Very small restaurant. Not
Very small restaurant. Not good for groups. Party over 6 they make you so a buffet style for twice as much as an entree. Servers weird and not friendly. Went for brunch. Food and pour over coffee was very good. Donuts are too small but tasty.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a late brunch Sunday afternoon
Had a late brunch Sunday afternoon with a party of 3. We had a reservation and we were able to get our table quickly, but it looked like the brunch rush was over. We ordered the donuts, burger, shakshuka, and shrimp and grits. All very good and tasty. The burger was really juicy and charred on the outside, so it had a nice flavor. The grits were exceptionally creamy and cheesy, and my friend (from the South) practically licked the bowl he loved it so much. The shakshuka was great. We'd definitely come back and try out dinner.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best burgers I've
One of the best burgers I've had in a very long while. It's off menu, but order it. It was spectacular. The rest of the food was also great and our server, Alec, was fantastic and gave helpful recommendations! Lucky find!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delish- everyone liked their
Delish- everyone liked their dish and it came out perfectly hot. Yum!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great spot. I finally
Always a great spot. I finally tried a dish other than the Burger and the pasta special was excellent.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for dinner on a weekday with a friend. Fried chicken special was really good. The braised kale was a little overcooked for my taste, but overall, I thought the meal was really good. Space is a little small, but not sure how crowded it gets on the weekends. Music was a little bit loud.
I would come back again
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the burger, chicken herb sandwich and the kale salad. Consistently my favorite burger in the city.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun neighborhood late night dinner
a friend and I went here for dinner on saturday night. We were about 20 minutes late for our reservation and they had given our table away (our bad), but we sat at the bar and enjoyed some of their great cocktails: she had the sparkling sangria and I had the normal red sangria, both were delicious perfect for summer drinks. For dinner we had the salmon, kale, sauteed mushrooms and chickpeas- everything was delicious and the portions are HUGE- definitely be prepared to be taking home leftovers.
The ambience of the restaurant is really great- its very small with only about 10~ tables. We had dinner around 10:30, but still every table was filled and the restaurant was very energetic, perfect place to start your saturday night. great dinner!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I don't like sausage or gravy,
I don't like sausage or gravy, but the biscuits with gravy and eggs were delicious! Went back for burgers—magnificent!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best burger in the city right
Best burger in the city right now. Off menu. It's spectacular.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a Special Occasion
My fiancee and I love Brindle Room - we went there on one of our first dates. Back for the first time in a while, just before our wedding, it's great to see that they've added a few new fun twists but kept the core of what they do so well.
The Ribeye was perfect at medium rare - and their Porcini Mash Potatoes were the perfect pairing. We had a carbonated red wine that was new to me, and it was just right for the warm evening.
Most of all, the service and ambiance is great. Alec, our server, was ver attentive and friendly, and helpful with our choices. He looked out for us and the food was served hot and back-to-back while the table was cleared instantly.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Miss Place for Foodies
Everything I put in my mouth here was a sensational food experience. The steakhouse burger was arguably one of the best I've ever had in my entire life. It was patently obvious that everything from the nicoise olive appetizer to the red sangria to the steakhouse fries was made from scratch in the back with loving care. It's very difficult to strike a balance between aggressive spicing and subtle flavoring, but these guys did it - with everything.
It's also great if you don't want to deal with a bunch of screaming kids. It's a small and intimate setting with a very hip and adult music selection that's obviously designed to drive away the under 14 crowd. (Wu Tang 4-evah!)
If you're reading this, I'd suggest making a reservation now.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites in the 'hood
Friendly, attentive staff; fantastic food (try the burger or spaghetti); reasonable prices; unpretentiously decorated. Make sure and ask for the hot sauce, and then buy a bottle to take home.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Brindle Room - the food was excellent and the service was fantastic: they were friendly, knowledgeable, and so on top of every detail. I look forward to heading over there again.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to try their highly recommended burger. I went just before noon and it was empty so it is hard to judge the service completely but they were quick and nice. The burger was really good and the fries were a great compliment. Worth trying. By 12:30, the place was full. Nice neighborhood joint.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salmon at Brindle Room
Brindle room was a great find. I have been twice. Both times I got the salmon with different sides; I highly recommend the salmon.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with a friend and orders the smoked chicken wings, chilled seafood mix, and burger. All of the food was quite tasty and I can't wait to return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Sunday Brunch-- the
Went for Sunday Brunch-- the space is small, but we had no problems getting a reservation! The food prices are VERY reasonable (I would even say cheap for NYC brunch!) but the drink prices are the same price as the dishes, so this place isn't ideal for a boozy brunch. I had the shrimp and grits, and shared a chocolate hazelnut and salted caramel donut with friends. Everything was really great! Be aware though, the donuts (although amazing and fresh out of the fryer) should be called donut holes-- about 1/3 the size of a normal donut. Finally, if you are a hot sauce junkie, you MUST try their homemade sauce out-- super spicy but flavorful and unique enough that I almost had to grab the bottle on the way out! Will definitely be back!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Pleasure
My boyfriend loves the steak at Brindle Room. Last time I went, I had venison. It was just the right amount--not double the appropriate size like standard American meals. We arrived a little late for our reservation, but the waitress seated us at the bar briefly and then found a table. Very pleasant service. We'll be back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small, cute, and burger-licious
Their burger was delicious, fries impeccably crispy, and the rest of the menu was very tasty as well. A small surprise worth another visit for sure.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good burger, reasonable prices. Good beer options and sangria. Very small, make reservations.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great, casual neighborhood restaurant. The burgers and fries were outstanding and our server was friendly and did not hurry us. Very affordable. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Short and sweet menu. Everything they serve they've tweaked to their own perfection. Love it.
Just note that most options are quite savory. Only a few light and healthy options if that's your thing.
One of those being the fresh squeezed OJ. SO good.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Medium-rare burger was too
Medium-rare burger was too cooked but still moist and tasty.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to catch up
The food is pretty consistently excellent and excellently priced. My college friend and I shared the shrimp, butter, chilli special and each ordered an entree. She got the seafood pasta, which was perfectly al dente and all of the seafood was clean, fresh and tasty. I ordered the marinated chicken with fries and one of the seasonal special sides, the porcini bread pudding. The fries were ok but the chicken and bread pudding were fantastic. Totally inspired me to come back again and again to try every one of their seasonal specials.
However, the last time we went there we tried the cornmeal crusted pork belly, which was uncharacteristically a let down and nearly inedible. Just an FYI, the space is rather cramped and busy.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Brindle room has one of the best burgers in the city. It is THE reason to go. The service was a little slow but not too bad. Also, they have a great in house hot sauce if you like hot sauce. Will definitely go there again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portioned food that was okay. Turkey was one slice of white meat and theigh and another piece of dark meat that was fatty. The Hanukkah theme was a potato pancake with a dreidel on the table. Not really a holiday feast
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent thanksgiving supper
It was our first thanksgiving in the States and we made a excellent choice reserving our dinner at Brindle.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food in a cozy setting
We had a great night at the Brindle Room. The food is very tasty and there are lots of options from sharing plates to individual entrees. Everything we ordered was delicious.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best burger in the city!
They're famous for their burger, and for good reason! The Shakshuka is also terrific. Great little East Village neighborhood spot!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM