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“My fav bar in all nyc” 5 of 5 stars
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dutch kills
24-27 jackson ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
718.383.2724
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Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“My fav bar in all nyc”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

Only a small neon BAR sign in this hidden speakeasy styled bar. Inside lots of tables and bar stools. Excellent cocktails from yesteryear with live piano music and professional mixologists behind the bar. They DO take credit cards now

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Syracuse
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Needs Fine Tuning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

I decided to check out Sasha Petraske’s latest venture called Dutch Kills. If you go, be sure to bring cash as they do not accept credit cards. The façade of the club was certainly unimposing as it was marked with a single glowing red neon sign that simply said “BAR”. Upon walking inside, I was greeted by the host who was dressed in clothing appropriate to the Prohibition era. I opted to sit at a booth, as it was uncomfortably hot at the bar. The cocktail menu was slight with only a few select offerings. Nonetheless, they were certainly impressive and affordable. A tequila based creation had one huge hand carved chunk of ice keeping it cool in a rocks glass. The other was served in a vintage style martini glass. Both were tasty and well executed in presentation.

My criticisms of Dutch Kills are few, but in need of changing if I were to return. There was retro style 80’s music playing through tinny speakers, which totally killed the 1920’s atmosphere. As well, there was literally no décor. Very dark wood everywhere, with no period artwork or anything interesting to look at. Another nice touch would be something to read along the lines of the Clover Club’s informative menu. After a long day, I had hoped for some quiet respite and unfortunately did not find it here.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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