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#362 of 4,380 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
+1 718-222-5800
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 13 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
New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I patronize BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) as frequently as I am able and, having been a loyal customer to this divine arts establishment over the years, I am always in search of a superb culinary experience - somewhere to dine in comfort before the show - and, I'm over-the-moon to say I have at last found it! Directly across... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Ideal location if you go to (or have been) to the BAM. I have had a stronger tastier goulash in Germany but it wasn't bad. Very nice atmosphere and pleasant staff.

Thank travelblom
London, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is such a lovely restaurant just opposite the beautiful Brooklyn Academy of Music. There's instant atmosphere as you walk through the door and the staff are friendly and efficient. The food is sensational. The best fish I have ever eaten - and I've eaten some fish in my time. Not cheap but worth it. One gripe- only one washroom... More 

Thank Alister C
Atlanta, Georgia
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Berlyn is extremely convenient for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is probably the best restaurant right near by. The food is very good and the setting pleasant (if a bit kitschy). The staff was all very pleasant and they work hard to get you to your show on time (though I recommend getting there at least an hour before... More 

Thank AndreLePlume
The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Right across the theater of BAM this restaurant serves German cuisine. I had a goulash that was not over the top (missed bell pepper and was a little watery to my taste), my husband was very happy with his dish. Very friendly and quick staff. I would come back here for the location is superb across the theater. Nice bar... More 

Thank travelblom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This lively and warm restaurant was a great post-theatre dinner spot. It is right next to BAM and the Theater for a New Audience. The kitchen is open late and I can HIGHLY recommend the Goulash. I wish I hadn't ordered the enormous bowl of split pea soup - which was delicious, but certainly wasn't a "small plate" as described... More 

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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, European, Central 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?