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The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

20 W. 29th St., New York, NY, 10001
nr. Broadway
212-679-1939

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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60% would go back.

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By lambchops on 3/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

It may not be possible to explain how much I loved my meal here. I will say that I wanted the onion soup to have more of a bone marrow taste. But those lamb ribs --- I could eat them forever. And the scotch egg is huge. So good.

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101 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Service

By ajacobs on 1/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to the Breslin last Friday with a group from work after hearing great reviews from friends and co-workers. Nothing good ever hits midtown, so we were shocked that a cool restaurant finally hit the area. I've been once for drinks, and had a great time, so I was excited to try the food. We were lucky to be seated shortly after ariving on a Friday night. We ended up having a wonderful waitress who recomended the lamb burger, which was AMAZING. I was so shocked that the reviews were so poor on NYMag, because we had an amazing experience, and the service was great. Our waitress was lovely, very attentive, and had great recomendations. I would recomend this place to anyone who wants a good meal at a new fun place in midtown.

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172 out of 343 people found this review helpful.

Great Find

By EsDad on 12/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

New with the emphasis on meat. Excellent variety topped off with delicious sweets.

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87 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

What a great addition to the neighborhood

By lotos on 11/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Excellent menu with innovative choices. Combination of hip/comfort food. Lovely presentation and unusual, lively flavors. You want to try everything on the menu but don't miss the leek/onion tart or the chocolate donuts.

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94 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Amazing!

By scorn09 on 10/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The grilled cheese will change your life.

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93 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

great brunch!

By mmmackenzie on 8/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

i have been for both breakfast and brunch. as a vegetarian, i was pleasantly surprised by the great amount of creative options. don't worry meat-eaters, my boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his food as well. further, i have to add, the banana-chocolate croissants served during their weekend brunch are out-of-this-world amazing! probably one of the best things i have ever eaten. you simply have to try these wonders to understand their perfection. served with stumptown coffee (excellent and forever altered my standards for coffee), this is always a very enjoyable breakfast/brunch experience for the foodie in midtown.

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86 out of 185 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic!

By Kate1231 on 11/10/2013

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I had dinner here on Friday. The scotch eggs and vinegared poussin are dishes that I won't forget. They were simply fantastic.

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42 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Great service, great space, food was eh

By TheColemans on 5/6/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My friends and I were expecting Breslin to be one of those places where the staff was too hip to care but the food would be worth it. Turned out it was the exact opposite. The house staff was welcoming and our waitress was friendly, fun and attentive. The place is fantastic to be in, somehow old and modern at the same time. We got a couple appetizers -- bread with cheese and anchovies was good as were the scrumpets. But if you put "pig foot for two" on your menu, it better rock, don't you think? It was bad. Some kind of mush rolled up in, I think, cheese and then breaded and fried. The flavor was mystifying, the texture more so. Greasy, kind of sweet and ?? We could not place it. Advice would be: Don't order the pig foot for two! No matter how tempted you may be by the novelty, don't do it! The veggies that accompanied it were top notch -- just get those! Next time: drinks, snacks and veggies.

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75 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

chef makes world-famous fried eggs (apparently)

By roger_thornhill on 9/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

i like Breslin, and eat regularly at the Pig too ... but i had to post this anecdote as i just had to laugh about how over-precious they can be. i ordered the English Breakfast, and asked for the eggs to be prepared as scrambled instead of fried - the waitress replied that the chef won't do that, but i could order a side of scrambled eggs for an additional $7 if i liked ( at $21 it was already takin the piss for a basic breakfast ) .. but regardless of the price issue, i thought it was completely ridiculous, i'd understand if was a particularly decent elaborate meal - but it's just eggs in an english breakfast guys, an 8 year old can make fried vs scrambled eggs .. get over yourselves ..

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146 out of 256 people found this review helpful.

A bad taste in the mouth

By fellini77 on 10/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Having brunch there on Sunday morning with our small child and some friends, we asked if they had a high chair. No, they didn't. Somewhat jokingly I pointed out that they're only $19 from Ikea - which was greeted with a smug and humourless "Oh, it's not that we can't afford it". Just unhelpful then, and proud of it. And that's what this place is like - their way of doing things is basically cheap and mean-spirited and makes you feel ripped-off: they call it a 'full english breakfast' but charge you extra for toast (toast!! cheap, pre-sliced white toast!!); the portions are notably small, for $21 I was expecting at least a full stomach; and, though the place was less than full, we were left waiting well over 30 minutes for our eggs. Pretentious, incompetent and cheap.

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