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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.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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
Bedford and Norman
$30 and under
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Live flamenco guitar on Sundays at 7.30pm by Achilles Kallergis
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The closes subway stops are Nassau (G) and Bedford (L)
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
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El Born Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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