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Il Brigante Restaurant
Il Brigante Restaurant

Il Brigante Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilbrigantenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 285-0222
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can prepare all our dishes for catering purposes.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be reserved for private parties, up to 50 people seated and up to 70 standing.
  • Private Party Contact: Il Brigante Restaurant (212) 285-0222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beekman St
  • Public Transit: Fulton St (2, 3) Fulton St (A, C, J, Z) Fulton St (4,5)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Il Brigante Restaurant
Il Brigante Restaurant was created with the goal of replicating some of the tastes and traditions of southern Italian cuisine, using the freshest and best quality ingredients to make simple and authentic Italian fare.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Il Brigante is an unexpected surprise. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were sampling portions of each other's dishes and the dessert (rum cake) was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good thing i called to check my Rez. I really think this place has potential and maybe they're still trying to work out the kinks after re opening. The pizza was fine. How bad can you mess up pizza?"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Mostly chose Il Brigante for its location close to the Brkln Bridge and the Macy's fireworks that night but was very pleased with the whole experience. Dinner with my wife and 2 daughters was a delicious find. The chicken and sausage dish was savory and the Italian red picked by our waiter was an excellent compliment. The canolli was terrific as was the decaf (sorry you espresso fans)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great Food BUT food took over 40 minutes to be served. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great authentic Italian food for reasonable price (from an Italian)"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Shrimp appetizer, eggplant parmegan were very good. The steak was awesome."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We needed a restaurant 'last minute' during a city break to NYC. We picked this place becuase of the good reviews and location - close to the amazing buildings in lower manhatten. It didn't let us down - great location, great good, great staff, busy but with quick service, and at good price. We would definately come back here on our next trip to NYC!!!! Thanks! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great place to meet with friends and enjoy amazing dishes... they also have a great selection wines. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Although not a large restaurant, Il Brigante was able to graciously accommodate our party of 10 who were in town to celebrate a family wedding. The service was outstanding, the food excellence, and our guests found it to be a very warm welcome to New York."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate my birthday with baby and 10 friends and had a great time!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Tried to dine with friends but tables are quite close together, and acoustics are challenging, so a loud neighboring table can make it impossible to talk with your party, ruins the experience. Restaurant staff was impervious to the issue; after we spoke with them about a really loud adjoining table with a yelling mom and kids, asking them to intervene, they made a veiled attempt, problem was never solved. Be prepared to yell to be heard with your party, police loud guests yourself, or in the end choose another venue. Truly sad bcs we wanted to love this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I sort of wish I wasn't doing this review because now everyone is going to be there. It's a small restaurant and if you go after the usual dinner crowd, it can even be romantic. The food is fantastic and it's worth it to get a schedule of when they are doing lamb chops! Lastly, the staff there is fantastic and they are actually Italian!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When I dine at Il Brigante, i feel as if I'm dining at one of my favorite trattorias in Florence. all thanks to Alessandro from the cozy Florentine feeling. Grazie Mille."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "They recently reopened after Hurricane Sandy had shut them down for months. It was as though they'd never closed: The food and service were great, just like before. It's adjacent to the Seaport, but away from the tacky tourist traps. Really good, authentic Italian cuisine, and a great wine list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was great, however very pricey. I love how they celebrated my birthday. I'm so glad that I found this restaurant. It is a most go too. The owners were very friendly. Despite the Price the food was amazing."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Definitely a recommended spot to eat at if you are in the Financial District. Had a very nice, quiet dinner on a Sunday night in February. I imagine this place is even more vibrant during the summer, so I am excited to go back when it gets warm out."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food and service is good, great for us as we are local. Our biggest negative is that it is a very physically COLD restaurant due to there lack of a good door."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food. Authentic. Wonderful waiter, spoke Italian."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Very cute little restaurant. Food was excellent! Love the brick on the wall. Makes it feel like a very homey comfortable dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Very casual, but great service and good food. Recommend."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "So glad to have our favourite little restaurant open again after it was damaged by Super Storm Sandy!!!! Supported your 'take-outs' when you were shut, but prefer being able to come and share the ambiance and the love in person. As always great food, great wine list and warm, welcoming atmosphere!!!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Loved the restaurant rustic look, takes me back to Italy. The service was great. The host was very attentive and the food portion were very generous. I usually go out a lot to eat and I definitely can say that this will be one of the many places that I will revisite in the future."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We were dining only a moth after the restaurant had reopened after Hurricane Sandy. The food was fabulous and great value and the service faultless."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We LOVE coming here. Always a great meal! Love the pastas and the pizzas!!!! They always make such a huge deal over birthdays - this time we were celebrating 2 - it was so much fun! Another great time was had by all!!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2012
  • "Excellent food, with fabulous service in a delightful NYC casual space. Consistently good!!"
    Dined on 9/9/2012
  • "We loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We went when they were just opening at 12:30 for lunch. Our food was delicious. We will be back on our next trip to NYC. Our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "we were a group of 14 and we all loved the delicious food and the attentive service, all good"
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Great food and excellent service. I was in town for work and dined alone on a Monday night. I was not rushed or ignored. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great location in the financial district/ Southstreet Seaport area. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/20/2012
  • "This was our 3rd time here in the past 3 weeks. No complaints at all. Great food, and really nice size portions! Pasta with pesto, rigatoni with eggplant, pasta with meat sauce, gnocchi, and pizza - all were delicious!! This has truly become a favorite restaurant of ours!! We are looking forward to our next meal here!"
    Dined on 7/31/2012
  • "We were celebrating a birthday - there were 5 of us. When we got there it was very crowded - but our table was all set up and ready for us. Food was great - pasta, calamari, eggplant, pizza & dessert - all were wonderful. Be sure to tell them if you are celebrating birthday-everyone comes over to sing...very fun!! A good time was had by all - we will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2012
  • "I had just been here a week ago, and liked it so much - I came back with a friend and my son. Everything again - was great! My sons pizza, our pastas and eggplant appetizer were all delicious! This restaurant is definitely a good find!"
    Dined on 7/25/2012
  • "we've eaten here three times in two weeks during nyc stays. it remains a fabulous find, with great food and service!"
    Dined on 7/22/2012
  • "Good food, attentive service, overall it is a very dependable local trattoria. I'll go back"
    Dined on 4/11/2012
  • "Love this restaurant!Food is fresh and fantastic, and the desserts are super too!"
    Dined on 7/7/2012
  • "We live downtown and I was delighted to find this little Italian place that we can go to on the nights I don't feel like cooking. Good wholesome meals, always tasty and massive portions. We've had really spotty service, food not arriving, one meal arriving and not the other but they always make it up somehow. I would definately return, even with service being a little on the off side."
    Dined on 6/28/2012
  • "Very frenetic for a Wednesday night, walked in and the closely spaced tables helped us to get to know our neighbors, and their conversations. Service was disorganized - we sat with no attention for 10 minutes, and then had 2 different wait staff ask for drinks and appetizer information. Could not really hear either give us the specials or anything else and our waiter was either the maitre de or had ADD because he kept looking around while taking our order, ostensibly checking on other patrons. Food was acceptable - buffalo mozz was very fresh, but lacking zip with the minimal basil provided. My chicken and sausage was also acceptable - not bad, but not special. Wine was reasonably priced - but we had to continually re-pour our ow"
    Dined on 6/6/2012
  • "As a last minute find on open table, I figured this would be a mediocre lunch. Wow was I wrong. The ambiance at 2pm on a Friday in March was quiet, low key, and relaxed. A glass of white wine came quickly and was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the food....WOW. It may have been the very best dish I have had in quite a long while. Granted, the dish they brought me had clams instead of the shrimp I ordered, but the kitchen staff would have been happy to return it had I not insisted on eating it anyway. I am so glad I did! The hour and a half spent there took me back to a summer spent in Italy, and I will be sure to recommend this restaurant to everyone I know going downtown. Reasonably priced, wonderful food, and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/16/2012
  • "Service was wonderful! I loved the atmosphere, it's a very cozy restaurant, yet they were able to give us a table for 13 people. The food itself was hit or miss. The eggplant parm appetizer was delicious! But the bruschetta I found to be mediocre. The wine was great. And the pizzas we ordered were pretty good It is not one of my favorite places in the city, but if I were in the neighborhood again, I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "You feel like you and tastes like you are eating in a nice little restaurant in a some nice little village in Italy. I come here once a month for that special feeling."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Pasta dishes and pizza are memorable. The salads and apps so fresh w/wonderful flavors. The service and attention paid to guests make you feel like home. Love this place!"
    Dined on 1/28/2012