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The Vanderbilt Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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570 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Bergen)
+1 718-623-0570
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Farmingdale, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I had eaten here before and was really impressed. So I made reservations for family coming into town. We arrived and was told it was a limited menu. All hamburger. Come on man! Then there was a guy- I assume he was a manager- cussing and berating a server like they were scum. REALLY IS THAT HOW You TREAT PEOPLE... More 

Thank Lonniecroc
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner before a concert at the Barclay center. We had 6pm reservations. The place was empty when we got there but started to fill up. We ordered drinks which took a while to get and they forgot one. We ordered apps and entrees at the same time. It took about 45 minutes for our food to come... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The fries are sublime! They have a large, comfortable space and a great brunch menu. Kid friendly too.

Thank sadiebrooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Tripadvisor’s review indicate that one third of the people who went to Vanderbilt were not impressed But, We went to the Vanderbilt for an important family bunch and I should have been paying attention to the signs, but family comes first. It started when the waiter announced there was no decaf coffee available. Who offers brunch without Decafe? Then, there... More 

Thank Daniel S
New Jersey
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a neighborhood cafe, which has its fans, but there are definitely better places. It's pretty noisy inside, the menu is somewhat limited, and the quality of the food is good, but nothing special.

Thank Simonizzze
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Been in New York for a few days now - came here the first night and tonight . Both times I received exceptional service . If you're in Brooklyn for a few days pop in for a drink and they will make your day .

Thank Don T
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stopped here for dinner prior to a concert at the Barclay centre. Arrived at 6 with reservations waited 20 minutes before our waitress took our drink order and another 15 minutes to get our drinks. The air conditioning was not working the food took a while to come out but our waitress never returned to our table to see if... More 

Thank Miche B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Exactly what I needed - a great bar. The only food I had was a plate of cottage fries, which were truly excellent.

Thank bob p
Fairfield, Connecticut
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We went for brunch nd were hungry after being at the Brooklyn Half Marathon. We ordered orange juice and two bloody marys to start. They came about 25 minutes later after we had to ask for them multiple times. We also ordered HAMBURGER, CORNED BEEF HASH, and a three egg omelet with hash browns. the hash browns were some kind... More 

Thank RcikS
Kamala, Thailand
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147 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was my third visit and if anything the food is even better than my previous two. The menu offers some interesting selections. I started with golden beets with strawberries and pistachios followed by merguez sausage with possibly the best mashed potatoes I have had anywhere. My daughter had beer battered shrimp tacos with spicy aioli, pickled slaw, mango, rice... More 

Thank Tamvong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Public Transportation: We are located half a mile or less from three stations; 7th Avenue B,Q, Bergen 2,3 and Clinton Washington C station. Plus, we are under a mile from Barclay's and Atlantic Terminal and the B65 stops right outside of the restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-623-0570

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?