Runner & Stone

4.6
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128 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Join us for the Meet Your Makers Series at Runner & Stone!

Runner & Stone supports local farms and producers - when we plate a meal or pour a glass of wine, we're presenting something our friends and neighbors have made! We're proud of our local focus and we want to share it with you!

The Meet Your Makers Series is three nights of curated tasting menus, spotlighting three local farms and three local breweries/wineries, with presentations from the farmers, winemakers and brewmasters who bring it all to life!

Thursday, June 22nd, July 13th & August 17th - Reservations are required so please book now!


Runner & Stone opened December 2012 as a neighborhood bakery, restaurant and bar. We bake all of our bread and pastries in house, including naturally leavened breads and viennoisseries, using local whole grain flours, dairy and fruit. All of our meats are antibiotic and hormone free.
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vipHannahG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly cozy ambience. Our party thoroughly enjoyed sharing several small plates & great wine. Highly recommend!

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Artist4life
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always wonderful. Love the bread. Pasta's are great and they make a mean Negroni. Go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great family birthday experience

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vipLynnB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service couldn’t be better! We loved it.

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Epices6
Berlin
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The concise menu offers a great deal of variety for diners. We were five persons and ordered most of the dishes on the menu - all were executed very well and tasted great. The small wine list is carefully chosen and fairly priced. Our server was outstanding, we enjoyed his expert advice, easy bantering, and excellent service. Needless to say, having a fine bakery on the premises is another great dining plus.
A place to return.

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nobodyspecial
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very surprised to learn that Runner & Stone has been right under our nose for a few years, particularly since Park Slope 'dining' has fallen to newer lows with very very few 'go-tos' or 'new & interesting'. while Gowanus is bursting at the seams with new attractive additions - ones that you'd go back to, etc. Relative to places to dine in the 'Slope', Runner & Stone would be best by a long shot. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for a couple of years and it is consistently excellent. The bread and baked items are unreal. The pasta dishes are a perfect starter, and the entrees are delicious. We've had the fired chicken (very good and not greasy), the fish (Pollock), as well as the porkchop. We're never let down.

The service is also spot on. The restaurant has a very local feel, and they take care of you. I would definitely recommend R&S.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food and service were excellent and well priced. Bread was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience1

This place is an amazing bakery but a bad restaurant. The food was way overpriced for what it was and everything was under seasoned (even the butter!). But the bread and dessert were incredible. The pasta itself alone was delicious but the chefs treatment of the pasta was gamey and poorly executed. I wish it was better!

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AnneB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the absolute new best place to go for dinner. What a wonderful surprise! Delicious food, lovely ambiance and perfect service. The breads from the in-house bakery are truly inspiring. The wait staff was friendly, informative and not pretentious. So welcome!

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AlanaF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Runner and Stone a bunch recently and really enjoy it. It's a beautiful restaurant with a charming serving staff and delicious food. We feel so taken care of when we are here. They also bake their own bread so you will get to try their many different delightful breads. We've been here on "date night" and with our older kids who love the fried chicken. I can't resist the spicy hummus and beet salad as starters. Pasta dishes are to die for and I recently had the scallops which were sublime. There are great cocktails and wine options as well. You cannot go wrong with Runner and Stone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute, quaint restaurant. Service was excellent. The fresh baked bread was incredible. Drinks were delicious! Food was amazing! Definitely would recommend

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THRSHLLRS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal for date night with the husband. We knew that they had a great bakery so we stuck with the crostini with mushrooms and ricotta for an appetizer and pastas for our meal. We were not disappointed. It was a cold night and we wanted to sit by the window. They were prepared with space heaters to keep us comfortable. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fabulous. The bread was to die for! It was a pleasure to be able to have a conversation without screaming. I plan to go back again and again.

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Norton
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter who I think was also the host was an expert at customer service from the time we walked in until we paid the check and exited.
Everything about the meal was near-perfect. It was a perfect place to connect with great friends over the holidays. We will definitely become regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and great value !! They were accommodating to food allergies.

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vipAlmostamazing
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Very quiet tonight but I bet if it was busy, it would be a bit noisy.

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vipmombej
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An intriguing menu with fine ingredients, and they even make their own bread. We were offered a sampler including an unusual one with cumin, and a rustic buckwheat bread. They sent us home with a complementary loaf of bread too.

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SimonA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, staff was attentive and helpful.

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vipjonis
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I love this place. It was so wonderful when they opened, they were the first good restaurant in Gowanus in over 20 years! Usually I have a 4-5 star experience here, but this time they squished 5 of us into a table for 4 without even placing one person at the end. It seems as though they overbooked the night we were there. Our guests (from Australia) were squashed. Runner and Stone, that's no way to treat your clientele!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went here on a date with my boyfriend. The food was great and our waiter, Julio was outstanding. He gave us great recommendations and checked on us often to see how we were enjoying everything. He also gave us delicious bread to take home for the morning!

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vipEater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their take on modern cuisine is fabulous, with always a twist using fresh ingredients. The service is attentive and we enjoy the surroundings. Runner and Stone is a real gem and we're overjoyed that it's in walking distance from our house.
Did I mention the bread?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful time. Family visiting from out of town always requests a meal here. We love bringing them here as well as finding ourselves in on the weekend.

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MMango
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, so thrilled to discover this place and will be back regularly!

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I went to Runner and Stone to celebrate my birthday, and it turned out to be just the right choice. The food was thoughtful and delicious, and all of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. The apple cider sorbet has haunted my dreams (in a good way) ever since! I would definitely recommend, especially if you're looking for a nice evening but want to stick around Brooklyn.

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dinnerguest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a terrific dinner with friends. Great food, service - took home fresh bread from their bakery too!!

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EibhlinBee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant in Gowanus! The food was absolutely phenomenal. I had a bite of gnocci which was outstanding, but my dinner was the mushroom crostini with truffle oil and roasted Brussels sprouts. I have never, ever devoured vegetables so quickly in my life! The sprouts were seriously the highlight of my meal. The crostini was fantastic also, I was just so impressed by the Brussels sprouts. the wine list was good, and I enjoyed the chardonnay that I had. It's un-oaked, so not as heavy/buttery as a typical Chardonnay. It was a nice summer wine and a good break from my usual Sauvignon Blanc. The service was excellent from the waiter, to the bartender to the manager (Julio) who introduced himself at the end of our meal. I will most definitely be back.

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petitchou
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

What they do best is baked goods. The bread, pretzel, and cheesecake were a hit. The rest of the food was under-seasoned and the grilled fish was overcooked. It's a pretty place, but the food needs some tweaking to bring it up to the level of the baked goods. Very good service.

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AnnJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely unrushed evening. The food and wine were wonderful, the service was warm and attentive.

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vipMara
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was inventive and delicious. The bread and desserts were to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Runner and Stone on a recommendation from friends. It was my husband's birthday and we were gathering a few couples to celebrate. The setting is perfect. The light, the decor and the seating on multiple levels is eye candy. The server was amiable and a true gem. He explained the menu, which had some ingredients we weren't familiar with. He was honest and we had a good time with him. The dinner was the best meal I have had and the blueberry cobbler for dessert is beyond compare. We dined on the fried chicken, chicken liver pate, the steak, a pasta and the brussel sprouts. We finished everything and shared each others plates, because of the oooohs and aaaahs coming out of everyone's mouths after tasting the food. Love this place. Will return.

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TheMaskedChef
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall1food3service3ambience1

It was a Friday night, and although it was a cool summer evening, conditions at Runner & Stone approximated the Black Hole of Calcutta. When I asked the server if the a/c was broken, he said it was working. Conditions and service only got worse when dozens of twenty-somethings crowded the bar, which we were seated next to. The noise, the heat, and the lack of ventilation were so unbearable that we left before ordering dessert, and I had to get up and find the server to get the check. The food was expensive and portions were small. The menu was nothing special. The best thing about Runner & Stone was the bread, but our experience was so unpleasant that we won't be going back and can't recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Menu was interesting and the food was good. I had their market salad with Sunchokes. The dressing was delicious. For my main I had the nettle gnocchi. It was also delicious and I appreciated that you could order all the pastas in small portions. The only downside of our evening was that it was a hot night and there was no air conditioning or open windows so it was a bit uncomfortable. I am always cold and hate blasted air conditioning so for me to make this comment, it was pretty hot. I would definitely return on a cooler evening.

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viplarry
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Deserves a Michelin star. One could see that care was taken from each salad the main courses.

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SeetalM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was great, the service was great, and the place was super chic.

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vipfrieswiththat
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Sort of disappointing. Food was very good, as usual. But service was way off. Too slow with drinks then too fast with food. Hadn't even gotten my cocktail yet and starters already arrived. Not right.

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vipCynthiaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite spots in Gowanus, now that The Pines has closed.

The food is very good and the atmosphere is fit for foodies looking for quiet conversation over wonderful food & drink. It's their homemade pastas that make this place unique, and I would have liked the staff to engage us in a discussion about the home made pastas a bit more deeply.

They sent over a complimentary amuse bouche--an herbed puffed pastry--which was a bit disappointing because it was stone-cold upon arrival. Had it gone from oven to table I imagine it would have brought out the butter, savory herbs and flakiness of the pastry which would have made a more favorable impression.

After a few delicious appetizers, my husband had the Spelt Gemelli and I had the Nettle Gnocchi.
Both superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here twice and absolutely love this place. Very friendly staff, exquisite food, and great ambiance.
Would definitely recommend.

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vipTodd
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Runner and Stone. It was a last-minute unexpected dinner out on a weeknight. The meal was overall excellent! Seasonal ingredients, interesting choices, and wonderful flavor. They are known for baking their own breads, and these were terrific, too. Its a small, pretty restaurant in a rapidly changing Gowanus, and the staff were very friendly. We will be returning, hopefully to try Brunch some time soon.

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vipMichaelY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Loved this place when it opened, but very disappointed with my recent meal. The portions were small, especially for the price, the drinks uneven, and the food was adequate... but before it had been very good. I wonder if it's a new chef? My pork belly seemed a bit burned on the top and the sauce it was sitting on was kind of like cocktail sauce. Hopefully it will find it's mojo again.

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