The Breslin Bar and Dining Room
The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebreslin.com/
  • Phone: (212) 679-1939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    Breakfast 7am - 11:45am
    Lunch Noon - 4pm
    Dinner 5:30pm - Midnight

    Saturday and Sunday
    Brunch 7am - 4pm
    Dinner 5:30pm - Midnight

    Bar Open Til Late!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, British
  • Executive Chef: April Bloomfield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street, between 5th Ave & Broadway
  • Public Transit: The R train to 29th st. N,Q,R,B,D to 34th St. Herald Square
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Breslin Bar and Dining Room
April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Michelin-starred restaurant, The Breslin, offers seasonal menus which embrace nose to tail cuisine, small growers and local farmers.
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The Breslin Bar and Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (113)hot spot (82)neighborhood gem (63)vibrant bar scene (61)good for groups (43)great for brunch (42)great for lunch (42)special occasion (25)late-night find (21)romantic (18)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • hip but noisy restaurant
    munchie123
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was good but the restaurant is absolutely noisy. Not much of a place for conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Pig Foot
    Syblo
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The Breslin doesn't need my praise; it's been around for a while and has proven itself, but the Pig Foot is perhaps one of those rare and very special dishes that needs to be mentioned. Not for the faint of heart, it is one of the most creative and well thought through meals I've ever had. Syblo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Cancob
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I met a friend from out of town. We started with cocktails at the bar which were delicious, and our bartender was very friendly. Our server in the dining room was also very friendly, patient and explained the menu well. Overall, while we were probably the oldest people there, we felt very comfortable and welcomed at the Breslin. Great brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, horrible service
    Jason
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Our meal took slightly under three hours for a couple apps and burgers (no dessert) I have been in and out Per Se in about the same amount time. Ridiculously slow. But the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for brunch. It was really cute, the food was delicious, and the waitress was funny. She forgot about my drink for a while, but that was ok. The table they put us at was so-so, there were better ones, and it was a bit shoved in the corner. I would certainly recommend this for brunch for groups of 2-5. Much past that, I am not sure of what they can accommodate. Decor is fun, cozy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expect much more
    GastroPub
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A couple of days ago we ate Spotted Pig and it was marvelous. So The Breslin was all the levels much lower standard. Atmoswhere was nice, but food was only ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I love The Breslin. Have only eaten at the bar, but on Saturday, actually sat at a table……food was delicious……..loved the festive decorations out front….anyway, it was packed; bar was jumping (which is always a good sign)…….I cannot find a fault with it…..only that there are too many foodies there…..thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DonD
    DonDVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We ate here for breakfast. We had not been here before. We were very impressed with the dining room and its ambience. We also thought the food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at the Breslin
    drjj
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I went to the Breslin at my last visit to NYC one year ago. And it remains the same: very good food at moderate prices! Due to that also very frequented, so if you don't have a reservation you'll probably have to wait! (Even if you DO have a reservation you might have to wait)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Ruined It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is what saved this place. I could not believe how rude the staff was. The lamb burger and octopus were out of this world. If you don't mind feeling like you're not young and hip enough to be there, then go for it. Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch with awful service
    Lexi1eats
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had the scotch egg, chicken liver, seafood sausage, and lamb burger. Everything was crazy delicious. very different menu but very orderable. The service however was awful. Took 5 minutes for a bloody mary and 10/15 minutes for a soda. It came after we had finished the appetizers, it was so late I had forgotten that I had ordered it. All the wait staff was very nice but there were too many people and not person in charge. No one came to see how our apps and meal was. It was such a great meal that was ruined by terrible service, but you should still go and be aware of what you are getting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Vibe
    luvit
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    It's a definite must see spot - the crowd is great and it has an awesome vibe. It's like a little bit of europe stopped here. The food was interesting, unique and fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food--Service so so
    MagdaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The lamb burgers are the best in NYC! Service left something to be desired and the noise level was high, but well worth it because of the food. Also the server gave my daughter a short pour on her second glass of wine, but came through when this was pointed out to her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant bar and restaurant
    NYCnovice
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food and service. Accommodated us even though we were slightly late for our reservation. Recommend to visitors of New York wanting an edgy, vibrant place to dine, with a love of good food and drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High level Pub fair
    EatingOut42
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We wanted to try this place largely due because it's run by a women head chef (a rarity in the industry, especially New York). The place has a unique decor, well thought out dishes and delicious cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good!
    haphaphappy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Lamb burger, frittata, corn soup delicious. Service sweet and competent. Salt & pepper crisps were stale, but that's a small quibble. Otherwise: outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately dissapointed...
    Annie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First time I went to The Breslin I had a great experience. Nice ambiance, very good service and food. Next time, when I took my sister, visiting from Europe, it was not good at all. Waitress was not very nice and not service minded at all. The lamb burger my sister ordered was not warm when it came in, and more than rare, though she ordered it medium rare. When we were asked if everything was ok, we answered truly that it actually wasn't. We got an unpleasant response from the waitress, and she took abruptly out the burger to let it be more cooked, making us feel that we were the ones to blame for the trouble. I had already made reservations ahead for when I get more visitors from Europe next week, but I will probably cancel. .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dining
    RobertBVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Though we were somewhat the oldest in the crowd, this was a great place for a get-together -- delicious lamb burgers, nice wine and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok
    paquin1213
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    ok...................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The lamb burgers....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    .....were fantastic! Great drinks menu as well. The service was wonderful and it's definitely a place we would come to again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boss liked it!
    TheAssistant33
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I booked this spot for my boss and some of his colleagues for dinner. I knew they would love the menu and the whole atmosphere. Next morning, I kept hearing how excellent it was and I had "raised the bar" by making this recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • yumfood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was great, plenty of options and lots of small plates to mix and match. I had the lamburger (delicious) with chamomile profiteroles for dessert and truly decadent peanuts roasted in pork fat to start. Would recommend all. Service pretty slow and not very attentive, but our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable so on balance it was fine. Want to come back with a bigger group for the fried chicken feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun hipster crowd
    STUFFEDVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our Sunday brunch with a fun Sunday brunch crowd very much. Some restaurants are unable to prepare something as simple as breakfast potatoes, but these were spot on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great for bfast
    JE23VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was tasty, but it's DARK in there for the morning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in a perfect setting
    Lenore
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were probably seated at the best table in the house, a booth in a private corner near the kitchen. In this quieter, more intimated setting, the lighting was just right and we were able to hear each other over the excellent playlist and chatter of other patrons. We found the decor is rustic but elegant, and appreciated the assortment of charger cables for our phones. We ordered the branzino, the lamb burger, the cornish hen and the braised pork. Everything was succulent, but we felt the hen was too pink, even though the chef double-checked the temperature. We should have send it back a 2nd time. Service was friendly, attentive and well timed. Our visit brought back fond memories of London and English gastropubs. We recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    Honhshi
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    They were very kind as always. Also I asked a desert with candle for my friend's b day party when I got there. Of course they did not forget. Very touch and nice. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Faythe
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Plenty of atmosphere once you finally find your way inside(it's off the hotel lobby for a hint) and the food was good. We waited quite a while for a table despite a reservation. No specials. No bread and butter. Waiter in a milk bottle on the table made it easy to refill our water glasses which was good because the server never did. Food was very good, but excpensive for lunch and the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE!!
    NYCfoodie622VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I love the Breslin. Not only do they serve Stumptown coffee from the on-site coffee bar, they also have a delicious and not-so-run-of-the-mill menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. All really good. My only complaint is that the menu is sometimes a little limited. If you aren't digging their menu du jour of about 6-7 items, it can be a bummer. But it also forces you to go outside your comfort zone, which is a good thing. I've always found something scrumptious. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely and Delicious BUT
    Ricky
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My recent lunch at THe Breslin Bar was great EXCEPT the server was over-worked or distracted or did not care. He was pleasant enough but never came to us in timely fashion. Delicious Lamb Burger and my friend had the Fish & Chips. I eat here regularly and its a fun spot. Just not this last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT A PLACE TO RUSH THROUGH...
    Trudes
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I BROUGHT A FEW FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, AND 2 OF THE FOUR OF US WERE NOT INTO GOURMET FOOD. SO, FOR THEM IT WAS A WASTED EXPERIENCE. I HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES FOR LUNCH AND BREAKFAST, AND ALWAYS HAD A GREAT MEAL, AND GOOD VIBES FROM THE PLACE, AND THE STAFF. WE GOT THERE ON TIME, MAYBE 5 MINUTES LATE FOR OUR RESERVATION, AND I BELIEVE WE DID NOT INFORM THEM OF OUR CONCERT UNTIL AFTER THE SALAD COURSE WAS SERVED. THEN THINGS WENT DOWNHILL BECAUSE OUR FOOD TOOK ANOTHER 40-45 MINUTES, AND BY THEN, WE WERE RUSHING AND TRYING TO FINISH UP, PAY, AND LEAVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    lesliealexandra
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Had been wanting to eat here for ages, and frankly disappointed. We were seated approximately 3 feet away from kitchen entrance, with my dining partner staring straight into a brightly lit fluorescent light bulb! Seriously. We asked if they could close a curtain to cover the glare but they declined. Also a/c was blowing so hard that our placemats were flying off the table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem of a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    With a great drinks menu, laid back atmosphere and edgy decor, the thing that really stands out at the Breslin Bar is the attention to detail in its food. The lamb burger was a highlight with a juicy lamb patty served with thick cut chips and delish side mustard sauce. The burrato and scotch eggs were also delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Brunch Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I wish they had the brunch menu as mentioned in Unique Eats. I went there specially during Brunch time to try the mozzarella sticks and Razor Clams. They said they only serve them during dinner. Otherwise, the other food we ordered is alright.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service and overpriced
    evrythngbacon27
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I did a lot of reading on places to eat in NYC and picked this place because it had good write-ups on line and was on route home to our hotel from Sleep No More. I wouldn't have minded things being overprice if the service had have been better as I expect to pay more in NYC. Our server was arrogant and did a horrible job of selling the menu to us (even after we asked questions) and would leave us for long periods of time when we would have ordered more food had he come back to us. By then end when he finally brought the dessert menu we decided to just get the check because we didn't want to waste any more time or money on this place. The only time he was quick was when he delivered the bill and returned minutes later to collect our cash.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • strange service
    lilchezy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a really nice meal here, and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the vibe. Strangely when I asked about the specials that i saw written on the board, the server just said, "no, everything is special". Later I heard a different server describe them to the table next to us. i was a little disappointed but otherwise was glad to have finally had a nice meal at the Breslin. I had the full english and my wife had the stuffed poblanos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Letdown
    livetoeat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This experience was marked by a host of negatives including having to wait 15 min for an open table when I had made a reservation, terrible service (I had to ask for my check), cramped tables, tiny portions and mediocre food quality. A tremendous letdown on every level.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All about the lamb burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I have been there a dozen times. We have ordered many different apps. Have not been able to order anything except the lamb burger as an entree . It is marvelous, delicious and always perfectly cooked Can't wait to go back Ps. Could be the best fries on earth also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs help.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had 9:30pm reservations on a Friday, so we expected it to be busy, but we didn't expect that our meal wouldn't arrive until 11. If you know you're a popular restaurant, make sure you have the service to support it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food that makes you happy
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Original take on hearty food. Not for the light hearted. Prepare to eat Scrumpit. Scotch egg and oysters my fav. Drinks originally and amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Attention to Detail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    From the initial contact our server was on her game and executed every task efficiently and professionally without being unapproachable. The kitchen is precise and the food exceptional. Don't visit without trying the seafood sausage and the charcuterie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate