American Brass

4.6
225 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A waterfront restaurant with a relaxed, upscale setting, American Brass is a New American restaurant with a local focus. Chef Kevin McGinley, formerly of Michelin Star restaurant Bátard, serves every dish with fanatical attention to flavor and detail. Located directly across from the historically preserved Long Island City Gantries, we are inspired to look to the future with our sustainable practices. Long Island City is fortunate to have many excellent breweries, and they are featured exclusively on our beer list. New York farms play a dominant role in sourcing our proteins and filling our pantry. Designed by Molly Elizabeth, the chic space features seating for up to 140 guests inside and 100 guests outdoors with a view of Manhattan and Gantry State Park. American Brass is brought to you by the management team from Maiella restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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What 225 people are saying
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lauraC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service & Attention to detail was all Excellent!! Very enjoyable Brunch & will definitely be back for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food wonderful presentation!
Service was excellent
Very welcoming
I give it a 10 out of 10 points
Mature d was so attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Champagne to celebrate our anniversary! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They ran out of the pork chops I wanted, but I’ll be back.

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mihoko
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outside little greenhouses are a good option for small parties. Had an excellent BLT for brunch and the Fifth Hammer Holiday Goblin sour ale was excellent.

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TOMMY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year's Eve with friends here, total a party of four. Had seating at the Green house which was fabulous. Greenhouse temperature was just right, not too cold, not too warm. We had the early New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner, and this was the best prix fixe I've ever had. For $90 per person, it was totally worth it. For the first course, I had the octopus and my wife had the steak tartar, both were outstanding!! Second course, I had the grill chicken, wife had the wagyu steak, friends had the Branzino. First, the grill chicken was so delicious, cooked perfectly, with crispy skin and juicy tender meat. The wagyu steak was also cooked to the correct temperature we ask for (medium rare). Steak was also juicy, tender and flavorful!! Friends loved the Branzino with super crispy skin! Surprisingly, the star of the night was the sourdough focaccia!! To die for!!! Warm crispy outside, soft tender inside. This was the best dinning experience I had in a long time. And I've just had dinner at the famous Le Bernardin few nights ago before, and I will choose American Brass over Le Bernardin any day and night! Just outstanding and best value over all. Thank you American Brass for a wonderful dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch

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DavidD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Clearly, the maitre ‘d didn’t tell any waiter we had been seated so that was an annoyance. Food was ok. Pricey for what is. Limited menu. I’ll. Give it another try but I wanted it to be special. Good cocktails.

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vipNoname
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as usual. The outdoor greenhouse was warm and comfortable and provided a much needed outlet for worry free dining.

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BonnieH
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great wait staff!

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Bullfrog
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. And I really appreciate the greenhouse! Made Ellen and I much more comfortable!

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Shammy
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Little too pricey. Dinner for 2 was $200

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Jenn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and great atmosphere. They had a limited brunch menu, but all the food we got was delicious. I ate the smoked salmon benedict and it was just the right amount of food.

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vipSarah
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service and food are top notch but the greenhouses need a bit more work to survive the strong winds on Center Boulevard! That said, we really enjoyed our dinner and, when the weather got crazy, they obliged us by seating us at a great table inside. Definitely going again in the summer :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is my fourth time there. Food is amazing,deserts are delicious and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pancake

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vipBruceakaHaskell
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A bit noisy but a energetic crowd. A very pleasant experience.

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MohamedK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and amazing food!

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WilliamN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Our server Jose was attentive and very knowledgeable. Food was superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly lovely staff who accommodated our dinner out with family with new baby. Food was delicious 😋

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vipBrooklyntableof4
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around lovely

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LindaE
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice place for an outing, food is fine but nothing to write home about

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vipKikiC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and impeccable meal!

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Anya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burget I've ever had hands down. The bacon jam is to die for. Returning ASAP for the steak!

