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Brooklyn Star

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593 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.71464 -73.94971
nr. Conselyea St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-9899 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, 4pm-1am; Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat, noon-2am; Sun, noon-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


After a fire wiped out the original Brooklyn Star, the restaurant rose from the ashes more than a year later, in March 2011, to once again serve Joaquin Baca’s upscale comfort food, in larger digs. Those familiar with the space’s previous tenant, Lazy Catfish, will recognize the layout here: a long bar in the front room across from some high-top tables and stools, with the main dining room in the back, full of the original Brooklyn Star’s salvaged furniture. Off-white walls and gray-blue booths create a country-store vibe, which complements the southern flair of starters like bacon-and-jalapeño cornbread served hot in a miniature cast-iron skillet. The small-plates menu mixes seasonal salads with creative, meat-heavy dishes designed for sampling and sharing, such as spicy duck wings fried with chili and Coca-Cola, fried pig tails, and roasted marrow bones. The large plates allow for more traditional meals, with country-fried steaks, pork chops, grilled tile fish, and a meatloaf sandwich, each thoughtfully paired with different vegetables. Brunch offers similarly interesting selections, including a Mexican twist on a Benedict, with two masa (tortilla) cakes topped with ground, house-made chorizo, black beans, salsa, cotija, and poached eggs, as well as southern classics like biscuits and sausage gravy or fried chicken and waffles. For a particularly rough morning, try a classic beef-broth-fortified Bloody Bull.

Recommended Dishes

Masa cakes with chorizo, $12; bacon and jalapeño cornbread, $6

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