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Brooklyn Cider House

4.6
4.6
290 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Basque, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (347) 295-0308

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Yi

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique dining experience for groups of all sizes. From seated dinners to cocktails and happy hours, we can tailor your event to your needs. For more information email manager[at]brooklynciderhouse.com

  • Neighborhood

    Bushwick

  • Cross street

    ​Varick Ave

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available along Flushing Avenue, Melrose Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

  • Public transit

    L train Jefferson Ave; B57 Flushing Ave/Melrose St

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks & Starters

  • Cheese Board$19.00

    Featuring Jumi, non-traditional cow's milk Swiss cheeses, Aarewasser, Schlossberger Yung, Cirone

    • Cheese & Charcuterie Board$22.00

      Featuring Jumi non-traditional cheeses & chef selected charcuterie

      • Grilled Vegetable Board$17.00

        selection of grilled seasonal vegetables

        • Croquetas

          made with bechamel, choice of jamón or bacalao

          • 3 Pcs$7.00
        • Korean Chicken Wings

          tossed in soy, ginger, chili, yeot sauce

          • 6 Pcs$9.00
        • Jumbo Pretzel$10.00

          served with spicy mustard

          • Cider House Nachos$12.00

            house-made tortilla chips with chipotle sauce, sour cream, cilantro and choice of spicy chicken or vegetable

            • Kimchi Pajeon$12.00

              spicy Korean pancake

              • Haemul Pajeon$14.00

                seafood Korean pancake

                • Spanish Olives$6.00

                  choice of arbequino or anchovy manzanilla

                  • Kale & Beets$12.00

                    quinoa, sunflower seeds, feta, orange citrus dressing

                    • Burrata$14.00

                      sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh basil, balsamic reduction, pinenuts

                      • Gambas al Ajillo$12.00

                        shrimp, garlic, olive oil

                        Meat Market

                        • Rib-Eye Steak

                          Cedar River Farms CO

                          • 18oz$39.00
                          • 27oz$58.00
                        • Pork Chop$22.00

                          grilled bone in Duroc pork, seasonal vegtables

                          • Faroe Islands Salmon$26.00

                            roasted organic Salmon, seasonal vegetables

                            • Braised Lamb Shoulder$24.00

                              lamb shoulder slow braised in red wine

                              • Herb Roasted Chicken

                                served with seasonal vegetables

                                • Half$15.00
                                • Whole$26.00

                              Burgers & Friends

                              • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                                seasonal greens, gochujang aioli, tomato, onion

                                • Bahn MI Burger$16.00

                                  pickled carrot, cucumber, radish, jalapeño, housemade lime-cilantro aioli

                                  • Classic Burger$13.00

                                    8oz farm-raised Angus beef, served on a challah bun choice of hand-cut potato

                                    • Caramelized Onion Burger$15.00

                                      8oz farm-raised Angus beef, caramelized onions, served on a challah bun

                                      • Applewood Bacon Cheeseburger$16.00

                                        Kerrygold Dubliner cheddar with lettuce, tomato, onion

                                        • Chicken & Waffles$14.00

                                          Belgian waffle, maple syrup, buttermilk fried chicken

                                          • Pan con Tomate y Jamón Serrano$9.00

                                            jamón serrano and tomato-garlic purée on open faced toasted baguette

                                            • Kimchi Fried Rice$12.00

                                              • Steak Fried Rice$16.00

                                                • Quesadilla$10.00

                                                  chicken or mushroom

                                                  • Grilled Portobello$11.00

                                                    lettuce, tomato, onion

                                                    Sides

                                                    • French Fries$6.00

                                                      • Yuca Fries$8.00

                                                        • Mushrooms$9.00

                                                          • Slab Bacon*$8.00

                                                            • Macaroni & Cheese$7.00

                                                              Menú de Sidrería

                                                              $45. Includes 2 Cider Catches. Family style prix fixe dinner inspired by the cider houses of the Basque country. Must be ordered by the entire table. Cheese course & third catch +$12

                                                                1st Course

                                                                Choice of:

                                                                • Grilled Vegetables & Chorizo

                                                                  • Butternut Squash Soup

                                                                    2nd Course

                                                                    Choice of:

                                                                    • Tortilla de Potato or Bacalao

                                                                      • Arróz con Almejas

                                                                        3rd Course

                                                                        Choice of:

                                                                        • Cowboy Rib-Eye Steak

                                                                          • Cauliflower Steak

                                                                            • Roasted Chicken

                                                                              What 290 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              4.6
                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                First time coming here and it was an amazing experience especially for a date night. I loved the ambiance and the overall seating and dining experience. When coming I recommend to catch the cider in the back that was fun!

                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Awesome, unique spot with great vibes and great food!

                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great time!

                                                                              4. CM

                                                                                ChristinaM

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                                              5. t

                                                                                thisismynickname

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              7. M

                                                                                Mmsj

                                                                                Milwaukee

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                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.

                                                                              8. n

                                                                                noodles13

                                                                                New England

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                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.

                                                                              9. BD

                                                                                BryanD

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                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.

                                                                              10. AW

                                                                                AmaraW

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              11. c

                                                                                charfromcharlotte

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 15, 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.

                                                                              12. HS

                                                                                HenryS

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                43 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                43 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.

                                                                              13. BJ

                                                                                BryanJ

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Service was above and beyond. Food was good.

                                                                              14. EI

                                                                                ElIn4

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Fun atmosphere & great food.

                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Loved this place

                                                                              16. J

                                                                                Josh

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              17. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                That place is awesome!

                                                                              18. AE

                                                                                AmyE

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

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

                                                                              19. e

                                                                                emlouise

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                3 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!

                                                                              20. OL

                                                                                OliviaL

                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 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!!

                                                                              21. BL

                                                                                BeccaL

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                                                              22. DE

                                                                                DanE

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              23. E

                                                                                Emmas

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Excellent place. Just go.

                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              26. AE

                                                                                AEVY

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                6 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) .

                                                                              27. SG

                                                                                SimoneG

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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

                                                                              28. L

                                                                                Lucy

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                Fun ambiance, service was slow, great for groups!!

                                                                              29. E

                                                                                Evan

                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                6 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.

                                                                              30. F

                                                                                Foodfan

                                                                                New England

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

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

                                                                              31. MJ

                                                                                MJSS

                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 14, 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.

                                                                              32. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                1.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on November 24, 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.

                                                                              33. M

                                                                                Mariel

                                                                                New England

                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 24, 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.

                                                                              34. MR

                                                                                MackenzieR

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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!

                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                                                              36. s

                                                                                scottp

                                                                                Charlotte

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 21, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              37. RK

                                                                                RobertK

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on November 17, 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.

                                                                              38. MK

                                                                                MeaganK

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                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!

                                                                              39. BL

                                                                                BrittaniL

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                8 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...

                                                                              40. DM

                                                                                DevinM

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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!

                                                                              FAQs

                                                                              Brooklyn Cider House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 295-0308.

                                                                              Brooklyn Cider House is rated 4.6 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

                                                                              Permanently Closed

                                                                              This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                              Additional information

                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                ​Varick Ave

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                Bushwick

                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Basque, American

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                Free street parking is available along Flushing Avenue, Melrose Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                L train Jefferson Ave; B57 Flushing Ave/Melrose St

                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                Peter Yi

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                (347) 295-0308

                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                We offer a unique dining experience for groups of all sizes. From seated dinners to cocktails and happy hours, we can tailor your event to your needs. For more information email manager[at]brooklynciderhouse.com

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