American Brass

4.6
204 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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vipBrooklyntableof4
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around lovely

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LindaE
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
11 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
39 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
10 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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vipFritzadams
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, as is the service. Sat in greenhouse outside. A little snug but covered and individually heated - perfect for a rainy fall day. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back soon!

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KevinB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is great, but the service wasn't as nice compared to our previous visit in September 2021. Long wait to get seated, orders delivered incorrectly from the kitchen etc.

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Habarbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Tried the restaurant and the food was atrocious weird blend of trying to cook good recipes but making them “American” for example putting potato chips on ravioli… very off putting the staff was amazing loved them so much only reason I would go back definitely not for the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very tasty. The staff were very attentive and kind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to American Brass to celebrate National Champagne Day and had a wonderful time. Our server was phenomenal and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

NOT vegetarian friendly - There was only one vegetarian main on the menu, and when I asked to order a pasta without the meat I was told they couldn't do it and I could only order the one designated main.

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vipTony
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Would eat here everything night. Aged meat is everything

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hamburger
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to bring guests from out of town to American Brass and we always leave in a good mood. Service is patient and the food is consistently delicious. Will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Waitstaff appears to be new and learning things, but that is expected. May need to get them off their mini-computers and have them memorize the menu more and learn from the more experienced crew.

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AmyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with a spectacular view. A lovely experience every time we go. I real favorite.

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TravisC
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and awesome service. Would 100% recommend.

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Michael
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food. Nice outdoor seating. Staff should wear masks

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The service was very attentive and friendly. The view should be magnificent, but it is obstructed by a string of food trucks that apparently park along the waterfront on a recurring basis. The menu selection was varied and interesting, but the portions seemed a bit small for what was being charged. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, outdoor seating and view of the waterfront. Food was very good as well.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is in a great location. Parking lots are in close proximity. The ambiance, drinks and food was great! Wait time was extended, however will attribute to staff capacity and not to the quality of service. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We emailed the restaurant with questions and Pablo called and was friendly and welcoming. Experience was amazing even before we arrived. Fantastic food and service!!! Will go back for sure!

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vipCSC2020
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Although all was pleasant, it took a really long time to get the food. Maybe a product of the times and not having enough staff. The management was apologetic and was trying hard to smooth out the rough spots.

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OliverL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Not worth it! The salad was basically a 4 dollar bag of leaves which you can get a grocery store tossed in a bowl without any veggies. The fries were dry and hard, and I make better burger myself than this place. The drinks were also watered down and no sweet gesture was made even we came here for a birthday dinner. We certainly won't come back.

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KristenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I had the branzino followed by the chocolate soufflé. Edwin was my waiter- he was incredibly knowledgeable and had great suggestions about wine pairings.

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AmyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With reservations no need to wait and better for the restaurant to prepare the service. Walk in might need to wait.

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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 204 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.