Permanently Closed - Gristmill

4.5
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. At Gristmill we are passionate about connecting you to your memories of comfort, the fruits of the labor of local farmers, and the irrepressible allure of fire. Our heart and soul is our wood-fired oven where chef and owner Jake Novick-Finder transcends the ordinary, transforming his unique selection of grains, fresh produce and sweet pies into a blissful experience. Your soul will be filled, enhanced by knowing that all our food is sourced from our partners: farmers we and you can trust.

We understand the relationship between excellent flavor and the environmentally-sustainable and transparent practices of the farms with whom we collaborate. We have a particularly special connection to our farm in Rhinebeck, NY run by Jake's mother, Andi Novick. From Gristmill Farm we've learned that the best soil produces the most delicious and nutrient dense food - feed the soil, not the plant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(718) 499-2424
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jake Novick-Finder
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Cross street
1st and 2nd
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and warm.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Easter brunch. Their reimagining of the Bloody Mary was so great

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around - had something other than the pizza this time, and the burger and fried chicken were totally amazing.

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SZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service REALLY slow.

Apps came out with quickly but then one entree came out 10 minutes after the first hit the table. Disappointing when we wanted to eat at the same time.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Pizza was bland, salad overdressed, kitchen was too loud. Don't recommend.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great dinner at Gristmill. The chef, Jake, was kind enough to stop by and share the provenance of many of the delightful dishes we had the pleasure of sampling. Perfect pizza, impeccable service, and very thoughtful ingredients.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 adults and one 3 year old; the waitress could not have been more kind and helpful to a squirming child! Food was delicious and we tried many of the menu items; pizza, kale salad, carrots and all 3 to share plates; we had leftovers which were nicely packaged.
A good family and adult spot; looking forward to the garden being open!

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DP
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we ordered was so good and very tasty - from the salads, pizza, and the best Fried Chicken we’ve ever eaten. We also enjoyed the easy pace of dinner as it allowed us to take our time to enjoy our food, talk, and actually not feel rushed. We will definitely come back.

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Q
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Did not realize we would have seating so close to open kitchen. It was uncomfortably warm. Ordered a pizza and had to wait way too long. They tried to appease us by giving us 2 specialty rolls on the house. Food was good not great.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gristmill is worth the commute if you're not in Park Slope. The integrity and transparency of the kitchen at Gristmill is really high and not something to take for granted, and they obviously apply a lot of care to everything they do. I love open kitchens, which Gristmill has, and they list the farm source of every menu item without being obnoxious about it. Their big wood fired stove is also awesome to see them using. The ambiance is casual and good for almost anything - a date, friends, family - though best to keep the parties 4 or under.

I had the roasted vegetable has for brunch, and the vegetables were cut into perfect cubes that cooked perfectly evenly, and was delicious.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good pizza, remarkable crust. But when they're crowded, the wait is long. One oven + lots of tables + menu is 80% pizza = substantial waiting around for pizza.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for brunch. The best grandma slice I have ever had. The corn bread and the mushroom gravy were great too. It’s a very cozy friendly small restaurant with a sweet staff. I love coming back here.

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M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought the family for dinner. Good apps for sharing, everything is made in their wood-fired oven. Tasty pizza in a nice atmosphere. I was skeptical about sourdough being a good fit for pizza but it definitely works. Will be back.

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ME
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious pizza with interesting combinations. Pair that up with a salad and nice wines - a fun evening.

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EH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent local restaurant with great service and great cocktails.

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e
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can't believe it's taken me so long to find this gem that's only a couple of blocks away. Creative, tasty, farm to table. Good drinks to accompany and a friendly, helpful wait staff.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere is outstanding and wait service was great too. The food was very good but I didn't get the whole farm to table feel since we didn't have any fresh veggies with our meals. We had the cheese pizza and cheeseburger...I have a few suggestions: A fresh herb on the pizza would have made it sing...otherwise very good. The hamburger was good and I really liked how it was cooked in the oven. However an aioli sauce on a plain cheeseburger is just too much fat and think ketchup is a better option—really need lettuce, tomato, or a fresh veggie to make mayonnaise necessary. And most importantly the potato chips have no place in your establishment. I understand your not frying anything but you got to come up with something else or just leave them out all together. I don't go to a nice place out like the Gristmill to eat potato chips. Add a pickle or roast some stringed cut root vegetable—something! Hope this helps. We will come again to try some of your other options!

