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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New York Area
176 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
44 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
15 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
11 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
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always fun atmosphere with good food.

AG
New England
35 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
1 review
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

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always fun, great food and cozy atmosphere.. looking forward to my next visit

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love this place, though I wish it were a bit quieter. The bar in the hotel lobby makes for a very loud environment in the restaurant. The food is amazing, definitely recommend the scotch egg and lamb burger.

GH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service supper drinks and nice wine selections and I will recommended to my friends who works in the neighborhood as very convenient to be with the client and family as well.

N
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveled to NYC and this restaurant was recommended by a friend. We decided to go before seeing a Broadway show. We told the server we needed to finish by a certain time. Our food came quickly and was delicious. We liked it so much that we returned for the weekend brunch.

s
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very pleasantly surprised by the English pub atmosphere - nicer tahn most English pubs and I lived in England -

the eggplant parmigiana sandwich was superb even though it was different from what was on the website and I was charged the same price as on the website though the menu said 24 instead of 17!

and I asked for the Von Trapp Pilsner on draught and thew waiter said they were out of it but he knew where he could get it and went to the lobby bar and he got me one and it was delicious!

I asked for more of the delicious chips because my friend wanted to eat most of mine and they brought more - ditto with the crème fraiche on the blueberry and almond tart which was delicious

would definitely go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Il cibo è buono, nulla di eccezionale o di memorabile. Ciò che di sicuro mi ricorderò è il servizio. Così riassumibile:

21:00 - Arriviamo al locale, ci accomodiamo immediatamente.

21:10 - Ordiniamo un antipasto, un porterhouse di maiale e il loro leggendario hamburger di agnello.

21:25 - Arriva L’antipasto.

21:40 - Si siede al nostro fianco una coppia che in seguito ordinerà il mio stesso piatto.

21:50 - Arriva il maiale.

22:05 - Chiedo molto gentilmente informazioni sul mio piatto e mi viene detto che il ritardo è causato dalla prolungata cottura dell’agnello. (Rispetto al maiale?!)

22:15 - Incomicio a spazientirmi e chiedo informazioni sul mio piatto, mi ammettono (solo) a quel punto che stanno avendo problemi in cucina.

22:20 - Il mio piatto viene servito insieme a quello dei “vicini”,

Quando stavo per terminare il piatto mi viene proposto un bicchiere di vino della casa. Rifiuto gentilmente.

Inaccettabile per un ristorante da 30$ ad hamburger in guida Michelin.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding, but appetizers took over ten minutes to arrive, and entrees were almost an hour from order. I am going to chalk this up to the Thursday before Labor Day Weekend and try again because the food was truly inspired, and the ambience was great as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice vibe, very welcoming both times we went (with and without reservations). Servers Tre and Alex were attentive, friendly, and helpful. The seafood sausage was incredible! Good place to chill over a meal or drinks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot to meet and eat.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Lacklustre service. Bit sloppy. Coffee spilled in (brown) saucer which we couldn’t see until it dripped onto our clothes.

RE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Breslin is such a great place to visit. It always feels like family members are making your meal and they really care whether you're enjoying yourself.

SY
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful time
Wish there were some options for vegitarians

MW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an out-of-Towner, I’ve only been to The Breslin about three times over a few years. Every time I’m there, it meets my expectations and remains consistent. Great place to eat some elevated comfort food in a warm environment.

DC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Very poor service stands out as my biggest complaint. Made an 8:00 pm reservation 2 weeks prior to visit date, confirmed reservation day before visit, table was not ready until 8:20 pm. Waited 15 mins for water and waiter to take drink order. Waited 2 hours for dinner to come to table with very poor communication by waiter and manager.
Bar drinks very good, a bit pricey at $15/drink.
This restaurant was recommended to me by my son who is a restaurateur in Rochester, NY. Very disappointing visit.

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon this fun bar on a Saturday afternoon. The service was great. The food (seared tuna sandwich) was amazing!
Fun atmosphere. Definitely go here!!!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wait staff completely ignored us. Gave us a hard time despite no one wa in the location to sit at a cramp table which we ultimately just moved ourselves. Order took a significant amount of time. Food was mediocre at best.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Late night dinner, very solid food.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grown children and I met at The Breslin late in the evening after my son and his girlfriend had a long flight cross country to come stay at The Ace Hotel. We were greeted with the most friendly and simply outstanding service we’ve ever experienced! The summer heatwave had blanketed the city with a heavy layer of oppressive temperatures and humidity making it extremely difficult for the kitchen staff to continue to cook in the sweltering heat. The heat was so bad that days earlier a blackout had happened due to increased demand to use air conditioning. Challenging situation for the restaurant. Our host, however, never missed a beat and when we walked into The Breslin, he was a breath of fresh air with his upbeat attitude. He had us all smiling, laughing and seated in a New York minute. First impressions say a lot and I’d say that The Breslin is the perfect escape from the city streets to sit in a comfy atmosphere and share a meal with family and friends while being catered to by genuinely caring and attentive servers. The food and drinks were delicious and we can’t wait to go back again!

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Limited lunch menu but the food was good. Very cool atmosphere. Specialty drinks were delicious.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere. It was quiet enough to have a conversation without asking my companion to repeat her statements. Kudos to our server. He was charming and most informative regarding the food and the reason for the name of the restaurant. Having had the Lamburger, it was of excellent quality and I enjoyed it. The chips were delish and the sorbet was of excellent consistency and taste!! I have already recommended The Breslin to my friends.

PS - Being so close to the LIRR, it made my trip from Long Island very easy.

Thank you.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Menu too limited. No changes at all. On professional wait staff. Not accommodative

S
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. It is loud, so if you are looking to have a more serious conversation, choose another place. If you are looking for a fun, hip place with great food and service - this is it.

HK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Would not need to go back.

M
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our brunch meal was comped 100%. We tried to leave a tip on a card and asked that they ring up a coffee so we could do that. They never came back. That should tell you all you need to know.

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