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Broken English

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68 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.686794 -73.990878
nr. Smith St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-488-3906 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Exposed brick walls, mismatched vintage chairs, and simple, unadorned tables oufit the airy room at Broken English, an Italian restaurant with Roman-accented dishes. Dishes rotate seasonally; to start, you can select classics such as wine-braised meatballs and Roman-style artichokes. There’s also a raw bar, which features four seasonally changing oysters at a time. Pastas are Roman mainstays like cacio e pepe, or rigatoni all’amatriciana, which is made with Niman Ranch guanciale. Entrees are unfussy, straightforward, and well-executed: roast chicken with fingerling potatoes, an herb-infused pan-seared trout wrapped in speck and served over chicory, or a hanger steak accompanied by mashed potatoes. A handful of dessert offerings change daily.

Recommended Dishes

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana, $15; cariofi a la Romana (Roman-style artichokes), $13; pan-seared rainbow trout, $25.