The Pines
The Pines

The Pines

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thepinesbrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: 7185966560
  • 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, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, 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
13 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (6)notable wine list (5)good for groups (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the The Pines reviews archive.
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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