My group of 10 people arrived after 9:30 p.m. after a graduation. I was concerned because we arrived much later than expected. The staff was very accommodating, understanding and attentive. The service was good and the food was good. We did not feel rushed. My group was very impressed and we all agreed that it was a hit and will definitely visit Danny Brown wine Bar again. My 18 year old son who was the graduate chose the restaurant after some research and is anxious to dine there again. The experience was very good despite our late arrival. The initial reservation was for 6 people at 9:00. Upon realizing that the number would be more and our arrival time would be later, I did call and they definitely worked it out.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten there number of
Have eaten there number of times and always had great food. Tuesdays are great as they have 3 course meal for a bargain price of $29.00 and the food is just incredible.
No wonder they are Mitchelin rated.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turned to be my favorite
I love this place. Service, food quality and presentation are great. I'd like to see more variety when they go to pasta dishes. But I'm so happy with the whole experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Job Forest Hills
This restaurant really is lovely. I never thought there was much in Forest Hills, but this place made the trip worth it.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A trip to Queens
We have been to Danny Browns several times and enjoy even more on each visit. There is no downside to this restaurant. The staff always cheerful and effecient. The food always exceeds expectations. It is well worth a trip from Manhattan for a most enjoyable meal in very pleasant surroundings.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
little pricey but definately
little pricey but definately worth it. portions were good not too big not too small. food was divine.
our waitress was very patient with us & helpfull in selecting our wines.
place is small but didnt feel crowded. reservations are a must!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, there is a real
As usual, there is a real chef in the kitchen, and the food is always beautifully prepared and well served. We treasure this gem.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never fails to please
Went for the Tuesday night special this time and for summer it's a Maine Lobster roll that elevates this well-known treat to a new level. Made with an impeccably fresh "Green Goddess Dressing", the flavor was absolutely sublime. Served on a crisp French baguette it was mouthwatering. The shoestring-cut french fries here are the best of the best....crisp, and flavorful. We are so lucky here in Forest Hills to have this Michelin-starred gem.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent meal with an
An excellent meal with an attentive staff. Meat and Cheese platter was a fun way to start the meal and having 4 of us in the party allowed us to get a good variety of flavors on it. Pork was perfectly prepared. Scallops and fish were both worthy of raves as well. A July/August midweek wine special didn't hurt our thirst either.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I went for a romantic dinner. The wine choice was great. The food was amazing and the whole atmosphere was enjoyable. We'll be back to try that cheese sampler for sure!
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the restaurant we
This is the restaurant we take manhattanites to when they suggest that there are no good eating places outside of manhattan or Brooklyn. Never, ever disappoints
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Danny
We have been going to Danny Brown's since it opened. We have never been disappointed. As good as his menus/dishes have always been, they are getting even better. The scallops I had the other night, were so delectable. The food has layers of flavor that reveal themselves in every forkful. The wine selections are very good. The cheese/pate boards are wonderful to share and delicious to eat. We have even enjoyed popping in for a burger. We never hesitate to recommend Danny Brown's and bring friends here anytime we can, because we feel it is so very special. It is very outstanding for a Queens neighborhood restaurant.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great WIne Selection
I always have the chance to try some new and different wine here. It usually becomes a favorite that I look for the next time I return. They very freely provide tastings so that you find just the right wine to go with your meal.
The food is equally outstanding. Not a huge selection but well prepared and delicious.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
It has turned to be one of my favorites, but would love to see some more options in the menu
Lovely beet salad, great NY Strip steak, great cocktails and wine
Love the Mascarpone Cheesecake
The staff makes you feel great
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
For my husband's birthday we--Brooklynites--did not feel like the "workout" of dinner in Manhattan, and headed for Danny Brown's. The staff was gracious, the environment welcoming and simultaneously elegant, without any false pretension. I was disappointed that they were out of the scallops, but they prepared an entree portion of grilled calamari at my request--delicious, My husband's strip steak was so big he took some home. Only food complaint: the bread can use an upgrade....standard Italian sliced thin, why serve less than great bread?
At the end of our meal the host brought complimentary dessert wine to celebrate my husband's birthday--really thoughtful and quite good too!
You will not be disappointed at Danny Brown's.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose Danny Brown's to celebrate my birthday with family because I wanted to be surrounded by a friendly and knowledgeable staff and most especially to enjoy beautifully prepared food. Everything tastes so good. The flavor and quality of the food is excellent. We also liked the dining room and bar. A very nice experience. I already recommended Danny Brown's to friends.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
Finally, a serious restaurant in an area not known as a dining destination in Queens. Danny Brown's is a well thought out, small restaurant, with a limited menu, where every item is a winner. The prix fixe menu offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is an especially good value, highlighting two full size appetizers entrees and desserts each evening. An extra added appeal is the extensive wine list and the modestly priced flights of wines to pair with each entree.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, excellent food, very dependable, great service. Great value.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This title says it all. It had been some time since we'd dined at Danny Browns and I must say it was better than ever. In the future we won't allow as much time to lapse between visits. That the restaurant was full, with many also dining at the bar, on a mid-summer Tuesday evening kind of says it all. The hosts were gracious, the wait service efficient, and the food exceptional. It's good to know we don't have to travel to Manhattan to enjoy a meal of this quality.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional. One of the top
Exceptional. One of the top restaurant experiences we have had. Equal to the top Manhattan restaurants we have eaten in.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wishes coming true
I was willing to see more variations in pasta dishes and all the ones that I have tried were unique and delicious
The same happened with the appetizers
I'm now throwing my new wish, to see better cuts in the meat dishes
The menu has the hanger steak which is not a really good choice for me
The pork chop with loin is to dry for me as well, I tend to prefer the thick cut pork chop
Anyways the staff is great, the food is great so nothing else than a great spot
Keep it up!
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
So, we were staying by Jfk airport and went to the restaurant I. The hotel for dinner which was just plain boring. So while we were having a drink we made a reservation at Danny Brown. We were very impressed, the food and wine list were outstanding and not a very long can ride from the hotel.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only 1 Michelin star restaurant
The only 1 Michelin star restaurant in Queens. I had the hangar steak and my wife had Pork roast, both sere excenent
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here once before.
I have been here once before. I liked it the last time, and was not disappointed. This place has very cozy feel. The waiter we had was very helpful and accommodating. We had hanger steak and duck breast; the food was excellent, and cooked just as ordered. Overall, this place might be a little pricy, but it is perfect for a special treat.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I paid my first visit here the other night and was not disappointed. It's an eclectic menu with lots of interesting flavor combinations. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. Try the marscapone cheese cake for dessert - excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful evening with great food! Stopped by I. Our way to the us open.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dinner Experience
Extremely pleased with my entire dining experience. Staff was very professional & attentive. Shared a small board to start (3 meats & 3 cheeses). Our entrees were duck & hanger steak. For dessert, we had the roasted peach & crepe. Everything we ate was so delicious. The waitress overheard that it was my birthday and was kind enough to put a candle in my dessert. I recommend this place highly for a special night out.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real treat
We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night, as usual, at Danny Brown. I highly recommend this "neighborhood gem" for fine dining and wonderful service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining in Queens NY
Went to Danny Brown for our 6 month anniversary on the recommendations of a friend. The food was excellent. We had a sampling of the meats and a cheese, along with the tomato appetizer. For dinner I had the special, braised beef cheeks, and my GF had the duck. The meat platter was excellent, with a array of textures and flavors. The braised beef was succulent, and fell apart (like it should) when my fork hit it. The duck had a hint of curry to it, with the expected orange flavor not with the duck, but in the quinoia what came with it (nice touch). The only minor issue is that due to the small size of the place, your table can get a bit busy if you order several items, but this is a minor quibble of an excellent dining experience.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
You always feel well at this restaurant
The staff is great making you feel as at home
but with a great service.
I love the new options for pasta and fish
Would love some new dessert or a special
I highly recommend this place.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
food for thought
we love Danny Brown---we have been going there for years and feel like family when we go
having said that---there needs to be relaxation of the "no substitution policy-i.e. when you want double vegetables and no carbs-this substitution issue is a real hassle
also portion size seems to be getting smaller and bills bigger????
still love this place and it's our go-to place-great food, wine, and ambiance
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Closest to France without flying. Their meat/cheese board combines imported and local selections perfectly. Adding chorizo to the brandade small plate takes a classic to a new level.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place, and go there almost every week. My only and real complaint is why are always skate and rabbit involved in most of the dishes. I do not like any of them and I'm unable to order some dishes due to this trend using both ingredients.
Also, I wonder when they will remove the hanger steak from the menu. It is like rubber most of the time.
Hope to see more meat cuts, more pasta dishes, no skate, no rabbit please!!!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food and more
We've eaten at this restaurant four times, but this meal was the best. I had the Skate and it was perfectly cooked, the salad excellent all finished with a nice but too expensive Barolo for what it was.
Nice pana cota to close the meal.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to this restaurant
Have been to this restaurant many times and am never disappointed. The food is phenomenal, ambience is perfect and the wait staff very accommodating and gracious. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great find!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently went to Danny Brown's to celebrate our anniversary. We've been there before for special occasions and have never been disappointed. I love the cheese and meat tray. Their salad is excellent; all the entrees I've had delicious. They serve a dense chocolate cake to die for! We always get guidance on wine selection that works out perfectly for our meal. The service is attentive but not hovering. It's no wonder they got a star from the Michelin guide!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who knew? A gem in the 'burbs
A solid find outside the city. Yes, it's out a ways. Yeah, it's primarily filled with people who live in the immediate area. The wine list isn't solid but it's good, the wells and calls behind the bar are also shallow, but expected. The food isn't inventive or surprising, but it's excellent - well sourced, well prepared and well cooked. I'd definitely go back.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
it's a great restaurant in
it's a great restaurant in Forrest Hills, even worth the trip from Manhattan. Reservations are recommended. It's pricey but they use local, seasonal items and everything is prepared in their open kitchen. The service is professional, and they have well priced wines. Overall the prices are moderate to a little high, for Queens, but we enjoyed it very much and will return.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place and it's in my neighborhood. I am very fortunate to have this place right in my neighborhood. It's definitely a neighborhood Charm and highly recommend it. It makes most of our special occasions even more special. We feel like family there. Thanks Danny Brown for coming out to meet us at the end of the night. We'd been there several time before and it was a pleasure to tell you how much we enjoy your restaurant face to face. The staff was a pleasure, as always. We look forward to returning soon.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific spot for special occasions
We have dined at Danny Brown seven or eight times, on special occasions spread across four or five years. It's always been an interesting and rewarding place for small-scale celebrations. The food is delicious- most recently, we loved the roasted squab (off-the-menu special), sweet potato gnocchi, apple tart Tatin, and flourless chocolate cake. We also enjoyed one of the weekly wine selections, Chateau Trians, very much.
The service is friendly and attentive. Prices are moderately high, but (given the excellent quality) represent good value. For Queens residents, there's a delightful extra bonus in Danny Brown's convenient location. We plan to return, on a regular basis, for future celebrations.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, very good! Loved
Overall, very good! Loved the pork osso bucco and risotto milenese. Sweet potato gnocchi, beet/goat cheese salad and brussel sprout and fig salad were also good. Just had a few complaints. I prefer good olive oil over butter for bread at an Italian restaurant. I thought my friend's trout wasn't very fresh tasting, and the carrot cake was a bit dry and disappointing, although I did like that it came out warm. I also enjoyed the carrot cakes filling, but thought maybe there's not enough of it. Service was very good. Waiters were attentive and familiar with the menu and wine list.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time that I have eaten at this restaurant. The food covers a wide range of excellent American Cooking.
The duck confit was excellent. The service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, as always. I have eaten there number of times and always have had a great culinary experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Find the time to get her,
Find the time to get her, you'll be in for a treat, many, actually.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant
We celebrated our 28 anniversary at DB, and it was perfect. Thank you all for making it so special, for the great service and for the awesome food and wine. Btw the gnocchi was magnificent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Forest Hills gem for 7 years
As consistent as a restaurant can be Danny Brown Wine Bar hits its marks in every way. The prix fixe dinner we had on Wednesday was incredible. With the only exception being the some of the flavorings of the Garganelli could have been a little more muted. (An overpowering smokey flavor.). The Beef Bourguignon was incredibly delicious and juicy and savory all at the same time. The service was consistent, attentive and well-informed on all parts of the menu and appropriate wine choices.
All around great experience. It's been about 4 years since my last visit.....way too long.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is the BEST in Queens.
Food is the BEST in Queens. We decided to go in for a nice appetizer before the theatre...except we couldn't stop ordering. Pumpkin Soup was so well balanced and rounded. Menu is filled with seasonal ingredients, classic but modern presentation with taste that is beyond thrilling. Sweet potato Gnocci was quinelle-ed to perfection with a brown sage butter. Amazing. Brussel Sprout salad and sea urchin linguine are definitely memorable. My port poached pear topped off my meal and I kept the smile I acquired on my face all night. Thank you to Shane for your kind and fun hospitality. Danny Brown I will shake your hand next time I am in.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative Comfort Food
All of the starters and entrees featured wonderful balance of flavor and texture. They were familiar and delicious but also had surprising elements that made them stand out as unique. Service was good and responsive. The wine selection and quality is excellent. Dessert was not exceptional (particularly the carrot cake, which fell totally flat for me), which was disappointing, but everything else was stellar. I would definitely return.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my second time trying Danny brown's and they never disappoint. The quality of food and service is superb. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays they have a three course prefix menu for only $30. Definitely worth it'
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
ENJOYED OUR DINNER ...WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON !!!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM