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About The Vanderbilt

THE VANDERBILT opened its doors on October 23, 2009. It was designed with the casual comfort of a neighborhood restaurant/bar with market-inspired New American bar fare by Chef Saul Bolton (also of SAUL Restaurant, Red Gravy & Brooklyn Bangers). Emphasizing seasonal, local, and quality ingredients, the menu consists of snacks, small plates, and big plates--including house-made sausages. With serious, sophisticated food and a beverage program to match, we offer a less formal atmosphere without sacrificing standards.

570 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner 5pm to 11pm Every Night
Brunch 10am to 3pm Saturday & Sunday
Happy Hour 5 to 7pm Monday through Friday
Late Night Happy Hour 11pm to 12:30am Friday & Saturday

The kitchen closes between brunch and dinner, but the bar stays open.
Hours and menus are subject to change for holidays.

Cross Street:
Bergen

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 623-0570

Website:
http://www.thevanderbiltnyc.com/

Public Transit:
We are located half a mile or less from three stations; 7th Avenue B,Q, Bergen 2,3 and Clinton Washington C station. Plus, we are under a mile from Barclay's and Atlantic Terminal and the B65 stops right outside of the restaurant!

Executive Chef:
Saul Bolton

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Vanderbilt offers special dinners, beer events, and back room viewing parties throughout the year. Join our mailing list or check our website to stay up to date with The Vanderbilt in the future.

The Vanderbilt Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for brunch, the cinnamon bun was great but the rest of the food was so salty it was almost inedible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. Unfortunately, the Staff was inattentive and rude. I don’t think we will return to The Vanderbilt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place to have drinks&meal before concert@Barclays Center

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Don't be deceived by this restaurants outside apperance, inside its been redone and very nice. We arrived early for dinner before a concert at the Barclays arena. Told the staff and they took care to make sure we had enough time to get to the venue. The menu though limited had very interesting choices along with a good selection of specialty burgers and sandwiches platters. We had the fall salad and the steak and pork shoulder everything was very good. If we lived in Brooklyn - we would repeat the visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I'm one of those impatient people who is absolutely unwilling to wait for a table to open up during a crowded brunch, so I love that The Vanderbilt takes reservations for small parties.

Brunch is amazing (big fan of the French toast, the fajita, and the cottage fries) and the Bloody Marys have a nice, spicy kick. Nice, informal atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great service.

It's my go-to place when people come in from brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place good was delicious great place to meet with friends or family get togethers. Menu had plenty to offer and prices are reasonable.

Tags: Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best place in Brooklyn for Sunday brunch. Food is delicious service is friendly

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food here was really good but the rating suffers due to really slow service. The place was nearly empty on a Saturday night (shoulda been a clue) but it took more than 10 minutes for a server to come over and take a drink order and they remained inattentive and slow throughout the meal. We enjoyed the appetizers, including sticky spicy sweet duck drumsticks and a really interesting tray of mushrooms. One of the mushroom bunches had not been completely cleaned, though, and my friend got dirt in her teeth--ick. The rabbit potpie was amazing, and the chef politely and perfectly divided a whole roasted Branzino for our friends. Gotta get the details right or a promising menu won't have an audience soon!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love it! I love the ambiance of this place, and we split the Vanderbilt burger... delicious!! There’s an egg on top which makes it fun! So good.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I went to the Vanderbilt for Sunday brunch with a group of 4. I was supposed to go there for dinner the week before with another friend who had been previously. She did not have a good experience on a prior trip and asked to go somewhere else when I suggested the Vanderbilt (we went to Alta Calidad down the street which was yummy).
Despite that feedback, this group decided to try brunch anyway b/c they had reservations available and we did not want to wait too long to be seated somewhere else. I would say the experience was mediocre. The front part of the restaurant was a little more hip and had a good vibe. We sat in the back, though, and it was your standard restaurant feel.
The waitress was attentive and did a good job. The food, on the other hand, was not great. First I tried to order an iced coffee, which they didn't have- seemed odd for a brunch place in warm weather. But I took what they offered, which was hot coffee poured over ice with a side of extra ice. The coffee itself was pretty bad and of course was still warm, despite the ice. Then I ordered a vegetable frittata, which was actually just a small triangle- more like a quiche. It was incredibly salty and the only vegetables were potatoes and onions. I tasted my boyfriend's hash browns, and they were also very salty. The staff was pretty nice and attentive, but I would say between my poor food quality for brunch and my friend's previous poor experience for dinner, I probably will try a lot of other great restaurants along Vanderbilt Ave. before going back here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

the dinner was okay....lots of overly-fried stuff, and the side salad came drenched in dressing. that's my fault, because I forgot to ask for the dressing on the side, as I usually do for that reason.

