Permanently Closed - Brooklyn Girl Eatery

4.6
1164 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Casual neighborhood American eatery with a sustainable farm to table attitude. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner except on Mondays. "Happy Hour" daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We offer an extensive menu of seasonal and locally sourced organic products at very attractive price points. Full "artisanal" craft cocktail program, excellent selection of locally produced beers on tap and a very affordable wine program with 20 wines by the glass. We also offer a fully stocked oyster bar with selections from both the East and West coasts. locally owned and family operated, we want to be your neighborhood "go-to" restaurant. Voted "Best New", "Best Neighborhood" and "Best American" by the California Restaurant Association.
Please note: BG internally manages reservations for parties of 8 and larger. Please contact the restaurant to speak to a host or manager. We also encourage walk-ins for the communal tables, bar, oyster bar and outside dining on a first come first serve basis.
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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ambience was nice, modern space tall ceiling with some quirky artwork.
Service was good, attentive and knowledgable server.
Popcorn as opposed to bread with your drinks was nice and a bit different from the norm.
We both had burgers with fry’s that were good but just good for a burger in the USA is not good enough.
What really got me was 2 burgers, 1 coke, a beer and a glass of ok red wine, $75.
Burger needs ( to use an American word) to be awesome. It wasn’t and then the price so left feeling a bit ripped off.

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vipHarmanD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lively, fun place. Feels alive. Food & service was great. Good place for a girls night out, but will also bring my husband to check it out. Will return.

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vipSUSANW
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the Crispy duck entree, the popcorn and the wonderful service.

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normas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Brooklyn Girl overall is good always. The only issue we have is that there's hardly a fish selection on menu once in a while they have a Branzino that is amazing, but that's rare. I guess we just go there too often!

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JanetH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was exactly what we were looking for. Nice atmosphere, good food, not very noisy, a great waiter (Dave, I think?). We had a corner table and were able to hold a nice conversation with friends, which is what we we looking for.

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Industryfoodie
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was very attentive. Thank you

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CalDiners
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Second and probably last time. Service is terrible. Training needed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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AlishaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to celebrate special occasions. The wait staff are very friendly and always smiling, even if they are a little harried at times. I prefer the summer menu because it has more seafood selections, but the rotating seasonal menus keep things interesting. Definitely try this place if you are visiting San Diego or have friends visiting.

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brendar
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the evening

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ShayneZ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ambiance, asthetics and good were great! Our server/waiter was a little abrupt. He took me drink order and didn’t take my friends. Then he took my friends food order and not mine. The service experience was strange. Overall the experience was good. I would definitely give it another try

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vipNoFlyY
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place with a local feel. Understated hip. Tremendous oyster bar if you like oysters. Cute neighborhood and nice place to hang with friends. Nice wines by the glass-- overall a place with good food and good people.

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KimB
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and my husband and I went for a late valentine’s dinner. Service was on point! We ordered the special menu salad (pear, fig, and greens) which was sooo good! We also had the roasted carrots - delicious curry sauce. For our main dishes we had the shrimp and asparagus risotto (special menu) and the steak. Carrot cake finished us off and was fabulous. Ooh can’t forget the little popcorn appetizer to start...it’s free and made me so happy while we waited for our food!

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vipReneeT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. The duck was excellent. The oysters were fabulous and the chocolate bread pudding dessert was wonderful

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Huck
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Seriously great food. Eat there. Really.

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iggy
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place to go, there's ample choices on the menu, each dish is portioned well. The service is outstanding, very friendly. The atmosphere is classy but casual. I've gone here for special events, now a date, all memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great venue for all occasions

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Really disappointed with this place.
Had reservations for 5:45 Sunday evening the last night of Restaurant Week. The place was a bit busy but we walked past at least 5-6 empty tables. One of the drinks we ordered was a Cafe Mocha with a shot of Kaluah. Our server said he would try and get it but according to them “the last time we were kinda busy coffee drinks were taking 30 minutes”. My drink is Scotch up so no problem there. The coffee arrived first. We were surprised but all good at this point. The appetizers came out about 20 minutes later, you know soup and salad take awhile to perpare.
Meanwhile, the restaurant is now full and we were waiting for entree’s. And we waited,and waited, and waited more. The server came over and explained “unfortunately your order went in after some larger parties so it’s taking awhile “.
This really didn’t sit well since I always thought restaurants were first come first served. They said it was so busy because of Restaurant Week and “everyone is getting three courses”.
We left without having dinner about 7:30.
I can’t say what the problem was but my bet is they can’t handle the pressure of “SDRW”.

