The Breslin

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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
The Breslin has been a mainstay in New York City for a decade, since opening at Ace Hotel in October 2009 to critical acclaim and launching the NoMad neighborhood as a culinary destination. The kitchen, led by award-winning chef-partner April Bloomfield and executive chef Ryan Jordan, showcases peak seasonal ingredients and an enduring dedication to local farmers and purveyors. The evolving market-driven menu features longtime Breslin favorites, vegetable-forward dishes and new, lighter fare complemented by craft cocktails, hand-drawn cask beers and biodynamic and natural wines.

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SB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My food came out cold. My wife’s “3 dollar per ounce” pork was mostly fat. No one came over to see if they could do anything

B
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a cozy corner table, and hitch allowed us to have quality conversation during this special family dinner. Our burrata app., lamb burger, black bass and pork chop entrees were all exceptional. Service was thoughtful and attentive. Ambience and noise level were perfect for fun atmosphere but still able to converse. Well worth waiting for this bucket list opportunity!

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lamb burger

NE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host was a bit rude or just inexperienced. We were arrived a couple minutes prior to the kitchen opening and prior to our reservation and we were standing right in front of the host for a couple minutes. We were not acknowledged until 1 or 2 minutes after the kitchen was open for dinner where we were asked to “please take a step back Incase others need to get through.” Which is a fine request, but generally you say hello first, especially when a group is waiting right in front of you for a few minutes. My wife had the lamb burger, about 4 years ago and has been telling how great it was. It was good but not great. It was a smaller burger patty than she remembered with a huge bun. Way too much bun with not enough burger for me. Also her sea bass was very fishy. The apps were very good, we had the liver, burrata and scotch egg. Also there fries are quite excellent. The waitress was nice and service was good. Nothing spectacular, but good. I probably won’t go back given the cost of the meal which is standard New York prices vs the value.

AP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have liked my lamb burger a little more cooked. Otherwise, excellent meal!

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at the Breslin was a perfect for a business meeting , great service , amazing food and quiet overall in the restaurant. I highly recommend it.

JO
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I have friends in town, Breslin is one of my favorite places to go. Nice ambience, very entertaining, service is excellent and food is great! I suggest the lamb burger, fantastic!!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very creative menu

M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice little gem located in Chelsea. We went there for breakfast with 4 small children (two couples). The service was excellent, and the quality of food and craftsmanship was very good. A little pricey, but it is Chelsea. The decor and ambiance was classic PUB style with a beautiful wooden bar. Great place to grab breakfast.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Front of house staff was disorganized. Waited 40 mins past our rez to get sat. All dishes were vastly over salted.

AP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was terrible, waiter had no idea what he was talking about

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s true just like other reviews —- long wait for the food. Took more than half hour for one dish. Waiter is not bad as other reviews. But the food waiting time is ‘abnormally’ long for a general restaurant. Also, the saltiness level is high which I agrees with other review.

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb burger is back to its consistently extraordinary standard! There was a little fumble a year or two ago but all is well again. The breslin is the perfect place for a good comforting and high-quality meal in a chill setting with great service. A tried-and-true favorite that doesn’t disappoint!

SR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Overall we had a great night with close friends and enjoyed the food. With that said, it would have been a better experience if our waitress was at least 20% interested at being at work. For a festive, expensive Friday night out, a little conversation and attention is not too much to ask for. We could hardly get her attention and then she would walk away before we even finished asking questions. Should never have to be that way.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mmmmmmmm sooo good and tasty.

i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service . Literally forgot to put in our order . Then lied that is was almost done instead of telling the truth and we waited for 30 more min and even then our order was not complete . Brutally rude .

KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I so wanted to love this place! But I did not. The music was way too loud (and just awful). Great for the bar but not an early dinner?!? Can’t you turn the speakers down in the restaurant area? Service was incredibly kind but incredibly slow. Had to accost our waiter to finally get the check and get out the door. The food was ok. Love the decor. Not on my repeat or recommendation list.

AG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Brunch on Sunday - Super packed, super loud, super touristy, far too expensive for what they are serving and all of this would be okay if the food was good... unfortunately, it was not. Save the trip and get a bacon, egg and cheese from a NYC food cart instead.

t
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was the perfect place for brunch on a misty cold New York day. The decor is that of a Victorian eatery, with dark woods, clubby furnishing and cozy seating areas. We felt transported in time while enjoying delicious food that embraces current trends of inventive combinations of fresh vegetables and grains. The lamb bacon was outstanding. I have gluten and dairy allergies and they were able to accommodate me. The entire experience was restorative and wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The waitress was a bit snippy. I ordered my lamb burger medium and it was raw in the middle. She said “thats our medium”. This point should be explained upon ordering not after someone takes a bite. They remade it and it was delicious but everyone else had to wait and their food got cold. Also, the veggie selections are all saucy or cooked in fat.

K
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I booked The Breslin on a recent trip to New York, and we were overjoyed with every aspect of our meal! The sommelier helped us pick and wonderful Portuguese bottle to share. My lamb was cooked perfectly, as was her sea bass. Both were wonderfully simple dishes (for once) but were still executed with great skill. We were left savoring every bite. Our server was quite aware that we were out for a date and left us alone to talk and enjoy the meal rather than hovering over our table--5-star staff!

Having traveled through New York extensively, there are very few institutions where I would (and have) become a repeat customer. The Breslin joins this list. Thank you!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Suitable seating selection for dining at this restaurant is poor- both times we’ve been there we were seated by the door leading to the Ace Hotel lobby - this time a band was setting up in the lobby and was extremely loud. Sitting in a passage way for dinner is not enjoyable - there are only three booths and they needed to be booked in advance. Food was good, service acceptable, but ambiance - no.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible policy of demanding full order placed at once. Couldn’t order one dish while we thought about it. Not even oysters, really? Snotty waitress and overbearing buspeople

CD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was excited to go back to the Breslin for the lamb burger. I was disappointed. Just not as good as I remember it being, not as flavorful and the roll was dry. One of our friends had the chicken...and she said it was also a disappointment.

RU
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The disappointing part was that the lamb burger isn't great (we both ordered that). The fries, however, are outstanding. We also had the grilled cauliflower, which is delicious.

Good drinks, great service, and a nice atmosphere.

w
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hip spot, open late, great food and service. Nice to know something like this exists.

j
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend with the proviso that it is a very limited lunch menu. But what they have is good

E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is excellent, but in the last few years, service has fallen off markedly. We were made to wait 15 minutes for our reservation, only to be seated at a table that was empty (and set for guests) the entire time we waited...

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing meal. Every bite of food was perfect.

RN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. I was looking forward to a great meal. Really dont know why it gets good reviews. The restaurant atmosphere is cool.

S
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Breslin feels small, intimate and cosy. The menu's delicious comfort food reinforces that (you don't go to The Breslin to eat salad...) as does the friendly, attentive service that makes you feel relaxed and looked after. It's an oasis of indulgence in the midst of the madness of midtown. So if you're in the need for some feel good, an escape from the chaos, head to The Breslin and heave a little sigh of relief.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

素晴らしいお店でした。美味しい食事とフレンドリーな優しい接客です。
野菜の美味しさが格別でした。

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r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant itself is worth seeing; it's located in a very old building and most of the furnishings are original. We liked the Caesar salad and mushroom soup (which was unusual and good). The seafood sausage could have been delicious if hadn't been overly salty (the opinion of two of us who ordered it). Unfortunately, service seemed to be off that night. Three of us got our appetizers well after the other two had finished their appetizers. After that we waited a long time for entrees. If we had not waited so long for the overly salty entrees, we would have sent them back. No one apologized for the salt level or the poor service. Music was extremely loud.

f
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb burger to die for. I order it medium well because it's normally (way) too raw for my tastes. Coupled with the ACE hotel & Stumptown, a New York must experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brilliant but noisy with bad music

RE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As before, a lovely meal and very attentive and helpful service. The lamb burger, Scotch egg and caesar salad are top favorites, but many other items ares tasty as well. You can't go wrong here.

T
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always fun atmosphere with good food.

AG
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good upscale British/Irish comfort food. The scotch egg and creamed corn were delish! Love the energy in the dining room and the team approach to service.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got to the Breslin for our reservation they told us the kitchen was closed and that someone was supposed to have called us to let us know. Nobody called so we had to go elsewhere. Extremely unprofessional. Very disappointing

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