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Christina
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great place for a few of us to get together for a meal. We chose outdoor seating, which is enclosed in heated greenhouses that seat 6. It took a little while for the heat to kick in. We noticed the noise level inside was loud but in these greenhouses you could hear your dining companions speak. Drinks were wonderful, appetizers were tasty and the entrees outstanding. Desserts also top notch. On the expensive side, but good for special occasions.

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MarleneK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate indoors but the mini dining houses looked adorable. We shared the endive salad with pear & pancetta & the gnocchi with chestnut crème. Both were delicious! Loved my prosecco & the chardonnay was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time. Everything was nice, the table was good situated. But not enough light for reading the menu. Thank you

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TT14
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although we had the ability to sit inside, we opted for out since it was a slower day. We were able to try the greenhouses for the first time and it was lovely. It kept us nice and warm and cozy, didn't feel awkward or uncomfortable. Our server was A1 as he gave us our space but showed up when we needed. I love American Brass' seasonal menu...and this one did not disappoint.

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SheenaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Over all everything was good except, We ordered two burgers which was very oily and the fries were very salty.
Everything else was great including dessert!!

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vipPfernand
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is superb and drinks are excellent at a great value! Vibrant bar and dining experience! The area opposite Manhattan has a spectacular view!

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JaimieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at American Brass was unforgettable! Jose was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the menu/ingredients. Someone in our party suffers from Celiac Disease and Jose was able to make some wonderful suggestions. I was in mid conversation with someone else at the table and overheard Jose's conversation with him. I paused mid convo to thank Jose for being so helpful and accommodating. Most of the time we have to wait for our servers to go ask the Chef and return with an answer. Not Jose! He was on the money every time!
We are a very "Joyous" bunch so with that comes a lot of laughter and volume! Jose allowed our party to enjoy ourselves and did not rush us at all. The birthday girl had a phenomenal time and that is all that really matters! We will be back! Thank you all for being so accomodating with our reservation and for a lovely evening!

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QueenofQueens
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very attentive service. Food came out without a wait even on a busy Saturday evening.

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vipSharonL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved dining in the outdoor hut, which was warm and quiet, looking at the skyline and relaxing with great service, delicious food -- it was all lovely. Thank you!

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CarlN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Resturant was beautifully designed, food & service was great!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Husband to American Brass for his birthday because I wanted to do something a little different, and it was a great break from the norm. We could see the city from our outside dining greenhouse. My experience was very pleasant. The waiter was very kind and knowledgeable about the wine selections. The food was flavorful and fairly priced. I have not one complaint. We will return.

Danielle

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here with a party of 5 and really enjoyed it. Service was outstanding, the whole place and experience was very polished, and the food was excellent. The only thing I would change is having a few more delicious things to try.

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very good service and fairly reasonable prices.

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vipFitFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch spot! Love the menu, atmosphere, & service!

Only suggestion I would make to management is to dress up their bloody mary’s a little better & to make the hollandaise sauce a little less sweet & a bit more salty/savory. The Benedict used to be a little better when it was on a sweet potato hash brown and the hollandaise sauce was slightly more salty before.

Highly suggest their seasonal pumpkin cinnamon roll and chive biscuit as an appetizer! Outrageously delicious!

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lenab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, dined with friends for their birthday.
Staff is very attentive and courteous.
from the beginning to the end everything is excellent.
Newly reintroduced octopus is delicious. You can see how many ingredients is going into every dish to create unbelievable taste, even for very intricate pallet.
Loved bronzini, if you think bronzini is always great fish anywhere, it a must try in American Brass. crispy and delicious.
My friends had short rib and raved about it.
Dessert was great: warm apple tart, my favorite.
My friends had velvet cake and soufflé, amazing!!!!!

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KaitlinP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here during the pandemic when the restaurant first opened where we did not have a great experience. We decided to give American Brass another try for brunch over the weekend. The food was excellent and our server Jose was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the dining experience at American Brass. We will now be dining here more often!

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You can order delivery directly from American Brass using the Order Online button. American Brass also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 806-1106.

American Brass is rated 4.6 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.