Beasts & Bottles

4.7
277 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Beasts & Bottles is a modern take on a Brooklyn Rotisserie and Grill that marries classic and innovative cuisine with the seasons focusing on local purveyors and green markets as well as organic meat & produce. We feature a large array of options from vegetables & fish focused to specially selected poultry and of course New York state beef. Our menu is constantly changing but is always up to date online at our website! We have the best wine list in Brooklyn and it is curated by Brooklyn's only Master Sommelier, Alexander LaPratt. We feature a large selection of small producers making responsibly made wine that really express their region, areas of focus are Champagne, Rhone Valley and Beaujolais.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighbourhood find. Have walked past many time and finally made the time to try this place. The entire dining experience was delightful. Looking forward to coming back to try the brunch menu.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic find in this otherwise limited neighborhood! We started with an amazing champagne by the glass, finished with some delicious craft cocktails and fresh baked madelines. From start to finish the entire experience was fantastic, staff was super nice and we didn't feel rushed even though they were jamming! Can't wait to come back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has it together from food to the visuals. They have a rotisserie and know how to use it the chicken was so awesome I cannot stop thinking about it. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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OS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Reviewed on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

A little pricey, but food was delicious and service wonderful! And...the atmosphere was also wonderful although noisy. Will definitely go back.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Too loud, too expensive, food OK but nothing extraordinary.
Have been going for years but was disappointed recently.

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IS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to try something new within walking distance, and were pleasantly surprised by B&B. Chicken Provençal was excellent, as was the duck. Didn’t love the beet/endive salad, but all in all it was a great meal.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. The food and wine are excellent, the service friendly, but not overly so. Great for any occasion.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for New Years eve, they were offering a pre fixe menu and wine pairing. It was a little expensive for only four courses but each plate was delicious. I dont know if the waitstaff was just added for the holidays but they didnt seem to be too knowledgeable on any of the courses on the menu.
We'll definitely go back on a regular night.

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g
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst meal I've had in 3 and a half years living in NY.
We dined at Beasts & Bottles on NYE at 7 pm and it was absolutely horrible. The tasting menu was a huge disappointment. We signed up a night before on open table for the 4-course meal offered at this restaurant and it was a complete joke. They mislead you advertising the holiday meal as 4 course dinner. The only course that was decent was the dessert. Everything else was tasteless, without seasoning and VERY SMALL. It was not very expensive considering it was being advertised as a 4-course meal on New Year's Eve ($85) but it was not a 4-course meal. It was a joke and we left hungry, very hungry.
1. The truffled cauliflower vol-au-vent was the size of a quarter. It tasted like it was baked at a cheap corner bakery. It was upsetting when we realized that this was the so called first course.
2. The Waldorf salad was not seasoned at it was 80% celery. It really was a sub-par salad.
3. The Truffled Lobster Pot-au-Feu was not a full lobster. Seafood is my favorite food and I know how it looks. This was not a baby lobster and it was accompanied by a single tiny potato. Joke.
4. Dessert: the ice cream was fine. You cannot really mess up the ice cream.
In addition, we felt rushed from the moment we came in. The waiters kept trying to remove our plates before we were finished even though the place was 60% empty for New Year's Eve.
When we asked to speak with manager, we were shocked by his pedantic attitude. He was unpleasant, arrogant, pretentious and kept saying how great their chef is. Instead of listening, he kept pretending to speak French at us even though he was clearly not French. He kept saying that it was tasting menu to explain why the New Year's Eve menu was different from the pictures in Yelp and Opentable. It WAS NOT a tasting menu and it WAS not a 4 course meal.
He kept saying that the restaurant is so amazing but it is not even on Infatuation.

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MC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Notably bad food. One of us ordered a special — no one told us, but it turned out to be a $45 risotto dish. Would not recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very average, nothing bad to say about the place but nothing memorable. Unfortunately not good enough for me to want to go back.

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AS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

There was nothing memorable about the food that would make me come back. The service was fine although it started out a bit rocky, but they recovered by checking up on us periodically. Very overpriced

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JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Great cocktails, and that smoked duck was or if this world!

