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The Vanderbilt (CLOSED)

  • $$$
    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Small Plates/Tapas, Cocktails, Gastropub
  • 570 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn NY11238 40.6795929 -73.968509
  • (At Bergen St)
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  • (718) 623-0570
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Other Restaurant Info

(718) 623-0570
(718) 623-0571
Corkage Fee Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc Bar Hours Sun-Mon: 5pm-11pm Tue-Thu: 5pm-12am Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 5pm-7pm Thu-Sat: 11pm-12:30am
Dinner Daily: 5pm-11pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Trendy, BYOB, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by Myles on 05/03/2012

    another smarty pants eatery for trust-fund hipsters

    The food was tasty, but it wasn't "finger licking good". The servings were not much larger than the "taster cups" at Trader Joe's. The seating was purposelessly uncomfortable - bar seating with no bar(?) - come on!!. - you just want us outta there don't you? The stupidly officious wait staff, couldn't stop pulling plates off the table when there was still a bit of the paltry servings on the plate. They actually had to be reminded that one doesn't take food from a dog unless they know them. Horridly noisy and full of delighted fools, being delightfully ripped off. The absolute worst in portions - appetizers no bigger than teaspoon could hold and entrees the size of - maybe - two table spoons. Again, tasty, but after you leave you will want to grab a meal.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by Rod on 08/07/2011

    Charming culinary creativity

    With a front high tabled bar area, short hallway past the open kitchen and a more capacious back room, with aged dark wood planks cover the walls, this is a splendid spot for a different vision of dining. The menus are brief (less than 10 entrees), but each of the items well conceived and executed. The brunch items are fascinating. The grits with sausage and shrimp topped with diagonally sliced scallions is a perfectly balanced journey of flavors and textures. The tart: on lightly toasted pastry with caramelized onion, bacon, and egg was another great dish. The sides that accompany offer further opportunities to flex more flavor into the mix. And even though the wine list is short, it is - like the menu, the selection is wonderful. If you're looking for deliciously different, give The V a see, the food it A+.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by Emily on 07/15/2011

    Unpleasant service; mediocre food

    My husband and I are craft beer drinkers so we went here for the beer and food -- both disappointments. First, both of our beers tasted off -- possibly a result of dirty lines. My main beef was the service. Our waiter took forever to come over -- no main reason for this since the place was not busy. He did not smile or say hello, just blandly looked down at his notepad and asked for our orders. He didn't follow up at any point to see if we needed anything. Had to ask waitress for salt, pepper and ketchup. He acted too bored or cool to deal with us. After he delivered our check he kept passing by our table and hovering over, waiting for us to pay. We still had part of our beers to finish and weren't in a rush. Funny, he wasn't that attentive when we needed anything. The food was mediocre - not worth $22/plate. We won't be going back.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by anonymous on 05/01/2011

    Terrific value for brunch

    Went for brunch with a large group and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The prix fixe brunch is a terrific deal - beignet, entree, side of house-made sausage or bacon, a drink (fresh OJ, bellini) plus stumptown coffee. We also ordered a couple of appetizers which were quite good. House-made ginger ale and lemonade were terrific. The service was friendly and laid-back, but they could have done a better job of clearing empty glasses/dishes and keeping the water coming.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by youbetcha on 02/26/2011

    Getting Better - Price and quality

    20$ Pre-Fixe Brunch is a good deal with coffee and a cocktail. The atmosphere can't be denied. I have had a few mediocre experiences here in the past but it seems they are working to correct pricing and portion issues. At this point, at least with brnch pre-fixe, they seem to have gotten it right. Service has always been good here.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by peggy on 02/22/2011

    Creative, Unique & Delicious!

    Absolutely loved the atmosphere, great selection of draft beers and excellent service. Try the blood sausage, the brussel sprouts, the fennel salad and ALL of the desserts! Will definately go back...wish I lived closer.

  • The Vanderbilt

    Posted by Cat on 08/18/2010

    New favorite spot in the hood

    I love this place. My favorite dish is the blood sausage. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

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