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Milk River

3.7
3.7
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean

Milk River is a Brooklyn Neighborhood Restaurant featuring a Caribbean/Asian inspired cuisine incorporating Chef/Owner La-Niece's Jamaican and Chinese background. The first floor is a 150 seat dining room with plush booths and intimate tables. Reclaimed wood makes up the communal bar tables for a casual dining experience with friends and the 16 seat bar is pouring local draft wine and beer. The second floor is Milk River's Sport Lounge which features comfortable couches, bar height banquettes and a 20 seat bar where you can sample Chef La-Niece's Caribbean/Asian Fare while cheering on your favorite NYC sports club.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 636-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    La-Niece

  • Catering

    For all catering booking please contact 718-636-8600 or email info@milkriverbrooklyn.com

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to host your all styles of events such as corporate affairs, holiday receptions, product launches, networking receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, and other social events at Milk River’s bi-level. We welcome any type of event from luncheon, brunch, intimate dinner parties of 15, up to large receptions of 500 guests.The first floor is a 160-seat dining room with plush booths and intimate tables. The second floor is Milk River's Sport Lounge which features comfortable VIP couches, bar height banquettes and a 20 seat bar. This bi- level can easily accommodate 200-250 comfortably. Our private dining director looks forward to helping you plan an exceptional event at Milk River. If you are interested in planning an event at Milk River or would like further information, please forward all inquiries to Linda Nana Linda@milkriverbrooklyn.comTelephone: 718.636.8600***Please include a contact/inquiry form

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross street

    Washington Avenue & Grand Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet is Available at $20 per Vehicle.<br />Street Parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    The closest train stops is A, B, C, D, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, and LIRR.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Do not get the snapper worst fish dinner I’ve ever had fish was bland and wasn’t seasoned

  2. IT

    ItsTrue

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Dining on a weeknight poses the obvious problem of being short staffed... BUT the food and the drinks DID NOT disappoint. Just the wait.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mom here for Mother’s Day and it was such a great experience! My mom and I really enjoyed our meal and our waiter was amazing. I’m glad I choose Milk River to spend my special day with my mom.

  4. d

    deanna

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I wanted to go to Milkriver for my birthday. I made reservations and confirmed. When I got there SHUTTERS. Why take booking if you’re not opened for business.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible experience! Took them one hour to give us a waiter. The music was so loud couldn’t hear myself think of speak & it was just terrible the place is extremely run down & disfigured. Never stepping foot again

  6. S

    joyetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a party of six to celebrate a birthday and this was the perfect spot i enjoy the live bands, the food was great and the customer service was good also. Our wait time was less than 15 mins i would suggest to reserved your table before you get there.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant overall was pretty good. The live band was good but it was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation with one another. I would definitely like to go back just minus the band.

  8. AN

    AshNichole

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The food was good, The waiter could have been a bit more attentive seeing as how we were the only ones in the restaurant at that time, but overall the experience was good.

  9. MS

    MicheleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The live music was amazing, the food was good but not the best. The Club was Amazing!!

  10. MW

    MicahW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience2

    The restaurant was empty on a Friday night so it was pretty much dead inside. My party of 8 was squeezed into a small booth with barely any room to put our plates of food. The food was good but I didn’t really enjoy my dinner because it was so dead and empty. I thought it would be people there with nice music and dimmed lights, unfortunately, I was disappointed.

  11. WB

    WandaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding Te mac and cheese is to die for Loved the sauted spinach Will be back again soon

  12. FM

    FutureM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I had a great time me and my wife plus friends lobster fried rice and thai wing great plus milk river milk drink delightful the baby making music was a welcome surprise i would recommend to enjoy and just give the staff time to warm up and u will have a ball big up to the bartender and host for making my wifes birthday a great experience and to the manager for checking to see that we was taking care of

  13. r

    rayt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    The staff is very pleasant however I had a party of 5 and they added a 18% tip on my bill. I gave a 20% tip on top of that without knowing. I know it was my mistake but they sure didn’t care about making sure I knew the mistake on the bill then wanted to charge full door price to go upstairs to the lounge.

  14. S

    Shalanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was awesome, my first time there for my birthday with my friends and family this weekend and I loved it. I’ll be back again soon.

  15. S

    Sugarcookie

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I would recommend this place for drinks and the live band. Overall my meal was not satisfying the portions are a good sizes. Shrimp over cooked. Thai wings hard and cold Macoroni with white cheese is not my preference. Drinks overall were good.

  16. RP

    RobinP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Milk River was perfect! Great food, service and a LIT atmosphere!

  17. LB

    LynnB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite place in the world

  18. SS

    SadS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came here for my birthday and had a great time. The staff was super friendly, they were extra nice being that it was my event. The young lady at the front desk with the pink eyeshadow and the bomb lashes on the evening of January 11th, you’re a real one!! To the waiter to gave me the shot for my birthday, you came through too!! Great place if you want to chill and party right after.

  19. AO

    AldoO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The waiter was friendly but took a long time to take our order. Also if dinner is being served there should be music playing. I do not recall music. I know this place is known for the late night parties but a warm ambiance should be present as long as patrons are dining.

  20. NA

    NANCYB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    we had a 5:30pm rsv it was too early the Brunch menu was just ending.. it was alright because we sat at the Bar and I had the best Brooklyn Iced tea LOL

  21. CC

    CharisseC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was on point.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed my 9 year wedding anniversary here along with my husband birthday. Very quiet and romantic

  23. SM

    SerahM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing. The only but here is that there was only one server (Shamel) serving all the tables at the restaurant and it was a Saturday night at 7. They were very accommodating and this place is just breathtaking. Just please give Shamel some help. :-)

  24. j

    jana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    horrible service overall, will not recomend or go back.