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Miniscule portions. Wines Are mediocre
But the service is tops. Figure that

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P
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cod great warm but not intrusive service.
It’s taken the place of Henry s end as our go to place

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n
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch was a pretty quiet crowd. Service was very good. Overall ambiance was chill.

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MM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great sommelier, fun bar, excellent first courses. However, the pluses of these attributes can't really be offset by the incredibly dismal table service and horribly slow kitchen (we waited 40m for any drinks and food after we sat down) Lastly, for a "rotisserie" restaurant, they have super disappointing dry chicken!

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible every step of the way, 20 minutes to get a cocktail and the place was dead. One plate came out all alone. The food for the other 3 people we had to ask for. Which came out cold. Absolutely horrendous all around.

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience eating at Beasts & Bottles. The food was exquisite and the wine list impeccably curated. The decor was beautiful and added to the casual but upscale ambiance. We will surely be back and recommend to friends and family!

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AJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though Alex wasn’t there, James took excellent care of us. Food was excellent, the vintage grower champagne was served at the perfect temperature, a great burgundy recommendation paired deliciously with the chicken provencal and the amazing desert and wine pairing topped off a memorable meal in Brooklyn! Cannot wait to go back.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Such amazing food, a neighborhood favorite!!

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AA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, staff, food for a fine Thanksgiving dinner. Only odd thing was prix fixe with no coffee or tea with dessert.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Different thanksgiving meal for us for sure. Food and wine pairing- was the highlight.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner. We had the house baked bread and the chicken feast for two. Both exceeded our expectations. I'd find it hard to eat here again and not go for the same. The scallop appetizer and Panna cotta were also good, but we could have done without. Atmosphere and decor were great and service was spot on.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is a five the food was a 3 at best. We went for brunch and just fell short. Food was under cooked and greasy.

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HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and loved it. Highly recommend.

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GD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal!

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JB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

the apps are surprisingly small - i wouldn't bet on sharing them with more than one person. and the mains - i wasn't so impressed. decent food, but nothing to write home about. was hoping for more flavor.

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VM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely dinner at Beasts & Bottles, starting with a truly mouth-watering custom-made cocktail made just for for picky me! I do wish they would change up the pasta dish on the current menu. It was previously a delicious beefy ragout but is currently being made with rabbit, and is consequently a smidge too bony for me. That said, I finally tried the burger and it is SO GOOD. We also tried the truffled chicken for two this time around, which was on the small side but came with a decadent little potpie. Highly recommend this place for family dinner or an elegant but casual date spot.

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l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was great. A bit pricey. Nice atmosphere.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine list and wonderful food!

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KG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Happened upon this place after roaming on foot looking for a spot in DUMBO but unable to find an uncrowded, reasonably priced option -- browsed online for Brooklyn Heights options and saw this place had good reviews and tables available so we jumped on it (and walked 30 minutes to get there :-) ). Beautiful restaurant, loved the decor and the noise level was not high. The wines were outstanding -- my friend had a Portuguese sparkling wine that was gorgeous in color, crisp, light and refreshing, and followed it up with a light, dry Portuguese red; I had a Barbera that was smooth and lovely. We LOVED our appetizers -- a watermelon spare ribs were very tasty. A chocolate mousse with brownie and ice cream suffered from a dry brownie (I think it was in the fridge too long) but the ice cream was phenomenal; a citrus panna cotta was satisfactory. However, overall we really enjoyed this place and would go back in a heartbeat!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere
Would definitely recommend this place!

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r
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food- nice atmosphere- very knowledgeable staff- able to deal with allergies etc. Made us feel well take care of; If you drink very well stocked bar and many opotions.

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FT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful with delicious food. I would however like a more extensive menu.

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RD
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our fourth visit and the most disappointing. Service was slow, food Luke warm.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at this restaurant. Food was so delicious and enjoyed their wine.

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DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their smoked duck inspired dreams and a really good night's sleep. I am SO coming back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a number of times for brunch. Always a table, always incredible food and service especially the homemade strawberry jam.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. Parking always a challenge if you’re driving

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