The Gorbals - Brooklyn
The Gorbals - Brooklyn

The Gorbals - Brooklyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegorbalsbk.com/
  • Phone: 7183870195x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Saturday
    Dinner: 5:30pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ilan Hall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Berry and Wythe Avenues
  • Public Transit: L train, Bedford Avenue Stop
  • Parking: No
A word from The Gorbals - Brooklyn
At the the Brooklyn outpost of The Gorbals, llan Hall continues to create the innovative and quirky cuisine he served up at The Gorbals in L.A., however this time around the chef is relying on a wood-fired grill for many of the dishes, adding a simplicity and clarity to the food Hall is known for. But don’t worry, he’ll still be serving up the classics from L.A. like the Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Balls and the GLT (Gribenes, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich).

For an affordable and unique meal in one of New York's coolest spaces come dine at The Gorbals. Did we mention we have a roof bar that overlooks North Williamsburg? Come on over for an incredible dinner, delicious drinks and great vibes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Gorbals - Brooklyn reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (13)special occasion (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Night out!
    mkappelVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    An overall great evening of great service and interesting tasty food! Tried many different courses that were sent out and coursed out appropriately. Did not feel rushed and had some very flavorful interesting dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Eats
    MarcellamVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've been watching The Gorbals & Ilan Hall on Knife Fight and always thought that if we were ever in LA, we'd make reservations. Living outside Philadelphia in South Jersey, LA was unlikely, but when we heard he opened an outpost in Brooklyn, we had to go. My husband made reservations for my birthday and it was worth the 90 Minute drive. We got to chat with Chef Ilan and everything we had was awesome. Definitely an add to list for any foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the gorbals
    thegorbalsrest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my wife here to celebrate her 50th bday. We were joined by 2 friends. We started off having a drink on the really cool roof bar area. it must be a real hot spot for singles and neighborhood people. cool vibe on the roof and great views in every direction. we then went downstairs and had a great dinner in a cool hip space. the menu was varied and could please any eater even a section for vegetarians so it worked out great for one of our friends. our waitress was relaxed, friendly and casual. visit the gerbals you will have a great time and a great meal. good luck to Ilan Hall in this new spot. We hope he will do well here it is a fun, hip spot to visit and eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    FTFood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fermented celery broth with Parmesan and apple was awesome. A great way to start the meal. Awesome experience overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BrooklynFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Dinner here was incredibly delicious! Everything was just amazing. Most notable was the bacon wrapped matzoh balls, the beef tongue and the lamb ribs with crunchy ginger and raspberries - but really, everything we ordered was outstanding. The service was knowledgeable and friendly. Can't more highly recommend this restaurant - go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorbals BK
    rickygilbert11VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Eclectic menu. Highlights were the lunchbox and the pig head. Went with a group of four guys and we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DrFeelgoodVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Creative and unusual menu with delicious flavor combinations
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so much fun
    michellesimone
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I loved The Gorbals, as silly as the name is, the food was equally wacky but in the best way. The food here is fun. Cheeky jewish foods like bacon-wrapped matzoh balls, falafel-crusted sweetbreads, and an oddly satisfying matzoh-meal tostada with foie gras and truffle shavings. The place is situated right above an Urban Outfitters which is a strange choice, but once I got up the stairs I sort of forgot about it. I really enjoyed the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jrrrrrd
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food is great, highlight for us was the Porgy. The service was very friendly, but...and this might have been intentional, but i'm not really sure, the dishes seemed to come at random intervals and in a random order. The servers seemed stressed to handle all the tables, but the place was about half empty. Regardless, the food was great and, if not the most attentive servers, they were friendly and I don't really fault them. Oh, you're in an Urban Outfitters, so despite the frosted glass, the ambience is a little weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    lck4
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Outstanding food/flavor combinations, especially the lamb ribs with ginger and the rabbit with cherry. Ambiance and service were great, music was just a little on the loud side, but I liked the play list. Went up to the rooftop bar for a night cap. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Worldlyeater
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    From the decor to the music selections to the crowd to the staff to the food the gorbals was stunning. The small plates were beautiful, inventive and delicious, the wait and bar staff were solicitous and the beautifully choreographed open kitchen dance delivered on its promise. The rooftop bar was an open air oasis, just the thing for before or after dinner. And this I experienced on opening day. Amazing. I will be back and back and back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate