Karloff
Karloff

Karloff

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.karloffnyc.com/
  • Phone: 3476894279x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Daily Black-and-White Movie Nights ( In-house projector )
  • Special Events: Live Jazz on Thursday Nights ( at 7 pm )

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kane St.
  • Public Transit: Bergen St (F, G)
    Carroll St (F, G)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Karloff
Come on over to Karloff, a restaurant with an innovative contemporary take on Eastern European flare. We bring new comfort-food dinning experience to the neighborhood with entrees like slowly braised Oxtail, Black Sea Mussels, Atlantic Trout over Kasha Risotto, and Vegan Meatballs - they all will leave you breathless, same as our famous Smoked Fish Sandwiches, Hearty Soups, Varenikis (Russian Dumplings), and Grass-Fed Burgers.

An extensive - and carefully selected - wine list features wines from all-over-the-world, including domestic areas. Craft and local beers on tap. If you are in a sober mood, enjoy our never-heard-of-before Russian juices and soft drinks, and #1 ice cream in Brooklyn (voted by the neighborhood). Be adventurous - come relax in our open, newly renovated space! Let us pamper you with our art of service. Bring your date or family to Karloff for lunch, dinner and brunch!
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Karloff reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Lovely place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Upon arriving, we were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. The food was great- started off with potato latkes and the dumplings which were to die for! The mushroom sauce was amazing and the highlight of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Karloff reviews archive.
  • Still Good, But Now Amex Only
    ADiner
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Been here several times already and really enjoyed it. The menu is interesting and the food is very good. Service, while usually very nice, was off this time. The server made several errors, including explaining to the kitchen that one of us ordered 2 starters that were to come out as entrees (though perhaps the cook could have noticed it didn't make sense to send out 3 starters followed by 1 entree). Maybe the server was new, though he also seemed a bit indifferent. Still, we'd have tried again, as we do like the place. But we didn't find out until the bill came that they'd just recently stopped taking any cards but Amex. As much as we like the food, this makes us less likely to return. Karloff: please start taking Visa/MC again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great neighborhood find!
    MareVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Love the traditional menu choices! A great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort food
    DizzychopsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Nice stuff. Friendly servers, good cookin'. Not the year's highlight, but plain, good food done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Welcome Addition
    ADiner
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    If you're thinking Eastern European food will be all cabbage and cream sauce, think again. This is a modern interpretation that integrates, yes, cabbage, and kasha, & other staples from "the old country," but updates for contemporary tastes. The vareniks (dumplings) were light & tasty - not the big doughy balls I feared. Trout, served over kasha a carmelized cauliflower, was light & delicious, accented by a mustard sauce. An unexpected bonus: the surprising number of vegetarian, vegan, & g-f selections. Our server was very accommodating & personable. Noise level was quite low when we arrived, with good music playing at a reasonable volume. Room got a little noisier as more tables filled up. Overall, a very good experience. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a big group-7 people-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    We were a big group-7 people- and it was spacious and comfortable. The food is great. Piegories were excellent, borscht was great, kasha, chicken , fish. Everything was fresh, home like food. It's great if you want something unusual and close to home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We took my husband to Karloff's for a Father's Day celebration. We live in Manhattan and wanted to try something different. We started with potato latkes which were superb. I selected the trout, my son had the salmon and my husband chose the beef stroganoff. Although my husband was somewhat disappointed with his selection (he had wanted to have the lamb which was not on the menu), my son and I loved our dishes. They were prepared well, and the presentation was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We used to live in Carroll Gardens before Karloff opened and still love the neighborhood, so we come back often. We've passed Karloff and have wanted to try it, but never really had the chance. For Mother's Day, we were looking for something in that area and, since my mother's parents were German and Polish and she loves things like borscht and verenikis, we thought we'd give it a try. Maybe not the smartest idea going somewhere unfamiliar for Mother's Day, but we like to live dangerously. Happily, we had a great time and the food was beyond delicious and portion size was on target. Also, my wife (who's pregnant) asked if the cheese on a dish is pasteurized and, when the server checked, the chef came out to talk to her about it! Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice place to go before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Really nice place to go before movie at Cobble Hill Cinema. Super burger, perfectly cooked w interesting garnishes. Excellent, very different leek and kale soup. Overall, a very interesting variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice find in the neighborhood.
    TomTVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Best burger I have had in a long time! The albarino (white wine) was also a winner. The keilbasa/potato croquettes were very good. The salad (poached pear and arugula) was another winner. Not an extensive menu, but well done all around. We didn't have room for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a no brainier!
    Gymrat
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    We were a party of four and we tried different dishes to share. Every plate was incredible, potatoe latkes are great! Also have their homemade ice cream for desert. We will definitely frequent this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate