The Pines
The Pines

The Pines

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thepinesbrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: (718) 596-6560
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm


  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef John Poiarkoff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Pines creates unique events for a variety of occasions. Our lush backyard, with its own wood fired grill, is perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall events. The 42 seat main dining room available for private events year round. Please email pinesbrooklyn@gmail.com for further information. We look forward to hosting your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: pinesbrooklyn@gmail.com 718-596-6560x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Carroll St. & President St.
  • Public Transit: R train to UNION STREET
    Walk one block west to 3rd Ave.
    Turn left. We are between
    Carroll & President St.

    F train to CARROLL STREET
    Walk 4 blocks east over
    the Carroll or Union Street
    bridge to 3rd Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Pines
The Pines is located in Brooklyn’s burgeoning Gowanus neighborhood. Serving New American cuisine, Chef John Poiarkoff creates dishes that are thoughtfully crafted satisfying at the same time. A rotating list of imaginative cocktails, craft beers on draft, and Euro-centric wines complete the experience. Enjoy the eclectic space, creative and earnest food, and casual neighborhood vibe, complete with firepit in the garden. please be advised that covers of 6 or more are pre-fix dining at $65 per diner. please contact The Pines in advance if you have any special dietary
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The Pines reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (8)special occasion (7)hot spot (7)good for groups (6)romantic (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • great find on yelp
    redreviewer
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This place was great. Loved the food, service, ambience, the wine, etc. And finally the noise level was perfect, could actually hear what the person next to me was saying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adventurous, unique and unpretentious.
    LuckyBucky
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Had an incredible meal here I will never forget and will be back ASAP. The server knew every answer to my questions, very knowledgable. The food was terrific on so many levels. Brooklyn is killing it right now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I dined here with three others on Saturday night and had been so excited to try this restaurant for a while now. The food was above average, and my group of 4 ordered about $400 of food and drinks. However about 2 hours and 40 mins into the meal, we were kicked out…for being too slow with our after dinner drinks. (At the very least, this should/could have been handled much better. At least treat us to drinks at the bar, etc. There is a way to be gracious and not make customers feel horrible.) Their explanation was that there was another table waiting for a while for our table. I am in still in shock - i've dined at many of the best restaurants in the world and have never been treated that way. It was demeaning and inconsiderate, and ruined our night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative and delicious food!
    Gerry
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Pines serves truly creative and delicious food, unlike other Brooklyn restaurants. The combination of flavors is amazing while portion sizes are reasonable, which allows sharing among people at the table. The wine list is very interesting and out of the ordinary so it mKes sense to consult with the staff to make sure that you get what you actually want. All in all a refreshingly different menu that breaks with the traditional Brooklyn fare of mainly Italian style food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What I Thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I was very disappointed in the restaurant. It was a little pretentious for a non-pretentious location and interior. I thought the food was skimpy and just ok. I will say that I hate small plates and did not realize the this a small plate restaurant so that did not help. The duck was all fat - and very little else. The fish option was just ok and the veggie options were not too inspiring or worth the money. I know my review does not matter since the restaurant is uber popular.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal I've had in a while.
    ewindelsVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The space may be unprepossessing in the obligatory Brooklyn hipster mode, and amiable service was a little on the distracted side even though the place was largely empty (due to the early hour), but the outstanding cuisine eradicate those issues. Every dish left us speechless, it was that good. I would run back here in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • : )
    cjfitz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We loved the Pines! We just moved to the neighborhood and had been excited to try it. Delicious food, cool atmosphere, great staff. The Pines cocktail is the best simple cocktail I've had in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A little bit too much time in between courses, but otherwise very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tckinnycVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    They have a great beverage program- you can tell that it's thoughtful. We had a bottle of Lambrusco, which was amazing! A much drier and funkier Lambrusco than others that I've tried before. The staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the beverage selections. My absolute favorite was the chuck steak. Such great flavor in the meat!!! And amazing texture. The lamb belly in the pasta was one of my favorites too. Overall everything had a lot of umami. The food was some of the best I've had in a while in NYC and the service was spot on. They were personable but also knowledgeable about the way the food was cooked. There is a sense of passion and enthusiasm that you don't find in many restaurants here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    AredubVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    When we tasted our first courses, we both said "wow!". My wife's squid in squid ink romesco was amazing, unlike any romesco we'd ever had. We ordered bread to mop up the last of the sauce. My sauteed cabbage with crispy boar belly was the best cabbage dish I've ever tasted, and I love cabbage. We then shared a pasta and the pork entree, both fantastic, and finished with the delicious steamed pudding. The service, cocktails, and wines were all great as well. I would absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haut cuisine in a rustic setting
    ThrockyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Pines was a fun experience and the food and wine were very good. It is a comfortable place with a relaxed attitude. We throught we were just going out for a bite but it turned into a evening - which we liked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aloof service ruins the meal
    matthew
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    3rd time at the Pines. Slowest service possible plus some missteps in the food led to a frustrating night. White wine list is consistently poor and needs to be redone. Bread is incredible and worth the charge.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant Food, Cocktails, etc.
    gomezofNYandLA
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Place is a hidden surprise on 3rd Ave. The menu is delicious. Had the recommended foie gras, market greens with lobster, braised duck and an order of their breads and it was all fantastically delicious. They also had numerous cider options which were great as were the cocktails. While I had reservation for a table, my friend and I opted to sit at the bar and it was perfect. Loved everything about the place and the service is spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 7 reviews are from the The Pines reviews archive.
  • Great addition to hood
    JakeydVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Pines is a great addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the trip from Midtown
    TmilesVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Saw a reference to The Pine's cocktails in a New York Time's Travel piece on "Brooklyn: Then and Now" - coaxed two other out-of-town colleagues into a cab to Brooklyn - and we all had an outstanding time. The Kentucky Blue cocktail was unique and memorable - as was the concise, well priced wine list - and my first "frost cider" with the desert course. Each shared plate was a jewel with the pate and cabbage dishes deserving of special mention. And was the bread (lots of bread!) from the Runner and Stone bakery across the street: warm, crusty and fantastic. The ambiance was warm, hip and both cozy and buzzing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bliss!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I came upon The Pines by accident. I just needed someplace local to a friend's place. It was a fantastic experience. From the best bread in the city to great staff, this place is a jewel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hipster heaven
    BijouxVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The squid char broiled in its own ink was amazing. A hand made pasta with wild fungi, spinach lemon was equally incredible. Some bites were very salty however so if your trying to watch your sodium intake I eould tell the staff in advance. The micro brewed beer selection is unparalleled.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just kept missing the mark
    losttraveler
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    They are certainly trying. I have no problem dropping some money for a good meal, but the dishes were just not worth it. They were confusing. There are too many components shoved into almost every dish. You could never get a full taste experience Lettuces and fish flakes: yuck, but maybe that's just me. The dressing was bland. Carrotts: Too much going on. Pickled apples= not good. Could never figure out what should go on my fork Oysters: Not bad. Bread: good. but feels cheap being charged $6 for bread. Wasn't THAT good. Squid: black ink sauce was AMAZING. rest of dish was eh. There were three pieces of squid. Steak: two pieces of unevenly cut meat. and gristly. Overall too expensive and not enough continuity.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic Dining
    VeggieMomVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The Pines brings unusual ingredients, in cocktails and dishes, to life in a kitschy setting (room keys for the coat check). You get an amuse bouche and a digestif, nice touches and the food is very interesting, but over priced for the out of the way location and folding chairs or bench seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be careful what you drink...
    satiable
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I love the food here - it is always surprising, ambitious, and imaginative. Not every dish hits the mark - but with a menu that changes every day and this level of ambition that is part of the adventure. And while the plates are small, they are reasonably priced. Unfortunately, The Pines is subject to the kind of ridiculous bar price inflation that has made drinking in New York so unpleasant. Just an example - I like a place that serves a modest sized martini, but with a $3 up charge on top of premium liquor prices, a small $15 martini feels more like I'm clubbing than eating at neighborhood place. The food draws me back but the wine and liquor tab make this more of a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic