American Brass

4.6
120 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Experiences

  • Raw Bar and Drinks Only

    Multiple dates available

    American Brass Mid Day Offering Consists Exclusively of Raw Bar, Cocktails, Wine, and Beer. Available from 3pm to 5pm on Weekends.

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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
What 120 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMiscHuman
Miami
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Though our server would sometimes disappear for lengthy absences, especially when we wanted another drink, our experience at American Brass was generally positive. We enjoyed the views of the water and the Manhattan skyline, and the food was tasty.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a breezy evening, and that created an aura of delight, brushing me away somehow from seeing certain flaws. I will give it another chance for sure.!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Love the location if you’re on a diet this is the place for you if you want a meal that’s gonna fill you up find another place

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DarcyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked for the location and was delighted by how good the food and cocktails were. Highly recommend.

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sled
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AB puts together a concise and perfect menu. It’s perfect because it includes all the key options and it’s seasonal, and it’s not ten pages long, so no fussing. Summer includes two great white meat options, two or three fish options, and two red meat options. A robust raw bar and seafood stack, and a fresh drinks menu. Atmosphere is fun and everything friendly.

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MarjorieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent! Breads are all made in-house. Views of the river and the city skyline provide great ambiance for outside dining. The coconut creme brûlée (both dairy and gluten free) and lemon trifle are each heavenly! Highly recommend!

SB
SBfoos
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place is nice and has a great view. However, the food was disappointing. We had to request bread and it came overly toasted, and the avocado toast was very strange combination of overly whipped avocado cream and golden berries, pickled red onions and pistachios...

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vipPACh
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Actually we did not stay for the dinner, we were told that we could only stay 1hour 30 minuets because there were a lot of reservations. It a birthday celebration and we didn’t want to feel rushed! We left. I had been there before and was never told of the 1h30min allowed time frame. I was very disappointed and somewhat embarrassed as I raved about the place and told my friend (who’s birthday it was) that we would have a great time.

It was totally disappointing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome meal

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Benny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wedding anniversary with my wife. Staff was great. Complementary glass of bubbles provided. Greatly appreciated. For the first time there my wife and I had a blast (and ate a lot))! Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gathering of cousins specialty drinks were delicious. Food and service was wonderful and everyone enjoyed this restaurant.

HK
HannaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always so incredible! Great views of Manhattan and a truly beautiful restaurant space!

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Julia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good. We went for July 4th celebration. The reason for 4 vs 5 stars.

1. Many of the items in the pre-fix had a surcharge.

2. When we went to see the fireworks, we told the server we will step out. They still bought out our dessert when we were away. We came back to melted ice cream and couldn’t really enjoy the dessert as it was intended.

Despite that, would recommend to friends. The food was flavorful with good portion size. The restaurant was clean and servers were ok (not super friendly and not super rude. They were professional)

Have a minimum budget of $50-$100 per person for a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Everything about this evening: food, service, drinks, and ambiance was terrific.

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Chicpasta201
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was terrific
I definitely recommend
I enjoyed myself

JE
JulieE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Favorite chefs in the city!

JS
vipJoanneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent - service was awful- our server forgot about us and didn’t get us our beverages before our food. Also no silverware

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendliest and most accommodating staff. From the maitre’d, to the bartender, to our waiter. Had a family party where everyone was from out of town and got stuck in traffic and ran 30+ minutes late. They were still able to seat my family and take a huge order despite the fact that the kitchen was due to close in 10 minutes. Plus the indoor area is bathed in sunlight with views of Manhattan right across the water. 11/10

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vipNoname
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect. Excellent outdoor seating, respectful and knowledgeable server and consistently delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. All the staff were very friendly and courteous. The outdoor seating was very nice and cozy.

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tKardash
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I usually don’t write reviews unless I have something good to say. However today the hostess made me and my guest felt so out of place. She was condescending and rude. It was almost as if she was doing us a favor. I worked in the industry for years and customer service is everything. But After all the food was great and the guys who took care of us after being reprimanded were amazing. I lol

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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vipRW14
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited 15 minutes for a hello from our waiter. Drinks came after we finished appetizers and then our waiter disappeared after dinner and we had ask other waiters for a desert menus, water and the bill. It's just disappointing.

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celine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. It was lovely to dine indoor

JM
JordanaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! The entire experience was awesome. The service, the ambiance, the food - everything was great. We had the raw bar, appetizers and delicious entrees. Highly recommend American Brass! We’ll be back.

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Jana
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is delicious. View is amazing. Very dog friendly.

GK
GK12650
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a delicious bruch seated outside. Food was not fancy but very good.

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vipShandra
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very good, highly recommend. Our waiter was Jose, and he was a consummate professional, so rare to find a place where is the staff is as good as the cuisine (or vice versa).

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vipLaurieD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a lovely space with great views of the city skyline.

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nycvacationers
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Strip steak was delicious and really nice food presentation

GJ
GinilynJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great experience. Food was great. Ambience was beautiful except the next table that were very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service, music and ambiance.

EK
EriKa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like it and enjoyed but I hope there was more vegetarian menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was great. Will definitely be back!

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Cullenh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our wedding anniversary here. All four of us enjoyed our separate entrees of branzino, steak frites, tagliatelle and scallops and our shared appetizer of focaccia with whipped ricotta. Sampled three desserts--lemon trifle, espresso hazelnut cake and carrot cake which was compliments of the chef for our celebration. Portions are perfectly sized. Only slight criticism: my plate was cleared before I was finished. We will definitely return and highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous place pricey but worth it. Needs more appetizer options on brunch menu.

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LisaF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely go back. The quality of the food is excellent. The tuna crudo was exceptional and the steak and fish cooked to perfection. Delicious cocktails. Desserts - wow! Love this place. It’s high end food and the price reflects that but it’s a place where you get what you pay for. Excellent ingredients, exceptional cooking and presentation. You won’t be disappointed. Go and enjoy !

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 120 OpenTable diners.

American Brass does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/americanbrass/giftcards.

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.