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The Cynical Schnauzer - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
6 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Cynical Schnauzer is an upscale yet casual bar in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The restaurant offers internationally inspired fare cooked with fresh ingredients that pair alongside a signature cocktail or cold beer from the bar. A sampling of the items available at The Cynical Schnauzer include butternut squash flatbread, ice wine oysters, soy yakitori, citrus potatoes, steamed mussels and more. At the bar, enjoy a selection of craft cocktails made to order. The Jinkx is a drink made from rum, grapefruit juice, blood orange juice and lemon syrup for a sweet addition to any meal. Visit The Cynical Schnauzer for happy hour and select from a menu of affordable items to be shared with neighbors and friends.

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What 6 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. l

    love

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    i was worried about meeting out-of-town friends at a restaurant i hadn't been to yet, but we all really enjoyed the food and drinks here. great for people who appreciate creative cooking, but there are also choices for less adventurous eaters that are executed extremely well.

  2. j

    jaxsingchef

    New England

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    We heard about The Cynical Schnauzer through Open Table and were compelled to try it because the name was intriguing and the menu and photos I found online looked attractive. The staff was very friendly, save for the woman who was djing. She did not have a welcoming vibe, but the music was nice and funky at times. The food was interesting. The chef clearly likes to pack a lot of thought and detail into each dish, but we didn't find much of it to be more-ish. Oysters were fresh and good, but there was no new ground there. We enjoyed the flatbread with bacon, butternut, miso and chili. I did like the razor clams which were very pretty to look at. The mushroom Yakitori was also pleasant. The fried skins with charred lemon aioli were fun texturally, but I thought the sauce was too acidic and not attractive to look at. If it had been delicious, the color could be overlooked, but we didn't care for it. The artichoke and grilled cucumbers were just plain weird. Not sure why you'd want to eat a charred grilled cucumber and after tasting it, I wouldn't want to eat it again. The artichokes in the dish were chewy. The mussels had quite an odd combination of tastes going on: apples, potato, crunchy quinoa, grapefruit, seaweed, etc. and again overly sharp. The chicken was super busy with two different preparations for the actual poultry and all sorts of things like fiddle heads ferns, bitter greens, ramps, sauces. A few of the dishes had a lot of components which we wouldn't have minded if they worked together. Even the cheese board, which looked quite spectular, had overly acidic condiments and thinly cut, but not tasty toast. The cheese itself was very good. Overall, it seemed like the food was clever or modern or Noma-esque, but forgot to be crowd pleasing and tasty first. Perhaps it was just not be to the tastes of our party of four and geared towards a different audience. I wish the place all the best.

  3. G

    Goodtaste

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals we have had out in along time. The food was fantastic. Everything fresh, wonderful combinations of flavors. I would never of thought to put carrots in a carbonara sauce, but it was truly a memorable combination, delicious. Where ever you get your pancetta it was great. The flat bread with the ramps and bacon delicious! Every coarse we were saying umm this is so good. The service was also charming and polished! Hats off to you Guys!! So glad that you are here.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New neighborhood spot with cool owner and amazing food. The grilled donut is a must!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is thoughtful in presentation, sourcing and how it is prepared. I never thought I would have a carrot carbonara and not miss the pasta! The service was exceptional and I never felt rushed. The vibe is so laid back but versatile enough for a group of a friends or a romantic date. I will definitely be coming back to try the rest of the menu!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful space, phenomenal food, amazing cocktails - and lovely stuff. Highly recommend.

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The Cynical Schnauzer - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 6 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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