329 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231Neighborhood:
VietnamesePrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://nightingale9.com/
- Phone: 3476894699
- Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Sunday 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Closed on Mondays
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Vietnamese
- Executive Chef: Robert Newton
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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Nightingale 9 reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 2, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Excitingale!LaBeurreDined on 6/13/2014I'd wanted to try out the sister restaurant to Seersucker for quite some time but never made it. I give it an "outstanding" because it delivered one of the best "yum!" to dollar ratios I've had in a long time (spring rolls were explosively good). You can have a great, superior Asian food experience without feeling the kind of financial pain that is becoming all too familiar to eating out in New York. And, for me, it tapped into a sense of nostalgia for Uncle Pho's, one of the first restaurants to launch the Smith Street scene back in the late 1990s. Loved it. Loved the slightly out of the way location. Can't wait to go back and examine the rest of the menu. My new favorite restaurant!Special Features:
- The following 33 reviews are from the Nightingale 9 reviews archive.
- Really hitting its stridemojavejenVIPDined on 4/30/2014I came here in the restaurant's first year, and liked it, but it never made my return list. Just went back a year later, and was so impressed by the quality of the food and ingredients. The Cha Ca is the closest to the true dish that I've had since a trip to Vietnam! Better than Pok Pok's version. And the caramel pork was crazy good. I will now go back more often!Special Features:
- AMAZING VIETNAMESE FOODKLsmithVIPDined on 4/27/2014I've been to Nightingale9 many times, however, I think it has improved tremendously since it first opened. The food recently was truly delicious and satisfying. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:
- Great Meal!awayDined on 4/18/2014Second time eating at Nightingale 9 and the food was just as delicious as the first. Portions seemed to be slightly larger. My date and I shared two main dishes and a side of veggies and we were stuffed! As we went on the earlier side (7:30ish) on a Friday night, the noise was more bearable. We also asked to be and were seated by the front window at a table for 2 versus one of the large communal tables. Overall, amazing food and a little noisy. Definitely will be back!Special Features:
- AmazingalisonbklynDined on 4/4/2014The food at Nightingale 9 is spectacular. Not sure how to describe it - Rustic modern American Vietnamese?? In any case, it's absolutely fantastic. One of the best meals I've had, with very friendly helpful service. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- delicious veitnameseappreciativeeaterDined on 3/26/2014with a modern twist. Flavorful food, friendly attentive service. still dreaming about the crispy brussels sprouts. rice bowl was a bit mushy on one occasion but livened up with some delicious home made sauces. Would go again in a minute. great vegetarian and non vegetarian options, beverages. Yum.Special Features:
- Neighborhood Gem/Amazing VietnameseksprungVIPDined on 3/15/2014If you're looking for delicious, affordable Vietnamese food in a casual, neighborhood environment, make sure to go to Nightingale 9 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is modeled to the stripped-down neighborhood restaurants of Hanoi, using reclaimed materials in the dinning room, and numbering their tables. They even have their own herb garden in the restaurant's yard.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- expect moreOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/6/2014We absolutely LOVE Seersucker and Smith Canteen, and eat there frequently, so we were incredibly hopeful for our first visit to Nightingale 9. We also love Vietnamese food and have been to Vietnam as well. We had the Beef Pho, Pork Spring rolls, Caramel Pork Belly, and the wok fried veggies. Sadly, we found the food lacking in brightness and flavor and the service to be friendly but slow. It was underwhelming to put it bluntly.
