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Vinegar Hill House

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72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1222 (Water & Front)
+1 718-522-1018
18:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 15:30
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Davis, CA
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! What a killer dinner we had at Vinegar Hill House. We started with charcuterie - home made, of course. Moved on to the roast chicken (someone else was ordering or I'd never have tried that). It was scrumptious. We also had a pasta dish and the squash side. Everything was super tasty, the service was perfect and the atmosphere... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this very unique restaurant. We had a pre-wedding brunch there with our son and family. All of the offerings were great - as we like to share. Sourdough apple pancakes are awesome, as well as the eggs benedict, and the specials of the day. Comfortable atmosphere and good staff/service. A place to go when in Brooklyn, New... More 

Thank megmb770
hong kong
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273 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend highly recommended here! Full of people during dinner time! Need reservation in advance. Interior decoration is average. Very strong oily smell in the restaurant! Waitress is no very pleasant! The glasses had very strong detergent smell! Food is average! Price is average!

Thank piaHongKong
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Vinegar Hill is not easy to find for non-New Yorkers. We even had to direct the cabbie by phone GPS. Locate it, we did, however. Like many neighborhood venues, the restaurant is small and was crowded. Reservations are certainly a good idea. The menu was focused with locally sourced items, all of high quality. We started with a radish based... More 

Thank KDKtn
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Brooklyn anyway that day and I'm glad I stayed on the other side of the river for dinner. It's a characterful little neighbourhood restaurant and it felt like a relaxed local crowd. Very hospitable and the food was enjoyable. I thought the chocolate Guinness cake was a bit cakey for a restaurant dessert, but I can't say... More 

Thank PhilKennedy
Walton, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. The cast iron chicken is to die for and the waitstaff was very friendly. Fun night

Thank Nancy R
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Its a good place to visit for a Sunday brunch ! Very relaxing and fun to be. Good price ! Enjoy the eggs Benedict !

Thank Victor T
Brewster, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Let me begin with the food. It was pleasantly prepared, though our appetizer arrived after the main course. That said, I have have eaten at many restaurants in Brooklyn where the food is at least as good if not superior to the Vinegar Hill House. The real issue was that we were made to feel unwelcome by the staff. On... More 

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New York
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We don't go to restaurants for personal interaction, but a warm hello and attentive service definitely contribute to a hospitable vibe--this place deserves better than the indifferent front-of-the-house and wait staff we encountered. The menu is limited but ingenious, with some nice combinations that live up to potential. Appreciated the sensible portions that don't induce food coma. Interior is cute... More 

Thank musicmom3
Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went for dinner at this gem, hidden near DUMBO in a 19th century building. Great decor and even better food. Try the seafood and pasta. Menu changes often so you will never be bored. Go!

Thank michael c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1222
    (Water & Front)
  • Public Transportation: York Street off of the F train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-522-1018

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