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About Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague

Welcome to Caffe Buon Gusto. Located in the heart of Bustling Brooklyn Heights, Caffe Buon Gusto has a long history in NY with 2 other locations, Upper Eastside & East Village. We serve up the finest Italian fare with exciting dishes in a unique ambiance. At CBG, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients, and there is no microwave oven at Caffe Buon Gusto. We serve only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and breads that are baked fresh daily. Our award winning menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

151 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Henry and Clinton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 624-3838

Website:
http://www.caffebuongusto.net/

Catering:
"Catering for Parties at your place or ours - hosting and service available."

Parking Details:
Street or private lot.

Public Transit:
R Court St stop restaurant is a quarter block west. 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court St-Borough Hall, exit on Montague and Clinton St, walk west on Montague for about half a block. A, C, F to Jay St-Borough Hall, exit at Fulton Mall and Jay St, walk west on Fulton Mall past Borough Hall, then take a right on Court St, then a left on Montague and walk

Private Party Facilities:
Consulting & Catering Available for your Private Parties or Corporate Events.

Private Party Contact:
Nando: (718) 624-3838

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pasta sauces tend to be French style, northern Italian. My preference is southern Italy, Mediterranean influence. .........dke

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I've had dinner at Caffe Buon Gusto several times. The food is fresh and very good. The service is friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend it as one of the restaurants to check out on Montague Street in Brooklyn.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Second time I've met an out-of-town friend staying in Park Slope at Buon Gusto. No more looking for nearby restaurants. This will be our meeting place. The food and wine was wonderful. Service cordial and attentive. Their fixed prix dinner menu was amazing. We ate with Buon Gusto!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They have a wide variety of good food. Nice wine. Service was just the right balance of presence and unobtrusiveness. Recommended!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Mixed quality of food. Menu listed scallops with pancetta, but they were wrapped with American bacon. Salad with beef tenderloin was actually with ribeye--a cheaper cut than promised. On the other hand, avocado, tomato, and mozzarella salad and pumpkin ravioli on the night's special menu were excellent. Also irritating was that they were out of the first two bottles we asked for on the wine list. Not good for a place that advertises itself as a quality Italian restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our waitress was awful. We mentioned it was someone's birthday and she pretended to not speak English well to avoid having to do anything. We clearly saw her speak English to other tables.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn Heights! The food is delicious and the staff is so friendly and accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The server was clueless, kept dropping or spilling everything she carried to the table. Food was bland, unimaginative and poorly presented. Would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

It was a nice evening in Brooklyn Heights. Great neighborhood. We sat outside and enjoyed the streetlife.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Service was poor. Server was rude and not attentive. Not what we remember about this formerly great restaurant.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Food is always excellent and service is attentive

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Booked a table to celebrate a birthday which no one at the restaurant seemed to take note of - but notwithstanding, the food was delicious. I haven't had veal-stuffed tortellini in years and was not disappointed. The owner was very hospitable, the service staff, a bit "green." But overall, an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

service was good but food was cold. it's hard to screw up eggs and bacon but alas it happened. we were a party of 16 people celebrating our wedding and everyone's dish was cold. waitress did nothing to remedy the situation. I would not go back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Delicious Italian food at a good price. My friends and I shared a few great chicken dishes. Salads great too. Had their house pinot noir, which was also delicious. Great restaurant on a fun street in Brooklyn.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great homemade ravioli

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Our server was extremely attentive and was very nice! My food was just okay, but my husband enjoyed his stating the seafood was very fresh. I can say the dessert was good and given to us on the house which I'm glad he did as I'll order it if I ever go back. I would visit again in hopes that I could rate the food higher as the service was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We chose Caffe Buon Gusto because of the proximity to the Appellate Courthouse and were VERY glad we did! Welcoming and charming ambience, excellent & friendly service...and delicious food. They knew we were celebrating a milestone and brought us complimentary dessert that was scrumptious! Definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Food and service were excellent. You will not go wrong here

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Nice place to eat on Montegue St. Food is always great. It`s a trendy Italian restaurant, as opposed to the traditional looking kind, like Armondo`s.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

A girlfriend and I met for lunch and both had the prefixe lunch special. The food was excellent and we both enjoyed the dessert also. Order a glass of Pinot Noir!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Old school charm felt at home terrific meal

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This was a great find, and wonderful value for the money. My only suggestion is for the sauces to be a little less salty. They were great, but I could have added salt myself if I wanted it. The service was wonderful, and it's one of the better Italian restaurants I've ever eaten in (and I grew up 50 years ago going to mom-and-pop Italian restaurants in Bay Ridge, so I know what I'm talking about here.)