- Loved everything except the phonicknameVIPDined on 2/14/2014Everything was delicious with the exception of the Pho, which was pretty bland.Special Features:
- Absolutely deliciousJNYTDined on 2/14/2014My date and I came here for their Valentine's day prix fix, but if that was any indication, this is a neighborhood foodie gem!Special Features:
- Excellent food & reasonable prices!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/14/2014I would go back for the brussel sprouts alone. Best I've ever had. Great appetizers and delicious entrees. The spring rolls, the shredded chicken and brussel sprouts were a great way to start the dinner. Then, we had the beef pho and the catfish with noodles. Both were excellent. Friendly service and a neighborhood-y vibe. All of this food and a bottle of wine and the check without the tip was around $100. Definitely reasonable. Be aware that many of the tables are communal 6-person tables. We were fortunate to get the inside 2, but I'm not sure I'd want to be the couple sandwiched between 2 other couples.Special Features:
- Excellent, as alwaysSteveVIPDined on 2/8/2014Nightingale 9 always changes up their menu, so each time I go there I get to sample something new. One of my favorite places to eat in Brooklyn.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious food! Causal settingLizzieDined on 2/8/2014Rice bowls were so tasty, as were the dishes with sausage. Servings are small. Good wine list--all US wines--and nice beer selection. Would totally recommend this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great new year's eve dinnercookies4lifeDined on 12/31/2013the tasting menu was lovely, delicious and filling. the soy dish was amazing. thank you!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Vietnamese food, cool vibesensitivestrummerDined on 11/21/2013A cool, casual neighborhood place that punches way above its weight in terms of the food. I've been several times and every single thing on the menu is a hit. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excelent jurney!NenneDined on 11/19/2013This dinner was one of the best we had on our trip to Us, NY and Brooklyn to find inspiraition for the nextcomming year in our own proffession,chef´s The hospitality was exelent and we can recommend Knightin gale to all that loves the asian influence and combined with the locally produced stuff aligne.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love this place! Food is exotic,EmilyIdaDined on 10/31/2013Love this place! Food is exotic, delicious and not like other things you have eaten. all three of us were thrilled and my one foodie friend thought he might even return the next night!Special Features:
- Check it out.ERISADined on 10/25/2013No 9 is a small neighborhood restaurant serving Vietnamese street food. It had a happy and energetic noise level. It is not fancy but all the dishes were well prepared and some were excellent- (thrice cooked pork belly, congee and the pork rinds.) . Service was friendly and our waitress patiently explained the dishes to us. They were a little slow on one dish. They didn't charge us for it and gave us a second round of drinks on the house.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- There are ups and downs with this rstephanieDined on 9/28/2013Most of the Vietnamese dishes are very good (exception: roasted mushrooms, which is way too salty), in quality of ingredients, preparation, and authentic flavors, particularly herb use. The Southern dishes, e.g. quall, are well executed, but bland and out of place. And, really, must we have raw collards? If you want a bottle of wine other than US-made Riesling, you're out of luck. That said, there are acceptable choices in the 8 or so bottle offering; the server, fine otherwise, didn't really seem knowledgeable about the wines. The place is small, but not cramped. However, you should be prepared to share a table with strangers. The noise level means you'll nearly shout to be heard by your partner, so I guess it's hipster-loud.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Why the HypeVeggieMomVIPDined on 9/27/2013Overrated - food was excessively salty & everything was twee. Foraged greens - a tiny tangle of salty greens. The roasted mushrooms were the best dish. Odd wines - only reislingsSpecial Features:
- DelishhanipieDined on 7/23/2013All dishes were delicious. Great modern spin on Vietnamese foodSpecial Features:
