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Olmsted

4.7
4.7
196 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Olmsted offers an approachable, seasonal New American menu from Chef Greg Baxtrom (formerly of Alinea, Atera and Blue Hill Stone Barns) and partner Ian Rothman, former horticulturist at Atera. The intimate eatery is rich with wood detailing and features white brick walls, a chef’s counter and a lush backyard garden with seating where it grows fresh ingredients for the kitchen.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 552-2610

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Baxtrom

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross street

    Park Pl

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B, Q to 7th Ave<br />2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available
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What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We had so many expectations from this place and what a disappointment.. The most surprising thing is that it is very hard to reserve a table . I was literally hunting getting a table reserved online. And I thought to myself “ Wow , food must be amazing there” So when we finally got there, we really liked the atmosphere. It is cozy , everything is really well organised and there is a beautiful garden . But food is very much mediocre served in minuscule portions. We were also joked that it was good that we ate a bit before the restaurant, otherwise we’d get off the table very much hungry. At the end we got another surprise, a check that included Covid charge supposedly to help them cover their reduced dining capacity. Hmmm.. the restaurant was packed with tables and customers plus outside sitting area.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on December 19, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    It's been a year since we dined at the Olmstead and to this day we still talk about how it was the worst dining experience we've ever had! We called ahead to see if they had vegan options for their Thanksgiving dinner and they said they absolutely could provide vegan options for the multi-course Thanksgiving meal. What my husband (the vegan) wound up getting was literally a single slice of burnt sweet potato and THAT WAS IT, aside from a fruit platter that was- I kid you not- made of up canned mandarin oranges! It was almost laughable. While the rest of the family was eating multiple courses (which were generally under-flavored and overpriced), he had a single plate of one slice of sweet potato and a bowl of canned mandarin oranges. The staff was also pretty stuck up and did not seem apologetic. To this day it was one of the worst meals we've had and will likely be an annually revisited holiday tragedy for the next decade. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, I cannot recommend this place unless you want a tragic story to revisit every year.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on November 24, 2017

    overall1foodserviceambience
    DO NOT GO IF YOU ARE A VEGAN, VEGETARIAN OR PESCATARIAN. Literally one of the worst meals we have ever received. We paid for a multiple course dinner and the vegan and vegetarian had to sit most of the courses out. Of course, we were told before making our reservation the restaurant "absolutely could" accommodate a vegan and pescaratian. The vegan was literally served a slice of potato on a plate (that was it!) and for dessert a "fruit platter" which was a bowl of sliced apples ad canned mandarin oranges. The pescatarian didn't fare much better- a tiny piece of bland fish with mushy broccoli on top- nothing else. It was very insulting for the price. Meanwhile, the meat-eaters in our party had multiple courses and sides with their meals. Again, if you are a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian stay far away from this place. Very disappointing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very innovative presentation. The menu has a decidedly Asian influence in the presentation and the method, but the ingredients were high quality organic and local. It was a nice, unusual twist and it worked well. The room is very nice, the backyard is really lovely. Next time I'd like to go when the weather is a bit warmer and enjoy a drink in the garden. The Mezcal cocktail was very very tasty. Wines were good - nice selection, some good unusual picks. I am impressed with the quality and creativeness coming out of that small kitchen. Well done!
  5. BC

    BrooklynCheeseSnob

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooooooooo delish
  6. H

    Handsomekilla

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Delicious food. Nice waif staff. Almost satirically over the top presentation. Small portions. Excessive pretension. Basically a hipster joint.
  7. PR

    PamelaR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was really delicious. We enjoyed the entrees more than the small plates and the appetizers. The portions were a bit small. The pork neck was perfectly cooke and delicious and the Tagliatelle made of rutabaga was amazing.
  8. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This hard to score reservation is well worth all the effort. Lovely warm indoor space and wonderful garden. Friendly helpful service. Wonderful innovative delicious reasonably priced food. Excellent wine selection at moderate prices. Specifically, the crackers, cauliflower and monkfish were amazing and be sure to try the Morgan's meats. Loved the carrot crepe and cod fritters. And the trout and pork were wonderful. But favorite of all was the "Tagliatelle "...simply devine! And save room for the s'mores out in the garden. In all, a perfect meal and evening out with dear friends!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great came especially from Belgium
  10. KM

    KaraMA

    Washington DC

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were very pleased with our experience. The restaurant decor is beautiful. The plating is beautiful. The food is very good but perhaps not as great as some reviews would have you believe. The carrot crepe, which put the restaurant on the mark according to our waiter, was good but not great--but for the calms, which added a nice, salty component. Otherwise, the flavor wasn't sharp enough. The crawfish boil crackers tasted as described, like cajun pork rinds. The tagliatelle was our favorite. We could have licked the plate, the sauce was so good. The pasta had a nice slight crunch.
  11. J

    Jess2art

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food. Been here three times and have had to wait months to get a reservation. The smores dessert option to be enjoyed back in their garden/waiting area was a fun experience. Excellent service and food...but, I also doubt I will wait again that long to come back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wow'd by this place. Everything was very high quality and cooked perfectly.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience! Our entire party shared and enjoyed.
  14. y

    yumyum

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a little nervous about the menu as I am a vegetarian who happens to also be very picky! We mentioned this to our waitress who immediately let us know all the items they could change and make vegetarian! Instead of making a dish and removing the meat they clearly thought about how to make the dishes vegetarian while still delicious. Very much appreciated the flexibility of the kitchen and the great staff. Make a reservation in advance as it fills up fast!
  15. K

    Kimberlylp

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding as was the food! No wonder this restaurant has become a fast favorite. I can't want to go back again and again
  16. f

    fabiot

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good, we loved. We will be back when in New York.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  18. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food - they're relatively vegetarian friendly (just ask - a few of the menu items can be made veggie). Great cocktails & wine list. Spending time in the backyard is a must! When you finish your meal, ask to sit outside for an after dinner drink & dessert. It's complete with blankets and heaters even if it's a bit chilly out.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded my expectations on flavors and service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A bit over hyped after a 2 month wait to get a reservation. The trout was a bit cold and would have been nice with a small side. The rosemary drink was great!
  21. YN

    YelenaN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time with family and friends. Radiant place!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Counting down the minutes until I visit again, hopefully before the menu is changed so we can taste every little thing. Truly a gem.
  23. MA

    MarcAlanG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two members of our party had a last minute emergency, but it wasn't an issue and we got relocated to the chefs counter, which was a lucky break for us. Food was, unsurprisingly, incredible. I was particularly impressed with the wine selection which really focusses on lower price but very interesting bottles. I can't wait for an opportunity to go back and try the few things we didn't get through on the menu.
  24. J

    Jboral

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with ingredients used in unique ways. Cocktails were delicious and fun. All staff was extremely kind and helpful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally worth the hype. Lovely place and fun meal with phenomenal food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The wait times were painfully long. Our server was a somewhat abrupt and rude- the wine he recommended was underwhelming and overpriced. Fortunately the food was worth it.
  27. DS

    DrSteve

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal. Two friends and I dined at Olmsted this past week and couldn't possibly have been any happier. From start to finish, we were treated exceptionally well by the team, enjoying a wonderful bottle of wine recommended by our server, and enjoying one of almost everything on the menu. Chef Baxtrom and his team have done a wonderful thing at Olmsted, bringing creative, incredibly tasty and beautiful dishes to a laid back dining room and at a very reasonable price. I can't wait to go back for the spring menu, which the chef was working on as we made our exit late in the evening. Restaurants like this are why I drive from northern NJ to Prospect Park on a Wednesday night after 12 hours of work, and they (especially this one) are really special when they deliver. If you can, get there before the menus change over and try the rutabaga tagiatelle, it is mind blowing!!!!
  28. O

    Opentable36789

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Made the reservation two months in advance and the food was well worth the wait. Service was attentive without being overbearing and food was relatively quick. Decent selection of wines by the glass but even more impressive is the most expensive glass is only $14.
  29. TC

    ThierryC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My fourth time at OLMSTED and still completely outstanding. I always feel I am seating on a cloud when I go there.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and satisfying food, totally worth the hype!
  31. s

    susant

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique cuisine. Each dish shined on its own. The menu changes frequently so I am looking forward to visiting it again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent experience at Olmsted! At first we were a little disappointed because they say us at the Chef's Bar and my Open Table selection was for standard seating. But they cleared it up quickly and we didn't have to wait too long. Overall it was an excellent experience.
  33. L

    Leah

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would happily go back again and again. Such a wonderful meal for such a good value.
  34. b

    brooklynbae

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came away from our meal at Olmsted completely pleased by the level of food and service. The restaurant offers an incredible value, considering the quality of the ingredients and the cooking techniques on display. We loved everything we ate -- the duck, uni pierogies, crawfish crackers, chawanmushi, scallops, frozen yogurt. We'll definitely be back -- although getting a reservation is tough at this popular and delightful restaurant!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Having dessert in the cute garden was really nice! Highly recommend the lavender honey frozen yogurt.
  36. k

    kinder137

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Olmstead is a restaurant that opened in summer 2016 in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. It is a very popular restaurant with a young hop vibe. The food is fantastic and very approachable. I love the take on great flavor combos. I had the amazing butternut squash soup, the carrot crape, the short rib, the trout and yougart for dessert. My advice make reservations. You will not be disappointed.
  37. BD

    BklynDiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great meal, four ladies we basically ordered and enjoyed the entire menu. It was worth every calorie. We were guided to two nice, fairly priced bottles of wine, I always appreciate that. I can't wait to go again ... hopefully Max will find me a nice table.
  38. c

    chrispbacon

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of the best values you'll find in New York City, definitely try out this restaurant. That is, if you can get in. My boyfriend and I shared four full courses and a cocktail each, all for less than $100 total. A carrot crepe was flavorful, while the cauliflower was forgettable. The winning dish was a salty and rich, brown butter-soaked "tagliatelle," actually made from shaved rutabaga. And for dessert, we savored the frozen yogurt topped with a whipped lavender honey. All-white except for a few violet petals, it's a study in contrasts: warm, sweet honey against cold, tart yogurt. Once the crowds die down, I'll be envious of neighbors: It's sure to be a Prospect Heights institution for years to come.
  39. M

    Martha

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to get reservation but got 5 PM before performance at BAM. Outstanding food; excellent service. Beautiful setting.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Some dishes were genius and the ambience made this place too easy to like. The somm was so enthusiastic about a proffered wine that he told us that he would charge us only for what we drank from the bottle.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Olmsted offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 552-2610.

Olmsted is rated 4.7 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Pl

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    B, Q to 7th Ave2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Baxtrom

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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