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Cafe Brama

157 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.729631 -73.986938
nr. 10th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-7140 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Greek, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Delancey St. to 34th St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.


This venue is closed.

This Greek-inspired eatery has an identity crisis that keeps it a long way away from creating a little Athens on Second Avenue. Wooden tables, track lighting, green and maroon brick walls, and an expansive menu encourages casual dining, but free wi-fi spawns a laptop-lugging set that sticks to the Danesi espresso drinks. You can’t blame them, because the food at Brama is uneven. While many dishes from Astorian wholesalers Titan don’t fare well—such as the mushy rice stuffed into grape leaves—even made-on-the premises fare hits snags. A rectangle of beef moussaka with a mushy béchamel topping makes you yearn for a crackly glaze, and an apple tart, which arrives aflame and doused in sweet Calvados, is top-heavy with gelatinous fruit. The best choices are homemade meze—cucumber-spiked yogurt, roast eggplant dip infused with the mellowest hit of garlic, and sweet, oily roasted red peppers.

Recommended Dishes

Eggplant dip, $7