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25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
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Ranked #453 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant before attending a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music which is directly across the street. The lovely ambiance was accented by gorgeous Christmas decorations and candlelight. The service was prompt and attentive, especially when we explained we had a show to attend. The food was delicious and creative, although not a huge menu. All... More 

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rochester,new york
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Welcoming restaurant right across from BAM. Not your typical German fare. We had house pickles (marinated veggies) and a homemade pretzel as appetizers. ihad pumpkin-leek strudel/ steamed veggies and my friend had the duck with German noodles. Warm rolls. Apple strudel for dessert. Our server was excellent. Would definitely return.

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Brooklyn, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was concerned about vegetarian options, but I needn't have worried. The selection was excellent, creative menu, great service and slightly kitsch but inviting decor. Lovely.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went twice weekend. Great atmosphere both occasions. Perfect for BAM. Offers good selection of wine and beer from Germany. Food choice is enough to keep you interested. Very good service. The outdoor terrace is also very pleasant. Great spot.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Quaint Germanesque dining room welcomes the pre-theater crowd. Berlyn's German-inspired yet simple menu includes small plate dishes and full entrees. In addition to beer and wine, Berlyn has an innovative cocktail menu that is hard to pass up. From the hot pink cold beet soup to the pot of chocolate mousse, the food was delicious and delightfully unusual. Our charming... More 

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Belleville, NJ
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Berlyn

Address: 25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
Phone Number: 718-222-5800
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: German

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