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Loosie's Kitchen & Cafe

4.4
122 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
Serving southern-style hospitality under the Williamsburg Bridge, Loosie's Kitchen & Cafe is a space where everyone is welcome, conversations flow freely, and an extended family is made within the community. At the heart of it all, food, hospitality & low country cooking.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(718) 309-0231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Henry Lu
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Catering
Special off-site events for partnering brands and collaborations
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Berry st
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Public transit
Marcy Avenue via J, M & Z
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Entertainment
Surprise guest piano appearances, jazz sessions and string quartets.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 122 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is one of my neighborhood favorites. Never disappoints and perfect for any occasion. Highly recommend for locals or out of towners!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loosie's Food was good, specifically the Charred Broccolini, the cauliflower and the Branzino. Service was mediocre. Our reservation wasn't in their system and after showing them our confirmed open table reservation were were told that we were in luck because their last 2-top for the night was open. Even though this didn't feel very welcoming or hospitable, we continued with our night. There were some ants on the floor and brick wall near our table which was unpleasant. Overall, the food was good but the staff there could be better at service and hospitality. We will not be rushing back.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very delictable food, I enjoyed myself with the company I brought. Our waitress though was offstandish and didn't communicate well with my party. However, I would go back for the food and the whole ambiance of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food. Good service. Fun ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, friendly staff, and BEAUTIFUL SPACE. Loved it! I was also really appreciative of the non-judgmental attitude from the staff when we were taking photos. It was also my friend's birthday and they made it extra special by bringing out dessert with a candle. Thank you!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

While I really love the ambience, the service was really poor. The hostess accidentally spilt water on the table (and on me), no apology. You have to flag waitstaff down to order anything including a coffee. Waiter didn't know what an irish coffee was, and when brought the coffee, let us know that they didn't have Bailey's (maybe it was his first day?)

Separately, the food is not cheap, but portion size and taste was also not up to par considering other spots you'll find in the neighborhood. Maybe it was just my order. I wish I could give it more stars, but it'd be helpful if waitstaff was trained on being a bit more attentive. We honestly could have left without paying, because waitstaff was never paying attention.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Running out of 2 of your 4 main courses is embarrassing. Not to mention only having dark meat for fried chicken...Only option was Branzino.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loved it !

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great looking place. Great food. Didn’t enjoy playlist.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Worst service in NYC to date! I have been to over 200 restaurants in the city.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nice staff. Great coffee. Good menu. Price is right.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Cute spot and great food!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Not bad
It was a food that can be eaten anywhere
It was different food by photo
But chicken with toste was so good

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were a table of 7 for brunch. The restaurant is bright and welcoming. Most of the people in our party liked their dishes; some loved their selections; and one didn't particularly care for her eggs. The desserts were a hit, especially the vegan selections including cookies and muffins.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was terrible, we waiting forever for our food and it wasn't particularly impressive once it arrived. Main attraction was the ambiance, great for instagramming...

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for the Valentine’s Day prefix menu and it was like a scene out of a sitcom where black ppl go to fancy restaurant only to find the food under cooked and the portion sizes ridiculously small. Ended up at Streets bk soon after for cooked and seasoned food.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Came here for the Valentines Day dinner; was my first time at this location and was originally confused as to where the dining was until I was told it was back towards the kitchen. I was originally impressed with the space as it is surronded by plants in this cool greenhouse like covered patio. Perfect date scene. I knew going into the meal that it was going to be a 4 course tasting menu to share for 120$. You would think that because this a southern restaurant, or known for being a southern restaurant that southern food would be given during the tasting. This wasn't the case at all. The 4 courses were good, but would have been good for one person. If you are going to have a sharing plate, you need to give enough food to share. The main course of the tasting menu was duck, yet there were only 4 pieces of Duck. For a meal to cost 200$ I would like to leave the meal with my girlfriend and I feeling full and satisfied, and this wasn't the case at all. A true disappointment when I was really looking forward to eating here. We ended up have to go to Vanessa's Dumpling House where we spent 10$ and had a more satisying meal. Next time you do a tasting menu, keep with the theme of the restaurant and serve southern food, and please make the portion sizes bigger if you are going to share the plates.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had been in the past and it was amazing. Basically the regular menu is off the charts. Was in for the Valentine's dinner for two and it was essentially overpriced and alright. Portions were quite undersized and nothing too spectacular for the price. I certainly plan to go back and stick to the regular menu.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful service. Great food. The quaint, mature environment perfect for any occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday brunch

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Bright, cheery atmosphere and eclectic decor added to the charm of our Sunday brunch.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Worst experience ever. Have dined at loosie’s before and had a great experience. This time around - The service was absolutely horrendous, waitress was rude, food was terrible and over cooked (we were told there was a new chef), dessert came out melted and runny, drinks took an hour. I would never recommend it again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Williamsburg. Food is amazing!! Comfort food, intimate setting. Good for casual dates, meet up with friends and family. Beautiful space and nice cocktails. Following your meal stop by the bar downstairs. Just GO!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food came out very late and the waitress was very rude to my family and girlfriend’s family. The crown jewel of the experience was when my girlfriend found a metal screw in her waffles. We ended up getting the meal comped. But overall it was a very terrible experience on New Year’s Eve.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Such a gorgeous spot with all kinds of options-- the patio and indoor dining area have so much character and life with AMAZING food. The bar in the front is the perfect spot for nightlife in Williamsburg. Absolutely love this place.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Had a great first experience at Loosie's Kitchen. Only negative was that the dining area was really cold, everyone had to eat with their coats on. My pasta was delicious, but also not hot. All the other food and cocktails were great, the waitress was so nice and on top of it and the ambience is really nice.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and ambiance were great. I definitely give the restaurant points for presentation. Will definitely return soon!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

I had such a wonderful time at Loosie's! The ambiance is green, eclectic, and artsy. The food was absolutely delicious, and exactly what we had hoped for in a Sunday brunch. Service was wonderful. Thanks, Loosie's!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious fried chicken and beignets to die for! Loosie's Kitchen is a fun place for comfort food with a twist. The service was a little slow, but it was a Saturday night, otherwise we really enjoyed our meal here. The mac and cheese and ricotta appetizer were also outstanding.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Eggs norwegian...served with sad salad. Stick with chicken and waffles. Waitress was special. Great ambience average brunch food. Good for coffee and pastries.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Must get the Nutella Beignets. Before 12pm is mostly family so could be loud with kids. Good food, cute ambiance (feels like you're in a greenhouse), and overall ok service (not great).

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good, not great. Service was pretty bad. Forgot to bring drinks and food took a really long time for the amount of people there. Very nice ambiance in the place but won’t be rushing back.

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Each server/bartender we had, had to apologize for the wait or the poor service.
Drinks tool 15 minutes once ordered, after waiting 15 to order.
We ordered two appetizers and a burger to split--1 app came approx. 30 minutes after ordering and was good. We requested bread with the second appetizer & were then told "the chef insists on toasting all bread, so this may take awhile." We ended up eating the appetizer without the bread as it did take too long. Our "medium rare" burger came out completely raw, and inedible. We sent it back, after being asked if we were going to eat it or not... and then our bread came out.

We were not offered a replacement meal or a drink on the house.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

I was 45 minutes late due to a commute that took much longer, and they still took our reservation! They were super nice about it and the food and ambiance were so great.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was awful. Our dinner took over 3 hours.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We were not sure of who was the server... service was unsatisfactory. Fish's seasoning was cornered in a portion of the fish as if it was rushed. Needless to say it was bland. Overall an unsatisfactory experience.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was amazing and the ambience of the place was so beautiful. The only reason I did not give this place 5 stars is because the customer service was lacking. I ordered the johnny cakes for my boyfriend and I and after 5 minutes our waiter told us they only had 1 left (which I thought was really odd). So I got the johnny cakes and my bf got waffles and chicken instead. We also ordered orange juice. It took a really long time for our food to come and it wasnt all that crowded. The food was amazing but the girl never brought us our orange juice. I didn't make a big fuss about it. when the bill came I noticed they overcharged us about $30. Our bill shouldve been around $50 bucks and they trued to charge us 86. They forgot to take the orange juice off our order and added an extra brunch entree to our order. It really messed up an otherwise pleasant experience. When I brought it to their attention they were just like oh. Let me fix it. Not even a sorry. Great food. Great ambience. Need better waiters.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

SO GOOD! I LOVE LOOSIES KITCHEN. COOL SPACE GREAT VIBE

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2.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Unattractive, food not good, walked past kitchen, looked filthy

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Absolutely horrible. I can't believe we didn't walk out as soon as we arrived. Terrible atmosphere. Atrocious service. The food was nothing special. It was so loud, we had to shout to have a conversation. Oh, and there were people having sex in the bathroom. Classy joint!

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