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AndreaB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn Girl is one of the most
Consistent restaurants I frequent. Love the food, atmoshphere, local, involved passionate owners and more! And, it is t too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In searching possible options for Restaurant Week stumbled across Brooklyn Girl.

The atmosphere, decor, and layout is great. Very spacious with high ceilings, yet there is a strong cozy and intimate vibe. There were references to New York/Brooklyn throughout that were subtle and blended with modern and almost a shabby chic aesthetic, i.e. wood desktop tables, desk chairs with spray painted PS 16 on the chair back and classic subway tile in different places.

Our waiter was exceptionally efficient, attentive, and nice. Instead of bread or chips each table get a bowl of popcorn. We ignored the popcorn because we were slightly confused by its uniqueness, but more so because we were engrossed in catching up with our friend and the details of their pending move.

The menu had several appeal dishes which peaked my interest more than the prie fix of restaurant week. My partner landed on the spaghetti with a meatball. Looked comforting and elegant upon arrival and i managed to negotiate a try, lol, melt in your mouth. Our friend opted for the salmon which came on a bed of either red rice or quinoa, we never did figure it out, and this sauce that they raved about.

I had my eye on the shrimp pasta dish. Very delicious with panchetta and a wine lemon sauce that was tart and devine, my biggest disappointment though was that i felt i had to deep dive to locate the shrimp. There were shrimp pieces and not whole shrimp, that was the disappointment. For the cost of the dish, the shrimp ratio was insufficient

Back to the popcorn. So dinner ends and our plates are attentively cleared by the amicable staff and as we deliberate dessert we end up trying the popcorn. WoW. What were we thinking to not have tried it sooner. It was flavor burst of joy in the mouth.

I would definitely return as i truly liked it and would love to try several of their dishes and likely do brunch.

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vipHortense
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and some dishes were pretty original alongside some classics. Portions are gigantic so the 3-course restaurant week menu was a little too much but leftovers were just as good the next day. Will go again!

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vipLizN
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as usual. Stellar service, delicious food, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back!

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vipRaquelR
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and we enjoyed a friends get together experience.
Had never been at Brooklyn Girl for breakfast.
Very recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The service is extraordinary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn Girl is one of my very favorite restaurants in San Diego, and a perfect place to get together with friends. The food and drinks are creative and delicious, service is friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is lively but not noisy. This was my first time for brunch (usually go for happy hour or dinner) and everything was excellent. You can’t go wrong!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The delicious and creative food and the owners Victoria and Michael make this a place to go back to time and time again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our regular spot always a favorite

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vipSMB22
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Great service throughout. Food was poor, overdone with toppings and cheese

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JackR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Owners, Michael and Victoria are warm, welcoming, and friendly. Their staff are very friendly and great servers. The food is always excellent and we like the variations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly what a Gem of a restaurant. Food outstanding, best Duck ever Great Service!

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NancyD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was here for brunch a couple years ago and it was fabulous. This time I was underwhelmed. Food was OK, not great. Service was abysmal. Over a half hour to get drinks which arrived after our food. They were short staffed and tried hard, but they could have called in some extra help.

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Lori
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a long-standing friend that I don’t get to see often enough.

When you’ve got to do it right this is the place.

Great variety of fresh food combinations, unique drinks, and appropriately attentive service.

Thanks.

RK
RobK
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brooklyn Girl continues to be one of our favorites, well worth the drive from North County. Its extensive and varied menu never disappoints and the food has always been consistently good. We think they have the best pork chop in town, and we appreciate the very reasonable wine prices.

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vipSteveB
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and friendliness of the owner and servers. I’ve had issues in the past and my wife and I decided to give them another chance...and they delivered. Food and ambiance was also outstanding

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came to see and hear a band that a friend was the drummer. Decided to have dinner and dessert. The salad and pizza were great, not so much the dessert. Enjoyed the live music. The bad was great with a good choice of music. Nice place for special occasion.

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BrandonK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Crab Cake Benedict was good. Quite rich. The smashed potatoes were also great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough nice things about this place! We had a group of 6 people with diverse tastes and everyone found something they loved and enjoyed their food and drinks. Dave was friendly and had great recommendations. I will add this to my roster of places to visit with out of town guests.

CO
vipCOLINS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Uninspiring boring tasteless

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was no wait, the food was good, and the service was great. The only thing that I could complain about is that they did not have any substitutions for vegetarians. They had soyrizo on the menu, but would not let me use it as a substitute. So that was kind of annoying, but the food was good without it.

I’d go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and friendliest of service, from the waiter, bar tender and manager.

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Permanently Closed - Brooklyn Girl Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 296-4600.

Permanently Closed - Brooklyn Girl Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 1164 OpenTable diners.