad, butternut squash agnolotti (with Brussels sprouts) and wild mushroom pot pie. Excellent craft cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was quite mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    The food was quite mediocre and over priced. The ravoli didn't seem homemade and was overcooked. The farro risotto wasn't seasoned well. The cheese plate was the decent. The cheeses are from Stinky next door and they could have chosen a better selection. The marinated beets and grilled kale salad were the best things we tried. They only had drip coffee and there was no herbal tea. Our server was incredibly helpful and nice and when she realized they didn't have herbal tea, she steeped mint leaves in hot water to make mint tea. The ambiance is nice if you want to get a drink but I would never go back to this restaurant for their food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is delicious
    alisonoVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We had two great cocktails and beer (happy hour) and we thought they were moderately priced considering the quality. I could drink these hot spiced ciders with rum all night long! The food was also very good. The butter lettuce salad was nice and light. The boar pappardelle was delicious but difficult to eat out of a bowl. The burger and fries were also really good. The service was also great. We'll definitely be back. If only cocktails were also on happy hour, I'd be here every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and Delicious
    bkfoodie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    This place has such a cute and cozy atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Make sure you get the ricotta fritters...they are out of this world amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Lisa0708VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    A perfect combination of creative and delicious food with a casual and welcoming ambiance. Definitely will go back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Amazing
    PR47
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Everything from the toast with avocado and grilled tomatoes to the Braised Pork that was just melt-in-your-mouth delicious to the side dishes was just amazing. In addition, their drink menu is fantastic...every drink we tried was perfectly prepared. Looks like I have a new favorite in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, simple hip atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Everything we ordered was amazing and our service was amazingly good. Food highlights include the kale salad (not at all bitter or boring), the truffled French fries (to die for), pork chop, burger and homemade pasta. YUM! Please do yourself a favor and try this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but loud
    Cookingdeb
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The food and service were fantastic. The restaurant was adorable. I loved the creamed corn and fish entree. There was a party in the back which made the restaurant noisy; once the party concluded the ambiance was better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I've eaten at Hunter's now three times. Each time it has been very solid. The food is quality: no fireworks, but very well prepared. There is a nice quiet, unpretentious atmosphere to the decor and service. I don't know that I'd call Hunter's destination dining--I've been to restaurants much like it in a variety of neighborhoods--but it certainly qualifies as a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood spot
    BklndfVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The restaurant scene on Smith Street is pretty competitive, and Hunter's is a solid contender. We had a party of three and ordered an appetizer, a couple of salads, two mains, a side dish, and we were very happy with everything. Very good food, nice cocktails, decent wine selection, excellent service. Strongly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Flavor
    Terri
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We really enjoy Hunter's excellent custom cocktails and seasonal menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - wonderful combination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Great food - wonderful combination of vegetables, herbs and spices. Ashley, our server, knew the menu and was able to explain how each app or entrée was prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great experience
    GuacamoleParty
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    I chose Hunter's for my girlfriend's birthday dinner, as she and I love to discover great restaurants and foods and I wanted to take a chance on a new destination for her special day. I'm happy to say my gamble paid off. She was exceedingly pleased with the beet salad, and outright swooned over the pappardelle with rabbit (my mushroom pot pie wasn't too shabby either). And because I'd notified the restaurant in advance that this was a special occasion, they were very game to accommodate her; our waiter was pleasant and engaging (and quick!), the manager stopped by to chat and wish her well, and we received complementary glasses of bubbly to celebrate. This very charming and comfortable establishment gave us a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.