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Brooklyn Star

593 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Conselyea St.
718-599-9899

Avg. Rating

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

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60% would go back.

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major disappointment

By tw44 on 5/4/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I loved the original location so I was really excited for this place to open. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. Many of the vegetable and bread based dishes were great, but this place has some of the worst 'BBQ' I have ever eaten. The Dr. Pepper glazed ribs were flavorless, and even the fried chicken wings were mushy and bland. I was so sorry to have made the trip from Manhattan with several friends for this lackluster meal.

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42 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

coooome baaaack

By mayof1968 on 8/17/2010

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

love this place. their waitstaff is awesome. especially the two girls - so cute and smiley and nice! when will this place reopen?????? pies and thighs doesn't cut it.

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64 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

Amazing

By cronksty on 9/3/2009

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

Simply the best meal I've ever had in Brooklyn. Actually, one of the best meals I've ever had (Dr. Pepper ribs, made-to-order corn bread, braised greens, porkchop). My fiancee wants me to give this a bad review so as not to jeopardize the short wait for a table. Can't do it. This place is too damn amazing.

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109 out of 195 people found this review helpful.

Good Food, But Staff Needs Morale Boost

By californiagirl on 6/13/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was tempted to try Brooklyn Star based on the Momofuku connection. We certainly ate more for less than we would have at MF. The total bill was $30 and we had the Dr. Pepper ribs (not too sweet, nicely cooked), cornbread with bacon and jalapenos (fluffy, but not enough of the extras scattered in the batter), grits (very creamy, but didn't seem to have even just a hint of pepper), and the collard greens (tender but meaty with a tomato base). The food was good -- in some instances great. The chef doesn't seem quite as inspired as Chang, but that's a high bar and he's dealing with something very different in southern food. The only things I would say are 1) put some quirky decorations on the wall. No diner likes to look at white paint, even if the walls are partially wood paneled. And 2) look like you're having fun serving and making the food! Maybe the slow Friday night had them worried, but if the staff seems more excited about what they're doing, I have a feeling that will rub off on the diners.

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84 out of 191 people found this review helpful.

No No No

By cheevas on 5/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Please do not be fooled by the mystique that surrounds the momofuku connection. The Brooklyn Star falls far short of the bar set by its cousins in the momofuku family. While the service was great, the food was not. The fried green tomatoes were dry and flavorless. The cornbread most resembled thick pancakes in texture and were served in a hot cast iron skillet which would have baked all of the moisture out of the bread had we not rescued it. No pepper in the cream gravy, meatloaf was hard as a brick. In short, the food extremely salty, extremely dry, and extremely disappointing, and on top of everything...EXTREMELY OVERPRICED. Did i mention that they DONT even have sweet tea on the menu? seriously? sweet freaking tea! if you are looking for authentic, tasty southern fare, you will need to look elsewhere, because it is most defiantly not at The Brooklyn Star.

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