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Bino

276 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
nr. Sackett St.
718-875-1980

Avg. Rating

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

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56% would go back.

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Down Hill

By jkaye on 4/28/2011

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

Hate to say it, but this neighborhood maintsay has gone down hill. I have eaten a lot of well prepared meals there over the years but I just had an almost unbelievably bad experience there last night. Place was crazy empty. Waiter was awkward and strange. Food took years to come out and when it did was tepid and poorly prepared. At least one dish was just inedible. Bizarrely bad. Unfortunate. Carroll Gardens has an embarrasingly low number of really good Italian restaurants given its heritage and could ill afford to lose another.

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34 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

THE WORST Restaurant experience I have ever encountered

By SonnyDom on 10/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

We were given a gift certificate to this apparently very popular (most likely not for long) restaurant along a string of restaurants along Smith St., Brooklyn. I will never go back and I will make it point to notify all my friends to never go there. If you are looking for a relaxing dinner, this is not the place. The music was so loud (think someone scratching their nails along a chalk board, speeding race cars, untuned violins, screeching mandolins, amplified 10 fold) that it made the conversation (or should I say yelling) that much louder. The menu items and costs were so small that they are barely readable (and I can read very fine print). We waited longer than anticipated for our appetizers, but our main course came out long after others that ordered after us and only after we complained to our waiter. One of the two was warm, the other was cool, both were extremely dry. The owner comped the main courses very matter of factly, as if it happens all the time. Knowing we were extremely annoyed with the music, the food, the long wait, the waiter apologized but did nothing about getting my change back in a reasonable amount of time. This owner obviously knows little about the restaurant business. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.

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44 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

Our favorite restaurant in NYC

By littlemizpiggy on 5/8/2010

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

My husband and I have been coming to Po/Bino for years. It is, without question, our favorite restaurant in the city. Sure - an evening at Blue Hill or Momofuko Ko or Dovetail will offer a more exciting and innovative culinary experience. But when I dine out, I don't follow my heart or my head. I go with my gut. And nothing quite satisfies it like Bino. So while it is not, nor ever will be, the best place to eat in the city, it will always be my favorite. We ate at the new incarnation of Po (now named Bino) a few weeks ago. A minute after we sat down, they brought us two complimentary pieces of white bean bruschetta. I immediately dove in, and after one bite, my inner pig's tale began wagging furiously. Something about the simplicity of white beans, chunks of garlic, olive oil, and fresh country bread offers such pure deliciousness of flavor that I was tempted to ask for five more pieces, until I realized that only one order was free. For dinner, we ordered the Pasta alla Amatriciana, the cured tuna, a side of fregula, and the guinea hen. Don't let the name change fool you - with cooking this sensational and owners that always make you feel right at home, Bino will more than satisfy.

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62 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

Even better!

By mfrench1136 on 4/30/2010

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

Since being changed to Bino the food has been tastier than ever! My husband and I have always loved the cod and now the way that it's prepared (roasted) is even better than it was before and the wild mushrooms really put it over the top! We highly recommend going to Bino---you won't be disappointed.

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52 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic!

By designerfoody on 4/30/2010

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

I love this place and have eaten here several times, and have brought friends. The orecchiette is must have!! I have enjoyed every time I have eaten here, the food is always outstanding, the service is always good. If you live in the neighborhood do make it in, and I bet you will become a regular. If you do not live in the neighborhood, then it is well worth the trip to Smith Street.

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45 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

By ShariK429 on 4/29/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband and I have heard great things about this restaurant. We went for my birthday and we were extremely disappointed. The food was bland and tasteless. Our entrees were so awful that we ended up sending both back to the kitchen (which we never do) and didn't bother ordering new ones in their place. The fish did not taste fresh and the meat was chewy. The waiter was apologetic but almost didn't seem surprised that we weren't happy with the meal as he didn't charge us for the entrees or our drinks. We will never go back to this restaurant.

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55 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

So glad

By bernardinho on 4/28/2010

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

Took a relative here a few days ago... new name but same great food, service and ambiance. Been bringing family and friends here for years and they love it, glad the restaurant and staff stayed put. I could eat their white bean bruschetta everyday for the rest of my life and die a happy man. Great place for a date.

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36 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

A GEM

By Hayden25 on 4/25/2010

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

My boyfriend and I came here when it was "Po" back in January and it was the best meal we'd had together in NY. Went again for our anniversary dinner and it was still amazing, maybe better in some ways. First of all, every dish was excellent (all 6, we split each course). The service was impeccable - respectful, attentive and friendly. The food is some of the best Italian I've ever had. The pasta...there are no words. Overall, the best restaurant in Brooklyn we've been to (and we're picky!).

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44 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

Not impressed

By jstep710 on 3/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

i wanted to try this place for a while and was pretty disappointed. the menu was unoriginal and the waitress messed my order up. The mussels and clams were miniscule and there was too much garlic and oil on everything. I’ve definitely been spoiled in my day especially with Italian food but this place just didn’t make the cut. I wont be going back.

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54 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

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