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the sour dough pizza, local food, and wonderful atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The pizza wasn't that good. Sourdough just isn't a very good canvas for pizza.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Gristmill! The staff are friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the food they serve. Everything is locally sourced, delicious, and thoughtfully prepared.

We come often and the food is always delicious, so glad we found this neighborhood gem!

Can’t go wrong with the burger and all of their pizzas are great!

The atmosphere is laid back and elevated simultaneously.

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KI
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I met a friend here for brunch out of convenience of the location. I ordered a bacon egg and cheese sandwich-it was alright, I felt the egg was a little under-cooked as it appeared super runny and tasted a bit funky. Other than that, the service was great. I would probably give them another shot.

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JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Brunch food was good but tried too hard to be Hipster Ironic.
Even the grandma slice lacked much substance & little, to no cheese !
Cheese My Slice Please !

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best pizza I've had! Clever menu. Great place.

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LL
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I great place to go! Their pizza is delicious, but they also have really fun and delicious things on the menu. Drink menu is also excellent.

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a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu here is unusual, with a number of interesting small plates, excellent pizzas and four or five main dishes. Our group of six shared all but one of the small plates and then two pizzas, and it was all first-rate. My wife and I have been here many times, but the rest of our party were at Gristmill for the first time and they were very impressed. The menus options are fairly heavy, but man are they tasty!

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P
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible plus the local beers are a nice treat.

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b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - sourdough pizzas, great pork belly, friendly service. The only drawback would be a limited menu if you’re in the mood for variety.

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DM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. The food is always up to par and the service is equally good!

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r
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot, with wonderful pizzas and breads baked in a brick oven, great salads, and small plates. All the ingredients are sourced from local farms and producers using sustainable methods and the origin of each is described on the menu. The menu is limited--mostly pizzas, small plates, a burger--but it's all delicious. My husband and I split a huge and tasty baby kale salad, and shared a pepperoni pizza that was finished with burnt honey and was really unique and special--not much like a traditional pepperoni pizza! They have a nice selection of interesting beers and wines, and the staff is really nice. It's a warm room, nicely but simply decorated, with a very welcoming vibe and the bathroom has very cool black and white keith haring tiles. If this place was around the corner, we'd be there all the time--as it is we still travel 20+ blocks to eat there every few months because it's such a great all round experience. Our last visit was a date night but it's great for kids too.

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i
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food, as always, was excellent. My only complaint is that we were sat right by the door on a cold night.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place was a mess, dirty unoccupied tables everywhere. It took 10 min before a host even came near us to seat us. We sat at the bar where, once our order was taken, we never saw anyone again until our food arrived 20 min later.
The burger was cooked well done despite being ordered medium rare but no one came near us to check in so it just sat there. And is was expensive!
Never again.

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Breads Ever! This was a great find in Brooklyn's Park Slope/Crown Heights area which is full of good restaurants to choose from. It's a standout farm to table menu but the bread is baked right on the premises and make the restaurant smell divine while you eat . Wait staff is nice and friendly and there is outdoor seating as well. This is a keeper just for the breads and pizza alone. We will be back.

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JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was the best version of itself. Never had a softer, fluffier quiche. Friendly service and the concord grape pie (like all their pies) was such a salty sweet concoction

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Pleasantly surprised by this little place. The ambiance isn't great...too light, but the food is really good and the service is great. Super super friendly and knowledgeable.

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K
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I love Gristmill! I have been there a hand full of times for the great food and great service but this time service was really lacking..

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their grandma's pizza. It's no longer on the written menu but still available. They use sourdough crust. Also great Kale Cesar Salad.

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Y
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came for pizza which was good, but both pizzas that the server recommended had ricotta and sesame seeds so that was overkill.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavors.

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DM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fish, beef and salad bar. Price is fair. Wait staff always friendly.
Should seat you when you arrive not make you wait for your party.
Otherwise nice evening meal.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was, as always, especially good. Love their sourdough pizza crusts!

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