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Areo - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Robert Silvestri established Areo Restaurant in 1987. For over 29 years Areo has become an iconic Brooklyn destination where celebrity and local characters dine side by side.
Robert grew up in Manhattan’s Little Italy surrounded by VIPs like President Ronald Regan who dined during his presidency at Roberts family owned restaurant Angelo’s of Mulberry Street (est. 1902). From his influential nurturing days Robert has precast for Areo a rare dining experience characteristic of sincere Neapolitan hospitality. A culinary joy with charismatic charm and VIP service Areo holds its own with the best restaurants Manhattan has to offer but make no mistake it is 100% Brooklyn.
Areo’s signature personality has created many warm memories of family breaking bread and celebrating life events. Areo is a Brooklyn neighborhood landmark where you enter as a guest and leave as family.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Saturday: 12:00am - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 238-0079

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TV

    TomV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been in a while. Food was exceptional! Service was great. Highly recommend and I will definitely be back more frequently.
  2. u

    urbanphil

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    sad to hear it will be closed for a few weeks hoping it re opens quickly
  3. DT

    DTF583

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious and service was very attentive.
  4. S

    Sammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. Quiet on weekdays; noisy on weekends. Needs some renovation.
  5. S

    Snowbaby

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been Dinning at Areo for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Service and food are excellent!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, definitely coming back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Used to be the highlight of the go to places in the neighborhood! Sad to have it closed
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding!
  9. FP

    FrankP

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overrated and drinks are expensive. Also needs a paint job on the walls.
  10. r

    resturantover1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Boo it’s closed , good fine dining
  11. M

    Mags

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy to see it full on a Saturday night. A little pricey for the neighborhood but worth it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, warm atmosphere. Our reservation table was ready and waiting when we arrived.
  13. JA

    JasonA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely dinner out with the family.
  14. CB

    ChrisB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We had been wanting to visit Areo for some time, and when friends from Europe came to visit for Christmas, we went here for dinner. The food was excellent, however the service left much to be desired. Our waiter was completely unfriendly, we only saw him twice, when we ordered and when the check came. No offers Of grated cheese or pepper or even to check on our meal. The music was too loud and not in the character of what we thought it would be (blaring hip hop and tacky R & B). The food is delicious, but if you're looking for the full experience, go elsewhere.
  15. PT

    PolinaT

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service and food was unacceptable ble.waiter arguing with us when we found some plastic think in our seafood salad, he tell us that is part of octopus instead apology. They he brought 2 order grilled octopus which was salty. Initially he state that something wrong with us, but after he tried it , he sad that it salty. No apology again. Coffee I got only after ask second time. We dined in this restaurant for many years, now it is unacceptable service and food
  16. j

    jtg31

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food is always great but my reservation as not recognized even though I had confirmation- host insisted there was nothing under my name and then that I made it for 7pm! Clearly he was incorrect so not sure if they are confused by open table or how that works when a reservation is made but they need to be more on top of that. Otherwise the food and drinks were great
  17. u

    urbanphil

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant is always spot on...food is excellent especially the pasta cooked in foil. Service was good but our favorite waiter di not serve the table
  18. CJ

    CJRICHMAN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Usually come for dinner but met friends early in day and had a delicious lunch! Never disappoints! Attentive service and comfy atmosphere!
  19. SG

    SGS61

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked restaurant for birthday part and did not regret it. Very nice, clean and well managed place. Quiet. Very friendly and accommodating stuff. Food is good. Nothing out of ordinary, but good. Vine list is sufficient for any taste . Little bit on expensive side, but i think it worse it
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was really good but the service was mediocre
  21. S

    Slick

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!! By far the best restaurant in Bay Ridge, and quite possibly all of Brooklyn
  22. a

    angelainbrooklyn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It's basically like you're dining in the suburbs, but with Brooklyn prices. Decent food, but the service was not.
  23. ZB

    ZeeBee

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is delicious!!! The appearance of the restaurant is very outdated..
  24. B

    Butch

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the restaurant, service was fantastic, food exceptional. was there on a date, had a corner table and was able to have a great conversation with out over talking the crowd. Just a nice evening all around.
  25. M

    Mackeysbak

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food in the heart of Bay Ridge. Great service and atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Areo is a Bay Ridge institution. But it's rested on its laurels, and isn't special any longer. Staff: Has manners and charm of henchmen from a James Bond movie ("Wha you wanna drink?"). If they could grunt more than basic words I'd be surprised. Ambience: Dim lights with soft rock playing through the dining rooms punctuated by the boom box from the open kitchen door blaring whatever obnoxious stuff teenagers listen to. The bathroom is very clean. Drinks: Mediocre. Bar staff didn't know how to make anything beyond the simplest cocktails. Food: Here's the biggest letdown - apps were ok, though the grilled octopus was overcooked, and was tough. Entrees were worse, with duck completely dry, stiff and overcooked - despite a request for Medium rare. Pasta with pignoli and breadcrumbs sat in a pool of oil at the bottom of the dish - and was amateurish at best. Areo had a great reputation 20 years ago. It no longer lives up to this reputation.
  27. N

    Newyorker

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food is always excellent. A neighborhood go to spot for a great meal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurant's to go to. Great wait staff and great food. Can get very crowded.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here-delicious martini's and terrific wine list. the food was so delicious-something for everyone's taste on the menu. try the mushroom gratinee-it was beyond fabulous. will definitely return.
  30. T

    Theresa

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was terrible and service was lousy. Must be different owners because this is the first time in all my years going to Areos that everything was bad I will never eat there again
  31. b

    beths

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Areo was so fabulous we booked another reservation. Excellent across the board.
  32. M

    Mitchell

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely delicious! The baked spaghetti is my favorite! Can't wait to come back!
  33. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I was not extremely impressed with appetizers, they were good, not great. main entrees were very delicious. We were a party of five and shared so I had a broad tasting.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is great the food is always great the atmosphere is very comforting can't ever say I had a bad experience there
  35. x

    xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very mediocre.Overpriced.b turned bread came in basket.will not be going back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    my rice was cold, our dessert (blueberry tart) literally tasted like it was frozen and has been thrown in a microwave there was a very loud table right behind us that kind of ruined the end of our meal. Maybe the staff could have said something to them. the whole restaurant was looking at them an rolling their eyes. Also, my dates lamb shank was a little smaller than expected.
  37. L

    Lefty

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good food. Many noisey people. Not the restaurants fault.

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Areo - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    85th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bay Ridge

  • Hours of operation

    Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Saturday: 12:00am - 11:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    3

  • Public transit

    R to 86th Street

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