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Beast

Tapas Bar - Restaurant - Lounge
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  • Mediterranean, Small Plates/Tapas, American (New)
  • 638 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY11238 40.679252 -73.968489
  • (At Vanderbilt Ave)
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  • (718) 399-6855
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User Ratings (Based on 31 reviews)

3.435
Food 4.0 Value 3.2
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(718) 399-6855
Fax:
fax
(718) 399-6877
Website:
www.brooklynbeast.com
Notes:
Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Dinner Sun-Wed: 6pm-10:30pm Thu: 6pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 6pm-11:30pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Cheap Eats, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Beast

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/04/2008

    very happy

    I was unsure about Beast based on it's reviews but had a gift certificate to use. Very pleasantly surprised! I am a cook and rarely eat out due to the fact that I feel that the service and food quality in NYC restaurants has declined. Most servers don't make the effort that they used to and I often feel I could have cooked a better meal for a portion of the price. Not so with Beast! The food and wine were terrific. Out of all the dishes I sampled, I wasn't disappointed with any one. Standouts: the scallops (to die for), ricotta tart, polenta and the Tempranillo wine. The dessert was also fantastic. The workers were very nice without being fake which I like. Lastly, I love the fact that I could get beautiful food at a laid back, cool place that wasn't stuffy. Can't wait to go back.

  • Beast

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/04/2008

    Cold... Slow... Huh?

    Ate at Beast recently. Waitress did apologize for 15 minutes wait without being acknowledged. Food came cold, with exception of duck which was good. Dining room was extremely warm, thankfully, one refill of water came at the most opportune moment. Would be wary about eating at again, but would go to drink at bar.

  • Beast

    Posted by disgruntled neighbor on 03/10/2008

    be prepared to wait

    So, the food is very good, but definitely not worth the 45 minute plus wait I've had to endure on each visit. The first time it was for a late lunch at 3pm, and we ordered in the empty restaurant quickly, but had to wait for about 45 minutes for our food while the chef seemed to be going in slow motion. I chalked it up to the strange time, but when I returned for brunch one Sunday we told our waitress we were in a hurry and she only managed to bring us our food after 40 minutes. Shaving off five minutes, gee, how nice. Just don't go here hungry.

  • Beast

    Posted by Andrea Caseras on 02/01/2008

    Almost Perfect but ultimately Beastly

    We absolutely love the ambiance, menu, and glorious creations and flavors, but a few big no nos. Service is not up to par. Hipster service is only cool when its super fast and when you don't have any other choices. Also, don't charge blue ribbon prices on oysters and give us a smaller portion. Finally $10 per a 4 ounce apple martini poured in a scratch up classic tumber? Management should keep an eye out on these details, to make sure this gem continues to shine.

  • Beast

    Posted by Nicole on 12/25/2007

    Good food but would like more selection

    My husband and I enjoyed the food here. We would have liked to have more a selection of tapas to choose from. We felt the menu was limited. The roasted vegetable quesadilla was delicious. The service was standard. The area we sat in was a very tight fit, although it was a very fun and lively atmosphere. We want to try some other tapas places before coming back here.

  • Beast

    Posted by Allison Lynn on 08/16/2007

    Mediocre service but a great time nonetheless

    I absolutely love eating at Beast. As someone who likes trying a taste of half the items on the menu, Beast suits me perfectly. My boyfriend and I can usually share about 5-6 items between the two of us. The humus and the fried manchengo cheese bites are awesome! One a month they have a special wine night where you can choose a flight of three glasses of any by-the-glass wine for $15. This is perfect for mixing and matching with the variety of small-dishes. The smores are an excellent dessert choice- something you don't get a chance to eat too often anymore. Oh the waiters usually mess up your order. But they can't overshadow the fun menu items and it's very cheap. Go!

  • Beast

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/07/2007

    Return to what works

    Love Beast and visited this past weekend especially for the chorizo in wine sauce. When it arrived, it was tasteless and was cooked in garlic and onions. The little taste it had was not good. Definately not worth the $10. I could have bought chorizo from the corner store with better flavor. Please return back to the original recipe!

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