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Buttermilk Channel

524 Court St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
nr. Huntington St.
718-852-8490

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

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73% would go back.

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Fabulous

By Roseanne214 on 8/13/2012

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

Had dinner there last night..Place was pretty crowded, but we were seated at our table right away. The fried chicken a cheddar waffles are hands down the best I have ever tasted. The fresh pasta with mushrooms was light as air and delish..Service was very nice as well. Will be going back for sure!

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35 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Lovely all around.

By koutsavlis on 6/16/2012

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

Food was on point, service was impeccable, and the ambiance great. Would go again.

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40 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

I Can't Do it Right now

By darklily on 2/26/2012

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

Usually I am guided well by New York Restaurants. Today I suggested Buttermilk Channel to my friends. It was pretty crowded which was a good sign. I went in and the maitre'd approached me. I told her 3 people. Her response, "I can't do it right now." This surprised me as most will tell you how long the wait is, allowing you to make the decision. This response made me feel that we were not to be seated at all.

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34 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Good Food, Watered Down Cocktails, There is a kids menu but they really don't want kids!

By twinky on 10/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband and I walked into this restaurant with our two children on a very rainy Wednesday night at 5:30. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we walked through the door there stood the hostess with a look of contempt on her face as she eyeballed all of us coming in from the rain. After a long awkward pause I had to ask her for a table for four. As she scowled and grabbed her menus, I was wondering who would ever hire this women to greet and sit people at their restaurant, she was downright scary. I figured if they have a childrens menu then children are welcome. My kids are also little foodies and have been to many a 4 and 5 star restaurant. I liked the food, I ordered the duck meatloaf and my husband ordered the fried chicken, my children after serious deliberations and suggestions from the waitress (who seemed put out by their questions) ordered from the childrens menu. The food was quite delicious and we all tasted everything on the table and were very pleased wih our selections. I am not a drinker but since it was our wedding anniversary I decided to splurge and go for a fancy cocktail. I had two of them and I am pretty sure they didn't contain any alcohol at all. There is one bathroom. We actually had words with a young impatient women who was banging on the door after my daughter and I were in there for 1 minute. The atmosphere is awkward and uncomfortable. I'd rather go to manhattan and not deal with this weird brooklyn elitist crowd.

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48 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

Delicious!!!

By rubyrosep on 6/8/2011

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

I recently ate at Buttermilk Channel and it was perfect. Great service and really good food. I would totally recommend Buttermilk Channel to a friend. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Brooklyn.

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45 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Very yummy!!

By angrybob on 3/1/2011

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

so I took the opportunity to check this place out courtesy of NY Mags reco...and it's quite a nice place indeed! I went on a Monday for the $25 special and was seated right away - the decor is nice and inviting if not a wee dark (so unnecessary!) - the service was first rate meted out by a smiling and cute waitstaff (hey, that matters to me!) - had the pumpkin soup (very yummy with a nice touch of olives!), a sorta boring popover (suggestion - some more type of hearty peasant bread with an interesting dip/butter), and the main event was the fried chicken on cheese waffles with slaw - the chicken was crunchy and delish (my biggest criticism, and this pertains to many modern restaurateurs - I really like my bird a little more well done - "medium well" chicken (a little too pink near bone) is a tad scary and I'm sure we can figure out how to make it juicy yet fully cooked - I did survive, I'm happy to report!), the waffles crunchy as well with a wonderful salty/unctuous note and the slaw was a little boring but well made. no dessert (watching my girlish figure, don't you know!) but they substituted a nice cappuccino, which was very nice and very customer service friendly. I would definitely recommend BC, despite the large number of annoying parents with their coughing and sneezing progeny befouling the air - non-breeders of the world unite!!

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51 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

Southern cooking as imagined by New Yorkers

By LES_OD on 1/22/2011

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

Although I was initially put off by the thought of southern food being served in anything but a truck stop diner, the food proved worth the pretentious subtext. I had the special pasta dish of the day, which turned out to be amazing. My dining partner had the duck meatloaf, also a good choice. For desert, we shared the bread pudding. The bread pudding was worth the trip alone. The staff was very friendly and accessible. The server took the time to explain what was in the dishes we were interested in. I'd definitely go back here.

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55 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

Buttermilk Channel

By restaurantfairy on 10/27/2010

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

The cozy warmth of this place is palpable as you walk in. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The crowd varies from families with young kids to young Brooklyn hipsters! Waits can be long and they don’t take reservations for parties under five. Opened by Doug Crowell with Ryan Angulo as Chef, the two have an impressive array of restaurant experience which includes names like La Grenouille, Picholine, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, David Burke and Donetella and more. As a result the menu is thoughtful as it recreates classic comfort foods to fit in with a more conscious clientele. They source locally, organically and through fair trade as much as possible. Offerings such as Roasted Chicken with Grilled Bread Stuffing with Poached Egg and Pan Gravy or Cheddar Waffles with Mustardy Mustard Green, Savoy Cabbage Slaw and Roasted Mushrooms; just make you want to curl up and soak in all the goodness you are about to imbibe. For pictures and more food details click on this link: http://therestaurantfairy.com/2010/06/18/buttermilk-channel/

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74 out of 129 people found this review helpful.

perfect.

By carawalsh on 4/26/2010

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

We just had our first meal at Buttermilk Channel and were beyond pleased with the meal. Their Monday night prix-fixe is exceptional- we had the green tomato soup and the fried chicken which was amazing. The fried chicken is honestly some of the best I have ever had- so tender and juicy yet the skin so crispy - it really is perfection. The service is impeccable, their cocktail and wine list impressive (and heavily reliant on Oregon pinots, a good sign), and the general vibe is one of true love for the neighborhood. Highly recommended.

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67 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

A Nice Restaurant in Brooklyn

By Abbey on 3/3/2010

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

What a nice restaurant - we went with, gulp, our children. They have an exceptional children's menu. The place is crowded, but the service never waned. Our cheerful server brought us delicious honey goat cheese popovers to start, sprinkled with sea salt. YUM! And the rest of the food was just a thoughtfully prepared - simple and delicious. Definitely a keeper. Been back already!

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98 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

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