Permanently Closed - Breslin Burger

4.4
659 Reviews
$31 to $50
Burgers
This restaurant is permanently closed. Breslin Burger is an innovative reimagining of The Breslin which has been a mainstay in New York City for over a decade, since opening at Ace Hotel in October 2009 to critical acclaim & launching the NoMad neighborhood as a culinary destination. Executive Chef Ryan Jordan showcases peak seasonal ingredients & an enduring dedication to local farmers & purveyors. The menu features reinvented Breslin classics like the coveted Lamb Burger and a shrimp and scallop stack, plus some new additions like the golden beet veggie. If you can find a better burger, honestly, congratulations.
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Steven
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The items aren’t thought out enough and a single flavor dominated each of the dishes we had.

The deviled eggs come with salmon roe and the salty, brine flavor is so overpowering that nothing else is tasted. You don’t taste the richness of the egg yolk or the smokiness of the paprika or the spice of the mustard. You taste salt.

The dry aged beef burger comes on a brioche that is so sweet that it overpowers the richness of the foie gras and the funkiness of the beef. You taste nothing but bready, sweetness. The entire purpose of dry aging is to put these blue cheese, funky notes forward. Here, they’re muted. Also, we ordered medium rare and the burger arrived well done.

The strawberry shortcake’s cake is a round, over cooked scone whose cream filling isn’t thick enough to add back the moisture lost and isn’t rich enough to coat your mouth in sweet notes. The strawberries are chopped instead of sliced. You’re unable to have a forkful which means each component has to be eaten separately.

The service was lacking. Our busser was far more attentive than our waiter. I wished we could have had the busser as our waiter.

Overall, not a great experience and not a great value. Your money is better spent elsewhere. Go to BurgerJoint for a real burger or make the trip to Peter Luger’s to drop the same amount of cash for a destination burger.

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Victor
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal time with our big group of 16. The staff was great and super attentive. Food came out quickly too!

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Confettigirl77
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was ok- our burger bun was pretty charred and patty over cooked. We liked the Pickle Pot. Service was good.

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PeteG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

the appetizers are a dumpster fire. stick to the lamb burger and then go home.

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Emily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Lamb Burger quality has changed since pre Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W O W what a great dinner. What a wow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and an amazing lamb burger!

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vipSherlNY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lamb burger was still good, med. rare. Twice cooked fries was not twice cooked since it was not crisp as before. Dry aged rib eye burger ordered med. rare was dry and over cooked. Seared foie gras was not seared. Very disappointed.

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vipCmxx
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nothing special in terms of burgers, ambience is nice and the salad was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid choice

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leeF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time Back at the Breslin. Nice seeing the next stage of their evolution. Will def be back.

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vipRedFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Breslin is my favorite restaurant. The lamb burger is amazing, really all the food is great. We keep coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but the prices and service were atrocious. I spent $25 on a burger, so I was disappointed when it wasn’t up to par. Not that it was bad, but certainly not worth the money.

Service was even worse, but I’m not sure I can blame the servers because they seemed understaffed (only two servers running around for a brunch crowd). We waited 50 mins. between order and meal, which his crazy considering we only ordered a burger and a sandwich. We had our coffees topped off once, and that’s as an ordeal of flagging the server down and having her come out 10 mins. later.

Get these poor girls some help! Wish I could have a reason to return, but unfortunately cannot in its current state. We tipped generously as always though, thank you for your service during covid!

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very good food but still expensive for what it is. And my soda was flat, they shouldn't open your soda for you, its unsanitary and belittling. And it was $6 for a mini bottle. Ridiculous even for midtown.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prices are uprocketting! Burger was stinky.

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vipfood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to be back!

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JosephL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb burger is great and the fries are amazing.

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vipfabulous
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside - the street was blocked to traffic and it was very peaceful. Their fried chicken special was outstanding. The wait staff were perfect - attentive yet left us alone when we needed nothing. It was a great experience.

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SC2017
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere and food is nice. I would overall recommend the place. However the host was extremely rude and unhelpful. I would recommend they address this as soon as possible if they want clients such as myself returning.

