The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

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525 reviews
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April Bloomfield's restaurant, The Breslin, offers seasonal menus which embrace nose to tail cuisine, small growers and local farmers.
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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Breslin did not disappoint! And, the staff was incredible. They had great recommendations on the food and on the wine. We had a booth and felt like it was our own private event space! We will be back for more scotch eggs and the sleeper hit for us - the beef and stilton pie.

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M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

i have been to this place many times but this latest visit was the first in a couple of years. not sure if it was an off night or if this is the new norm, but the usually delicious lamb burger was awful. i didn't finish it and left hungry. the fries were pretty good, but i remember them being awesome before. drinks were still spot on. service was ok.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was really delicious apart from the pasta special which was a big disappointment. The Hungarian mushroom soup is outstanding. The rutabega mash and brussel sprouts were super good.

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GR
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service, food and great scene. Top notch

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CG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

we were a party of six - one of the people requested if they could make omelet in egg whites - but they were not accommodating in any way ; very uninspired menu with no visual eye candy- basic boring dishes/ don't look like their web pics. The service was spotty an not interested in giving us a pleasant experience. And I'm a New Yorker- not from out of town! Frankly I was embarrassed with my friends who came up from Virginia for the weekend...will never go back!

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t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a glorious experience. A culinary treat and a truly beautiful room. A new favorite haunt for us.

Had been for drinks but never a proper dinner. So glad we did.

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PN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb burger the way to go. A bit quieter upstairs too if you’re looking for it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meals. Caesar Salad - amazing!!! Tagliatelle and lamb - terrific!!! Brussel sprouts - outstanding!!! Kabocha squash - exquisite!!! Seafood sausage - unbelievable!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love eating at The Breslin. Their lamb offerings are top-notch. I had the lamb chops this time around, and they were tender, flavorful, and delicious. Strongly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service l!

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Overall just kind of a disappointing meal. The menu is extremely limited with no specials. Service took forever - like 35 minutes to just get a beer. I had the braised pork - it was bland and mediocre. The Brussels sprouts and rutabaga mash were quite good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The restaurant has a very nice decor but tables are too close to each other. It was too hot on the top level. The cask beer is good but I'm tired of the pale ale trend. The blood sausage and scotch eggs were very good. They will not disappoint. With all the hype over the lamb burger I was expecting fireworks but instead I felt bamboozled. It difficult to consume with the bun so hard to bite through and the lack of seasoning. The feta gave the lamb a more mutton flavor profile making it very unappealing. The fries are good but the accompanying sauce was odd. Everyone has their own taste but the value to quality was hard to stomach.

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z
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger you'll ever eat, and I mean that. Everything else is phenomenal.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Oh the mighty have fallen. This used to be one of our favorite spots, but wow, what a decline in quality

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was perfect for a business meeting. Service and food were both impeccable!!

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SI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It took an hour and a half to receive our entrees, server seemed put out when we called him over after the first hour to see if there was hope for us. Food was good but between the poor service and the B&T crowd we won't be back.

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VS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food is excellent but the service was very lacking. We had to ask for Menus 10 mins after we had been seated.

Also, the check took a while to come (10 mins after we were done eating) and a while to process.

The waiter was nice but it seemed weird since I love the food here.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal— they even have phone chargers in the booths! I had the black cod curry dish and it was outstanding.

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DM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Particularly liked our sommelier Zach. Very knowledgeable and recommended a wonderful wine.

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a dead of winter evening with friends. Ask kindly for one of the cozy blanketed booths and the powers that be may grant you your winter wish. Even the food is cozy. Bon apps!

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed in the food, especially given the price. I thought the menu was lacking and also the food was very salty. I wouldnt go back here.

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, great food and very good service. My only issue was the noise level. Between the music and the crowd noise, I could barely hear the person sitting directly across from me.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. I had the Scottish Egg and the Lamb Burger. My wife had the egg salad toast and the Skate. Everything was so good!

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The lamb burger is a must have and service is quick and courteous

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WA
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Brunch review - we were disappointed with the food. The service was fine.

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating here for at least 7 years and still love it. They seem to keep getting better and better. Wine selection is great and the sommelier Nick Ferrante is simply the best!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Incredible food, but the policies of the restaurant (wouldn’t seat me until my guest arrived despite having a reservation, wouldn’t take anything less than full orders so we had to order appetizers and entrees as soon as we arrived), weren’t inclined towards a pleasant dining experience.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated right away. The staff is very friendly. The food was delicious but not a huge menu and no specials. The drinks were ok not great. My only complaint is that the temperature was about 150 inside ridiculously hot and it was cold outside

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with the lamb burger, which I believe is their signature dish. Great cocktail selection and looking to check out their brunch menu one of these days.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

i felt so enamored to bring a business associate to such a great restaurant

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The wait staff is always surly and inattentive.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome lamb burger as always. Huge tasty Caesar salad - one would have been enough for two people.

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's great. The lamb burger is surely overpriced, but it's delicious.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Warm, intimate space with good food & reliable service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service. They place old records on Monday evening. You can bring your own and they will play them.

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RE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Breslin has amazing food, feels very comfortable and has a super friendly, competent staff from top to bottom.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was poor, pushy server. My date and I weren’t drinking so that set the tone and the waitress was a drone, she ended up getting our order wrong, and our table was attended by at least 3 obtrusive bussers, waitress nowhere to be seen. When the food came it was excellent. So, good food, poor service.

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JR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh. I got the roast beef sandwich, which was tasty, but was dipped in au jus, making it about the messiest dish possible. Like sticky af. Didn't offer any wet towelettes to clean up, so I had to walk back through the lobby and down stairs to he closest bathroom to wash my hands. Seems obviously avoidable. Super over priced too.

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PS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tables are very close to one another and the woman sitting next to ours inserted herself into our conversation in an unwelcome way. Besides that, the food, the waiter and the drinks were great.

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