The Breslin

4.4
647 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 & launching the NoMad neighborhood as a culinary destination. The kitchen, led by award-winning Chef-partner April Bloomfield & Executive Chef Ryan Jordan, showcases peak seasonal ingredients & an enduring dedication to local farmers and purveyors. The evolving market-driven menu features longtime Breslin favorites, vegetable-forward dishes & new, lighter fare complemented by craft cocktails, hand-drawn cask beers & biodynamic & natural wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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

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What 647 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but the prices and service were atrocious. I spent $25 on a burger, so I was disappointed when it wasn’t up to par. Not that it was bad, but certainly not worth the money.

Service was even worse, but I’m not sure I can blame the servers because they seemed understaffed (only two servers running around for a brunch crowd). We waited 50 mins. between order and meal, which his crazy considering we only ordered a burger and a sandwich. We had our coffees topped off once, and that’s as an ordeal of flagging the server down and having her come out 10 mins. later.

Get these poor girls some help! Wish I could have a reason to return, but unfortunately cannot in its current state. We tipped generously as always though, thank you for your service during covid!

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very good food but still expensive for what it is. And my soda was flat, they shouldn't open your soda for you, its unsanitary and belittling. And it was $6 for a mini bottle. Ridiculous even for midtown.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prices are uprocketting! Burger was stinky.

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vipfood
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to be back!

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JosephL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb burger is great and the fries are amazing.

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vipfabulous
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside - the street was blocked to traffic and it was very peaceful. Their fried chicken special was outstanding. The wait staff were perfect - attentive yet left us alone when we needed nothing. It was a great experience.

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SC2017
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere and food is nice. I would overall recommend the place. However the host was extremely rude and unhelpful. I would recommend they address this as soon as possible if they want clients such as myself returning.

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vipRichF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is delicious. The service is great. The space is just average and very noisy. Lacks any real warmth. Wasn’t helped by a bunch of clueless Instagram “influencers” who spent their entire meal lighting their food with super bright LED lights and taking hideous photos of otherwise beautiful plates of food. Let’s hope they influence a whole generation of food lovers to actually taste April Bloomfield’s wonderful food.

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JoshuaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food here used to be really great but those days seem to be passed. The caesar salad was once a star - it is below average at best now.

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vipFrancisco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

What was once very hot is now past its prime. The lamb burger still rocks but the crowd is thin and the service is lousy.

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vipHarrisH
London
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very disturbed. Asked, in advance, for side-by-side seating and they were unable to accommodate. Furthermore, they knew they couldn't accept my request when I made the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool vibe. Excellent food.

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ScottB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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

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Birdsongs
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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!

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vipJuice312
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lamb burger

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NickE
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.

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

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

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vipRandy
New York Area
16 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.

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JoseO
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!!!!

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

Very creative menu

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Multipass
Washington DC
18 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipNYCer
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!

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ScottR
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mmmmmmmm sooo good and tasty.

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vipixxx
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 .

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vipKateM
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.

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AGRO
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.

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viptrustme
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Kyle
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!

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Luv2dineout
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.

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JonathanC
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

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vipColetteD
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.

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vipRayUWS
New York Area
188 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.

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walter77
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjflonger
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

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vipEco22
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...

FAQs

The Breslin does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Breslin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 679-1939.

The Breslin is rated 4.4 stars by 647 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.

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