About Brooklyn Girl Eatery

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.

4033 Goldfinch St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly from 5:00pm, Closed Mondays
Brunch: Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Fort Stockton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 296-4600

Website:
http://www.brooklyngirleatery.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking as well as underground parking lot off of Falcon Street. Valet parking in front of restaurant on Goldfinch Street Wednesday- Saturday nights.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brooklyn Girl Eatery Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (4)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were there for brunch. I got the chicken and biscuits. You could barely cut the chicken. It tasted old - like it has been fried hours before then reheated in a microwave. However, the dish was cold when it was served. The biscuits were also dry and hard. One of my friends got the scramble and substituted the fruit plate for the smashed potatoes. $6 to substitute fruit is ridiculous! There is only a $3 difference on your sides menu, so why is that doubled to substitute it on an entree? Overall, very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I found the menu options quite creative and eclectic from free popcorn to Viet Nam meatballs to crab salad that looks like a gigantic sushi roll. And it was all delicious. We also had their Brooklyn chocolate cake that was perfect - not gooey sweet, moist cake and pudding and I am not a pudding eater and it was just delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. We’ve been here a few times and it never disappoints. And we think to ourselves, we need to come back sooner!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Celebrated a good friend .. a breast cancer survivor ♥️

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our friends’ 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mike & Victoria, the Owners were very friendly & involved during our experience there last Friday. Thanks!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our second visit here. I think the food is good and we will come back to try something else. The service is so so, I've had better. I think when we come for Sunday brunch we always seem to have the server that seems to have had a long night the night before. I don't think that speaks for all servers there from what I could see, just the ones we get. This time I ordered one of the daily specials which they were out of by Sunday at 11:45. So I got smoked salmon Benedict, which was good. Our son got the chicken and biscuits, which he loves, and my fiancee got the feta omelet, which was a little dry and the feta was over powering. I think the smashed potatoes are the best! I love the crispy outside and buttery flavor on the inside. I like how bright the restaurant is and the different kind of decor. I look forward to trying the lamb shank for dinner next time.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good, solid restaurant in a nice neighborhood. It can be kinda loud at peak times, but that is overcome by a varied menu, excellent food, and an extensive wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was great. My friend loves the squash blossoms & she was disappointed they weren’t in season.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

drove all the way from north county and was not impressed, my friend ordered her scrambled without potatoes and her scramble came with potatoes, waiter seemed new, we were told that there was an $6 uncharge for fruit instead of potatoes because of the hurricane??? we live in California the fruit was typical fruit you can get anywhere nothing exotic. i ordered traditional benedicts that were just mediocre, drinks were ok, definitely not worth the drive, not sure if they are more of a lunch/dinner place but they have major room for improvement for breakfast.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall my dish - lobster roll was ok -the smashed potatoes were incredible, the lobster roll on the other hand fell flat being overly salty which normally should have been down played by the Hawaiian roll which unfortunately was slightly burnt. That said that the ambiance was inviting yet chic (bird caged chandeliers) . Nice open concept, our corner had a well appointed fireplace/mantle which doubled as a chalk board (where the fireplace would be). Would give it another go - should have gone with one of my two first choices - pancakes/french toast. Neighboring patrons had both and cleaned the plates !

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

So needlessly loud one cannot converse over the din (every time it is that way). Good oysters, tasty designer and standard ar pizzas and more good things BUT (no. no. no!) not the veggie burger which is tasteless glob that falls apart on the plate. mid-range mostly forgettable wine list.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

just not as good this time
was here about a year ago and remembered it as being great
this time not so much
wasn't supper excited about the menu and what we ordered was just ok
and strangely an unevenly hot, as if it was microwaved for a few seconds

