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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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56% would go back.

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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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97 out of 200 people found this review helpful.

If You're a Vegetarian, Don't Bother - They Don't Want Your Business!

By MNY on 11/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

I made the mistake of trying to get a vegetarian bite to eat at the Breslin Lobby Bar. Closest thing they offer is a Grilled 3-Cheese sandwich on the bar menu that includes ham. Seems simple enough just to leave off the meat, but this is something that the chef was absolutely UNWILLING to do. I can understand not wanting to compromise your intricately-conceived gourmet creation - but get over yourself, it's just a $16 grilled cheese. When our bill (finally) came, an 18% gratuity had been included - perhaps they know that they provide such little service that they have to charge for it up front. It's just another over-priced hipster hangout that's more concerned with their looks than substance or their guests.

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106 out of 215 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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97 out of 185 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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91 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

no reservations

By emac11201 on 12/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 0
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Despite what the description says above, The Breslin isn't taking reservations for the large “Algonquin Round Table.” Seems somewhat ridiculous to expect parties of 10 or more to not plan ahead, but there you go.

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110 out of 216 people found this review helpful.

horrible service

By visanthe on 1/11/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Our party of 5 was told we would be seated at 9:00 or so, and were seated at 11:00, in a booth for 4. No free drinks, just some scraps for appetizers. Food so-so. Unimpressed.

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125 out of 260 people found this review helpful.

Terrible service, huge wait

By nybr on 1/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Huge wait on a weekday evening, with a loud drunk group next to us (some people couldn't even stand up by themselves, and the bartender kept filling their glasses...), so you could say that waiting wasn't really pleasant. Our party of 6 got squeezed in a small table. Food was good, but not even near to spotted pig quality... Unfriendly service

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184 out of 358 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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190 out of 377 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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163 out of 290 people found this review helpful.

WOW

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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