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About Backyard

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.

388 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:

We are Open Everyday!



Brunch:

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


Kitchen:

Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
6th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 227-8018

Website:
http://www.backyardbrooklyn.com/

Entertainment:
Kid Sing a longs
Live Music
Stand up Comedy
Whiskey Wednesdays
Private events
Sports on TV
Happy Hour
Holiday Dining

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!

Public Transit:
F,G, and R to 4th Ave/9th Street

B63 Bus

Executive Chef:
Jeff Warner

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jeff Warner: (866) 614-6631

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

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!

Backyard Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Great for Brunch (32)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Good for Groups (16)
Kid-friendly (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (7)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2016

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)·Dined on March 19, 2016

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,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2015

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2014

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2014

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2014

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2014

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

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).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2014

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2014

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2013

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2013

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2013

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 .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2013

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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