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Jack the Horse Tavern

66 Hicks St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.699882 -73.99366
at Cranberry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-852-5084 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun, 11am-3pm and 5pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C at High St.; 2, 3 at Clark St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar


  • Full Bar




Although the eccentric name references a fishing lake in Minnesota, Jack the Horse is pure Brooklyn Heights. The double-storefront tavern fits into its small-town streetscape as if it had been there for decades. Vintage touches like a beige pressed-tin ceiling, exposed brick, and a wall of antique clocks have that well-scrubbed Heights look. The small bar area in front is frequented by locals enjoying East Coast pints from one of six taps. Craft paper covers the tables, so it makes sense that the food is equally unpretentious top-quality ingredients and original combinations notwithstanding. Mac 'n' cheese is classed up by cavatappi and smoked Gouda. The pork loin a la plancha gets fancy with braised pork belly and grilled kale. Even something as simple as a hamburger is upscaled with a ciabatta roll. This is what they mean when they say "nice and simple."


Sunday mornings, you'll find homemade English muffins, crushed-red-potato home fries, eggs, pancakes, and granola on the menu.

Recommended Dishes

Smoked-trout salad, $13; burger with fries, $16