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Vinegar Hill House
Vinegar Hill House

Vinegar Hill House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinegarhillhouse.com
  • Email: info@vinegarhillhouse.com
  • Phone: (718) 522-1018
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Poiarkoff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water & Front
  • Public Transit: York Street off of the F train
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vinegar Hill House
Vinegar Hill House is a Contemporary American restaurant in Brooklyn's Vinegar Hill neighborhood, serving seasonal fare.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "There can be few less likely locations for a first-rate dining experience than the "back streets" of Brooklyn, well off the beaten paths of Dumbo. Yet there is Vinegar Hill House, where my friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal in a charming old building. With so many interesting food combinations, it was hard to decide what to order--we split our appetizers so we could share them, and got a cornbread (served in its own cast-iron skillet) to share as well. I couldn't afford to eat there on a regular basis, but I'm looking for another special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Wanted to love it, and my companions loved their food. The service was a bit I attentive, and I seem to have ordered wrong. The house made pastrami was tough and not particularly interesting, and my desert - the pannacotta - was an odd mix of flavored that didn't compliment each other. I feel as if I need to try again, though."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Very good dining option for pre or post St. Ann's Warehouse theater. Limited but interesting menu of carefully prepared food. Responsive to diner's needs both in terms of dietary requirements and time constraints. Recommend making a reservation as the restaurant is small."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Is a culinary delight. The flavored were unique and unforgettable. This was my second visit, and it was just as good as the first. The menu is small and changes often, I think. That's a good thing. Freshest ingredients and the presentation was superb!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend and i went here for our 2 yr anniversary. I'd been here a few years ago but never had. I remember the food being pretty good nut i just love the decor and romantic lighting. Its pretty quiet so its a nice setting for a date. The food was even better than my first time. We both enjoyed it so much."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "original and delicious brunch items. very nice staff"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "delicious brunch. I had the cheddar sausage on a muffin and it was yummy. Their apricot jam was great. My husband had a slab of bacon on the side. the service started a little weird because the server was annoyed, but then it was fine."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had an excellent time at Vinegar Hill Restaurant. The food was very well prepared, the service staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant itself is sheltered in a very old building and the decor is appropriate for it's age. A very beautiful restaurant with an incredible ambiance and seasonably delicious array of foods to try out. Definitely worth the trip to return again and again to see what all the other incredible dishes must taste like. All in all, a great experience and feels like a memory from a trip far away from the city, right across the river from manhattan, a world away in an old town of cobble stones and small 2-3 story buildings. A mini trip indeed."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We loved everything about our second visit to Vinegar Hill House except for the fact that we had a 6:30 reservation and the staff clearly had other diners booked for 7:30. We were sitting adjacent to the winter alcove space and while we were still eating our main courses one head after another popped over to see if we were finished. No, this was not just very attentive service because, our waiter actually came table side to communicate with us. This was one host after another popping in and checking our progress. I know this doesn't sound like that big a deal, the food was wonderful, but it was distracting and off-putting and detracted from the second half of the meal. I felt practically defiant when we ordered dessert! We were out by 7:30."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We ordered 2 mimosas as soon as we sat down, and were still waiting for them 30 minutes later. We asked for them twice, and the answer was "someone is working on them." The bartender didn't seem very busy. And there were hosts / servers standing around in the back. Also my friend ordered one of the specials, which he wasn't warned was tiny, more of an appetizer."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great food, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and pleasant ambiance."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I love Vinegar Hill for a couple reasons. The country chop is one of the best meat dishes I've ever had, and I'm not even usually a big fan of pork chops. The atmosphere is exactly what I want. The room has a rustic, comfortable ambiance that just feels like home. Great lighting, wooden furniture, cozy layout. The street outside is cobble stone, near the scenic parts of DUMBO. The wines they recommend are always interesting and delicious. And the whole menu is fantastic, from start to finish."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful, surpassing expectations - especially for an occasion that is usually known for mass produced fare in overbooked spots. Everything was perfect"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came back to Vinegar Hill House after not having been here for a while. It was a good as ever - flavorful and fresh. It was a cold night and the roasting oven was warm and redolent with smells. Wine list continues to be inventive and unusual; it complements the food is a very special way. Roasted beets, grilled octopus, roast chicken, a simple but exquisite sphagetti..WOW!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I keep meaning to fill this out because my experience with open table wasn't so great... In a nutshell: I made a reservation for five a few days before dining. I wanted 11 a.m. but only 10:30 was available. A day or two later a friend dropped out so I got on open table to minimize reservation, but was not able to find a table for 4 at 10:30 or 11. We showed up for our reservation on the day I had reserved, and when we got there, the restaurant was empty, and continued to be empty through 11. So I was unsure why when I tried to change my reservation (and/or make the initial reservation) that the 11 a.m. slot was not available? It was very frustrating because I had a friend coming all the way from the UWS, and subways on the weekends are bad."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I think I expected a bit more on the food end. What we had: Bibb lettuce: big hit. Beet salad: yum. Rabbit pasta: Anything with bunny in it is a delicious no brainer. Spaghetti with mint and walnuts: OK. Red Wattle Pork Chop: Meh. It was good but it didnt transport me in any way. Have had better....I think it needed more of a crust on it. A bit of burn to offset the blueberry mustarda. Chicken in a skillet: Talk about lacking! OY. Isnt the point of this dish a wicked crispy skin?? Sadly it was flaccid and underwhelming at best...if not a wee bit under cooked. On the positive side: Great waitress. Loved the atmosphere (classic Brooklyn- how do you guys do this so well?!) Weird and wonderful wine list."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had yet again another delicious dinner at Vinegar hill. I've been many times, this time bringing along my father and a friend in from London. Service was stellar, the space is warm and cozy yet not too squished. The food was amazing. The menu changes seasonally, but the beet appetizer was out of this world, and the skillet chicken was fantastic. The chicken liver mousse appetizer is also incredible. Loved it!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I've been twice, and both dishes were absolutely the best meals I've ever had. Took my partner for a romantic birthday dinner."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "When this restaurant first opened we tried on two separate occasions to eat, and each time it was packed to the gills and we were told that they couldn't guarantee we would even get seated. I would normally never return, but my wife wanted to eat there, so... service was good - in fact it was too good. I hadn't taken my jacket off or Sat down before the waiter placed the menus and a server brought water. The food was great, though I thought the portions were small, particularly the appetizers. Very friendly and good food, but I felt like they wanted us out of there (and it wasn't particularly late). We'll go back."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The most blasé service I've received at a restaurant that considers itself fine dining. Staff seemed so satisfied with it's own adorableness that no further effort was necessary. Ordered a salad that was described as "bibb lettuce with whipped goat cheese, meyer lemon and caraway" that was SIX PIECES OF WHOLE LETTUCE neatly stacked in a bowl with a drizzle of something vaguely resembling ranch dressing on top. My pasta was bland at best. Dessert was superb but delivered with an actual yawn from the bearded, plaid-shirt wearing waiter. Over-rated, over priced. Save your dollars and go elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Everything from appetizer to desert is amazing. Try the octopus and the chicken. The grapefruit cremeux is one of the best desert I ever had!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I can always count on Vinegar Hill House for a wonderful dining experience. The service is excellent, the menu is wonderful, and my meal was superb. And one especially notable thing: It is among the few restaurants that knows that people like background music in the background, and now drowning out their conversations and dining experience. Truly one of my favorite places in the city."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Live only a short walk away and put off coming here for years. I'd walk a lot further for this place and the pork chop"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is really cozy and cute. The food and service was great, I will be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We came here for thanksgiving and were so delighted, we came back for new years.eve. love this place."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very charming and warm place to dine with friends on a cold winter's night...friendly and seamless service. My friends and I shared a number of starters as well as a pasta dish and the Country Chop. All were delicious but I think the stand outs at our table were the Chicken Liver Mousse, the Brussel Sprouts and the Country Chop. Vinegar Hill House has all the elements of a fantastic night out!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "portions too small ,menu so limited as to almost be pretentious. Good ambiance, good wine list, but you will actually gasp at how small the portions are."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Food was great... Slow to come out though... There was a large party that slowed things down but waitress made good by giving us a dessert on the house"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Beautiful rustic charm. Killer mescal based cocktail, taxi Oaxaca. Curried goat stuffed cabbage, nuf said"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We had a wonderful thanksgiving meal, and no clean up. Service, food, ambiance all were wonderful. I will go to Vinegar Hill restaurant a lot in the coming year....."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We celebrated Thanksgiving at Vinegar Hill House and would definitely do it again! The food was great, service was lovely, and everything was well- timed. They served a family-style Thanksgiving meal that was absolutely delicious- the portions were generous and they did a great job of serving traditional dishes with a bit of a twist (baked sweet potatoes with a yummy yogurt curry sauce that was amazing for example!). The ambiance was great, super cozy and made us feel almost like we were on our own home. Thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "1. There were no reservations available before 9:30pm, yet the restaurant was half empty the whole time I was there from 7:15-8:45pm. 2. The hostess would not seat my husband ON HIS BIRTHDAY because I was running 10 minutes late. This is *with* ~10 empty tables 3. The portions are ridiculously tiny, and I'm a lean woman who is used to eating at haute cuisine restaurants. I filled up on grapes once I got home, even after a cocktail, splitting an app, an entree, splitting a side, and splitting a dessert. 4. Our waiter was inattentive, and when he should clear our dishes or take our order, I saw him four feet away DRINKING WINE and chatting with the other staff behind the bar. 5. Beyond those distractions, the food was good."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Had heard a number of lovely things about this place. Most reviews from friends were for dinner, but we only had time for a brunch this weekend. It was great. Cozy and communal. Warm and friendly. Love the space and love walking into a busy restaurant in a quiet neighborhood on a chilly fall Sunday. Shrimp and grits were perfection!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Simly put...i had heard about VH House for a ling time and this was my first visit...it exceeded my expectations all around! I will be back for mamy more!!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "This has to be the best meal we ate during our visit to New York. We ate the chicken and pork - simple dishes prepared in the wood oven that was tender, tasty and melted in the mouth. Mid range prices - we paid around 100 dollars for 2 main courses, 1 starter and 2 glasses of wine. Before the meal, walk along Brooklyn Heights and enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "First time at Vinegar Hill. Lovely atmosphere. Delicious, seasonal food. Friendly and attentive service. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Vinegar Hill House is never anything less than absolutely perfect. The food is always excellent, the cocktails delicious, the service both friendly and professional and the atmosphere wonderful. It's always the place we think of going first, whether with friends or alone. Thanks for another great meal and see you soon."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Great food and outstanding service. A little difficult to find but really worth the effort and the trip"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "A perfect place in a perfect small street. It does not seem that one is in NYC! Food is original and good. Price are OK"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This dinner was amazing and very memorable. We have the Pea Ravioli, the Halibut and the Chicken. Everything was very tasty and the service was spot on."
    Dined on 8/18/2013