  25. L

    Lynn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    I have been at the restaurant several times in the past a couple of years ago. On those days there was live music. This day, there was no Live music , pleasant and very empty. Great drinks and mediocre food. My friend had to send meal back and get something else. Disappointed.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service but we went when there was also an event and it was extremely loud so check before you go.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly we enjoyed the food tonight. Real authentic!!! Plus the music choice was excellent.

  28. TM

    TriciaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    This was actually my second time at Milk River and I’m really shock on how terrible the food and service was. We order seafood and the crabs legs smelled like ammonia. The texture of the lobster was like eatting mash potatoes. The food was Extremely Oily and old. We told the waiter and he just laugh at us.. definitely never going back there again!!

  29. AL

    AliciaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The food here is horrible after exchanging 2 meals I got annoyed. Not only do you have to go outside a wait online to get into the lounge after dining made no sense. I did not enjoy the lounge

  30. MU

    MyopinionfUrs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    I went for bday dinner an i couldn't be seated until all my quest arrived was charged gratuity for 5 ppl supposed to be 6 ppl for the fee to be applied food was expensive didnt have the quality taste for the price drinks were watered down an too pricey i had the money to do what i like it was just not worth my hard earn 💰 but if i had to go again it would just be for the lounge not the food period not the jamiacan taste i know of my opinion ....

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    It was nice

  32. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Wished the they had a better selections of drinks. Other than that, the food and the live band was amazing.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wanted to bring my boyfriend there to treat him on Valentine’s and he loved it. The food was pricey but delicious. Thanks to the gentleman with the glasses I have had a great experience

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Our table wasn’t ready on time. It took us 45 minutes to get water. We ordere chicken wings for the table and they were brought with no extra plates for sharing. We were given a dirty crab cracker after having to ask for it more than once (the waiter actually took it off someone else’s table and handed it to my friend). When we complained to the manager we were given a lot of excuses and a free bottle of champagne as if that was supposed to make up for it. And then, to add insult to injury, we were charged automatically a 18% gratuity for our party of 5. Really terrible experience and we went for my friend’s birthday. I would not recfommend this place and hope to never go back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    All staff was wonderful especially Shanette. Some of the food was very salty. I could not eat the Chinese fried chicken and it did not come with any sides . The portion of the salmon and the sides was very small. When I walked into the place I fell in love with the place. My daughter an American and my son in law to be born in Jamaica wil l soon be married in Jamaica and needed a place to have some thing in New York for family and friends . I thought this would be the perfect place but the food had too many defaults. I am back looking for another venue.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    My reservation was for 9:00 pm I was running late I called to inform them.? I got there by 9:15pm. We waited for about 20:00 minuets to be seated don’t know why because the restaurant was fairly empty. The hostess took us to a table for two that was directly next to the stage, a live band was scheduled for the night. I told her that I would prefer not to be seated so close to the stage because of the noise, she explained to me that it would be a fifteen minutes wait to get another table, didn’t understand why because again the restaurant was fairly empty. The hostess seemed to be annoyed with my choice to change tables. I was pretty annoyed also. We got another table right away. My other complaint is that the restaurant was very cold, I was also very disappointed with the food and drinks. Our waiter Rob though was very pleasant and attentive.

  37. FK

    FKMilkRiver

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall1food4service3ambience1

    By far the worst experience I’ve had at any restaurant. The high price of this restaurant does not meet the quality service. The food was good but it took forever to get. The waiter was overwhelmed because the second waiter took the night off. They have a metal detectors when you come into the place. Definitely not worth the price. I will never go back there. Better off going to the Cheesecake Factory or Applebee’s.

  38. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The llace is a nice ambiance i went on saturday and they had a band playing which was great. But the service from start to finish would discourage me from coming back. Staff is not at all friendly. To puy things in perepect i had a 9pm reservation and our food came out at 11:30pm and the food was cold! The staff was unapologetic and not at all accomdating. If rhe syaff was friendlier and the food came out at least warm then id rate it much higher. Once my food was warm it was actually tasty but the vibe i got from the staff in all honestlt ruined my whole experience

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Waiter was very tentative. The Manager requested to hang our coats. The alcohol drinks were very good. The band was excellent. The food was well seasoned and was delicious. Price was reasonable. Had a wonderful time.

  40. NY

    NYCEATER

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good, but I was surprised that the Jamaican Festival Dumplings wasn't as good as it could be, but I will try it again. I have had Festival Dumplings for breakfast in Jamaica and that was all I needed to it.

FAQs

Milk River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 636-8600.

Milk River is rated 3.7 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Avenue & Grand Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is Available at $20 per Vehicle.<br />Street Parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    The closest train stops is A, B, C, D, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, and LIRR.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    La-Niece

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 636-8600

  • Catering

    For all catering booking please contact 718-636-8600 or email info&#64;milkriverbrooklyn.com

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to host your all styles of events such as corporate affairs, holiday receptions, product launches, networking receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries, and other social events at Milk River’s bi-level. We welcome any type of event from luncheon, brunch, intimate dinner parties of 15, up to large receptions of 500 guests.The first floor is a 160-seat dining room with plush booths and intimate tables. The second floor is Milk River's Sport Lounge which features comfortable VIP couches, bar height banquettes and a 20 seat bar. This bi- level can easily accommodate 200-250 comfortably. Our private dining director looks forward to helping you plan an exceptional event at Milk River. If you are interested in planning an event at Milk River or would like further information, please forward all inquiries to Linda Nana Linda@milkriverbrooklyn.comTelephone: 718.636.8600***Please include a contact/inquiry form

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