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DeStefano's Steak House

4.5
459 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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DeStefano�s Steakhouse is a family owned fine dining restaurant. It�s located in a quaint brick building on the corner of the street. DeStefano�s specializes in prime dry aged steaks and prides itself on delivering a real taste of old school Brooklyn. The ambiance of the stylish and cozy interior provides a relaxing place for you to enjoy a hearty, intimate meal with family and friends.

Start your meal at DeStefano�s with a jumbo shrimp cocktail, short rib rolls or mozzarella de crustino mushroom. Move on to a hearty porterhouse steak or pistachio nut crusted lamb chops. Try one of the fish, chicken and veal dishes, which include a 20 oz. veal chop, mahi mahi and chicken cordon bleu. Don�t forget to choose a glass of wine to pair with your meal from the extraordinary wine collection.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(718) 384-2836
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Golovin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leonard
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Parking details
Street parking is easily available nearby.
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
5.0
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 19, 2014

The steak was amazing and you didn't need a steak knife to cut it - a butter knife was all that was needed. It melted in my mouth. The side dishes were not very large, especially when we got the garlic mashed potatoes for two - and they were not the best I have ever had. But did I mention how incredible the steak was?

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2014

It's been a few since I've been to DeStefano's, but it was just as good as I remembered. Steaks were perfectly cooked, and the sides were delicious. I will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2014

We have been to DeStefano's twice and it is by far our favorite restaurant. Excellent food, steaks are great, cooked to perfection, calm, comfortable atmosphere, great service.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2014

I've been coming here for a while and the food never ceases to amaze me. I've brought my friends for dinner and it blows their minds off. They all love the home feel and the food is just spectacular.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2014

Absolutely loved my first dining experience at Destefano's. Food was delicious, service was excellent and attentive and ambiance was perfect for my meeting with a coworker. Would definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2014

I was here 2 Fridays ago & as usual was not disappointed. This visit my fiance & I opted for separate entrees, rather than sharing the Porterhouse. He had a veal chop (amazing!!) & I had filet mignon (slightly overcooked for medium rare - just a heads up). Next time I'm not sure if we will go back to Porterhouse or try other options...but I am sure that we will leave satisfied & happy!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2014

Chose DeStefano's while visiting our daughter. Steaks were as advertised...and we chose the 8 oz petite filet which was more than adequate for our appetites. The sides we're proportionately large and well prepared. Service was attentive but not spectacular or noteworthy. The noise level was disturbing with communication somewhat difficult. Overall however DeStefano's was a good experience and we'd probably return.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2014

With no exaggeration at all this restaurant serves the best steak I have ever had. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. A real find. 10/10

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2014

The food was delicious and we had impeccable service. The steak was also really good. My family and I had a nice time. We recommend it and we will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

We had porterhouse for two and it was superb! The cook knows what medium rare is and serves his food with pride. The personal service by the owner makes you feel like one of the family.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

Going to DeStefano's for dinner has always been a great experience and continues to exceed expectations. If you enjoy a relaxing ambience, with fantastic customer service from a management team that actually appreciates customers, coupled with one the best steaks and entrees you will find in Brooklyn or NYC, then I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2014

The staff was attentive, but not overbearing or pretentious. We ordered the filets and they were cooked as we ordered and were very tender. We do not eat late so we arrived and were taken to our table when we arrived. We were tourists to New York from Ft. Lauderdale and were glad we had chosen this restaurant. If we visit New York again, we will again visit the restaurant. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2014

I had dinner here on 7/23/14. Reservation was for 5pm. I was a little late however after calling the Restarunt and speaking with the hostess I was assured they would hold my table. So at 5:15 I arrived, we were greeted with smiles, and seated immediately. The sever was very nice and attentive. The food was really good. The crab cake, and BBQ shrimp appetizers were delicious. My Cesar salad was a little salty however; the anchovies were a nice addition. My entree was the lobster ravioli, it was seasoned and cooked well. My daughters entree was the petit 8oz Filet Mignon, even though she asked for it to be well done, the steak was very tender. The baked potato and spinach sides were also very good. The wine was good, and the cream brûlée cheesecake was perfect.
If your looking for an unpretentious place with great food, and service, a quiet, casual, intimate atmosphere; I recommend DeStefano. I will be returning, the Chicken Cordon Bleu is calling my name lol.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2014

DeStefano's in Williamsburg is off the beaten path but provides food and service on par with all the great NYC steakhouses.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

This place never lets you down. Always good food, good service. Used Groupon with no problem.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2014

Was a fabulous dinner---easily one of the top 5 steaks I have ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2014

Started off with 2 slices of bacon along with a caeser salad. Bacon was delicious and huge portion, Caesar salad had way too much dressing, couldn't eat too much of that. Steak was cooked perfect, have never seen a steak so perfect, medium rear. It was absolutely delicious, girlfriend had the crab pasta, was also delicious. Too full for dessert so didn't have any. Would definitely reccommened this place!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2014

My father and I enjoyed it very much, service was amazing. This was our second time eating here. And still had an amazing experience. I would definitely come again. The new York strip steak was so good. So good

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2014

Me and my sister went out for dinner and everything was outstanding. The food was excellent as well as the service. Very nice feel to the place and would definitely go there again

