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Rider, Brooklyn, NY
Rider, Brooklyn, NY
Rider, Brooklyn, NY
Rider, Brooklyn, NY
Rider, Brooklyn, NY

Rider

4.6
4.6
149 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rider is an American bistro serving innovative, soulful dishes in a comfortable, multi-faceted setting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am - 4pm Dinner: Monday-Friday 6pm - 11pm Saturday-Sunday 5:30pm - Midnight
  • Phone number
    (347) 452-4905
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Connolly
  • Catering
    Rider's relationship with National Sawdust provides for a unique prevent event space.
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross street
    Wythe Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bedford Ave L
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

149 Reviews
  1. AE79

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on March 5, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    I hosted my 40th birthday party for 36 guests at Rider. The experience was exactly what I had hoped for, and my friends can't stop raving about the party! Patrick (owner) and Will (manager) were super responsive and attentive to my requests, but also very down to earth, personable and really easy and pleasant to work with. I picked Rider as a venue because I wanted a private space at a reasonable price. The upstairs room was the perfect size for my party and has a nice wall-length window. (So many party rooms are in the back of the restaurant and don't have any natural light.) Rider easily accommodated my request to play my play list (there is a dedicated speaker system for the upstairs room) and even procured a projector so I could project a slideshow on the wall. This worked out perfectly. More importantly, the food (10 different passed hors d'oeuvres) and drinks were delicious, abundant and at a reasonable price point. I asked that wine and cocktails be available to guests upon arrival, and Will made this happen exactly as I requested. I was a little nervous committing to host a party at a restaurant I didn't know well, but the experience exceeded expectations. I highly recommend Rider for a private party and look forward to returning for a sit-down meal.

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  2. KristenL

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Food at Rider was amazing and they gave us free donuts to celebrate a birthday!!! But it was a little pricey.

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  3. Kind

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Wasn’t so impressed by the food. Cute place though.

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  4. EaterRI

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I've been a long-time fan of Rider's dinner menu, but was happily surprised for my first Brunch experience - it surpassed any Brunch I've had recently - creative, delicious fare that had us nearly licking our plates. Will be back soon. :)

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  5. AliaO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decent brunch but so so loud inside, would love if they invested in some noise proofing, it was really hard to hear a normal level conversation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and friend had a great Tuesday evening. The food was great!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff. Brunch choices hit the spot. Fun ambiance and music.

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  8. Vdubz43

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service as usual. Excellent restaurant. The chicken sandwich is out of control. And the staff is wonderful.

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  9. Eliot

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Mediocre. Spotty service and very inconsistent food quality. Melon was not fully peeled in the melon/cucumber salad. Not busy and food was slow coming out. Only good thing is location next to National Sawdust but better restaurant options in the neighborhood. Would not eat there again before or after a performance.

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  10. Jennifer

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. It’s a very relaxed spot with good drinks and good food. The wait staff is super attentive and really nice. I would highly recommend the fried chicken sandwich and the Sexy Burt Reynolds drink. Very well priced as well.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Found Rider on OpenTable, checked out reviews on another site and they all appeared to be positive, so I decided to give them a try. I went with my cousin for brunch. I had the crispy chicken sandwich, she had the omelette. We were both happy with our order. We also tried one of their cocktails, Covet They Neighbor’s Drink, loved it! Only downside, it took quite some time to receive our food (to me, brunch is usually more fast paced). But it wasn’t to the point of asking our server about the status of our orders. Servers were great as well. I’d go back to try their dinner menu.

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  12. LZCT

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of great food options from a real foodie chef. Moderately priced and varied menu. Superb team to service your table. Catch a show at National Sawdust next door!

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  13. Claire

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience at Rider. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The plates are quite small which is great for sharing. Among myself and two friends we ordered two appetizers and two pizzas and it was more than enough food. Very interesting menu items, highly recommend the fried eggplant as well as the smoked ricotta. The combination of flavors and textures was amazing. Also LOVED the rosemary infused vodka.

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  14. KP81

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great spot for brunch with friends. Yummy food, fun menu and casual atmosphere good for cross table conversation with a group. My only complaint was the humidity on the second floor.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Surprisingly impressed.

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  16. AleksV

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Even though one of my favorite dishes is no longer on the menu the dinner was delicious. The food is modern, innovative, and well executed. The wine list is great. And the service was excellent; our server was really engaged, understood us a group and was very helpful. Love dinner and brunch here. We keep coming back here and are always happy with the food and the experience

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  17. MeganD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Went for brunch with my family and was there for a total of 3 hours. The service was extremely slow and negligent. Would not recommend Rider to others.

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  18. Winkelsnout

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I would of given a much higher rating to Rider, except the service was quite slow and we had a biscuit mishap. I ordered a biscuit and it didn't come for 20 minutes. Then when it arrived, it was still uncooked in the middle! So, I sent it back and about 30 minutes later they brought me a second biscuit. When I dug into that one, it was also totally raw at the center! I doubt this usually happens, but it was a little confusing that we had exact issue twice in an hour. Also, the biscuits looked really good, so I was super disappointed to send the second one back and ask them to cancel the order. The other food was good, though! Worth the longer service wait.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Small portions, slow service, but food was tasty. Kind of overpriced.

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  20. AleksV

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We've only been once for dinner before and it was fantastic and the brunch that we had this weekend was equally amazing. The food, the presentation, the wine, the service, all were flawless. The music choices could use some work but that is the only negative that I can think of. Definitely coming again for both brunch and dinner.

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  21. AAAA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Get the doughnuts if you're there for brunch! The Cure was also amazing. Definitely going to come back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. We were treated to donuts as a starter. Thank you! Great cocktails. Cozy ambience. Tasty food! I loved the donkey burrito! Thank you to the entire Rider team for making my cousins bachelorette brunch a success.

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  23. RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We liked the outdoor seating. Our server Miriam was especially good. Plus they threw in free dessert on honor of my birthday, which I much appreciated. Since I very much dislike noisy restaurants, I enjoyed that it was pretty quiet. I'm there to enjoy good food and talk with my friends, neither of which is helped at all by loud music and then people shouting over it to be heard.

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  24. EricS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no question that the food at Rider is among the very very best in New York. A truly outstanding menu and attentive service. Rider is basically a "small plates" restaurant and I like that since so many restaurants serve portions that are too large. One can always order more plates (as we did). Prices are high (commensurate with the extremely high food quality) so this is probably more for special occations than for regular "everyday" dining. Because it is part of National Sawdust it is the perfect place to go when also attending concerts at National Sawdust. I just cannot say enough parise about Rider (and about NS as a music venue). A great choice!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, yummy cocktails and creative twists on classic dishes.

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  26. SBWW

    Hawaii

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really special, don’t know why this place doesn’t have higher ratings. Crudo, fried eggplant, smoked ricotta, chicken, and Weinstein were outstanding. The Coffee Cookie Crunch ice cream is truly WOW FOOD ! I am still dreaming about it.

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  27. JoanneG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good. It was Mother's Day so very busy and noise level high. Service was good. Had to climb to 2nd floor for restrooms. I would recommend it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Felt like they really did not want us there!! It was a strange feeling.

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  29. Molly

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, especially the Arctic char. Would definitely go back. Service was great too.

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  30. Paul

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Pretty good, but generally don’t like untz-untz music while dining, esp during brunch with my mom!

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  31. PaulW

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun here -- the bartender was great and the cocktails were amazing! And the food was terrific also -- looking forward to going back soon. Perfect pre-show spot for Music Hall of Williamsburg or any of the other venues in the area.

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  32. RebeccaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicest meal I’ve had in a while, great to see different and creative options on the menu in a neighborhood of a lot of same same. Really delicious, good wine menu, chilled vibe. Will become our new local go-to.

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  33. DanS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great food and service as always. Brunch is good and the cocktail menu is quite creative.

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  34. KimberlyW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The place was packed when we got there - I'm glad I made a reservation! The food was decent. It wasn't particularly gourmet, but I don't think it was meant to be. It was a simple brunch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was even better!

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  36. JeanAnneS

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of 4 stayed in Brooklyn for our Spring Break vacation. When we travel, we like to go where the locals go. However, I really couldn't say how popular this place is with the locals, but we loved it! I stumbled across it on the Open Table app and just trusted the reviews. We went for brunch on Easter Sunday...Not knowing the area, I just wanted to be sure we could find a table somewhere on Easter Sunday. We all ordered different dishes and each one was amazing! We started with the lemon fennel doughnuts. To die for. My daughter had the avocado toast and loved it. My son said the pancakes were some of the best he has ever had. My husband had the smoked salmon and potatoes, unique and delicious. I had a biscuit and chicken sausage. The biscuit was exceptional and the chicken sausage is house made. Highly recommend this place.

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  37. Closed

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived at set time and was told the kitchen was closed.

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  38. Brooklyntableof4

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice brunch, the pancakes are amazing. Bloody Mary is spicy.

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  39. CarolineW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    If you try one thing, make sure it's the fennel lemon donuts.

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  40. DaniM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Rider was very good. Only complaint was long wait for the food to arrive. But the complimentary donuts at the beginning of brunch were amazing! Meals were all very good. Service was very pleasant. We would go back.

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Rider offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 452-4905.

Rider is rated 4.6 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Rider

80 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wythe Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am - 4pm Dinner: Monday-Friday 6pm - 11pm Saturday-Sunday 5:30pm - Midnight
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bedford Ave L
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Connolly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (347) 452-4905
  • Catering
    Rider's relationship with National Sawdust provides for a unique prevent event space.
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