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25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1434
718-222-5800
Today
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
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Homey charm and delicious food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
ARP1494
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New York City, New York
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 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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Chatham, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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?