Brooklyn Cider House

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$30 and under
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Basque
Brooklyn Cider House is New York City's first restaurant and bar with an onsite cidery. Come catch cider straight from ancient chestnut barrels throughout a 3-course dinner, inspired by the cider houses in the Basque region of Spain. The Brooklyn Cider House prix-fixe menu includes bone-in cowboy rib-eye steak, grilled vegetables, chorizo, and Spanish tortilla. Like the Basque cider houses we fell in love with, the dining experience is rustic, lively, and communal. Parties of all sizes are seated at the same time, getting up to catch and drink hard, natural cider between courses in our barrel room, making it the perfect spot for fun date nights, dinners with family and friends, and for special large group celebrations. For a more casual experience without a reservation, join us in our Tap Room anytime to explore different ciders and beers on tap and enjoy delicious pub fare like burgers, tacos and Korean style chicken wings. We also serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Sun 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved our experience at Brooklyn Cider House. The food was delicious and I really liked tasting the cider flight for $11.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday afternoon. Good atmosphere, food, and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Great spot to spend a few hours and catch up with friends.

M
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a group of 9 and we enjoyed our experience - good food, good service, fun atmosphere, lots of ciders. Our waiter did a good job of accommodating our large group.

n
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is amazing, the ambience is intimate, which is a feat for such a large complex. We simply had an atrocious server this particular evening. I’d come back if I could ensure a different server.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Servers were not attentive. Food was great, the drinks were great. Only able to get fast drinks from the bar, at our table everything was way too slow and we were pretty much ignored. Food and drinks made up for it.

AW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience there, very accommodating and the food was exceptional, experience was great.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had been to the location upstate and wanted to try the Bushwick spot for Valentine’s Day. We had the pre fixe menu which was delicious however a little unequally yolked for my vegetarian partner (I had surf and turf, she had veggie bipimbop, same price). Kitchen got really backed up so the whole experience took quite a while - the staff sensed we were getting tired of waiting but luckily first comped our bottle of cava, and then our cocktails. Free alcohol does help with these things. Highlight was participating in the cider catching. Would be open to trying the kitchen again on a normal night instead of a holiday.

HS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was only fair and this is clearly a place for young people - much younger than my wife and myself. The noise level was extremely high as the restaurant filled.

BJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was above and beyond. Food was good.

EI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere & great food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place

J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We came from Florida for the weekend, and made the Cider House our dinner destination because last year we went and it was absolutely amazing. This year the food was very disappointing. The food was very bland, and borderline sent it back. We didn’t even finish our entree it was so bad. The service was good and the cider catching was fun as usual. Next year we may go for cider, but will skip any food.

We ended up walking to Artichoke pizza down the road to eat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That place is awesome!

AE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

smallest portions ever, really not nice to "underfeed" paying guests.
My soup bowl was literally 1/4 full.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We enjoyed the cider tasting and the service in the cider room was excellent - we were even lucky enough to chat with the owner who was so lovely and interesting. However, the portions for the price fixe menu were very small for the price and we left hungry. Good for large groups, but eat beforehand!

OL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try - if you haven't been. Food was amazing and service was great. The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for with my group of friends and so many picture perfect moments. Alsoo .. the apple turnover is a MUST HAVE, they make their own ice cream!!

BL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening with friends! Very fun cider catching and the wait staff was very chill and enjoyable to chat with.

DE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Definitely try the cider catching, was a lot of fun. The restaurant is also beautiful.

E
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

I was really excited for this dinner. I booked a 6.45 reservation for 5 people. We added a 6th last minute and the person I spoke with on the phone asked us to come early to accommodate the extra person. No problem. We got our first course (burata and soup, which came out cold) around 8pm I think. We ended up leaving at 9.45 with our desserts packed in a bag because we could not stay in the restaurant any longer. The food was good. But this was a pre-fixe menu and I cannot fathom why it was so delayed. It was NYE, so I understand they were busy. But by the time we left the staff was literally breaking down the dining room for the party they were having that night. Truly one of the most bizarre dining experiences I have had.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Just go.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great time
Catching cider was pretty cool, highly recommend you catch it yourself.

