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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
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Ranked #148 of 4,545 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Were recommended this 'farm to fork' restaurant by our hotel concierge. Could not have been more impressed with the food, restaurant and staff. Food was delicious - my boyfriend said probably the best chicken he's ever had! Fantastic cocktail menu - just a shame we were so jet lagged else we would have stayed to sample some desserts!

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Palo Alto, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My son lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. When my husband and I were here for a recent visit, we went to this restaurant for lunch as my son said he and a friend frequent it often. I entered with no expectation. My son and I had pork sandwiches which were absolutely delicious! My husband had the eggplant sandwich that was... More 

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Additional Information about Rucola

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

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