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Iris Cafe - Store #9

4.4
4.4
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Opened in 2009 by a pair of Brooklyn-raised brothers, Iris Cafe is often described as a hidden gem in the cobblestone streets of Willowtown. Part cafe, part restaurant, part bar, the cozy yet elegant space tucked away in Brooklyn Heights serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Nouveau American inspired menu offers the style of high-dining with the casual comfort of a charming bistro. Store #9 is open seven days a week from early morning coffee to late-night bar snacks and cocktails, featuring an array of wines, meats and seasonally rotating produce.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday:
    Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday:
    Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 844-9284

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Derrick Styczek

  • Neighborhood

    Brooklyn Heights

  • Cross street

    Between State St. and Joralemon St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2,3 or 4,5 train to Borough Hall. Walk down Joralemon (toward the water) and turn left on Columbia Place. We're in the middle of the block at 20 Columbia Place.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. EC

    EllenC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Seems to have gone down in all areas. Ordered steak medium rare - it came medium. Chicken was supposed to come with coconut rice - came with kidney beans and broccoli rabe. Pleasant waiter but service was very slow. There was only one other group of four.

  2. SN

    SbsNYC

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We have been grateful for Iris Cafe. It's near, friendly, always tasty choices. Thank you, Iris!

  3. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was delighted to discover this charming nook of a restaurant. We were a bit early for the switch from brunch to dinner but were promptly and courteously seated at a comfortable table. Shared the burrata appetizer in addition to the roasted peppers with tahini amongst the four of us. The fusilli with mushroom ragout with excellent and the burger was appealing as well. Gracious and prompt service with a pleasant demeanor. I’ll make it a point to return.

  4. T

    Tucsoneater

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great find! We were supposed to eat at a pizza place down the road. But they ran out of pizza dough...! We found Iris Cafe on Open Table, and what a great find!

  5. NL

    NadineL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Unfortunately, the menu was nothing like the one on their website. The food was not inspired and most of the dishes tasted bland. I like this restaurant for their breakfast but would surely not come back for dinner. Pretty disappointing.

  6. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We waited 15 minutes for them to take a drink order. We had to signal to the staff or go up to the bar to ask them to bring the next course. They were very nice, but clearly understaffed and overwhelmed.

  7. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointing. I had been here before for breakfast and greatly enjoyed so decided to try for dinner. The menu is very, very, very limited. Nothing like you will find online on their own webpage. Ended up having only an appetizer and had dinner elsewhere. The appetizer was OK but the service poor. Took a while to even get water after being seated. Not worth it.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I had friends visiting from Istanbul and we celebrated the reunion with a brunch :) It was a great place to catch up and enjoy creative, fresh and high quality food!

  9. F

    Frank

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small, very laid back, neighborhood restaurant; modest sized yet varied menu that was very well executed. Went for late breakfast/early lunch (11:30am) on a Monday so this small place was only half full and very quiet. Woman nursing baby at one table quiet! :) Service was excellent, timely yet not rushed. Loved the food. We both went for the Biscuit and Chilaquiles, Outstanding. Large Biscuit was crispy outside, nicely textured within accompanied by very good butter and jam. Chilaquiles hard to describe, but an excellent not too hot sauce with cheese, poached egg and, of course Avocado. Lots of avocado in various ways on the menu, this being Brooklyn and avocado is still a big thing. And excellent coffee too. Highly recommend.

  10. BW

    BennoW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little gem off the beaten track. We had a nice Sunday morning breakfast. Not the usual boring stuff. Everything delicious. Good service. Definitely worth the detour.

  11. KW

    KW11201

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a charming restaurant! The portions are tapas sized, so we ordered several items. Each dish was exceptional. Will definitely return!

  12. d

    donnahl

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Charming, small and casual. Really nice people, and OMG, love the biscuits.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, presentation and service. Very creative, substantial portions yet reasonably priced. Well worth visiting.

  14. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just lovely!!! Small and intimate. Impecable service from Clay :)

  15. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Local place with amazing food, polite and friendly server and very cozy atmosphere tucked away in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.

  16. NY

    newtoNY

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    great service and very nice looking place, but the food was "nothing to write home about", and it was quite pricey...

  17. TP

    TonyP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food at Iris is always exceptional, but the braised short ribs tonight were a masterpiece I'll remember for a long time. An inexpensive but well-chosen Cabernet paired beautifully. Cheese lovers will enjoy the cheese board for a finale (ask for a bit of balsamic to drizzle on it). This is the place if you want a really excellent, memorable meal in an environment that feels homey and friendly, without attitude or pretension.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Risotto was awesome.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really sweet setting, small, notes to dinners in the draws in the tables, great food. Just lovely.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    i made a reservation ans when i came, the rstaurant was empty...the menu was not the same as the one on the website. the food was very average...my family was disapointed

  21. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Good food, but extremely pricey for a casual dinner.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, attentive staff, great playlist, wonderful ambiance. I'll definitely be going again!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was great! Food was nice, but unexceptional. Desserts are overpriced compared to the rest.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a tucked-away gem. The food is unreal - made to be shared. Definitely order several dishes. Trust that everything you order will be good and try to go out of your comfort zone a bit. The staff are incredible - professional, friendly, not overbearing. This is a great spot for special occasions and dates. Cannot recommend enough.

  25. d

    devicezero

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a great dinner at New Years Eve here! Food was amazing, one of the best places I ate. Service was superb, very nice. Cocktails are delicious. I definitely recommend to spend an evening at the Iris Café.

  26. S

    Snowball

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Used to love to come here, they changed the menu and the foot not as good as used to.

  27. J

    Jpkpik

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were totally delighted with our romantic dinner on Thanksgiving night. Having already eaten the turkey fare we opted for homemade parpadelli with lamb-tomatoe ragout and broccolini. Paired with a fabulous red wine, it was heaven, with a little zip.

  28. MS

    MuranoSouthPointe

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Iris--Store #9 is one of those really interesting neighborhood restaurants one runs across in New York which over deliver in a very surprising and delightful way. The food is inventive and well prepared. Love the open kitchen in a somewhat rustic setting. The staff is excellent and the owner is clearly intent on making sure each customer has a grand experience. Well worth trying and we will do so again.

  29. c

    cjs24

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2015

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    My second time to go for lunch and enjoyed the food and the ambiance, but the service both times was lacking. I'll be back, just knowing not to expect great service. Too bad, I would go more often otherwise.

  30. LD

    Luv2Dine

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2015

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    My daughter and I did our monthly lunch here and loved it! I've worked in the neighborhood for over 10 years and didn't even know it was there until Open Table provided it as an option. I loved the Smoked Salmon with poached eggs, pickled onions and creme fraiche. My daughter enjoyed the Fresh Toast with Fresh Berries. We'll definitely come back. Thank you!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must go-to in Brooklyn. The ambiance is charming. Good is spectacular and the staff is warm and inviting. When we arrived for our reservation the host said "we are so happy you are here!" Seriously amazing on every level. The owner is also epic!!!!

  32. A

    Amazing

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were with a large group and were able to sample almost everything on the menu. We were all blown away by the presentation and flavor of the dishes. Very gluten-free and dairy-free friendly, we left very full and indulged but feeling healthy happy and light. Also- the desserts hit the ball out of the park. I highly recommend!

  33. PB

    PB2015

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    but last night's main courses were below average and expensive check - not a nice experience.

  34. M

    Mitch

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was superb and just right. We came out very delighted.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    great atmosphere in a great neighborhood! the food was good but the portions are small

  36. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Absolutely lovely little spot with excellent food. It was a great experience. Our waitress was sweet but not knowledgeable about the food or wine. However, the bartender saved the day with knowledgeable info. I will definitely go back.

  37. C

    Constance

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place and always go back. One of our go-to places to take our friends and visitors for a local meal.

  38. KS

    KlS94

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Iris Cafe delivers with great food, amazing staff, and in a beautiful setting. We went to celebrate a birthday and could not have been more pleased. Chicken, salads, pastas were prepared to perfection! We will be back soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Quaint location and ambience yet music a bit loud with few people in for an early Monday dinner. We chose a bottle of cava yet it wasn't available - boo. Otherwise, food was very good.

  40. E

    Excellent

    Cleveland

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice evening. Our server was Megan, the only server plus bartender and bus person. Worked hard but Restuarant was packed. Beef was inedible but replaced with pasta lamb dish was excellent. Very short wine list. Wine by glass was good. Advise reservations especially on busy Weekend nights.

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  • Cross street

    Between State St. and Joralemon St.

  • Neighborhood

    Brooklyn Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday:
    Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday:
    Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2,3 or 4,5 train to Borough Hall. Walk down Joralemon (toward the water) and turn left on Columbia Place. We're in the middle of the block at 20 Columbia Place.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Derrick Styczek

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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