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vipRichF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is delicious. The service is great. The space is just average and very noisy. Lacks any real warmth. Wasn’t helped by a bunch of clueless Instagram “influencers” who spent their entire meal lighting their food with super bright LED lights and taking hideous photos of otherwise beautiful plates of food. Let’s hope they influence a whole generation of food lovers to actually taste April Bloomfield’s wonderful food.

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JoshuaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food here used to be really great but those days seem to be passed. The caesar salad was once a star - it is below average at best now.

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vipFrancisco
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

What was once very hot is now past its prime. The lamb burger still rocks but the crowd is thin and the service is lousy.

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vipHarrisH
London
44 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very disturbed. Asked, in advance, for side-by-side seating and they were unable to accommodate. Furthermore, they knew they couldn't accept my request when I made the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool vibe. Excellent food.

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ScottB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My food came out cold. My wife’s “3 dollar per ounce” pork was mostly fat. No one came over to see if they could do anything

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Birdsongs
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a cozy corner table, and hitch allowed us to have quality conversation during this special family dinner. Our burrata app., lamb burger, black bass and pork chop entrees were all exceptional. Service was thoughtful and attentive. Ambience and noise level were perfect for fun atmosphere but still able to converse. Well worth waiting for this bucket list opportunity!

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vipJuice312
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lamb burger

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NickE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host was a bit rude or just inexperienced. We were arrived a couple minutes prior to the kitchen opening and prior to our reservation and we were standing right in front of the host for a couple minutes. We were not acknowledged until 1 or 2 minutes after the kitchen was open for dinner where we were asked to “please take a step back Incase others need to get through.” Which is a fine request, but generally you say hello first, especially when a group is waiting right in front of you for a few minutes. My wife had the lamb burger, about 4 years ago and has been telling how great it was. It was good but not great. It was a smaller burger patty than she remembered with a huge bun. Way too much bun with not enough burger for me. Also her sea bass was very fishy. The apps were very good, we had the liver, burrata and scotch egg. Also there fries are quite excellent. The waitress was nice and service was good. Nothing spectacular, but good. I probably won’t go back given the cost of the meal which is standard New York prices vs the value.

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vipAngelinaP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have liked my lamb burger a little more cooked. Otherwise, excellent meal!

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Randy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at the Breslin was a perfect for a business meeting , great service , amazing food and quiet overall in the restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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JoseO
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I have friends in town, Breslin is one of my favorite places to go. Nice ambience, very entertaining, service is excellent and food is great! I suggest the lamb burger, fantastic!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very creative menu

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Multipass
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice little gem located in Chelsea. We went there for breakfast with 4 small children (two couples). The service was excellent, and the quality of food and craftsmanship was very good. A little pricey, but it is Chelsea. The decor and ambiance was classic PUB style with a beautiful wooden bar. Great place to grab breakfast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Front of house staff was disorganized. Waited 40 mins past our rez to get sat. All dishes were vastly over salted.

AP
AllisonP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was terrible, waiter had no idea what he was talking about

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s true just like other reviews —- long wait for the food. Took more than half hour for one dish. Waiter is not bad as other reviews. But the food waiting time is ‘abnormally’ long for a general restaurant. Also, the saltiness level is high which I agrees with other review.

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vipNYCer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb burger is back to its consistently extraordinary standard! There was a little fumble a year or two ago but all is well again. The breslin is the perfect place for a good comforting and high-quality meal in a chill setting with great service. A tried-and-true favorite that doesn’t disappoint!

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Overall we had a great night with close friends and enjoyed the food. With that said, it would have been a better experience if our waitress was at least 20% interested at being at work. For a festive, expensive Friday night out, a little conversation and attention is not too much to ask for. We could hardly get her attention and then she would walk away before we even finished asking questions. Should never have to be that way.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mmmmmmmm sooo good and tasty.

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vipixxx
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service . Literally forgot to put in our order . Then lied that is was almost done instead of telling the truth and we waited for 30 more min and even then our order was not complete . Brutally rude .

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Permanently Closed - Breslin Burger offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 679-1939.

Permanently Closed - Breslin Burger is rated 4.4 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

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