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American Brass, Long Island City, NY

American Brass

4.6
4.6
302 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.

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Booked 75 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 806-1106

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin McGinley

  • Private party facilities

    American Brass is happy to host your semi private event in our gorgeous main dining room that can be partitioned depending on party size. Please inquire through our website and our event manager will provide you with all details.

  • Neighborhood

    Long Island City

  • Cross street

    Center blvd and 49th ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    American Brass is conveniently located just two blocks from the Vernon/Jackson 7 train stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July Firework Dinner

    $290.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    American Brass is the number one place to view the East River 4th of July Fireworks. We are offering a 3 hour open bar and a 3 course dinner. No matter what time you book, you have your table for the whole night. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm. If you book an indoor table, you will have a designated standing area on our private patio for viewing. *No Refunds* In case outdoor tables are not possible due to rain, guests will receive a giftcard for the full purchase amount. *Please note that parking is very difficult on the 4th of July and that no cars are allowed within blocks of the waterfront. Please arrange for transportation and allow extra time to go through police barricades. All of our guests will receive an email with instructions.

Popular dishes

Menu

'LIC's Best Brunch! Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm

Main

  • Parmesan-Black Pepper Biscuit$6.00

    salted whipped butter

    • Whole Grain Banana Muffin$3.00

      dark chocolate chips

      • Market Greens$16.00

        roasted shiitakes, green grapes, porcini croutons, sherry vinaigrette

        • Farro Salad$16.00

          herb tahini, roasted cauliflower, crispy black rice

          • East Coast Oysters$20.00

            thai chili mignonette

            • Avocado Toast$17.00

              spelt sourdough, whipped ricotta, hazelnuts, gooseberries, crispy nettles

              • Bacon + Egg And Cheese$15.00

                bacon, fried egg, american cheese, english muffin

                • Belgian Waffle$18.00

                  blueberry compote, maple whipped cream, crispy pecans

                  • French Toast$18.00

                    strawberry rhubarb compote, honey-lemon mascarpone, butter maple syrup

                    • Vegeterian Omelette$16.00

                      cremini mushrooms, baby spinach, pecorino

                      • Soft Scramble$16.00

                        braised kale, avocado, spelt sourdough

                        • Smoked Salmon Benedict$21.00

                          crispy potato pancakes, béarnaise, green salad

                          • Pastrami on Rye$20.00

                            sauerkraut, pasilla chile remoulade, gruyére (served with fries or salad)

                            • Fried Chicken Sandwich$19.00

                              creamy slaw, pickles, spicy honey, sesame bun, hand cut fries

                              • Dry Aged Burger$24.00

                                bacon jam, mild cheddar, dijonaisse, housemade pickles, sesame bun, hand cut fries

                                Sides

                                • Apple Wood Smoked Bacon$7.00

                                  • 1/2 Half Avocado$6.00

                                    • White or Rye Sourdough Toast$5.00

                                      • 2 Eggs Any Style$5.00

                                        • Duck Fat Hash Browns$8.00

                                          • Truffle Fries$10.00

                                            Last updated: April 10, 2022

                                            What 302 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.6Food
                                            • 4.5Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • Queens

                                              Great for Brunch

                                            • Queens

                                              Healthy

                                            • Queens

                                              Outdoor Dining

                                            • Queens

                                              Scenic View

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                                            1. M

                                              Mindy

                                              New York Area

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                              No real water view since the food truck and other big vans often parks in front. A/c is not on much and we all sweat on a hot day.

                                            2. SL

                                              StephanieL

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was delicious and the service was great. Our waiter was friendly and offered recommendations. Can’t wait to go back.

                                            3. SM

                                              ShamekaM

                                              Los Angeles

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food and service were great. The ambiance was very nice, cute vibe for a date or a night out with the girls.

                                            4. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great place with fantastic food & service. Staff was very attentive, friendly and always served with a smile.

