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Relish

225 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
at N. 3rd St.
718-963-4546

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5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 7
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40% would go back.

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Service is a joke.

By wendy11215 on 5/4/2010

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

This place has some nerve calling itself a restaurant when they can't seem to take an order or serve food or follow up on a request without repeated follow-ups and reminders. We walked in for a very early dinner (5:15ish pm) with our kids and had to ask for menus after sitting at the table for 5 minutes. Mind you, we were the only people inside the restaurant, although the garden outside was moderately busy). The reason we didn't have menus is because the employees were sitting around socializing. Then we had to ask to place our order. Then it took well over 30 minutes to bring our food. The food was pretty good, but certainly not worth the hassle. When we got the bill, we noticed that they took the liberty of adding a 20% tip! Some nerve. I wanted to write something about the service on the receipt, but I knew they wouldn't care. Since no one came to take my card, I had to ask the rude bartender to ring me up and she stared at me blankly and said she couldn't do it. I had to wait for the waiter, who we hadn't seen in 10 minutes. What a joke of a restaurant. We will not be back.

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Sad

By justjohn on 6/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

There was a time in here when a diner was a great place to catch up with your old man after not seeing him for a long time. Somewhere you didnt have to worry about fitting into some new, flashy art scene, someplace you could just grab a late cup of coffee and share a couple jokes. I went into Relish with my father (from New York) last night and was given the hardest time you could imagine. The asian male bartender told me more to less to keep it down. He must not know my family. The waitress had absolutely zero wit to her, did not understand us. A strange reality when we were standing right in Brooklyn. Then told us they had stopped serving. We were selected out. A sad, sad truth. Our City has changed, taking the diner scene with it.

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62 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

Quaint diner-car cuteness doesn't make up for waitstaff's rudeness

By lpnyc on 1/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Relish is cute (but drafty during the cold months) and has decent food, but I won't be returning anytime soon. In the past year, I've gone there 3 times and each time I was met with ruder-than-usual service: bartenders who ignore customers sitting right in FRONT of them (at the BAR) while they talk to their co-workers; servers who can't be found when you need them, even if you've waited and waited 5 minutes for cream for your coffee, or that side of mayo you requested when you ordered your burger. The last time I was there, the bartender seemed actually put out when we ordered another round of DRINKS. Isn't that how he makes money - on drink orders? If you're looking for a nice, stress-free brunch, lunch, or dinner in Williamsburg, don't look at Relish.

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59 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

Great booths - great diner look.

By mchoinski on 7/20/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is nothing special - especially for the price - but I would go back just for the look of the place. Huge backyard. good view of Williamsburg Bridge, nice quiet street in industrial / old factory & warehouse part of the neighborhood (not crowded like Bedford - not around anything with vinyl siding on it). (Motorcycle) Bike shop across the street adds a nice vibe to the place & gives you something to look at.

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185 out of 432 people found this review helpful.

The best burgers in the Borough. Or the Anywhere.

By mamfeman on 5/24/2004

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

I have eaten only the burger at Relish, in all it's various forms of decadence and it is, simply put, the best ten dollar burger you will find in Brooklyn or any of the boroughs. I have been on a two-year quest to find something comparable and have yet to discover it. This burger is the benchmark for all NYC burgers. It is truly worth the trip into the 'Burg!

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