We had a great experience
We had a great experience at Briq. The service was wonderful - everyone was patient and had a good sense of humor. The food was really good - we all really enjoyed the cheese plate and the taco tower. Very pleasant.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Cocktails and Cusine
If you enjoy Tapas style dining and artisan cocktails, make sure you check out this new spot before it gets hot! The menu truly encapsulates a global feel, with innovative dishes such as carrot kimchi to stick-to-your-ribs hearty with lobster mashed potatoes. The creamy Burrata garlic bread is absolutely divine, and a must-have for anyone familiar with burrata.
Their cocktail list is not nearly as expansive as 116 Crown, however they more than make up for limited quantity with quality. Each specialty cocktail is masterfully crafted, and their signature espresso-tini capped off the meal nicely
For those not entranced with tapas style dining, they offer a handful of "Large plates" including a "Burrata pasta pillow" and a filet.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lots of promise!
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening there. Incredibly fine service, with a friendly hostess, marvelous bartender, etc. I decided to try three Tapas choices: scallops, shrimp salsa, and lobster mashed potatoes. All three were quite divine with beautiful marriage of flavors and textures. I do feel that the menu has a bit of an identity crisis... hard to know exactly what they're trying to achieve, though the wonderful chef explained that they want to do food that is fun, enjoyable. I prefer being able to create a meal that has a clear start, peak and ending... but, time will tell! I'll certainly return and look forward to what Briq has to offer.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My daughter and I had a really
My daughter and I had a really nice experience at Briq. It's relatively new to the dining scene in New Haven and we were made to feel very welcome and appreciated. They excelled with the service, and everything else was very good. The only disappointment was my cocktail. I would definitely go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Briq has great food and is
Briq has great food and is a wonderful restaurant. Loved the family style price fixed meal. The chef came to the table to talk about the food preparation and check on quality which in my opinion is consistently high. I highly recommend this restaurant.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The drunken cheesy bread and
The drunken cheesy bread and taco tower are musts! And accompanied by a great Cilantro Mojito.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing dinner and great service
Dining at briq is always a pleasant experience. The briq chicken and the lobster mashed potatoes, among other things on their menu are simply fabulous!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great meal. We prefer to try multiple small plates (apps., tapas) in lieu of an entree. Truffled almonds were amazing, but it was the cheese plate we loved... The Korean fried wings were delicious, perfect amount of heat. Over all a great meal... My husband loved the "1448" wine, an interesting red blend (served by the glass). We left at 9:15 and the bar was hopping! Can't wait to go back to experience dining on the rooftop patio! My only complaint was the service, the lovely young man was clearly overwhelmed.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My one complaint is that the
My one complaint is that the tables are way too small for the family-style dining that the restaurant is aiming for. We were at a table for 4, and it was a struggle to fit all our glasses and plates.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
During the extremely busy Yale Commencement Weekend, they were still willing to work with me when I needed to change my reservation twice. I felt bad about it, but they understood and were extremely kind and helpful. Throughout dinner, multiple people checked on our table pretty often asking how things were, and they gave great suggestions during the ordering process. We were taken care of from the moment I made my reservation until we walked out of the restaurant. The dishes were also conceptually fresh and very delicious. Thanks!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently had a family dinner at briq. We found the atmosphere to be very warm and inviting. Our watstaff was very attentive and knowledgeable when we had questions about dishes or drink choices. We decided to try the tapas and share them as a family. We ordered many choices and each was unique in its own way. The skinny fries, lobster mash, and kimchee vegetables were a hit with everyone. The sarrano ham was buttery and decadent and the cheese tray was a hit. Our favorite was Chef's tartar - an amzing blend of flavors and textures. After dinner get the adult birthday cake it's a chocolate explosion. Chef Hazen and his staff have created a wonderful environment, and fantastic flavor combinations you must try!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brig is fun
Outdoor dining on the main floor and the rooftop are both great. Food was very creative - a lot of new tastes. Almost all worked. Service was extremely friendly but slow at times. Not bad if you are not in a hurry. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend Briq
This was my second time at Briq and both times the waitstaff have been incredibly friendly and have gone out of their way to accommodate us. The drinks - although a little expensive - are delicious, especially the Red Rum. They have a lot of interesting and unique starters to pick from...the shrimp salsa is incredible - and you can't go wrong with any of their entrees...I've tried a few and they're all amazing! Also, the ambiance is fantastic, especially if you sit on the front patio or in the front section of the restaurant. I'm still hoping to eat on the roof one night and am learning that it's often reserved for private parties on Friday nights. Overall, I love this place and look forward to going again soon!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Briq
I purchased the recent offer on LivingSocial. Awesome deal and good food and drinks.
