Permanently Closed - Norman

4.4
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located within the A/D/O building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Norman is a contemporary restaurant, café, in-house bakery and bar, conceptualized by Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer. Serving the design community and Brooklyn neighborhoods, Norman offers an all-day dining program set in the innovative and inviting space of A/D/O.

Norman is hosting the annual & 'Taste of Iceland,’ offering a special four-course dinner menu created by Georg Arnar Halldórsson, award-winning Chef for $65 and Norman's very own Executive Chef Stephan Ilnyckyj - to add a wine pairing to each course is an additional $35. The dinner series runs from September 27th - 30th.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Scandinavian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast, Lunch
Tue–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Breakfast/Lunch
Mon 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(347) 966-2092
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephan Ilnyckyj
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Catering
Catering information available upon request. For further information regarding catering or events, please visit our website listed above.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Norman Avenue and Banker St.
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Public transit
G Train to Nassau Avenue (Norman Avenue Exit)
L Train to Bedford Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Norman is a giant all-day Scandinavian restaurant that's a good place to eat something light and get some work done.

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KT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite spot in Greenpoint to eat and enjoy atmosphere. Delicious food, great service, yummy coffee, ambiance even better when live piano is going.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ordered drinks and two courses and everything came at once. Need to be better at pacing the food

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CR
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful light-filled brunch here during the height of the babies and kids-in-strollers Sunday brunch hour – good family-watching scene, though the noise level (while okay) was definitely higher than normal and service was a bit chaotic (basically, every table was filled when we began, most with at least 1 stroller). Food was awesome, our table of 5 shared everything and no one was disappointed. Have enjoyed each of our visits here over the past year.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Would love to have a separate coffee menu to order from during brunch. Waitress didn’t seem to know coffee options and was straddling to recite them from memory.

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JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Norman! Our food and wine was all excellent and we appreciated the special on the caraf pricing. The music was a bit too loud.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation but got there and the restaurant was closed. Bummer, after walking a half mile in the rain and cold.

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Couple things, Our waiter was so quiet it was difficult to hear him. Second, the restaurant closed up early, and we were informed of this 1/2 hour before, we felt rushed through our meal, the staff started preparing for I'm guessing another event, moving tables and chairs around the few customers still finishing their meals. It was a lot of noise, commotion and wasn't really up to the standard I expect from Norman. Next time, if there is a next time, the staff should wait until all diners are finished with their meals and exited the restaurant before preparing for other scheduled events. Disappointed in my dining experience.
Food A+

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lockeres neues Restaurant im Aufbau

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. The fried pickled squash alone is the stuff of dreams.

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GC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Norman is great. I go here pretty regularly. A/D/O is a community space. My only qualms with this particular dining experience was that the service was not good. For example, I had to ask for a spoon to stir my milk into my tea (obviously, you need a spoon when you ask for milk for your tea). Also, our waiter generally was not very attentive nor friendly. The food was good (I had the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich this time), but not enough to really satisfy my hunger.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Norman. The food was excellent. The servers were friendly and inviting. I felt very relaxed. High-end cuisine in an unpretentious setting - which is rare to find in New York.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

nor man is OUTSTANDING. Everything is delicious and unusual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lighting was horrendous and no bar with limited win.... other than that we loved it!💚💚

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. So modern and lots of space.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was an interesting event...on paper. Overall, the food was well plated and interesting. The portion size was a little too 'delicate' for my liking, but so be it. The service, on the other hand, was not together. They sat my wife and I and 20 minutes went by before we got the attention of a waiter and a bottle of drinking water. When they finally started the 4 course, they forgot to give us the welcoming taste (a mini sandwich and cup of juice). If i hadn't noticed some tables getting them, I wouldn't of brought up. Regardless, the dinner had all the right intentions, but the lack of 'well designed' service completely interrupted the flow of the meal. You never know till you try...oh well.

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A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we went for Taste of Iceland & it was awesome! We would def return

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We went to the Icelandic Event. Food was good, but staff was clumsy, felt like they hadn't been trained properly (not their fault).

I also was stuck in the bathroom for about 10 minutes, banging, because the door handle came off and there was no way to turn the handle and exit. I let the staff know, but no significant apology or compensation was given.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef presented amazing appetizer that was off the menu and the four course "Taste of Iceland" was exceptional. Teitur Schiöth presented an amazing "Into the Glacier No2". He is the brand ambassador for Brennivin. Organic, fresh, and no aftertaste. Bar, food, and service were beyond my expectation.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for the Taste of Iceland event therefore my experience is solely on the meal and service of the event. Love Icelandic food.

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RV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I showed up with a party of 5 only to find out the restaurant was closed for a private event. There was no indication of this when booking.