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2014

we think in area of brooklyn it´s one of best steakhouses they have.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2014

We went to DeStefano's for dinner for the first time and had not been to Brooklyn in quite a while. We were not sure what to expect. What a pleasure to find that DeStefano's was quaint and had a family feel to it. The owner was extemely personable and very involved and obviously took great pride the food and the overall dining experience. The food... excellent. The wine was very reasonably priced and you got your money's worth on the delicious entrees. Steak, veal, lamb - all excellent. DeSetfano's gets a top rating - check it out!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2014

Amazing experience. The steak was out of this world and the service was so friendly and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2014

First time dinner w/ son in law! Very satisfying in every way...food, service, ambience. Honored groupon and had reservation ready! A perfect evening. Will return.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2014

Everything was great - service - food. Very toned down but obviously popular.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2014

Great steaks and loved the portobello mushroom app

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2014

Yes, it's pricey. But so good. We shared a Caesar salad which was perfectly prepared and enjoyed a dry-aged ribeye and petite filet. Cooked exactly right, very flavorful, delicious. Sides were green beans and home fries; both were delicious but next time I'd substitute something else for the fries - just to try whatever the knowledgeable, friendly waiter recommends. Coming from Nebraska, I know good steak and DeStefanos does it right. Lovely atmosphere. Used a groupon with no issues whatsoever. The restaurant was not crowded at all at 8 on a Saturday night - surprising. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2014

If you are looking for a special occasion dining experience, try DeStefano's. I love this place because it has all the excellence of a great steakhouse without so much of the fanfare and surliness of some others. Great appetizers too; I particularly like the bacon slices and the Portobello mushroom.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2014

In the past three months I've tried each of there steaks,either one is excellent. There sauce with the filet is out of this world. Then again the steak speaks for itself. Great for that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2014

The 12oz Filet was amazing. My girl got the Veal Chop and ive never seen or tasted anything like it.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2014

I Loved this place. I'm from California visiting brooklyn. I ordered the petite filet mignon. It was soooooo good.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2014

My daughter just moved to Williamsburg which I was told was a very hip, emerging part of town. We randomly found DeStfano's and what a find! The most amazing steak...and the most satisfying appetizers, salads, and sides. We pigged out and rolled out of there totally satisfied -- and with about half of our steak in a box!

A tip of the hat to Joe, the owner. What a great guy!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2014

We have lived in this neighborhood for almost six years and always wanted to try DeStefano's. Finally for my husband and son's birthday, we made a visit and were so happy with the choice for our celebration. The food was wonderful, the service was superb and the photos on the wall created a wonderful family atmosphere that felt both welcoming as well as historically engaging. It was a delightful experience and our doggy bag was much appreciated by the family dog - best bone ever!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2014

The best aged steaks. So tender you can cut with a butter knife. Side dishes very well done. Personable service. Enjoyed all the pictures on the walls.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2014

DeStefano's was a great experience. Took my Boyfriend here for his Birthday because he loves a good steak and it lived up to his expectations. The Rib Eye was exceptional, tender and flavorful. The Lobster Ravioli was delicious and the petite Filet was superb! And the service was quick and friendly.
Definitely would recommend this place to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2014

We were celebrating my daughter's graduation being a nurse. She said it was the best steak she ever had out. She also loved the potatoes,mine and hers. It was a special nite and John was the best host. When we got home we were planing our next visit. Thank you. Bill

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2014

It was great. My friends had steaks they said the rib eye was their favorite, and they really wanted more of it the very next morning they woke up. I had the fish as I don't eat steaks, the sauce on my fish was so good. All in a,l the sides were very good also. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who want to have a really nice dinner. I usually don't write reviews but this was really worth my time. We had a groupon and it was used without funny looks. LOL

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2014

This is our second time here and they are constantly amazing! Husband had the rib eye (again) with fennel cuts with a butter knife needs NO additive salt or pepper or anything! On this occasion I chose the lobster ravioli and i could write a book about it. There were chunks i mean i saw full leg meat pieces in it! I sat there till i finished every single last bite not to miss anything!
The price is a bit steep but you definitely get what you pay for! Its worth every penny!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Service was excellent. Food was delicious! A definite 5 stars. I was in steak heaven.

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2014

Had the $90 porterhouse for two and was extremely disappointed. The meat was fine but the steak was raw in the middle on the filet side. To make it worse you could tell that some pieces on the strip had been taken out and cooked separately as they were well done through and through. Even after picking around the uncooked pieces I still ended up with an evening of stomach pain. This place is incredibly overpriced for what you get. Check out St Anselm or Lugers instead.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2014

The other night was looking for a good steak house to go to tired of all the big name ones in NYC being from Staten Island and not wanting to travel to New Jersey or manhattan on this spring night I decided to give Destefano's a try and the risk was well worth it what I found out is Destefano's steak house located in an up and coming Williamsburg is just as good if not better than the big name steakhouses in NYC with excellent and friendly service. from the thick sliced sweet and spicy bacon that is by the way better than Peter Lugers bacon to steaks that you can cut with a butter knife and nice atmosphere wide tables very clean not a stuffy steakhouse . My days of going to Lugers old homestead smith and wolinsky are over.now that's a meal

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