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Nightingale Nine

4.4
67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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Nightingale Nine features Asian-inspired, market-driven cuisine from Chef Rob Newton plus unique cocktails and local wine, beer, and spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Vietnamese
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Sunday 5:30pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(347) 689-4699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Newton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
President and Carroll Streets
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Parking details
There is street parking available. The F/G train is on the corner and taxis are easy to hail on Smith Street.
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Public transit
F and G train - Carroll Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 67 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Have a wonderful meal. There is only 1 thing on the entire menu that is not gluten free which makes things very exciting:)

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Surprisingly good Pho. I had the beef and my friend had the chicken and both were excellent!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Noisy, service was very slow. The food was good but not great. Too many other options around, so we won't be back.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Every dish is exceptionally tasty, and offers unique flavors and flavor combinations

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Unfortunately, this dinner was fair at best. I had eaten at NN several years before and I recall the food and service being a lot better. The portions were smaller and not as flavorful. Too bad, the neighborhood could benefit from great Vietnamese cuisine.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Nightingale 9 does not disappoint. Perfect, welcoming, helpful but not intrusive service, healthy ingredients, creative dishes, moderate portions neither too large or too small. Favorite dishes gotham greens salad, spring rolls, vegetarian fried rice, scallion pancakes, coconut rice pudding. They have creatively incorporated their former southern US style for a unique spin on Vietnamese dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Just fantastic, top to bottom. We loved everything about dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Nightingale Nine never disappoints. Great food and great staff. I wish the prices were similar to those in Vietnam, but then again, it's NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

Lovely, friendly, delicious. A neighborhood asset. I adore this place.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Everything was delicious and the staff were attentive and professional. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. The food is fresh and flavorful. It is fun for sharing and has a good variety of options.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2017

Open Table took our reservation and we were looking forward, but Nightingale Nine was closed! Is our beef with the restaurant or Open Table? My suggestion is let your patrons know if you are closed BEFORE they trudged over in the snow. This is a problem !!!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Great although the server's attitude became a bit pushy and rude towards the end for us to pay the bill.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

First time dining here. Loved it! Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Solid neighborhood joint. Good food, atmosphere, staff, etc. Very chill place to be.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2017

I met my wife for dinner following her meeting in Brooklyn joining her from Manhattan. I had walked past Nightingale Nine while I was waiting for her and the restaurant looked inviting and the menu had some interesting non-traditional asian courses. We love new dining experiences so gave it a go. The waitress was lovely and couldn't have been more helpful in making choices from the menu. We had the spring rolls wrapped in mint and lettuce. So delicious. Because the wattle pork chop portion was large, we split it combined with a wok bok choy. The combination was superb. Highly recommend. This is a true find. To top it off we arrived in time for Happy Hour. A wonderful evening before our drive home.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

I have been to Nightingale Nine twice and both times enjoyed it. This time we started with the duck salad and spring rolls and as full plates had the trout and the pork. All were tasty, well presented and well prepared. My only compliant was that the menu had changed so totally in the two months since I had been there last that nothing I recognized is now available. I'm all for change, but when you go back to a restaurant it's often because you crave what you had there last time - so too much change can be a bad thing.

Service, BTW, both times was excellent.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Great food and ambiance. Service is attentive and personal. Kudos guys!!!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Service and team were as friendly and efficient as ever . A large table of 20 somethings girls night out made it impossible to have a conversation with my dinner guest .

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Wonderful innovative cocktails and mushroom pho to die for. Had a relaxed time with friends and enjoyed the great service and food.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Great food experience

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2016

I am a regular at Smith Canteen and so when I realized Nightingale 9 was by the same owner I wanted to try it. I met up with our foster son, an art student, and a very very particular foodie friend from Manhattan (ie - a tough crowd) and we were all impressed. Esp I like the feeling that even in NYC there are places to get a good meal w/o breaking the bank. The Pho was tasty, the duck amazing and the pork succulent. I will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Lovely and surprising menu - (the duck was amazing).

The only reason it was not five stars is that the cocktails were a little disappointing. The ideas behind their signature cocktails were fun, but the execution less so.

Wait staff was lovely and attentive.

It was a delight to be have the noise level low enough to actually be able to hear my dinner guests!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2016

A good place to eat vietnamese food ! That place is so great !

