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Beasts & Bottles - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
293 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (718) 855-3158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater many special events from a passed cocktail & canape soirees to large multi-course sit down dinners. Please take a look at our events package at: http://www.beastsandbottles.com/events/

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Beasts & Bottles can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Shaw: (877) 348-4256

  • Neighborhood

    Brooklyn Heights

  • Cross street

    Clinton Street

  • Parking details

    Parking garage available on 111 Livingston Street between Boerum Place and Court Street.

  • Public transit

    Subway: Borough Hall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Handled a large table with several children very well. Food was great and they were amenable to menu modifications for the kids, as there is no kids menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    One of the worst meals I’ve had in recent memory. Took 45 minutes to get appetizers. Salad was wilted and undressed. Tuna tartare ice cold, poor texture, like bad hotel food. Wine list has shrunk beyond recognition and no SOMM left to help diners. Food was either bland or terribly oversalted. Felt trapped. If it hadn’t been so late and taken so long to get appetiZers, would have left before entrees and never returned. Food is expensive priced at fine dining level but again bad hotel food level of execution. What a miserable meal.
  3. BR

    BethR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there now with a group and everything was perfect both times. New favorite neighborhood spot!
  4. K

    Ksax

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food , wine list a bit depleted but still interesting.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We enjoyed this place very much. It’s a nice looking, comfortable place and the food was good. My only real complaint was that the service was quite rushed yet at the same time we waited a very long time for the food. They may have just been having a rough night or were short staffed but it wouldn’t keep me from returning unless it was a chronic problem.
  6. A

    Asht

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was incredibly poor. The server was rude, disinterested and for an empty restaurant hardly paid attention to our table. If you say thank you or ask a question he’d roll his eyes or not answer. He threw the check down and just walked away without asking if our table wanted anything else. The food was mediocre at best. How is this place even open? Go to any of the other neighboring restaurants along Atlantic Ave. instead.
  7. SV

    SusanV

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was not great. We were one of two tables in the restaurant and we constantly had to flag down the waiter! Food was good, not exceptional.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was ... questionable.
  9. NY

    ryanNYC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Well executed dishes. Exceptional wine list. Slightly overpriced for neighborhood and kind of normal menu
  10. v

    vcpsf

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bread, meatballs and polenta and buttermilk chicken- all delicious and to die for.
  11. r

    rutg

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fried chicken- flexible with substituting vegetables for potatoes. Responded to our request to lower the music. Good wine by the glass list. Nice place for dinner- quiet on weeknights.
  12. LT

    LeslieT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They were out of the delicious bread and it was not crowded and only 6:30. That was a disappointment.
  13. j

    jimmynan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience and food was wonderful. Service was terrific - our waiter had a great personality. Will definitely go back again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Overall area and decor is very nice with a beautiful wall of live plants. However the service was very poor. I could not hear a word the waitress said she was speaking so low compared to the music playing in the background. I asked to be moved from the booth to another table and another male server was very rude and unfriendly about the situation meanwhile there were plenty of seats available. After careful consideration for my request to be seated elsewhere, because the booth was very uncomfortable and tight, he said my party could go to table 15 with an attitude as if we knew which table was number 15. Overall food was delicious but unnecessarily overpriced. The scallops were delicious but incredibly expensive for three small pieces as well as the cauliflower. They charge for bread as well for $4! I would not eat here again because the service was very unfriendly and the food was not worth the price listed on the menu.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wrote on opentable during booking we were celebrating our friends engagement. It was never mentioned during our dinner. Then their meal was served cold. I have been here a dozen times and have raved about it until this occasion.
  16. BD

    BrooklynDiner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience. Chicken dried and difficult to swallow.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  18. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  20. OS

    OldtimeSanFranciscan

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Reviewed on February 19, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    A little pricey, but food was delicious and service wonderful! And...the atmosphere was also wonderful although noisy. Will definitely go back.
  21. F

    Florence

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Too loud, too expensive, food OK but nothing extraordinary. Have been going for years but was disappointed recently.
  22. IS

    IanS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. J

    Jaboss

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. The food and wine are excellent, the service friendly, but not overly so. Great for any occasion.
  24. JD

    JDJD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  25. g

    green13

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  26. MC

    MirandaC

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very average, nothing bad to say about the place but nothing memorable. Unfortunately not good enough for me to want to go back.
  28. L

    Lady

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    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
  29. JW

    JasonW

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Great cocktails, and that smoked duck was or if this world!
  30. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Miniscule portions. Wines Are mediocre But the service is tops. Figure that
  31. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cod great warm but not intrusive service. It’s taken the place of Henry s end as our go to place
  32. n

    nyceats

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Brunch was a pretty quiet crowd. Service was very good. Overall ambiance was chill.
  33. MM

    MelissaM

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    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!
  34. SK

    SweetKid

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    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.
  35. JV

    JohnV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!
  36. AJ

    AndrewJ

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  37. R

    Regina

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Such amazing food, a neighborhood favorite!!
  38. AA

    AskAndy

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, staff, food for a fine Thanksgiving dinner. Only odd thing was prix fixe with no coffee or tea with dessert.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Different thanksgiving meal for us for sure. Food and wine pairing- was the highlight.
  40. L

    Larz

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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Beasts & Bottles - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clinton Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brooklyn Heights

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    French American, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking garage available on 111 Livingston Street between Boerum Place and Court Street.

  • Public transit

    Subway: Borough Hall

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 855-3158

  • Catering

    We cater many special events from a passed cocktail & canape soirees to large multi-course sit down dinners. Please take a look at our events package at: http://www.beastsandbottles.com/events/

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Beasts & Bottles can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Shaw: (877) 348-4256

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