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Berlyn

25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
718-222-5800
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Ranked #1,021 of 4,417 restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: German
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- Jun 9, 2014
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English first
Belleville, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Formerly the site of a solid Austrian restaurant called 'Thomas Beisl', I am thrilled that the owners of 'Berlyn' did not mess with the space - there's a lot of architectural charm inside and the garden is lovely. It's also easily the closest eatery to both BAM & Theater for a New Audience and that is a huge draw, especially... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat at the bar and had lovely cocktails, appetizers and desserts after a talk at BAM. It's a fantastic atmosphere and the food is delicious. Highly recommend.

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Surprisingly, we were seated right away. (Friday night, I expected a wait for a table.) Server was professional and very friendly and explained some of the German fare offered. At his suggestion, I had the soup du jour...truly yummy. We then had weiner schnitzel, German potato salad, and cucumber salad. Bread and butter. A large selection of beers, both foreign... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Had a quick dinner before a show at BAM. Veal Weiner Schnitzel was a bit dry. The warm German potato salad (the reason I ordered what I did) was cold. Apple strudel dessert was excellent. Service was good. Table bread was excellent. Why afre restaurants so chintzy when it comes to putting butter on the table.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The atmosphere is charming, the location is excellent -- but watch out for bad service and billing irregularities at this Brooklyn bar and restaurant. On two consecutive visits, the wait for everything from menus to the check was long. And both times Berlyn charged $7 for beers that were listed on the menu as $6.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went with friends who use Berlyn as their neighborhood regular dependable place for dinner. It was warm, welcoming and delicious. Starters included celery root soup, flamkucken (bacon, onions and cheese on paper thin crust) and a swell beet salad. Glasses of red wine for 2 and a wonderfully bitter Dogfish Head IPA for the other 2 made us very... More

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Paraza
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103 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I expected a place called "Berlyn" to have some connection to Berlin. Unfortunately neither "Currywurst" nor "Berliners" nor any typical Berliner specialties are on the menu. The draft beer was almost stale, without any head, and we had to ask 3 times to get it. The food is ok but nothing special. Sausages are kind of "run of the mill"... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I came in here to have a couple of glasses of wine before going to BAM on May 25, and left my credit card there.... Later that evening I called the pace, and they said that they had the card at the bar. I asked them to mail it to me, since I don't go to Brooklyn all that often.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My son takes a class Thursday nights across the street so I've visited Berlyn many evenings as our meeting place. I like Austrian food, the decor and ambiance is so comfortable. Unfortunately the kitchen's just terrible. Again, badly wanting to like this place I've tried almost everything on the menu. Last night as a final resort, I just went for... More

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New York City, New York
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609 reviews 609 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Berlyn is on LaFayette Street in Brooklyn, directly across the street from the BAM Opera House, making it a popular spot for pre- and post-BAM event dining. However, while the food is very good - updated versions of classic German food like schnitzel and wurst - the service leaves something to be desired. We have been there twice to eat... More

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