                                            5. R

                                              Robert

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                              I had not been here before so I don't know if Mother's Day had any bearing on food quality. It started great, the homemade bread was very good and the salad and dressing were great. But the main course was lacking. My friend had salmon which he said was tasteless. I had chicken which was good, but not enough to merit returning. The pistachio tart was lackluster. Service, despite being a busy holiday, was good too. Unfortunately, the entire experience was underwhelming.

                                            6. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              Great atmosphere and service, food options are a little limited. Food was good (not great). Restaurant is very nicely decorated.

                                            7. C

                                              Clarissa

                                              New York Area

                                              77 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              77 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Mother’s Day. Ranch. This response never disappoints

                                            8. KW

                                              KarenW

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                              The food quality was terrible, and it was tasteless. I decided to order the appetizer first, and while I was waiting for another person to arrive. The waitress said I couldn't do that because the kitchen had a lot of orders. When I got home after 3 hours, for some reason, my stomach was not feeling well, and I ended up puking everything.

                                            9. J

                                              Jymbo

                                              New York Area

                                              19 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              Great place to have a very nice dinner. The service is excellent and the pace the food is delivered was perfect. A nice break between appetizers and the main course. The food was delicious. My son had the NY strip steak that was perfectly cooked, delicious and juicy, my wife had the steak tartar with a smoked egg that she raved about, I had the seafood risotto that also delicious. Overall a near perfect night out for dinner. If I had one small complaint is that it is a little too noisy for my liking.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was exceptional but most importantly the staff was incredible - so attentive, kind, and fun!

                                            11. TD

                                              TheDarkKnight

                                              Las Vegas

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I went for my birthday. They truly make you feel special. Great place to eat. When I went it was crowed but that's expected on Fridays and the weekend. The hospitality is amazing! The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great food and a great experience. It's right across the street from Gantry State Park. The truffle mac and cheese had so much flavor and the steak I order was perfect. Drinks were amazing as well. I would recommend this place to for birthdays, a night out, or a bite to eat.

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Manchester

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The manager Elizabeth was fantastic and made sure we had a memorable evening!

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                              May have been an off night with our waiter or she was new. We were done with dinner for awhile and she was nowhere to be seen.

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent overall experience, will be returning soon!

                                            15. C

                                              Chevrock

                                              New York Area

                                              14 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall2food1service2ambience4

                                              Chef refused to accommodate the vegan in our party, despite a plethora of vegetables listed on the menu. Other guests’ requests were also refused. Guests ordering as is were not impressed either. Unknown staffing availability, but reservations were not at capacity. Will not return, not worth the trip.

                                            16. LP

                                              LaurenP

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We absolutely love American Brass! The restaurant is not only beautiful, but the food is absolutely incredible. Had a really fun double date night with another couple and left completely full and happy! Highly recommend!

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The place was unreal!!

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                              Host is always great, wait staff a little slow to get drinks and condiments but overall relaxing if not in a rush

                                            19. MM

                                              MelissaM

                                              San Francisco

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Jose was wonderful and the food was delicious!

                                            20. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Hawaii

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food ( truffle Mac and cheese, branzino )and very nice ambiance for a special occasion.

                                            21. RK

                                              RobertK

                                              New York Area

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My mom and I just had a lovely dinner at American Brass. We started with a chilled asparagus appetizer — I’m not one to intentionally order a vegetable anywhere, but was so glad I did. Seasonings were spot on. For entrees, I had a rich seafood risotto with rock shrimp, bay scallops and clams; mom had baked chicken. Both were prepared and served beautifully. The ambience is soothing and the restaurant is comfortable. Service is just the right degree of attentive. Our neighborhood is fortunate to have AB.

                                            22. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              25 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              25 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I would never order pork or chicken and have done both here and it doesn’t disappoint! The pork chop is served on a bed of lentils and is truly a show stopper! The carrot cake, chocolate cake, and all desserts on this menu are to die for!

                                            23. x

                                              xclaxmom

                                              New York Area

                                              52 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              52 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              This was our second time dining at American Brass in the past 10 days. We came back not just because of the excellent food, but because of the exceptional experience provided by the outstanding staff here. Liz and Emily greet us like valued customers, and Michael’s service was impeccable. Our water glasses were never empty. The wine was always poured when necessary. I think service is equally as important as the food and is often overlooked, unless it’s bad. The food: delicious oysters with a flavorful Thai mignonette sauce. Bread with ricotta is salty and fresh. Pastas we’re fresh and satisfying. Hamachi was perfect and the steak with gochujang butter was a big hit. Save room for the coconut cake and definitely try a cocktail at the bar. The Manhattans are as good as anywhere I’ve had. Definitely part of our rotation!

                                            24. K

                                              Kristine

                                              New York Area

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                              I really wanted to love this place but we had issues from the moment we arrived. From incorrect wine to overdone food, my guest and I were extremely disappointed from start to finish. The staff wasn’t helpful or friendly. They never checked in on us during the meal and our server seemed annoyed to answer any questions. The staff were completely lost and the restaurant wasn’t even remotely busy. I had high hopes but I will not be back and don’t recommend it.

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful food!

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall2food2service3ambience4

                                              The ambiance was really nice. However the cocktail drinks were too sweet. The filet Branzino was not savory the sauce around was Minorca

                                            27. L

                                              Lizzie

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Amazing food, service and ambiance a 10/10! Highly recommend going for brunch.

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was great!!

                                            29. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely baby shower brunch! Thank you.

                                            30. MC

                                              MichelleC

                                              Toronto

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              I had a amazing dinner time at this place. Good food and the view to Manhattan is perfect.

                                            31. J

                                              Josh

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything we ate was absolutely delicious, and at the end of the night the manager even came over and gifted us a bottle of Rosè that we told her we had enjoyed. Great place.

                                            32. T

                                              Tams

                                              New York Area

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              Great ambiance. Bloody Mary was meh. Oysters seemed overpriced. Great view.

                                            33. AF

                                              AlexandriaF

                                              Kansas City

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Another incredible brunch! Kevin, the management team, and staff really make the entire experience. The food is absolutely delicious!

                                            34. RL

                                              RaqL

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This restaurant was lovely! The vibe, the food, the drinks and the service were amazing! Definitely recommend!

                                            35. V

                                              Valentina

                                              New York Area

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The quality of the food was superb. The service was perfect, the music a little bit on the louder side but it was ok for us.

                                            36. DG

                                              DavidG

                                              New York Area

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The hostesses were cordial, professional and accommodating. The waiter and servers also were professional, attentive and helpful. And the food was excellent - no complaints at all. Lastly, the decor is bright, smart with clean lines and very enjoyable. We give it 8 thumbs up (there were 4 of us).

                                            37. F

                                              Froggy

                                              Birmingham

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely place, friendly staff, will go back there for sure

                                            38. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and service. Definitely will go back.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              overall, it was a pleasant experience. good food, excellent service, nice view of manhattan midtown skyline. will definitely come back.

                                            40. AM

                                              AmandaM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Seriously, the absolute BEST service! Had a birthday dinner there and they did everything possible to make it feel like a special occasion! Special touches like a cocktail for the birthday girl, special bday menu, candles in the dessert...you name it)! Food was great as well. I got the Porterhouse for 2 with the yummiest mac and cheese on the side (highly recommend). 10/10. Thank you !

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Contactless payment available
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Staff is vaccinated
                                              • Staff temperature check required

                                            FAQs

                                            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 302 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 75 times today
                                            Experiences are available.
                                            Google Map for American Brass

                                            201 50th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101-5824

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              Center blvd and 49th ave

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Long Island City

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              Street Parking

                                            • Public transit

                                              American Brass is conveniently located just two blocks from the Vernon/Jackson 7 train stop.

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Kevin McGinley

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                            • Phone number

                                              (718) 806-1106

                                            • Private party facilities

                                              American Brass is happy to host your semi private event in our gorgeous main dining room that can be partitioned depending on party size. Please inquire through our website and our event manager will provide you with all details.

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