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#230 of 4,425 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, Central European, European, Gluten Free Options
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25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
+1 718-222-5800
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been twice so far and had a very good experience each time. Good service, great cocktails, delicious food, very nice atmosphere, and all reasonably priced. Nothing not to like. Very good restaurant, in a great location, which we will return to again and again.

Thank Wroglebaum
Princeton, NJ
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheerful, efficient German-ish eatery offers small plates, main courses, and a good selection of wine and beer.

Thank wws68
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere: sharp/clean and interesting. Climate: very comfortable Noise level: ahhhhh - lovely conversations without straining. Drinks: Aviation was first rate. Beer selection limited but solid. Food: very good - filet mignon, schnitzel, spatzel, brussel spouts, ... very flavorful and satisfying Service: attentive, professional, and friendly enough - A

Thank John S
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Fun place to go at the holidays or any time of year. The ambiance is perfect--idealized Old World mood with whimsical touches. If you're looking for traditional German fare, this wouldn't be it. More like a modern, lighter take on middle European cuisine.

Thank Beachwriter1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Berlyn in Brooklyn gives you the atmosphere of Berlin, the drinks and the food and the location. It's in opposite of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, so you can first go to the cinema or theater and talk it over in Berlyn. With a good beer and meal.

Thank Ronald B
New York City, New York
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163 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Fun bustling restaurant with a serious bar across from BAM. One complaint is that the cocktails came out after the food even though they were ordered first and of course should come out first and solo. The schnitzel was particularly good as is the smoked trout. Well-selected wine list. Just what you want before or after a show.

Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cocktail list with view German drinks option.. food not sure what is it but definitely not German.. nice environment and good spot to spend time before show

Thank allous5
Rockville Centre, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A play on spelling brings you to a restaurant with a new twist of German with a great wine and bier list and an interesting and delicious menu. Being a fan of all things Deutsch, I got the chance to enjoy this relatively new addition to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Theatre for a New Audience neighborhood. You will... More 

Thank Michael R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Poor reception from the owner (?),even more cold from the lady serving us. Took 10 minutes to bring wine, and my potato pancakes arrived on a messy arranged plate and were about a third of the size shown on their www. Kitchen closes at twelve , though restaurant opposite the BAM theatre. A place never to return to.

Thank 975merel
new york
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came here to eat before a performance at BAM, and it was exactly what you'd want: great food and atmosphere. We had the duck confit which was delicious and the kale salad was good as well. Very happy with the experience and will be coming back here next time we go to BAM. Wish I was in the neighborhood... More 

Thank lauren8181

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Central European, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-222-5800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?