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Posted by S.C. on 08/20/2012
Huckleberry was the spot for weekend hangs three years ago. At the end of that summer, they stopped having parties and attempted to be more of a sit-down restaurant. I haven't really been back since, save for once or twice when they've had a dj on a Friday or Saturday night. It was a really comfortable place to hang out with friends with good music - the backyard is pretty nice. Went this past Saturday with friends bc they had a DJ. Got their early and decided to have dinner. Tried to order at the bar, but the bartender told me there was a waitress on the floor. We sat down and waited 20 mins, but she never came. Went back to the bar just to get drinks and mention the missing waitress - bartender said she was mostly working the back. WTCluck man! Ordered our food and waited 45 mins for it to come out. I was super hungry, so I asked the bartender about the food - that's when I noticed they were making the food behind the bar? V. weird. The bartender gave me a look of contempt and said it would be "a while." Yikes! I'm just hungry man! Got the devils on horseback - noms! The mac and cheese was ok. But our sandwiches, the pulled ribs and grilled cheese, were so soaked in butter and oil I spent the rest of the evening sipping Campari. It was a very unpleasant meal as a result. I wouldn't recommend eating there to anyone. Spent a couple more hours there with my friends, dealing with the ever poor service, but enjoying the atmosphere and music. I hope they go back to what they used to be... and the service improves.
Posted by Linda Milkes on 11/01/2010
Ok, this may sound frivolous, but we went here simply becaue they make an old classic cocktail called Aviation, that has Creme de Violet in it. That was a very good cocktail, indeed. We also enjoyed some great nibblies: candied pecans, citrus marinated olives, bacon-wrapped dates, pigs in blanket bites, and this great grilled cheese on focaccia with shallot relish. OMG! The service was excellent! Crystal really hooked us up. The atmosphere was nice; it was a dark lounge, but not so dark you couldn't see. There was music but you could hear your tablemates. There were 4 of us and we all agreed we'd go again.
Posted by confused on 09/09/2008
this is a great BAR but a horrible restaurant! the food was expensive for what it was - small portions that looked like they should have been in a 80's movie trying to depict a high class restaurant - big plate with little baby bites. i could have eaten 3 times as much and i wasn't even that hungry! aside from the poor excuse for food the bar itself is great with one of the neighborhood's best backyards!
Posted by eugene l. on 09/07/2008
I love this bar, but I have to agree with previous comments. This is not a restaurant. This is clearly a nice cocktail bar with a selection of expensive bar eats. While the food quality is high, the prices are insane...considering what you're actually receiving. $6 for pigs in a blanket...which are 6 pieces of sausage wrapped in pasty dough and topped with a dab of mustard. While they were tasty, they were TINY...and on top of that, the chef actually used his electric knife to cut one in half since he didn't have 6 left in his tub...just 5. I didn't think that was a classy (or common sense) move on his part (we were sitting right behind him at the bar!!). Either the prices on the food need to go way down or the portions should be bumped up to match the current prices. But as I said before, the bar itself is great!
Posted by Klegs on 08/15/2008
Huckleberry is one of those hidden bars in Williamsburg that you feel privileged to have fstumbled upon. The food is excellent, unique and adds to the flavorful drinks. Drinks are awesome- infused vodka and the like. Love the random dance parties, the decor, the atmosphere guaranteed to enjoy yourself!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2008
great space, huge backyard, decent drinks, tasty but way overpriced and tiny portioned food.
Posted by Zeb on 05/07/2008
I was surprised to find Huckleberry listed on menupages, as it's a bar, not a restaurant. They do serve some food, but it's basically high class bar food. As a bar, Huckleberry is excellent. I absolutely love it there, except for the fact that everyone knows about it now and it's getting more and more crowded by the day. Also, it's May, could you guys turn down the heat just a little? Thanks. The main reason I'm posting this is to warn people that may not know about Huckleberry and who may want to try going there to have a meal. It's a bar, not a restaurant. If you want to get a drink, hurray for you! If you want a sit-down meal without loud music and dancing drunkards (me) crowded around you, you're out of luck.