The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

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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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Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Brilliant but noisy with bad music

RE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always fun atmosphere with good food.

AG
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
148 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot to meet and eat.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time
Wish there were some options for vegitarians

MW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Late night dinner, very solid food.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

BB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

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

S
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Would not need to go back.

M
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

BB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation right on time. Great table. Great food. If anything, too filling!!!

DX
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb burger was fantastic.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wait staff was attentive and gave us great recommendations.
Food was very tasty. Cocktails inventive and had a good variety of wine.

It was quite noisy and I had trouble clearly hearing my friends across the table.
I think my biggest complaint is the loud music coming in from the hotel lobby lounge area and the restaurant also had its own loud music. So this clashing soundtrack from each side was creating a pretty jarring aural experience.

DT
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed my first visit to The Breslin for a dinner with clients last Thur., we were late arriving due to rain but the hostess was able to sit us almost immediately. We had a very nice relaxed meal, we were not rushed, great unique drinks, quality service.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with my mom

EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have always enjoyed The Breslin, but have seen a decline in quality of experience lately. Our table was not cleaned properly & my guest got what looked like jam on his sleeve. I noticed that the cocktail menu has been cut back too. It was still delicious, and it less noisy than in the past, but noticeably changed.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service always.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good For dinner but not brunch. Too dark and the brunch food is pretty boring and unimpressive, overpriced

CD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

An OK spot for a meal but a better place to bring a laptop and work remotely.

WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best places to meet in this part of town for great food, great services and a high energy atmosphere.

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