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About El Born

El Born in Brooklyn, New York has a number of different menus, all of which are influenced by Barcelona. The name itself comes from the El Born district of this famous city, where ancient alleyways feature the latest fashions and nightlife venues. Here in Brooklyn, El Born serves up new twists on Spanish favorites.


651 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm;

CLOSED: 1st of January, Super Bowl Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Cross Street:
Bedford and Norman

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 844-9295

Website:
http://www.elbornnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live flamenco guitar on Sundays at 7.30pm by Achilles Kallergis

Catering:
Please send us an email at reservations@elbornnyc.com with your catering needs. We would love to cater your next event, à la Spanish! Think croquetas, paellas, sangrías and fun!

Public Transit:
The closes subway stops are Nassau (G) and Bedford (L)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your next event with us!
Send us an email to reservations@elbornnyc.com and let us know what you have in mind, we are sure you will be very pleased with our options!

El Born Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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3.8

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Hot Spot (10)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Great small plates!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Had a group of 10, sat at the long table by the bar and had great food and service the whole time. The employees were all helpful and sweet, offering suggestions for different wine and food pairings. We were there around 6:30, so we got to enjoy the happy hour specials for a bit as well, so the bill at the end of the night was surprisingly low. The paellas were all great, as were their signature gin and tonic drinks, which I recommend highlt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Food was inconsistent, some plates good, some horrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2015

For my second time at El Born, I booked a table for 10 for my birthday dinner. The restaurant was very flexible with our numbers and seated us comfortably at the extension of the bar. The table was great, as the birthday girl, I could easily speak to all my guest. That said, we did feel a bit in the way of the bartenders, who needed to pass behind us throughout dinner.
The food at El Born is always excellent. This time our usually rare tuna came out a little over cooked. Additionally, our server, who's english was not perfect, did not tell us the specials. He did not hesitate to make recommendations, however, for dishes, and in some cases put in orders for specials that we had specifically said we did not want to order. That said, we were 10 and the dishes are tapas/appetizer size, so we welcomed the additional plates that we had not ordered. The same conundrum occurred with drinks. Some guests received new drinks without ordering them, and sometimes without having even finished their current drink!
I however had a great time and as usual, enjoyed the food immensely. I will definitely return again to El Born, but with a smaller group that may be seated with servers and not bartenders who were extending their service to our bartop table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2015

We had a great brunch here and they have a menu true to Barcelona and Catalan food. Loved their brussel sprouts, fideua, and escalavida. Definitely great for a group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2015

Excellent tapas, great happy hour and very attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Great customer service and food from start to finish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Very nice place with attentive service. Food was seved at a very good pace alowing for the dishes to be eaten as they were placed.
Restaurant tables are small and very tightly placed. Much better for a tapa then for a full dinner. Paella was undercooked. Croquetas very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious, we ordered 4 plates and all of them were outstanding. The service was very good as well, the waitress was very helpful regarding recommendations, pairing and quantities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

This is definitely an appetizer and drink spot. Many of the food options were not appealing. I had the chicken meal and it was very bland. The same can be said of the octopus. The sangria and filet minion appetizer were awesome!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2014

Bartender congenial. Apps were very interesting and delicious. The three of us each had different versions of the paella. They were ok, but only just ok. Oh almost forgot the best, our waitress provided her recommendations based on her favorite dishes. Then later informed us that it was her first day as her reason for forgetting to order one of our entrées, and mistakenly billing us for three deserts by accident. Had to wind up taking one paella home.
All in all a big YAWN!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Food was great and the servings are generous for tapas but not quite an entre. oh, and did I say the food was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Great food.... like in Barcelona. Super kind staff. Cool ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2014

I've never reviewed a restaraunt before but this place was so good I felt compelled.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2014

I'm not exactly an expert on Spanish (or more specifically Catalan) cuisine, but this place has a authenticity and simplicity that seems to often be lacking in New York. The food is an honest reflection of a cooking tradition, rather than an attempt to create flashy culinary mashups that so often fail. The portions are a little more generous than many small-plate restaurants, so the check shouldn't be crazy. Great wine menu, relaxed but attentive staff who seem to really care about the food they're serving, and occasional live music that is actually very good, and appropriate to the setting without being conversation killing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2014

A fine example of tapas dining with excellent ingredients, albeit a limited selection which hopefully will expand over time. We had the paella which was worth the 25 minute wait. Desserts were a for both the 'eye' and the sweet tooth. On balance, not to be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2014

Our dining experience at El Born was truly fantastic. I have been to barcelona twice and dining at El Born was like eating in the finest restaurants of Barcelona. Very authentic! Very lively!! Muy, muy delicioso!!!. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2014

2nd time at this place. Fresh interesting zesty Spanish food. Good specials. Portions pretty reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Just terrific food, with one of the most creative tapas menus in the 5 boroughs. Fresh ingredients, lovlingly prepared and beautifully presented. The service is great (acceptably aloof), the staff is knowledgeable about the food, wine and cheese. The music was perfect and not too loud (on a very rainy Friday night)! Cannot wait to return, friends in tow.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2014

Went on a sleepy Sunday night at 7, it was at first almost empty. Very nice and helpful waiter. Uncomfortable stools, very few regular chairs. Food: all good and quite interesting! Absolutely wonderful roasted vegetables with red pepper sauce. Rare tuna and raw beef also excellent! Will go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Nice local place. Friendly people. Too well lit. Very loud. Small tables for 4 people. Lot of specials (over 8). But not written and had to be repeated three times. Great quality selection on Shared menu. But no sequence or speed when items would come out. And no room on table for multiple plates.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Greenpoint is having great places to eat and have coffee.
The Born was really good.
Excellent food and excellent service!I really recommend it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2014

We checked out El Born after reading that it had made top dining destinations in Eater. Overall we were moderately disappointed. We started with a glass of $14 wine with an extremely lousy pour. The wine was nothing special. Three of us ordered about 4 small plates with warm olives being one of the better ones. Fillet, tender but nothing special, Cod collar, fishy and then some larger plates, cauliflower and duck casselot. The sauces in both were all mushy cheesy. The server should have mentioned that they were similar and not a good pair at all. We also had the highly acclaimed octopus which was limp and cold. Small beers at great prices helped along with very nice service and atmosphere, but not coming back..sorry.

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