- Excellent addition to Smith StreetKLsmithVIPDined on 7/23/2013Nightingale9 is a great addition to the Smith Street restaurants. The quality and preparation of the food is really excellent. I love having a Vietnamese restaurant close by!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Will certainly returnSuefromBrooklynDined on 7/17/2013Had a great meal last week. My favorite was the catfish, but the pork starter, collard greens and green papaya were fantastic as well. Probably ordered 10 dishes (for a group of 5) and enjoyed all but one of the dishes, the chilled shrimp and squid, which we finished, but didn't love as much as the other dishes. The ice pops were a refreshing finish to the meal. Service was really top notch, which as we all know, can make the difference between a good meal and a great one.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved this placeOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 7/14/2013We really enjoyed our meal here. I got the squid noodles and the watermelon salad, while my partner ordered the quail and summer rolls. We polished off every bite and already have plans to go back. The food is actually a mix of Southern and Vietnamese, but the latter doesn't suffer (which could definitely have happened).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious Vietnamese Street FoodngleeVIPDined on 7/7/2013All the dishes are meant for sharing, so grab a few friends and head on over, the more the merrier, and you get to taste more dishes. Each one was nicely prepared and presented. We had the quail, fried rice, shredded chicken salad, berkshire pork noodles and curry popcorn. All were excellent and have us wanting to go back and try some other items on the menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful MealOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/6/2013Our second trip to Nightingale 9 was even better than the first. Highly recommend the catfish and of course the Popsicle dessertSpecial Features:
- No dish made me say, "Wow."DealguyVIPDined on 6/7/2013Nightingale 9 is a good neighborhood restaurant, but it's not a destination. The Caramel Pork Belly was very good — a hardened, caramelized twist on pork belly. The sauce was good enough to pour over rice and eat. Although nothing was terrible, the rest of the fare was quite boring, including the Berkshire Pork noodles, Market Mushrooms, a squid/shrimp noodle dish, and the NC Peanuts. I'd only go again if I lived right off of Smith Street.
- Small PortionsOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/5/2013Was expecting more and better. I was quite disappointed.
- Felt rushed. Told waitstaffdlyonsVIPDined on 5/25/2013Felt rushed. Told waitstaff we wanted food gradually-- all it all came in two rather rapid courses. We ordered 10 things for 4 people-- so it was annoying. The quail and berkshire pork (5-piece one) was delicious as was the chopped collard greens and the fried rice. decided not to have dessert there because felt rushed. And no one was waiting to be seated.Special Features:
- They did it again.BklynpopsDined on 5/12/2013The owners of Seersucker have done it again....created a neighborhood place worth going back to. We were there for an early Sunday lunch and looking forward to returning for dinner some evening. Our Caramel Pork Belly and fried egg Banh Mi was delicious with quality ingredients - ditto for the beef soup. Beer with peanuts and chili rim...meh, but who knew raw collard greens could be so good? (Move over kale salad. ) The adorable, creamy, palm sugar and basil ice pop with toasted coconut dipping sprinkles is not to be missed. Sweet staff too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- simply amazing mealOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/5/2013started with micheladas, vietnamese style, which had the perfect spice and flavor with spicy nuts floating on top. spot on. the fluke/crab rice cake had the perfect combination of savory, sweet, and the salty rice cake. i've never had a dish like it and absoulutely loved it. with each following dish, we absolutely could not get enough of the sweet and spicy sauces. loved the berkshire pork rice noodle dish. the popsicles were awesome, especially loved the basil one. overall, i'm happy with our meal. the servers were also very helpful in explaining the dishes and extremely friendly. we will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- needs some tweakingOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/22/2013The food was good, although the noodle dishes were a bit dry, especially when you describe them as coconut curry and there's no sauce... The crab rice paper dish was fantastic, and we liked being able to add the different homemade condiments. Our waitress was not friendly and tended to rush everything, asking if we wanted more wine while our glasses were still half full, (the restaurant was not crowded). Food comes out "as it's ready" we got our rice when we were ready for dessert. The dessert was awesome, coffee popsicle!Special Features:
- Authentic-seeming VietnameseMarkVIPDined on 3/29/2013Authentic-seeming Vietnamese food, but accessible to those unfamiliar with the cuisine. Just enough variety: three choices in each primary category (rice, noodles, soup) plus another half-dozen plates. Vermicelli was a little bland, but pork belly was porktastic. I wish I had rice or bread to soak up extra sauce. Bench seats are a little tough to get in and out. $50/pp. with drinks and dessert typical for Smith Street -- not rock-bottom, but not bad for a Friday night out. My wife already wants to go back!
- Good food but portions wereOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 3/16/2013Good food but portions were very small for the price