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

First time visit but we intend to visit again. We visited during restaurant week and did choose from that menu. The kale Caesar salad was very good as were the Vietnamese meatballs which were served with a really good slaw. Mary's free range chicken was served stuffed with ricotta, spinach and mushrooms and it was very tasty. My husband had the duck and he said it was also very good. Dessert did not disappoint. We choice the carrot cake and the chocolate chip bread pudding. We cleaned the plates. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love this place! The food is good, great ambience. Never a disappointment. Thank you, Brooklyn Girl, for another great meal!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, comfortable. My salad that came with the stone chicken was an extremely small portion but the chicken was pretty good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Enjoyed an evening with friends, food was good and our server Brook was nice and attentive to our needs. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Only downside was the noise level but we requested a quieter section with our reservation and they delivered! The chicken was amazing, crab salad and pizza really delicious, pasta not so good. Staff very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I would have given the experience a 5 but it was very warm and stuffy in the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service and food was 5-star! Brooke (our server) was friendly despite being super busy and working in a rather warm restaurant. Courtney (hostess/management?) was also incredibly friendly and helpful. The bar service was the only downside. Super slow! Shocking for a Sunday morning brunch. But Brooke and Courtney handled it like pros and made us feel special. I highly recommend the "Way, Way South Brooklyn" brunch option.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service, easy to get a table when wanted - adorable atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful eatery. Would have been perfect if the AC was working-it was just too hot inside! Great service too!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Dave was our server-- he was very friendly and always on top of things
However, the restaurant was noisy so it was hard to visit with the friends we were with.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were in San Diego and I searched for a nearby restaurant and picked Brooklyn Girl and am so glad I did. The food and service were excellent and menu was so intriguing. The decor definitely made me feel like I was in NYC at a trendy Village restaurant. Thanks for an amazing evening.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was super slow, coffee at brunch ? Kept having to wait. No milk alternatives, and when the food finally arrived it was all cold.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

As per usual, great service! Staff was pleasant as per usual! Food came out hot perfectly spiced! Always a favorite of mine and will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We've been to Brooklyn Girl several times, we had the mushroom pizza as an appetizer which was fantastic, highly recommend. I had the Ahi special which was seared to perfection over a bed of mango, tomato and other, and came with coconut rice, the flavors mixed together wonderfully. We also had the Gaucho Steak, again, superb. Our friends had the pasta special and the stuffed chicken, again, all were very good. For drinks we had the Lavender special and I had the Manhattan, we also had the IPA from, Old English Brewery which was also amazing. One of the best dining experiences we've had this year.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love Brooklyn Girl and go here regularly for happy hour, lunch, dinner, and special occasions. The owners and staff create such a warm, friendly atmosphere and the food and drinks are consistently excellent. I'm not a fan of oysters but friends say the oyster bar is great too. A very special place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a small glitch. However, waiter, manager stepped right up & took care of the issue. This is what a world class restaurant does.
Nobody can be perfect 💯 %. But they resolved the problem & We left happy & looking forward to a return visit.Recommend
You visit. Great food & service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was my second time trying Brooklyn Girl. We loved it the first time and the second time was just as great. The staff are very fun and friendly and the food is fantastic. The atmosphere is comfortable as well. Great brunch spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food and drinks took a long time to arrive. It appeared like they might have been understaffed. Food wasn't anything special.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

David was super knowledgeable from cocktails to entrees. Everything was amazing!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A bit loud and food was over powered by the sauces, which made it a bit salty non-enjoyable to eat

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Had wonderful dinner with friends. Great meeting place for locals. Features San Diego craft beer. Excellent wine list. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went here for birthday dinner. Great service, food and ambience. Originally from NYC so it felt like home especially with Victoria's and Brooke's hospitality

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Gaucho steak is incredible, served perfectly medium rare with a great side of fingerling potatoes (both marinated impeccably). Brown stone brick chicken was super moist with a slightly crispy skin - perfection and served on top of the sweetest baby tomatoes and arugula. Brussel sprouts with bacon were delectable! Burnt to a slight crisp on the outer edges with the flavor of the bacon, parmesan and nuttiness of walnut was perfect. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgable with great recommendations. Ambiance was nice and quaint with interesting and eclectic artwork on the walls. Great neighborhood gem that will definitely visit again as the chef was very creative with menu items and presentation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We're both vegan and found the restaurant accomodating but wish they could add a completely vegan entree or two to their dinner menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Saw great reviews and it lived up to its reputation. The owners Victoria and Mike, and their extremely friendly and talented staff were a true pleasure to visit. The food menu was very good, but to be honest, lacked focus (e.g. Seafood, pizza, burgers, Argentinian...), but was all very good. This may be because it's a local spot so they prepare something for everyone. The drink menu was amazing. Their cocktails were unique and interesting, well-made, and freaking tasty! I highly recommend this place for a friendly all-around experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Dinner was very tasty. Service was superb. Overall a great place. I'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Awesome spot, have been many times and they're always great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

What a gem! Wish I'd been coming here sooner. The atmosphere is great, rustic chic, steampunk. Service was impeccable. Brunch options fantastic. The chili verde eggs and the potatoes are delicious. Great pizzas too. Our group loved the experience and will be back very soon! Thank you very much!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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