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Great staff, very friendly . Truly a fusion menu not just mixed dishes .
Their chocolate pot de creme is brilliant , the pho is fresh and crisp on flavor , the organic chicken really had a great texture and favor to it . This is my 4 th time dining there ... Only problem is that the airconditioning could not handle the 95 F degree outside heat .... It was a bit toasty in there ....that is why I gave it a 4 for this reason only

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Neighborhood gem with amazin duck and a good twist on traditional pho

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

Great food and service. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Everything was 'just right'. The food, with a perfect balance/mix of ingredients. The decor, not too fashionable, not too gritty, just clean and subtle. The sound level moderate (I have dinner for conversations, not yelling). The portions not too large (no waste), not too small (not hungry). A real gem.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2016

great food as always, I actually thought it was better than my past experiences. Loved the grapefruit salad, wasn't crazy about the duck/scallion pancake because it was very dry, BUT the flavors were on point. Absolutely loved the duck breast. It wasn't a big deal, it's just my attention to weird things but the same Siouxsie & the Banshees song kept playing like every 3 songs in the background which I am a huge fan of her.. regardless it drove me a little crazy in a funny way. Great, creative food, service & ambiance on Smith St.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2016

Wife daughter and I had dinner here. Everything we tried was fantastic. Standouts were the spring rolls, squid and beef pho. Drinks are amazing as well. Would recommend this place to anyone!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Sunday night had a very limited unimpressive menu Most dishes were lacking in taste, seasoning and panache.

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2016

The ambience is nice and the service friendly but the food was quite bad. Not to mention very steep price especially for Vietnamese food. The duck noodle was bland and greasy and was a struggle to finish. The sprig rolls were just ok. And the coffee is just watered American coffee with some sprig of spice and totally overpriced. Will not be coming back for sure.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2014

I'd wanted to try out the sister restaurant to Seersucker for quite some time but never made it. I give it an "outstanding" because it delivered one of the best "yum!" to dollar ratios I've had in a long time (spring rolls were explosively good). You can have a great, superior Asian food experience without feeling the kind of financial pain that is becoming all too familiar to eating out in New York. And, for me, it tapped into a sense of nostalgia for Uncle Pho's, one of the first restaurants to launch the Smith Street scene back in the late 1990s. Loved it. Loved the slightly out of the way location. Can't wait to go back and examine the rest of the menu. My new favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2014

I came here in the restaurant's first year, and liked it, but it never made my return list. Just went back a year later, and was so impressed by the quality of the food and ingredients. The Cha Ca is the closest to the true dish that I've had since a trip to Vietnam! Better than Pok Pok's version. And the caramel pork was crazy good. I will now go back more often!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2014

I've been to Nightingale9 many times, however, I think it has improved tremendously since it first opened. The food recently was truly delicious and satisfying. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2014

Second time eating at Nightingale 9 and the food was just as delicious as the first. Portions seemed to be slightly larger. My date and I shared two main dishes and a side of veggies and we were stuffed!

As we went on the earlier side (7:30ish) on a Friday night, the noise was more bearable. We also asked to be and were seated by the front window at a table for 2 versus one of the large communal tables.

Overall, amazing food and a little noisy. Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

The food at Nightingale 9 is spectacular. Not sure how to describe it - Rustic modern American Vietnamese?? In any case, it's absolutely fantastic. One of the best meals I've had, with very friendly helpful service. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2014

with a modern twist. Flavorful food, friendly attentive service. still dreaming about the crispy brussels sprouts.
rice bowl was a bit mushy on one occasion but livened up with some delicious home made sauces. Would go again in a minute.
great vegetarian and non vegetarian options, beverages. Yum.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2014

If you're looking for delicious, affordable Vietnamese food in a casual, neighborhood environment, make sure to go to Nightingale 9 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is modeled to the stripped-down neighborhood restaurants of Hanoi, using reclaimed materials in the dinning room, and numbering their tables. They even have their own herb garden in the restaurant's yard.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2014

We absolutely LOVE Seersucker and Smith Canteen, and eat there frequently, so we were incredibly hopeful for our first visit to Nightingale 9. We also love Vietnamese food and have been to Vietnam as well. We had the Beef Pho, Pork Spring rolls, Caramel Pork Belly, and the wok fried veggies. Sadly, we found the food lacking in brightness and flavor and the service to be friendly but slow. It was underwhelming to put it bluntly.

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