The Brick House

4.2
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

About

The Brick House is an upscale restaurant located on a beautiful estate. Because it is located in a converted mansion, each dining room is intimate and cozy, reminiscent of eating in a friend's home. The first floor is open to the public, while the second floor is reserved for private events and parties. The Brick House is open for lunch and dinner service during the week, as well as brunch on the weekend.

The food at The Brick House is classic American with international influences. Appetizers include stuffed mushrooms, grilled shrimp, carpaccio of beef, escargot "vol au vent" and many more. The entree section is a solid mix of steak, poultry, pork and seafood. The most popular items that have made The Brick House so well known include the broiled lemon sole fillet, Brick House beef scallopini, Veal Lolli-Pop Rib Chop and New York strip au poivre.

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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anne
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit nervous looking at past reviews, but those people obviously had a rare problem. Everything was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful, staff are wonderful. Price are good, as the entrée includes a salad and either baked potato, sweet potato or rice. After dinner we were taken on a tour of the other rooms, great for small parties and a ballroom that holds over 250. They even have a cigar bar for the guys and I didn't smell it anywhere in the dining areas. We definitely plan to come back.

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vipKathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great steaks. Comfortable atmosphere. Wonderful professional service. They pour a nice drink too.

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No matter how many times I visit, the food, the service and the overall experience is good. I prefer it as a "business dinner" location because of the consistency and reasonable prices.

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Ericm
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The restaurant management was not clearly up to the challenge on New Years Eve. Our party of 4 had to wait a half hour for our drink order The entrees took an hour..The filet mignon was ordered medium-rare but was burnt to crisp and tasteless. The swordfish was over seasoned and drowned in garlic.
To make matters worse the waiter was argumentative and inattentive. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want steak - this is the place. Cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth perfect.

If you want to dine kid free - this is the place. Been here many times; never saw or heard a baby crying. In fact cannot recall ever seeing kids.

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Dine4fun
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2013
Overall3food5service5ambience2

My wife and I decided to go for a nice dinner with our daughter. When we arrived the dining room was empty except for one large table in front of the fireplace that had a family with several small children. We unfortunately were seated right next to this table. Now I know it is the parents responsibility to control the behavior of their children but we could have been seated further away from the chaos. The dining experience was very poor in the beginning but once that family left it changed dramatically. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. I would look at this as an isolated incident and would be willing to try this restaurant again

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viplostinjerz
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2013
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I took my family to the Brick House for a holiday season meal and couldn't have been more disappointed. Huge portions do not make for a good dining experience when entrees are poorly prepared ... Salads were so overdressed we mistook them for soup ... A salmon dish which while generous in size, was absolutely soaked in butter to the point it reminded me of something one would be served in a dorm room cafeteria ... A bad enough meal to actually leave me a little angry. We will not return.

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Cher
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2013
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places to eat.

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UncleBuck
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It has been some while since I have been to the Brick House, and it still is the same great quality restaurant as it ever was. Food was great and the service was outstanding. We were in the little dining room, so thwe noise level wasn't bad at all.

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Hungrychef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had the cowboy steak rib eye it was delicious. The house salad was very good too.

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vipRUSHFan0612
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I don't know if I would have the space character wise to be able to give all of the accolades that the Brick House deserves. This place is absolutely top notch, in everything that they do. This particular outing I dined for lunch with my Dad, and our lunches were just superb. But the thing that impresses me the most about the Brick House is the service...it is just phenomenal! Our waiter was Marcello and he was very attentive and thorough, and was always asking us if we needed anything. We were so impressed with this place that we decided to book it for my Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in May 2014! But we'll definitely be back for a friends dinner night out before then!!

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jimd
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoy meeting friends here for lunch. The Brick House staff allow us to have a long enjoyable time with pleasant, professional service. The food is well prepared with nice presentation and flavor.

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vipInfracaninophile
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2013
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were impressed with the wine menu – there was something for every price point and approx. $10 to $20 cheaper per bottle than other fine dining places. A word of caution, they have a well lit fireplace within one of the rooms and can leave you a little well done. Corner tables by the windows appeared to be the most sought-after so request those at the time of the reservation. Portions were generous but we noticed inconsitencies with other table deliveries. All our food was cooked perfectly. Dessert was disappointing. We ordered the red velvet cake. It missed the mark and was on par with a Shortie cake. The coffee was a generous pour but like water. No half and half, only milk or heavy cream. Really?

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vipnyangel1227
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience4

we arrived with our guest on time and were seated right away. we received menus within minutes and ordered our drinks. then the waiter dissapeared for 40 minutes. we didn't place our food order until an hour after arrival. I was so frustrated that I actually went to find our waiter. I wonder if this is strategical on their part as the bottle of wine was gone by then and we had to order another one to go with our meal.
the food did not make up for the long wait. the stuffed mushrooms were very "fishy". burrata w/ prosciutto and the cajun calamari were really good, but not better then most italian restaurants in the area.
we will not be back unless they improve the service.

