As parents of young children
As parents of young children (who were with us), we were very pleased with the restaurant. The food was delicious, but mostly, they were welcoming of the kids; prepared with a high chair, plastic cups with straws, children's sized portions of any of the pastas on the main menu, understanding on the mess under the table and how important it was to get the check timely when the kids were losing their patience. In the end, the kids liked the mussels best.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was practically empty on Sunday
Was practically empty on Sunday at 11:30, but I couldn't figure out why. Food was delicious and a good price for brunch, seating was comfortable, service was on. We'll definitely be back.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Verde is the place to go.
Verde is the place to go. Great service, outstanding food.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My daughter and I invited
My daughter and I invited a couple of friends who live in NYC but are originally from Northern Italy. We all enjoyed the food. The Italians, in particular, said the food was very good and very authentic. I was pleased with the evening. It was a week night, it wasn't crowded so we enjoyed a relaxing evening with wine, good food, and friends.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Treat
I surprised my mom for Mother's Day with brunch at Verde. It was perfect. The food was delicious and just the right portion amount. The drinks were delicious, and the ambiance was beautiful.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the french toast
It was amazing. The $16.95 all you can drink for 2 hours deal = amazing. I'll be back. Save me some french toast.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service,
great food, great service, a really nice little restaurant!!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the coconut martini,
Loved the coconut martini, diner was very good along with the service.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Enjoyable Evening
I was very happy with my meal at Verde. The appetizers were excellent. Most of the people in my party were very satisfied with our entrees. One person ordered the Seared Tuna and felt it was a bit over cooked. I ordered a Mojito and felt that there were too many mint leaves in the drink. Everytime I took a sip, the leaves got stuck in the straw. Dessert was delicious. The staff was very attentive. Everyone had a great time and I would definately go back there again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Return Customer
I've been here a few times prior...always good and has yet to disappoint.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Northern Italian Cooking
As a former New Yorker this is what I miss about Brooklyn. . .truly great neighborhood restaurants. Verde on Smith is a gem among many restaurants in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. We went on a Saturday night with a party of seven were seated immediately for our 8:00 reservation. We had seven different appetizers or salads form Caprese salad to seafood salad. We also had seven different entrees from Braised Lamb Shank with broccoli rabbe to penne with vodka sauce. Everybody raved about what they had and two hours later after three bottles of wine we all left happy.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going back soon!
This small but lovely neighborhood restaurant is on bustling Smith Street. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The food was simply prepared but very fresh. I had fish in a light sauce of fresh tomato and white wine (I'm not a salt lover, but it was a touch bland) and my friend had clams and gnocchi with broccoli rabe, which he liked. The restaurant was quiet (perhaps a function of the 97 degree temp outside) and very comfortable. The staff was attentive without being intrusive, and they allowed us to linger over coffee as long as we liked. All in all, it was a very pleasant evening, and we will definitely be going back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect
The food, service and ambience was perfect! We had a great time and they even had a childrens menu.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and wonderful food with no attitude. I really enjoy coming here. The eggplant, Salmon and Branzino we had on this trip were all delicious and prepared perfectly. I've never been disappointed and highly recommend this restaurant.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is very pretty. There is a nice outdoor garden. The food was well prepared and the portions were a goood size.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose the unlimited drink brunch option and definitely got our money's worth. Drinks were plentiful and strong! The food was also terrific, which is typically hard to find at spots that have an unlimited drink option.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, actually excellent specials! This place may seem like one of the little neighborhood bar scene types (only due to the logistics of the building and decor, which are quiet and calm, but lacking some touch in the aesthetics category), but provides excellent service staff and cuisine. I feel they do a great job in making you feel like you are in a five star restaurant and provide the meal to accompany.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started off with Blue Point Oysters...delish. Rosé perfect. Buratta with proscuitto...fantastic. Caesar salad: the dressing a little sweet for my taste it probably could have used more garlic and anchovie for flavor. Pasta with scallops and shrimp in light cream sauce...delish! Crispy gnocchi with spinach and sausage good but was hopping the gnocchi would have been crispier. Over all great service. We sat at a front table for 4 and we were only 2 so we chose to face out to watch everyone walking by. Didn't feel rushed. We had arrived early for our reservation, an early dinner of 5:30p and left around 8:30p. Would definitely go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfectly Relaxed Meal
Service was ok -- nothing special, and a little inattentive at times. However, our party of 6 showed up over a 45 minute span, we very slowly ordered drinks, than appetizers, then dinner, without the slightest hint of complaint or annoyance from the service staff or management. Highly recommended if you want a nice relaxed evening where you can take your time.
That aside, the food and cocktails were good - nothing mind blowing, but definitely enjoyable.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best boozy brunch spots
The service was attentive, but not intrusive. We had the unlimited drink option and our glasses were never empty. The food was delicious and regular comfort food: nothing high-brow and complicated, which was great!
Overall, we will definitely go back for brunch
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and every meal
Consistent and every meal is different. Love the pumpkin ravioli and chicken Marsala.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Verde a handful of times. Each time the food gets better! I look forward to dining there again.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Great Ambiance
I booked Verde for a party of three which became four. No problem. The food (all of us ate meat dishes) was delicious, substantial in portions, and we were all very happy! Great place for friends to meet; I'd think it's also a great lace for a date.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Verde on Smith
Very good food and service. I had the seafood spaghetti with spinach and gorgonzola salad. Everything was good. Wine list was nice and the whole meal was very reasonably priced. We would go back.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time back in 3 weeks!
I had such a good experience (and wanted to try so much more of the menu...) that when friends came to visit earlier this week, I headed right back to Verde. They were all impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Verde may become my new go-to spot.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday at verde
Made last minute birthday reservation for a Friday evening for 5 adults on Smith St. - after failing to find a single decent east village/union square/lower east side venue that could accomodate us, was relief to be able to book this in our own neighborhood. Manager went out of his way to accomodate our birthday request: allowing us to bring in our own dessert from nearby Boerum Hill bakery Betty's; and it was presented beautifully at the end of the meal. We had been for lunch but never dinner and were pleasantly surprised by quality of seafood and pasta- shellfish, scampi, bronzini all delicious - salmon with couscous dry but anything Italian-themed delicious. Service very friendly. Unlike many NYC venues, not too loud, we could converse!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Cobble Hill Gem
"Verde on Smith" is now one of the top three restaurants on our ever popular Brooklyn Restaurant Row, Smith Street. Featuring Italian food, every dish we have had there has been excellent in all respects. The waitstaff is highly attentive and friendly, and the owner exercises a quietly watchful eye over his lovely little restaurant to insure that all is going smoothly. The bar at the front is lively and electric in appearance, and attracts a very attractive, low key, well-heeled crowd. The prices are amazingly good for the quality of the food presented.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
At first when I got there the appearance was great for a first date. We got seated, I didn't get my request but the food made up for it. We had portobello mushrooms as an appetizer and it simply melted in my mouth. And the salmon was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff is very attentive and
Staff is very attentive and the pasta is cooked perfecto
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM