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Rucola

#109 of 4,556 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
718-576-3209
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Very nice atmosphere for a small and intimate place. Food was very good, try to homemade pasta. Service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
JesusDad
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NY
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
NY
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very nice atmosphere for a small and intimate place. Food was very good, try to homemade pasta. Service was excellent.

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Aberdeen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a small restaurant on Dean Street which is always busy. Best to arrive early for dinner to get a seat. The short rib beef is excellent and the wine list interesting.

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Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Brick walls, mason jar light covers, and communal tables adorn this small Italian restaurant tucked away on a quiet corner in Boerum Hill. I visited for the first time on a Friday night with my boyfriend, surprised at how crowded it was despite the 20-degree weather and snowy streets. They had rap music playing which threw me off a bit... More 

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Wellington, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was my second visit to Rucola and enjoyed it as much at the first time. Food is excellent, unique, and always some good recommendations from the staff. Very good meat and cheese platter to start, I had the short rib and it was wonderful. I am sure I'll be back. Only negative is that it is a very small... More 

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Hopedale, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cozy, interesting, busy, attentive, delicious. Late night supper walking distance from our inn 3B. Corner table in front was quieter and cozier. Food was delicious. Cheese and meat platter 'chef selection' was shareable for 4. Portions after that less shareable for so many, better for two. Apple dessert was not good that night but they took off bill as we... More 

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Zagreb
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was arguably one of the best chicken meals I ever ate. The way it was baked, simply delicious. I saw that most of the people order salads, it was also very good, but maybe not stellar. Service was also good and quite fast, considering the crowd. Also try the desserts. A bit of complaint: the place is so small... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We live just a few doors away, so we eat there a lot. It's a VERY popular place, so if you come on any weeknight, expect a wait. On nights when the outdoor tables-for-two are open, it's a bit less of a wait. Food is very "locavore" and the menu includes whatever was good at the market that day. For... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was recommended by a neighbor of the rental house we were in. We showed up for Saturday breakfast and found out it only opened at 10AM so we waited around. The service was friendly so no complaints there. The prices were higher than we were paying the rest of the weekend in the neighborhood. I had the hash browns... More 

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Delhi
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The avocado and tomato sandwich was good - the food was great but they didn't seat us for ages and then it took much too long for them to bring the cheque. The food came quickly though and the coffee was strong and excellent. A little less impatience and more tender loving cAre would have been appreciated.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely neighbourhood restaurant with very friendly and helpful stuff. Lunch was delicious and price performance ratio was very good. The ambience is designed with love and thought.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-576-3209

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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