I will return. Service was a little slow and I suspect the recent promotion was the reason.
Lobster mashed potatoes are yummy. Filet and chicken also very good. The inside is all brick, plain and simple .
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with another couple and had a great experience. The drinks were delicious and refreshing. We loved the small plates and the concept of sharing. Two of us had the filet and it was like butter! Perfectly prepared and just what I wanted for my occasional beef indulgence. The desserts were just OK. The adult birthday cake was less than fabulous. It just didn't taste that unique or interesting to me. The nutella crepes were very well done and delicious. But the lobster mashed potatoes, the drunken bread and the fillet would make me want to come back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
rooftop seating was great
The lobster mashed potatoes was really delicious, but the beef tartare was too weird for me. The Briq chicken was excellent - flavorful and not dry. The pasta pillow was pretty good. However the desserts were underwhelming. Outdoor rooftop seating was very unique, and allowed me to get away from the cigar smoke from the Owl Shop next door.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food..great rooftop!
My boyfriend and I enjoyed our experience at Briq. We can't wait to come back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is terrific. This is
Food is terrific. This is our second time dining at Briq and both meals were exceptional. Do try the mashed potatoes and lobster!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with decent service
The Filet Mignon was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Paired beautifully with the 1448 red wine blend. Briq chicken was pretty good, not as good as the steak but had a nice lemony sauce. We sat on the rooftop, which while nice, was quite loud and service was somewhat slow. Ordered the goat cheese and pretty sure they brought us the gorgonzola instead, though it was still good. Hummus was good too, but nothing special. Would definitely go back and see if sitting inside is any different.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent service...ate on
excellent service...ate on rooftop...very nice evening...menu was a mixture of small plates and very adequate entrees, a lot like trendy Manhattan restaurants...good drinks
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent fresh and creative food
Briq is small, a group in the back room completely overpowered all other tables there. The sidewalk paio has two tables but these are literally on a busy street. So options for best tables are limited to a few in the middle room.
The reason to go, however, is the foood.......yum, ym, yum. Everything we ordered was delicious, plates licked clean. Enjoy!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, however if you are bringing kids along, you may want to look at the menu first... there weren't too many options for them. Taco tower was awesome, and the tapas were outstanding. The rooftop atmosphere was awesome!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this gem
We were thrilled with the atmosphere, the food, the service and the whole night at Briq. The truffle oil almonds were nothing short of heaven. The scallops were seasoned to perfection and we wanted more. The tortilla tower was inventive and full of many delightful and varied flavors (loved the fresh cilantro with the Korean beef). The chocolate cake and Nutella banana crepes were worth diabetes.
I will be going back as often as I can!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
magic under the stars
Loved the filet, scallops, calamari. Service was great. We had a gorgeous night and will return for the tacos next time!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Dates
My boyfriend and I have been here twice together now, and we always have a good time. The servers are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the menu is a lot of fun. Grilled calamari with salsa verde was a little bland, but the seared scallops crudo were excellent. Chicken is chicken--good here but not exceptional, but chili prawns were unexpectedly delightful.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good and delicious.