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Savino
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Brick House is impecable! The food is great and the atmosphere romantic.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with fig, feta and fresh green salad. The figs were perfectly ripe and balsamic dressing drizzle perfectly done to create beautiful presentation. Then, Fried calamari, Asian style which was out of this world. For dinner we had shrimp scampi from the regular menu and it was done to perfection and not over done with garlic. It was fresh tasking with fresh herbs and butter/wine sauce that left me wanting more. We also had Pittsburgh style filet mignon done to perfection and coated oreganato style. Delicious...and it was fabulous sauteed the next day for lunch leftovers...as was the calamari. Key Lime Pie for dessert...with a hint of coconut. Wonderful. Service was outstanding. The night was a welcome break from reality!

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vipBabs
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar menu very good, servers helpful and friendly, great place to stop in.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Water glasses should be filled more frequently.

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Busyprofessional
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The whole meal was wonderful. It started with the bread basket which had a delightful parmesan encrusted Italian bread. Then it was onto escargot and the scallops which were devine.

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure. We made a last minute reservation and were so pleased to get in on a busy night. The food was excellent as always, the service top notch, and we would recommend it again and again. Living in an area where you have so many choices, it would be hard to stay open if you can't compete. Their steaks can compete with the best...

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been trying the menu and returning whenever possible. I have been delighted every visit thus far. They are very good at taking a person who dines once a month and making me feel like I came to eat everyday. I highly recommend it.

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vipSuburbanhousewife
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2013
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The menu is not my favorite. The meals are dated and well as the inside dining room.

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third dinner there, and I was not disappointed. The service is great, friendly, and the food never disappoints.

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viprrayll
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Brick House used to be a favorite restaurant for me in the past, but after our recent meal there, I will not likely go back soon. Had one of the worst escargot appetizer ever, the beet salad was disappointing and the waiter we had was ineffective and inexperienced. The only saving grace was that the Cowboy steak that I ordered was excellent. Dessert was only so-so. It is sad that the restaurant has gone down hill.

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vipSteveM
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time eating at the Brick House.
Food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable.
After dinner we retired to the cigar bar which was
a wonderful treat. Even the wife's were impressed.
Will be back often.

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CherylH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a wonderful experience with great food and atmosphere to enjoy friends and family and to enjoy life to the fullest!

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vipDave
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been coming here for the past few years. Service is top notch. Extremely professional and attentive wait staff. Food is always delicious and right on point. I highly recommend for a special occasion. The fillet is excellent!

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Having been spoiled by a place known as 677 Prime, a great Upstate NY Steak House, it was a pleasure to find a local hot spot that could match the quality. The steak was cooked perfectly, the Diane sauce was perfect, everything met our expectation, and the waiter was great and treated us a regulars on our first visit.

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vipmss22
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Excellent service & learned new adventures in wine tasting from Mary, the Sommelier, who is a world of knowledge!!!! Bravo

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vipSteveY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go all the time....best steaks around..

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vipMilo
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience4

a little over priced. Good for special occasions - too expensive for every day

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KRW1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We've been there before. This round we ordered portobello stuffed ravioli for appetizer... I wasn't a huge fan, but my wife liked it. For entree I had NY Strip 'Pittsburgh' style.... first one came out well, well done.... second was on the over-rare side but I wasn't sending it back twice. My opinion... if your niche is steaks/chops, you should have a perfect steak 1st round... not 2nd or 3rd.

It is a quiet place though, which is nice, and the wait staff very accomodating.

Kevin

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vipMarty
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding; we enjoyed our meals tremendously. However the tables in the dining room were very close together and the noise level was high.

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vipBlondie
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced. Disappointing food.

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vipSteveM
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found the Brick House on a last minute meal after a wake
on a Sunday night.l
When we called the hostess kept the kitchen open for us
if we could make by a certain time. We did and the meal was wonderful.

JC
JohnC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak and seafood restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2013
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have dined here on numerous occassions but always for dinner service. Was surprised at how reasonable the luncheon menu prices and selection were. Same attentive service in the dining rooms during lunch with absolutely o pressure to turn tables for a second seating. A relaxed and enjoyable lunch and a great place for groups.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Many specials and a great place for smokers at the cigar bar

KJ
vipKenJ
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My compliment tody is that my lunch date & I both ordered the soup that is part of the reg. entrees but then she decided on a salad & the waiter was nice enough to substitute her soup for my included house salad (which I didn't need anyway as the portions are so generous!). Just another example of the fine service I always experience here.

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vipKenJ
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My favorite local lunch spot! Quiet, classy but not pretentious, great menu variety, excellent service, and relaxing ambience.

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The Brick House is rated 4.2 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.