however, the very sweet and attentive hostess/waitress (I think her name was Whitney?) kindly brought us prosecco and a house-made ice cream bar dessert (it was my birthday), that was truly delicious. also, she steered us toward a very nice bottle of wine.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had the Banger 'n mash and French toast brunch pre fixe and it was so incredible! The service was great and the food was more than we could eat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I was expecting a outstanding dining experience after waiting so long to go, but the experience was very ordinary. Nothing to go back to.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The Vanderbilt is the only relatively upscale, roomy restaurant and bar on Vanderbilt. So sit at the bar, order some apps and enjoy the ambiance. If you venture to the back for a real (albeit overpriced) meal, beware that they may be out of basic drink ingredients and out of the special cocktails they advertise - during Happy Hour. Also the food will be mediocre, and the service will be laissez-faire at best. Otherwise, enjoy!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was the first time going to The Vanderbilt! I enjoyed everything I had there from the special drink (vodka with cucumber, lime, & basil), appetizer mushroom plate - delicious, & lobster roll...
The service was excellent & the atmosphere was grand - sat outside - it was a beautiful day!
I will go back & tell my friends about this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Some of the sausages were very delicious. The groupon was awesome and allowed us to try many things to the menu. Service was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I had not been back here for quite some time as the last visit was worse than execrable. But I heard that there were improvements and indeed there were. This place is fine for simple dining, bar food, and drinks. The staff was professional and friendly but service was a bit slow. I would certainly recommend it for meeting friends, bar food and snacks, and beers and spirits. All in all, a nice experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Definitely go for the brussel sprouts! And don't miss the cottage fries.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The brunch menu was not terribly exciting . I had the burger and it was extremely dry and unremarkable.

Nothing special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My husband and I went here for a date night and we're pleasantly surprised all around how our dinner went from the right amount of friendly service, delicious cocktails, chill ambience, and fresh twists on traditional go to meals. The duck wing appetizers are a must order!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Terrible. Had to actively seek out the waiter to take our order. Then messed up our order so that we had half as much chicken as we were supposed to. Then the rabbit tacos were dry and flavorless. And $25.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Ladies brunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Slow service and not impressed with the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Brunch is supposed to be enjoyable. At The Vanderbilt, it is not. The decor and atmosphere looked very inviting from the outside, but inside, everyone seemed miserable (patrons and staff combined) The service was terrible - we waited half an hour before getting coffee and cocktails served to us. Luckily the bus boy was very attentive and kept refilling our waters - the only bright spot in a miserable experience. Another 45 minutes went by before we got food that was mediocre at best. The staff seemed very disorganized and all over the place - the open concept kitchen was also an issue as we could hear the wait staff and chefs yelling and swearing at each other. I would strongly recommend you go anywhere else for brunch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I went to brunch with my mom on Mother'S Day. Marie Claire was a wonderful waitress. She was friendly, upbeat and accommodating. The music was not overbearing. The setting of the restaurant is nice. I would say it's a good option for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Inaccurate bill (then adjusted), not fully cooked biscuits, one of the 3 orders of over easy eggs was fully cooked
All this wasting good brunch otherwise. Sweet cinnamon roll, delicious sausages, great French toasts...
Should be more consistent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The space is good, but service was slow and food is overpriced. We waited a few 10min after seating before getting our menus (and we had to ask for it, b/c server was walking by our table all the time, without noticing this). Also, we finished our bottle and he didn't stop to ask if we wanted another one (we were 4 people). Again, we had to call him and ask. He didn't get 1 of the order right (he didn't add the cheese on the burger), while the other 3 orders were the same (so, not a difficult order).
Food was ok, but way too expensive. The regular burger was $15 (just bun and patty), and the special burger was $25. If you're charging me $25 for a burger, it better be awesome. It wasn't . It's just a lot of meat.
So, food is ok, but way too pricey for the experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food took a long time to come out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Service was terrible and food was over priced. It took almost 30 minutes to get a beer and a martini in a (barely) half full restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Staff was really slow, and music was incredibly loud at 11am. Not good for brunch if you're trying to have a conversation with your friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Tasty good. Good black bean burger. Tasty 'bad hombre' margarita - great name, delicious. Spacious - good for groups. Service was attentive and professional. Food was slow to come. But presented well.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Very good place with very good food. Nice service.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Can't judge a book by its cover -- looking humble from the outside, but inside is a warm, inviting and cool place to dine or drink before a Barclay Center event. The duck wings appetizer is off the charts, as is the Vanderbilt Burger (enough to split for two). The cheese plate is nothing to write home about and I'd pass, but everything else was special, including the exceptional service. Great value, great food, great place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The restaurant had a B rating on the front window and it wasn't the cleanest I've experienced. The food was good, not the best. The service was wonderful, our server was exceptional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The chef was awesome! We sat at the kitchen bar and watched how closely he paid attention to every detail as he was making mine and my boyfriend's dinner. The duck wings were unbelievable and perfect for sharing. The fish was so fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked. I also loved my drink. Overall had a great experience and would definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Our server ( forgot her name ) was fantastic. I think it was Eura?? Anyway - she known more about this place than the owners. Everything she recommended was off the charts amazing. The only complaint was for a better beer selection. Not that they were bad beers but just off my level of appreciation. Will most certainly be back for the Vanderbilt Burger ( round 2 on that ) We also had Duck Wings, Rabbit Pot Pie and some other stuff. All were great and I would highly recommend eating here.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was EXCELLENT. Not your ordinary menu items, but unique preparations that are well executed, delicious, appealingly presented, and filling. Friendly service, but not super attentive. Looking forward to returning for a laid-back but tasty meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We wanted a restaurant within walking distance of the Barclay Center. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We went for brunch and the menu, although somewhat limited, was very good. The service was just okay; our waitress was very nice but seemed distracted. Sounds funny but wish they had better choices of tea for brunch. The beignets we had for dessert were really delicious, a nice treat to end the meal. It was quite cold inside the restaurant, so the maitre d brought over an electric heater, which definitely helped make it comfy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Amazing food. One of the guys got The Vanderbilt burger. It was HUGE. Favorites were the duck wings and pan fried Brussel Sprouts. To die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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