Off the Brook Bistro & Cocktails

4.4
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are a family-owned and operated restaurant bringing over 20 years of experience in wining and dining our customers of Seaford, at Il Bacetto Italian Restaurant, to Merrick. With whole fresh ingredients and homemade desserts coupled with fine wines and crafted mixed drinks, our goal and passion are to deliver Italian American cuisine with a staff that is eager to serve and make your dining experience one to be remembered. Join us at your new neighborhood place where memories are made!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 32 people are saying
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vipneodada
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was great. Service was excellent. The empanadas were greasy, overloaded with oil. I realize that they are stuffed with cheese and pesto but they were dripping and the outer pastry was soggy. The spaghetti was over cooked, the meatballs were just ok. The house wine selection for the Chardonnay was adequate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They were very nice people but seem to have some kinks to work out.

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vipFabfoxy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally went here for brunch! The food was delish ! My hubbs has the burger and I had the BEC French Toast ! YUM! The Bloody Mary was the best I've had! Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Food and service were top notch. Highly recommend

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ElainaC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went Sunday night and the place wasn’t too busy which worried me at first, but the super friendly service and the amazing food I ordered (once I could finally choose from all the tempting options) left me saying”I’m definitely going back there! “

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arlenec
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I heard good things about this place but was very disappointed. The food was just ok not great. prices were very high. I don't mind paying for good food but this was just egh. It came to almost $300 for 4 people.
I do have to say that the servers were great and had personality. Too bad. I would not come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very underrated local restaurant. The food is always delicious and the staff welcoming. The owner always there pitching in and part of the full dining experience. A great evening out for a nice dinner or even a drink at the bar while watching the game.
Highly recommend the zucchini chips and the crab cake apps.
Great dinner specials and nice beer on tap!
Will be back again.

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EllenF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was excellent and food was delicious and nicely presented. Calamari app was a little small, but that’s my only complaint. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals.

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vipHopeM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Started at the bar, was out of 2 beers on tap, mixed cocktails are basic not with fresh juices. Sat in dining area for dinner. They removed some tables from what used to be packed in from the old Left Coast so it was more spacious. We ordered mostly off the specials and it was excellent. Service was so friendly and they all worked together so nicely. Can't wait to go back.

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carolem
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the portions were big. The staff was very friendly. We were there at 3pm so we were the only ones there, so I can't comment on the noise level. I would go again

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JasonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cute and quaint atmosphere. The noise level was perfect for a date night which allowed us to hear each other speak. The food was excellent and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just picked it off the internet and was so pleased. Staff was wonderful, food and drinks were amazing! Will definitely be back!!

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SamanthaH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband and 1 year old. Great food. Very good service. Load enough we could bring our baby but not loud enough you couldn’t hear each other. Very good experience.

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PattiH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose this place solely on seeing it on Open Table and we are glad we did. From the minute we walked in we felt like we belonged there. Daniella greeted us and made sure we were comfortable in our choice of seating. The food, drinks and service were outstanding and we were checked on repeatedly and truly felt like family. We will definitely be back and recommend it highly.

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Edward
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for local dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time we were there. Very good food, service was good, even though there was one server, hostess & bartender working, they do not rush you, which is nice. Great drink menu.

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MsAJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very cute place and delicious food.
We loved everything we ordered.

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Dopp79
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Jackie was super awesome and was very knowledgeable about the menu! Food was so delicious and the whole experience was a memorable one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place
Food was delicious and service was wonderful
Not a big place but place is perfect for a small get together
Parking soot behind restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit, and look forward to the next time! A truly pleasant dining experience. Snapped a few pics of our super fun cocktails - great presentation and delicious too. Another great batch of white wine mussels over seasoned fries, so yum! And my salmon dish was excellent - a perfectly crisped sear coupled with sunchoke purée and artichoke spears. No lack of favor. Everyone should give this place a try, I highly recommend.

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vipZabRos
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with good drinks and food! Can’t beat half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays! Anyone complaining about long waits must have forgot about the pandemic benefits affecting all business as it related to hiring.

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vipLongIslandSteakLover
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and courteous service. The food was delicious with a nice quaint environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

What a pleasant new stop for a drink, dinner or lunch! Servers very caring and well done food in pleasant atmosphere. Will be returning

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vipkaren
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local gem! The staff and food was wonderful! We felt very comfortable eating inside. There were partitions and tables were separated well. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Will def be returning. Loved our waitress and especially like the oak chard and delicious crab cakes!!

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Irisheyes516
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Loud. Brash. Tacky. Less than mediocre signature cocktails. Fake flowers everywhere. Center tables being used for storage. God knows they’re trying but there are so many other superior choices in the neighborhood, I don’t think I’ll be back and I don’t imagine they will make it in this tough climate.

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vipRobin
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was adequate. Service was terrible. Ordered glass of wine and it never was bought to table. Had to track waitress down to ask for the wine, 10 minutes later the bartender bought it over because waitress failed to get it from bar. 5 of us ordered dinner, one meal was bought out 15 minutes before the rest. When the owner realized the rest was not going to be ready for a while she took it back to the kitchen to keep it warm! Not heading back so fast and was hoping for a nice, good and new restaurant in the neighborhood!

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vipSpinDoctor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Danielle was a great sever and was very helpful in our choices for food and drinks. She provided her personal preferences and what was popular. We’ll be back and hope to see her again.

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EliasP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited at door too long no greeter no manager.
Finally we saw someone go in back get a server and she came over and sat us - no hello how many oh do you have reservation .
Finally got our menu asked what we want to drink and waited.
Got drinks gave our order - waited
Got appetizers but before we’re done the runner wants to take our plates away to bring dinner - can I finish please - dinner is ready - food came out - gravy was dry on top of one dish - the rest of terrible dishes followed - food was awful. - only one appetizer dish was good - Waist of $200
One server on floor - a runner - and maybe a manager that got off the bar stool when and if she felt like it.
What a disappointment

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JessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Got there 10 minutes after reservation and had to wait another 10 minutes. Was asked if we’d mind a booth said sure not realizing it was a booth meant for 2 not 4 it was very tight for a party if 4 with two men and they wouldn’t move us. Took a long time to get menus and utensils. Needed to ask multiple times to turn music down. Food was good and presentation was nice. Didn’t like that they added 4% to credit cards. Won’t rush bacn

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We split a bunch of appetizers. We had the mussels, truffle Mac, Wings, and spinach artichoke dip. All of it was incredible. Highly recommend!

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vipveedeee
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food and service here. The food was high-quality Italian and was excellent. I believe our server was one of the owners but she was very accommodating friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Off the Brook Bistro & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 608-6543.

Off the Brook Bistro & Cocktails is rated 4.4 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.