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NF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food here is great, like it always has been. The service lately has dropped significantly. Even though we had a reservation and could see open table, it took almost 20 mins to get seated. Service was rude, slow, and wrong. This place needs a service staff overhaul.

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

As usual, an amazing culinary experience served up by Norman – continues to be my favorite place to be in all of Brooklyn.

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GG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Natalia made everything better.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute spot! Good vibes!

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NB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice but dish are small (sardine)

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Beautiful from the food, to the people, to the view... Loved everything about it... We went for my wife's Birthday...

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks (cocktails) are good as usual.
Although, the server "forgot" to bring my cocktail.
Good service, food and location.
The place is located in a neighborhood that has a lot of other good restaurants.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing food, great ambiance, highly recommend and will definitely go back.

Service isn’t usually an issue (I go during the day almost daily and it’s a well-oiled machine). Dinner service was a bit disjointed however, at least on the Friday I went. We had about 4 people serving us at different times, and they were not aware of each other’s steps (asked about water 3 times, cocktails twice, took down food choices twice, and had 2 food runners asking to clean up multiple times). While I appreciate the attentive service, it feels like we talked to staff longer than each other :)

Defined sections and roles to match the perfect food would make this the dream dinner spot.

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DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Norman is a jewel. Spacious and never hectic (in my experience), yet delicious and beautiful. Surprised (but happy) it’s so easy!

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing space and design store includes open spaces for people to work. Great vibe, friendly, interesting menu choices, and great staff!

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c
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Hard to believe this was the same restaurant as the other reviews I read. Though the space is very cool, everything else was subpar. First off, the waiter was the most uncaring, unknowledgeable waitperson I've encountered in a while. The fact that we waited 15 minutes after sitting down to get someone to come over didn't help. The food was good (except for the trout which was bad), but the portion size was very small. The skate was tasty but very small, as was the burger. Even the happy hour glass of wine was a much smaller pour than the regular glass of wine. So the fair prices are negated by the smaller quantities of food and drink. Glad we tried it, but not going back.

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

Just the right blend of everything. Food is so good. Portions could be a bit larger because its so good. Service is spot on. From the moment we are seated til we leave everyone is attentive . I hope this restaurant keeps on growing. What a pleasure!

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NF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ordered one of almost everything on the menu, and it was a great decision! We came for the Sunday Brunch. All the dishes that had mushrooms in them were phenomenal. The cocktails were delicious too. The decor in the place is beautiful - all Nordic design. The space also gets great light, so it's a happy place to spend a couple of hours eating with friends.

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r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My husband and my son and I went for brunch today. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The place was crowded. It's sit down waiter service restaurant on one side and workspace, counter service on the other.

Our waiter took our order but never came back to see if everything was OK after the food was delivered or ask if we wanted more coffee. My husband did try to flag him down and get his attention on two separate occasions but he completely averted his gaze. That is service 101.
Only after we were finished did he stop by the table at all. Utensils are delivered in a wooden box which is completely strange and a bit pretentious. When my husband asked what the box was for (because they don't open it), the waiter's reaction was one of surprise .. Portions are small but filling.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is strange and our server was extremely rude. The space itself is confusing. It feels like a weird mix between a coffee shop, a book store, a museum, a restaurant... the place has some serious identity issues. Add terrible service on top of it and an overpriced menu and it's just a no. Never coming back.

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T
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Valentine's day and the dinner was delicious. The bread and butter, don't even get me started, were melt in my mouth. We tried the celery root and scallops for our appetizer, which were the perfect light way to start our meal. For our entrees we had the steak and the fish, and let me say the truffle mashed potatoes were to die for. Please, do yourself a favor and end your meal with the chocolate cake and almond whip. Would absolutely go back!

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While it was a treat to dine here, I would've loved a little bit of additional attention. When I made the resy, I'd taken the time to announce, in the notes section, that my wife & I have an infant and couldn't wait to go on a real date (it's been many months) to celebrate BOTH our birthdays at Norman.

Our resy was at 5p, Blueplate special hour, and was literally the only table to sit for the 1st hour of opening. Our waitress was fantastic but also had no knowledge of the head's up I'd written. If it's not something businesses acknowledge, why is the additional comments section even present?

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

This was our second visit and we enjoyed the space, host, waiter, and meal as much as the first time. We love most of the food, but there are a few dishes which aren't perfect. Nonetheless, it is one of our new favorite spots. We will definitely return.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Starters were too minimalistic and order served two dishes at the time. Sorry but carrot sticks (fermented) don't cut it for the first ten minutes of a restaurant experience.

Warm dishes were very nice.

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