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

I enjoyed my meal and the staff were very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 1, 2016

When I'm in Brooklyn for my job several times a year, I always make Caffé Buon Gusto a stop for lunch or dinner. Last week I had dinner there. The staff is always welcoming, friendly and accommodating. For the appetizer, I had the baby octopus, which is consistently tender. I then had one of the dinner specials, the Chilean seabass, served in a medallion-shape over a generous plate of delicately-seasoned risotto. It was definitely in the spirit of "comfort food" -- warm, soft, and deliciously filling without being heavy. With no room for dessert, I opted for a double espresso, for which Caffé Buon Gusto has mastered the proper size. The ambiance of the restaurant itself is lovely, with attractive lighting and a spacious feel. Surprisingly, no one opted to dine outside that evening despite the nice weather. No matter in or out, the restaurant offers a highly pleasant dining experience for a reasonable cost in an easily accessible neighborhood setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Love the homemade pastas on the menu with your choice of sauce. Good stuff!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2016

Good food. I got the seafood linguine. I am not a 100% sure the clams and muscles were cleaned before being cooked. Good service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

A wide variety of traditional Italian dishes, well-prepared and served with a smile. They handled our large group very well, including accommodating 2 children. We had a good time, enjoyed our food including tasty desserts, and weren't rushed. We'd definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

I can't complain about the food which is delicious but the service is not professional although they are nice. I think they are trying to save money by using delivery men as waiters, too. After dinner when I was walking around the neighborhood the waiter that just served us was whizzing by on a bike making a delivery.
On Easter Sunday they were also short staffed . Some of the chairs need to be replaced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Frequent diner at Buon Gusto. Always order lamb chops on prix fixe . This last time I opted to try something different. Big mistake . Ordered the sole. It was beyond awful. Dry and tasteless. I could have had sauce on it but a good piece of fish should taste like a good piece of fish. My mate told me not to order the fish. Should have listened. And, that is the reason the fish was not returned. His dinner of lasagna was just to his liking . Would I return? Absolutely, next time I am in the mood for lamb chops.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2016

The food was delicious , the restaurant is lovely with white tablecloth on tables and wallpaper faux marble on walls tastefully done. We felt very welcomed by the Maitre'd, Marcelo, who greeted us with a warm big smile and led us to our table.
We ate linguini with seafood in a wine sauce, and linguine with salmon in a tomato sauce . The pasta was homemade and so delicious...tasty and abundant without being so much one can't eat it all.
The service was polite and efficient and we were not rushed to pay or leave as we lingered after dinner.
We ordered Ricotta Cheesecake which was so good but so small a piece that I burst out laughing since my daughter and I usually split the slice, and this slice was too small to slice or share.

I am looking forward to returning soon but I will not order the Ricotta cheesecake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Cafe Buon Gusto has been around for quite a while. It's great sitting outdoors in warm weather but also nice to sit indoors at other times. Food is always fresh. Great place to meet friends and catch up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

A pleasant unassuming restaurant serving simple straight forward Italian fare. The pasta, pizza and panini worked for a good lunch as we had walked the area for a couple of hours.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2015

My son recommended this restaurant...he attends college in the area. We were looking for good food and a comfortable setting. We were more than satisfied on both counts. We all enjoyed our meals, they were prepared exceptionally well, the service was kind and the setting was comfortable. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Nice Brooklyn Italian food. BeBe, the assistant waiter was outstanding and service by him and our waiter was well done. BeBe needs to be recognized for always being there to ensure all needs, wants and desires were fulfilled - water was constantly refilled and napkins ensured to be there. Wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Very good meal. Service was able to make substitution to suit the vegetarian diet of my guest as well as my own gluten free diet. Very tasteful but not super fancy, they skipped some of the upscale dining formalities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Excellent and prompt service. Food very good. We received our order in less than 10 minutes

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2014

Asked for quiet table. We were one of two parties in restaurant. We were seated right next to them. Manager or some other staff person loudly talked to this table. After not being able to hear friends at our table, I politely asked that manager to please sit, & speak more quietly. He did for awhile then was loud again. Asked for music volume to be turned down; it was for awhile, then loud again. Had to repeatedly ask for water. Inattentive not busy servers. Food good. Have gone here for years, but doubt I would go again. Bad experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2014

Came here before a concert at Barclay center. Food was mediocre at best. One dish we ordered was Chicken Sorrentino and eggplant was bad. I told both waitress and bus boy and no one cared. They did not offer new dish or credit on bill despite being a larger party. Waitress was not attentive and restaurant was not even that busy. Most dishes we ordered were basic - chicken parm or pastas and nothing was great. I am sure there are better places to dine in the area. So disappointed as I had eaten at NYC location years ago and remembered much better. If coming here - at least stick to pasta dishes as both fish and chicken dishes were not up to par.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Looking for an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, we chose this for a family meal with visiting parents/grandparents. The food was delicious - everyone enjoyed their meals. We found the noise level very high, especially since there was a small group celebrating a birthday in the bar area up front.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I came here as a last minute reservation on Valentines Day for my girlfriend and I. We were pleasantly surprised with the food! I had the lobster linguine and my girlfriend had the veal. We were both very impressed by our meals and the wine list was extensive as well. The ambiance is nice, not overly romantic, but nice for a dinner. The one gripe we had was the Creme' Brulee we ordered to go to eat on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was EXTREMELY small. It was $7 per slice, and it looked like it was about 1/4 as thick as it should have been. Other than that, no complaints, the food and service was very good. I would recommend for a nice dinner with family or your significant other.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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