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Beast

638 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.67937 -73.968302
at Vanderbilt Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-399-6855 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Mediterranean, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

brooklynbeast.com

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.; B, Q at Seventh Ave.

Prices

$10-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Few venture this far into Brooklyn for standard bar food, but the faithful know to make the trek for a unique take on Spanish tapas. Couples and families surround the long tables at dinnertime, and the T-shirt-and-sandals set pack the bar and sidewalk until early morning. The dungeon-like front room has dimly lit banquets perfect for first-daters and a dark wood bar (perfect for first-daters waiting on a table), while a sea-green back room is hung with ancient wall maps and iron chandeliers. Appetizers are tapas-plus—larger portions than you’ll find in Spain, and definitely non-standard. Potatoes, chorizo, and raw or marinated seafood are prominently featured. Creamy, pungent Spanish cheeses are paired with crusty 11 Forno bread, and a melt-in-your-mouth Spanish tortilla is drizzled with olive oil. A caramelized onion tart is accented with fig pesto and goat cheese. Forty mostly Spanish and Italian wines are on the list, twelve of which are available by the quartino, a small carafe.

Extra

The restaurant serves brunch, with Spanish twists, from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. on weekends—think chorizo hash and eggs with chipotle-pepper Hollandaise sauce. And while the kitchen closes earlier, the bar stays open until 2 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 3 a.m. from Friday and Saturday. The bar also remains open after brunch ends on weekends.

Recommended Dishes

Cheese plate, $17-$23

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