AE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Go for the cider and donuts. Food is okay but is overpriced considering the small portions. Love the venue. You can see the ginormous barrels of cider, which is cool. Love the in-house rose cider(sweet and bubbly) and half-sour cider(not too sweet, tart, refreshing) .

SG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place to go to. Great service and the food was to die for. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
Would go back again and again

ES
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My girlfriend and I tried out this restaurant for the first time. Perhaps it is comparable for the area, but the prices were very high for the quality and quantity of food. We ended up ordering a third main to split to feel barely satisfied. Additionally, the service was rather slow for there being so few people in the restaurant. There were a few mistakes eith the meal, and I was given the wrong bill at the end of the meal and it had to be corrected.

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fun atmosphere to go with a group. Friendly people, good food, good prices.

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful place to host a large group! The waiters were incredibly accommodating and were clearly were very seasoned in knowing how to handle such a big group! And Cider Catching was so fun! What a great activity sprinkled into dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very small portions for family-style. Our server was not very attentive, obviously aware that he was getting an automatic 20% gratuity for our party of 8. The cider catching was the best part, but we were not introduced to the experience and were pretty confused about what to do and how it worked.

M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

El restaurante me ha sorprendido para bien, la camarera fue muy agradable, lo mas divertido es haber podido escanciar la sidra directamente desde un inmenso barril. Creo que es un sitio perfecto para ir con amigos.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My brunch experience at the Brooklyn Cider House was wonderful! Although my entire party of 11 did not show up at the same time, they still graciously sat us and allowed the party to file in as people arrived. The service was outstanding. Everyone was very patient and helpful (which is so refreshing to find in NYC!), and the cider catch made the brunch extra fun. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve tried, though the burger is one of the best I’ve had...ever

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great surprise. Catching the cider was super fun and the meal was great. I will defiantly be back.

RK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, was excellent- he was very personable and attentive, including remembering names in our party. Food was fair- large pretzels were overdone and the steak rice bowl was lacking in overall seasoning and acid. Cider was delicious, and we all enjoyed ourselves so we would be willing to give the food another try.

MK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food, selection of ciders was great - I'm not normally a cider person but they had something for everyone's tastes!

Service was awful - this was the 3rd time I've been here and each time we have barely been visited by any wait staff and it takes forever for any requests. Each time we would have ordered an additional round of drinks but it took so long it wasn't worth it

The place is definitely worth visiting, but make sure you have ample time to do so!

BL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my last two birthdays at the Brooklyn Cider House - both times were very memorable. The prix fixe menu and cider catches make for a very unique experience that all my friends enjoyed very much and I think it's well worth the price. I hope that they bring back the 3 cider catches option though...

DM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with a birthday party and our party size changed multiple times throughout the afternoon (aka: we were the worst). The staff was incredibly accommodating, and the cider was great. Do the cider catching, it's a once in a lifetime experience, you'll learn a lot!

MN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was cold and they were a little too understaffed on a Saturday morning to give good service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was meh. Don’t order anything Spanish, or actually anything not American.

Service was BAD as other reviewers said. They simply don’t have enough servers so it’s incredibly slow.

Went on Thursday night and there was a band and dollar wings.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Everybody there was super nice and the ambiance was great. Such a well designed space and is very cool. We ordered the charcuterie board and cheese to start. For $22, it was incredibly underwhelming and did not include much food. Had only 3 small pieces of meat on it. We ordered the grilled vegatbale board. Everything on there was very undercooked and not seasoned at all. Very disappointing, especially for $17. It was a large platter, just not well executed. The croquetas and the korean chicken wings were excellent though. The cider catching was definitely the most unique aspect to this place. It’s a must do!

h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Get the burger, not the steak. Also, the bone dry cider is the best!