Denizen

4.6
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55 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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denizen is a cheese-centric restaurant and wine bar in the flourishing area of North Williamsburg. Value, quality and hospitality are the tenets of this casual neighborhood spot. The seasonally rotating menu features an assortment of shareable small plates that highlight fresh, local ingredients combined with artisanal cheeses. A thoughtfully curated wine list caters to all palates and price points. The 53-seat restaurant evokes “casual class” through its urban aesthetic. An intimate back room boasts a beautiful 8.5 foot dining table that may be used for private events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Mon 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(929) 337-6412
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Poiarkoff
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N7th St
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Public transit
L Train Bedford Stop
G Train Metropolitan Ave Stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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NM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were superb. Very happy we chose this place for our post theater dinner. We weren’t looking for heavy entrees, they were perfect. The charred broccoli was super yummy just the right amount of cheese sauce. I also highly recommend the liver pate. My husband is a cheesaholic and their selection was varied and delicious. Huge wine list for by the glass and bottle. Also I loved the upbeat but not overpowering background music. Perfect for both a date or a small friends group.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Menu was delicious

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch with a group of friends. Amazing food, great service. Would definitely come here again.

HN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive, tasty food and superbly curated wine list are amazing in this cozy corner place. It has the vibe of a great local hangout but also the quality of the offerings make it a destination place for foodies and people from other boroughs looking for a great place to hang with family and friends. The service and staff are top notch -- well informed and helpful about everything on the menu and bar, and just damn nice people who you feel are taking care of you. Feeling is like the old Union Square Cafe - casual but yummy.

JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine list, amazing staff. Let them guide your wine choices.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, great music for dining, great food (small plates). Very impressed.

CH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been many times. An amazing restaurant with excellent food and wine options.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Denzien was a great choice for a weeknight dinner with a friend. The food was fresh and reasonably priced

AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service. They were very accommodating with seating us and our huge stroller. We split a little carafe of wine and had a lovely brunch.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read about this place on Yelp and decided to try them for dinner on what would be my first day here in NYC. My first worry was about parking but at 6:45pm on a Monday Summer night, I was able to find a stall at the curb right across the street. They were helpful and supportive I would likely find parking when I called to ask earlier. The place was not so busy at first when I got there. The

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a large birthday party that they sat at the last minute. They were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They added an extra fan when the area was hot, without us even asking. They played a happy birthday song over the stereo without even asking. Would highly recommend for a good dinner with a great ambiance and service

RR
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is superb. Great mix of flavors. Emphasis on fresh ingredients, execution and presentation.

B
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters birthday

E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly service. Good food. A bit pricey. Would return, but not if I'm hungry

NG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i absolutely love this place. it's great ambiance makes it hard to leave. wine, food, staff - all inviting and charming. definitely a go-to spot for me! neighborhood gem for sure!!

BB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place to try softener cheeses first date maybe.

YM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, and the service was friendly! We tried the orange wine and didnt like it, but other than that it was a lovely evening.

KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect for dinner before a movie at Williamsburg Cinema. Personable and attentive staff, delicious food and drinks. What more could you want?

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, people and food!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table wasn’t ready, they overbooked, however the owner was incredibly helpful, apologetic and comped our drinks. He went above and beyond to make up for it. No problem.

SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, everyone is super friendly. Food is delicious. Some of the best cheeses of my life. I love the creative menu. Great music and overall wonderful vibe!

B
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday brunch

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Denizen is a great neighborhood spot, they have a phenomenal wine list to go with some very solid small plates.

LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation, ingredients and love poured into the food. I love this place.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took my partner here for a dinner date, the staff were great, the food was delicious and not too much per serving. Not a single issue and all staff members kept the evening fun and enjoyable. Will be returning.

S
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really great food and wine and a very friendly server!

TW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit here and we will definitely be back, the sooner the better. I considered leaving a bad review as a really don't want to be unable to get a table when everyone finds out about Denizen, but here goes. Delicious food, some creative plates too, the tuna tartare we had was superb. Good selection of draught and canned beer from some local breweries and a great winelist with genuinely friendly and helpful staff. Lovely cosy welcoming atmosphere and half price bottles on Monday with bring your own vinyl night! So happy we found it.

f
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, friendly service, welcoming atmosphere and really good wine selection. Staff was able to give terrific insight into wines. Really enjoyed the place. It is a small plates format. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lost be this joint.

MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Unassuming place on the corner with insanely yummy dishes, a good wine selection and a nice and knowledgeable staff! Will return for sure

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! I went with my partner for our anniversary and they greeted us with a glass of champagne. Our server was extremely attentive and even offered suggestions for places to go after we finished dinner. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, amazing service. We’ll definitely be back!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food quality has gone down and they need to install a better ventilation. It smelled like burn towards the end of the night and my clothes still smelled in the morning.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute establishment located in a Williamsburg. The service was very attentive!

HL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners and staff of Denizen care as much about the neighborhood as they do about the food on your plate. Amazing service, by educated waiters and bartenders who are happy to tell you all about the wines and specials coming out of the kitchen!

Half off bottles on Monday are great, but the wines on tap are amazing any night of the week. Once of the best spots in Williamsburg right now.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best waiter!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a cozy date, loved the big open windows, wish we could have tried even more of the menu!

KF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food!

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