This is a nice cozy restaurant, it has a very cool roof seating and the menu is very interesting, they make delicious classic dishes with a twist of different flavors. Simple but complete menu, not too many varieties on desserts but the few they have are very good choices. I really enjoyed my dinner, next time I will be back for the skinny fries and the taco tower...!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's some really good food that I got to taste and looking forward to going back again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a busy spot but offered a great roof top bar and vegetarian friendly foods. It was very busy during Yale parents weekend but our server was helpful and friendly.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot in New Haven
Were doing errands downtown on a Tuesday and stopped by early. The place was nearly empty so we got the best possible service. I believe that on the weekends it gets quite busy. We tried 5 items from the tapas menu and loved them all. Best was the crispy broccoli. Early in the week wine is half price and we each had a very good glass at a very low price. This just instantly become our favorite place for a light meal before a show or movie.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Briq, having bought a 'Living Social' voucher for a 'tasting' meal. All of our food was excellent, and we had a charming and very knowledgeable server named Ashley. We will definitely be going back. The menu is small, but varied, and it is very easy to mix and match different pairings.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here with a large group and they were ready when we got there. A few people were late and it was no problem. Staff was great and so was the food. The app portions were a bit small, but tasty.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new New Haven favorite
This was our first time at briq & weren't sure what to expect; we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. The lobster mashed potatoes, Italian steak tartare, grilled calamari, and Serrano ham plates were absolutely delicious. The pasta burrata pillow was essentially a lasagna; perfectly good but not memorable. Service was lovely, as were the details (e.g., warm, freshly baked bread). Drinks (a Sidecar for me) were potent & well made. We enjoyed briq tremendously & look forward to returning.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good time
Food was good - Taco Tower. Unfortunately it was the same size for 3 as it was for 2, making it a bit of a waste to share three ways (you pay $15 per person). If you want to share with more than 2 people, just order the tower and another dish and split them. Otherwise, service was satisfactory and the food was good. Dessert was very nice as well.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This palce seemed to be a really hot spot. Tappas were good and so was the atmosphere
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is what they meant when they talked about the great food in New Haven! Every single thing was exquisite, and they were over-the-top nice about our using a coupon. We had shrimp guacamole, Korean chicken wings, filet mignon, fabulous pasta. You can't go wrong.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice flavors for a steep price
Having enjoyed a first visit to Briq last spring, I decided to return to see how it might have evolved over six months. While it was very good, I came away feeling as though I'd spent about 20% more than should have been charged. The beet salad was really wonderful, but the quinoa risotto really lacked any depth of flavor and for the price was about half the size it should it have been. With one martini and a glass of wine that was on the smallish side my bill with tip was over $60. And, I left feeling quite hungry, to be quite honest. So, I'm not sure about a return visit.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great restaurant
Briq's menu is great and allows you to mix up your choices with small plates. Sharing is encouraged and you don't feel cheap for doing so. Tried raw oyster for the first time and it was awesome. The butternut squash small plate was wonderful! I would. Can't wait to return for a 3rd and 4th time. Great ambiance, too.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were both
Food and service were both excellent and are we returnuing again tomorrow to try the Taco Tuesday (& margarita!!) special that was recommended.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an early dinner during
Had an early dinner during restaurant week prior to attending a concert at the Shubert. The food was delicious! Portions were perfect - enough to sufficiently fill us up, but not leave us feeling overly stuffed. Can't wait to go back to try some of the other dinner entrees and appetizers.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food for foodies
Its difficult to find a restaurant that knocks it out of the park consistently, but these guys do it. Its consistently excellent food, across all courses. Nice job Briq - keep up the good work !
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas With a Twist
Riding the current wave of small plates is Briq. What's different about Briq is the eclectic nature of their small plates, more Asian influence than Spanish. The small plates were mostly very successful. The lobster meat in the mashed potatoes dish was quite tough, but the dish was well-conceived. The night we were there, the coffee machine was broken. What I didn't understand was why some alternate method of making tea and coffee could not be devised. Boiling water maybe?
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with a prix fixed menu
I took advantage of Briq's 3 course dinner for $22 pp. It was an
excellent deal. The Korean wings excellent. The skinny fries are very skinny
And slightly messy. The chicken dish was good. Not awesome.
Had the sorbet for dessert which was good. Very good service also.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Dinner
I had been here previously with a LivingSocial deal and decided to come back with a small group of friends for my birthday celebration. The food was incredible, as I remembered and the drinks were delicious as well. The only downfall would be that we went at 7 on a Saturday and I would suggest maybe going even a half hour later due to the restaurant being across from the Shubert, everyone is trying to eat and catch a show and our waiter paid little attention to us until his section (which was the entire second floor) thinned out.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time- wowed by extraordinary food, carefully prepared for
great flavors, textures, beautiful presentation. Will try BRIQ again!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM