Backyard

4.0
39 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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With its Park Slope setting, Backyard in Brooklyn, NY offers a wonderful outdoor space for gatherings, private parties and special events. With extensive food and cocktail menus, it is a perfect spot for families as well as after work nibbles.

The food at Backyard is hand crafted from seasonal ingredients, as are the signature cocktails. The style of everything served is home style comfort food and this means each visit is unique. You might find grits with bacon on the menu during one visit while a dragon fruit and endive salad appears another visit. Backyard also has a prix fixe menu that allows you to sample a few of the seasonal wines with foods specifically selected to match. The menu always includes one of the irresistible desserts, too.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
We are Open Everyday!



Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Kitchen:

Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(347) 227-8018
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Warner
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Private party facilities
Located in the heart of Park Slope, our intimate cozy space is the perfect place to host your event. We offer private, semi-private banquet and cocktail events and personalized service to host your event.
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Private party contact
Jeff Warner: (866) 614-6631
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Catering
Backyard has some great American Comfort Food options for your next party! ..or maybe just having a group in your home for dinner! We now offer family size options of pulled pork, chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, cheddar grits, seasonal veggies, baked beans and biscuts!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th St.
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Public transit
F,G, and R to 4th Ave/9th Street

B63 Bus
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Entertainment
Kid Sing a longs
Live Music
Stand up Comedy
Whiskey Wednesdays
Private events
Sports on TV
Happy Hour
Holiday Dining
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Special events & promotions
Backyard is the perfect, intimate place for your special event! We host all kind of events. Weddings, birthday parties, business gatherings and more! You name it, we can do it!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Our potato wedges were a bit undercooked but the service was excellent. We really appreciated how patient our sever was with us. I will definitely come again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Our experience at the bar before dinner was good. Bartender was lovely and cocktails were interesting and delicious. Once we were seated things went a bit downhill. The Meze Meze platter was decent. My husband said the chicken salad sliders were fine, but overpriced for two small sandwiches. My blue plate special was late and inedible. The meatloaf was paper thin and burnt to a crisp. The grits broke my heart–dry and clumpy with partially melted cheddar shreds on top. I'm southern, I take that stuff seriously. The sautéed vegetables were cold. For the first time in my life I sent a meal back. Our waitress seemed frazzled and forgot to bring our second round of drinks, but did apologize for our unhappiness and comped my dinner. The patio is pretty and the vibe was good. Overall I might go back for a drink, but never the food.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There was a dishwasher breakdown in the kitchen delayed dinner the day we came for an early reservation. Backyard treated us very well while we waiting. Marlissa, our server, was attentive and seated us with drinks and snacks. The wait became a pleasant drinks and conversation time rather than a bother.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Everyone loved their meals. There was a group at the bar (3 guys) who were very noisy and we had to shout to each other in order to hear what we were saying, however, they left halfway through the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant for a "quite meal".
We enjoyed it, however,

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, really enjoyed it. Our server was pleasant and responsive.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend the #weallstars brunch menu item. The wait staff is rockstar and personable. Will definitely come back.

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OB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great place, the food was delicious, but they did forget to bring out an item that we had ordered. They didn't charge us for it so it wasn't a big deal, I would still go back.

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CD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so in love with Backyard! I've been twice - once for brunch, once for dinner - and each time it was wonderful! The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is incredible. It is a hip without being hipster, the outdoor dining area is gorgeous - basically, if I could eat here every day I would!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were the first table seated in the 'backyard' for dinner though all tables were sat when we left. Each table had children which was fine with us as we had two with us also.
Very short menu which was even shorter as they were out of some items. The food was good though somewhat expensive for what you got portion wise. The happy hour menu was pretty good, we had a nice bottle of rose, and a couple of beers. Food, we chose a few items from the happy hour menu (skip the kings kolache!) for appetizers then shared all the sliders (which was about the only thing they had beside the shrimp & grits special which I thought might make us an entree).
Our server was very nice. Can't remember her name, she's from Australia though if that helps? She even brought out some toys and a coloring book for my 3 year old:)
We didn't find sleepy!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice local gem good,frendly staff food was nice and tasty

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I reserved about a month in advance. The manager I spoke to (Ian) was very helpful and friendly. They called to confirm the day before. It was hard to find a restaurant that would take reservations for such a big party (we were 15). Bogota took us. The space was tight, but it's expected in Park Slope on a Saturday night. We had toddlers and babies in car seats, but were able to squeeze in. The food was amazing and the service even more so! We started with sangria and empanadas, they were so delicious. They have a kid's menu too, which was perfect for our little ones. It was a lively place, so we didn't feel too bad if our kids were a little noisy. I would definitely go back again, with or without kids.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I really like the decor of the bar. It is very creative. Brunch was very good. If you like dry champagne, this is the perfect location for a dry mimosa. I will be going again!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although I was super late for brunch, they were more than happy to accommodate my party and I. The food was great! The staff is very helpful if you are unsure about what to drink or eat. Overall I enjoyed myself. If I didn't live in the Bronx I would return much sooner than my next planned visit.

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I very easy breezy laid back spot . I great plcae to chill with frineds over burnch. Nice rustic feel goood service , great food!

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went here for New Year's Brunch with my girlfriend. Surprisingly, the place wasn't very crowded. I had a very solid southern-style brunch with eggs, pulled pork and beans. I feel a little unprepared to fully judge the place since it is called "Backyard" and I went in January when the literal backyard was closed. The inside was pleasant, nothing special. Friendly service.

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ND
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alex was so hospitable and entertained us while we drank exotic cocktails and delicious brunch! Home run in the "backyard" of BK!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my go-to brunch place in the Slope. Great cocktails and the food is consistently great. The reason it's called Backyard? They have the nicest courtyard seating around.

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f
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Backyard is on my block so we frequent there for brunch, drinks, and other fun--but this past visit, I organized a large group Sunday brunch there for 12 and my expectations were surpassed! Although they normally take reservations of up to 8, they accommodated our group of 12 with no hassle AND had our table ready and waiting when we arrived in their adorable private outdoor "backyard" area. All of my elitist Manhattanite friends immediately fell in love with the ambiance and soon thereafter, the menu! The service was on point--our waiter was very friendly and helpful, and always ready to refresh our drinks. We all LOVED our meals and had the best time! EVERYTHING on the menu is delicious! I definitely recommend this hidden gem.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brunch Phat Stax between French toast was fantastic. Eggs were cooked perfectly and the tastes went very well with each other. Can't wait to try it with pancakes next time! $5 brunch mimosa was far better than you'd expect. My friend and I were very pleased and are looking forward to returning.

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DM
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place to be in backyard with a group..............................................

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VM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food is good at dinner, not so much at brunch. Very slow service, below average food, overpriced

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a
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly atmophere. Nice food and good looking place

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k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite literally a backyard filled with dining tables, gnomes and a buddha. We both had the Quesadilla/Burrito (eggs, chorizo, caramelized onions and red peppers) and shared a side of bacon and grits. This may sound like typical brunch fare but it was well prepared and very flavorful. The service is friendly, too. The whole place gives you a sense of being among friendly neighbors. We really enjoyed it and will be going back for more!

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a
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love to go to this place it is a lovely place with very friendly people and nice food.

Will return to this place very soon.

thanks for being always friendly

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

the server didn't write down our order and forgot half of our order. disappointing food and service,

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet patio in the back, perfect for lunch/brunch on a sunny day. The brunch menu was small, but everyone found something to enjoy - although not the healthiest of options. Servers were very friendly. The fig flatbread was delicious.

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AC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

First time going to Backyard and it was a really nice experience. I took my mom there for Mother's Day; sat in the backyard with gnomes all over. I really like the spot for the vibes--relaxed, welcoming and unpretentious! The food could have been better (i.e., the chicken) but the Shrimp N' Grits is pretty tasty with creamy hominy and a polenta cake (the polenta cake could have been more seasoned). I would recommend this place to others based on the service, drinks and certain dishes (i.e. the Shrimp N' Grits and the fig & blue cheese flatbread).

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VM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Backyard has a huge outdoor space, plus tables inside if you want to watch a game or hear great music. lovely cocktails, small focused menu

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J
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We enjoyed the food and service but It is primarily a bar. It has a nice sitting area in the back outside but we came on a spring evening and were seated in the bar on bar stools. Also it was pricy for the food we received.

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VM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

this is a bar that serves very good food - but still, you are eating at a bar. Nice cocktails, friendly waiter, small food selection

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a
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was my first time at Backyard. Some of their dishes were really good, especially clam chowder, lobster sliders and creamed hominy.
I was underwhelmed by fig & blue cheese flatbread as made with dry figs and not that many to begin with. Short ribs was cooked to perfection but really salty.
I would probably go back.

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AM
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We shared a variety of sliders - BLT, meatloaf and pork - and sides that were all quite good. Service was terrific although the music was a little too loud for us.

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DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Backyard is definitely worth going to for a nice Saturday or Sunday brunch! The food is great and the chef genuinely cares about what his customers think. He's also very attentive and super nice!

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good. And the pickles are a must try.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really love this please thought it was really cute and romantic. Food was very little felt like I was eating baby food It was very small

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b
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

4 small sliders for $19 with nothing on the side. Food OK but not competitive in the nabe.

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C
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My guests loved it. Interesting combination of flavors and a wonderfully, authentically enthusiastic waiter.

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AE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Maybe I did not fall in love with this place because I did not go for brunch , but I was not impressed. The outdoor seating area is wonderful and it is right around the corner from where I live so I really wanted to love it. The menu is pretty much limited to flat breads and sliders. My sliders were decent , but my friend got the meatloaf and did not like it . She said it was oddly tough .we both left hungry . Perhaps we will give it another try at brunch .

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MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Neighborhood Must -- Good Food -- a Living Room type of comfortable -- a No Rush social atmosphere with Friendly Servers.
Sunday Brunch with Cocktails was Notably Delicious and Affordable.
8/17/2013 was my first time and I definitely would return to try more.

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