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25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
718-222-5800
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Across from BAM so make a reservation

Berlyn opens at 5:30 and fills quickly when there's an event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Best to make a reservation as the place is small and friendly. I started with a kale Caesar salad that was delicious. My wife had the mache salad, also very tasty. I had the spazel primavera while my wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Old Saybrook, CT
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254 reviews 254 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Berlyn opens at 5:30 and fills quickly when there's an event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Best to make a reservation as the place is small and friendly. I started with a kale Caesar salad that was delicious. My wife had the mache salad, also very tasty. I had the spazel primavera while my wife had trout. Both dishes... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to Berlyn last night for German food. This is more of a "nouvelle" German cuisine. It is good, but if you are looking for real homestyle German food, this is not the place for that, although the schnitzle seemed pretty authentic. This is also not a "Beer Hall", it's a bit high end, so if you are looking... More 

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Norwalk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went for an early dinner before the show. The restaurant is located right across the street from BAM. Drinks and beer and wine choices were good. Service was good. Food was not real good. We had the charcuterie which was good but came with huge pieces of like Texas toast. I had spaetzle. It had cheese sauce that was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We always feel welcome in this warm and intimate space, with a dependable menu and great staff. The food is consistently delicious and interesting, and appreciate the consistent choice of vegetarian offerings.

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Virginia, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Convenient for BAM performances. A very good job is done with the usual craft cocktails, even the Mule. The bar and dining room give a vague feeling that Victor Lazlo might be arriving soon. While you are waiting, order the charcuterie, a soup, or a small plate beet salad. Peruse the wine list, in which German wines predominate along with... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Terrific atmosphere for drinks and delicious food. Loved the schnitzel! The appetizers were terrific too! Intimate dining room that is warm and cozy. Will go to Berlyn again!

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Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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166 reviews 166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bahamas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-222-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
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

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