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Italian, American
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing! The best dinning experience I have had in a long time. We were in town visiting and a local told us about this amazing place to eat at. So glad we went in! The waitress was great and talked with us about the restaurant....I ordered the nights special which was a Cajun alfredo with shrimp ~it was the best alfredo I have had in a long time~ My husband had the steak and shrimp with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Everything was so fresh and tasted great. Menu is a little pricey however it is worth the dining experience. I highly recommend Black Trumpet!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed March 27, 2022

My hubby and I just wanted a simple bite to eat but not much food so we split a steak salad. It was so perfect. We ordered Medium rare and the steak was a little bit undercooked but the waitress had no problem searing it...a minute to get I to medium rare. We enjoyed a beer while we ate. They carry local micro brews so it was really good. The service was great.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 24, 2022

Great food and service. The mushroom soup was something special. Loved the music. A very unique menu.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 19, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, lemon drop Martini's and service! Had the steamed mussels in an incredible broth! Home made bread was fantastic and chili-lime prawn Caesar salad was the BEST. Talked with chef/owner and was so impressed with his demeanor and commitment to providing a top quality...dining experience. We will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

We had a fantastic evening at Black Trumpet Bistro celebrating our Anniversary. We would definitely recommend our waiter, Bur, to anyone. He was attentive, fun, knowledgeable and let us set the pace for a lovely evening. We enjoyed their Mushroom Crostini’s with a glass of...Conundrum wine. We ordered the New York Steak with Gorgonzola cream sauce for an entree and had a great bottle of Ferrari Carano Cabernet paired with the entree. The restaurant is small so call ahead for reservations. There are some high top tables so we requested a low table when reservations were made. The food is great and it’s a fun place to go. We highly recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

We arrived in Brookings on a Wednesday evening a little before 5 in search of a spot for dinner. Several places we stopped were closed, or didn't open until 5 or later. We chose the Black Trumpet Bistro because it was open and the menu...looked good. The restaurant is small, with around a dozen or so tables. We were seated at a high-topped table for two, one of several which lined the side walls. As others have noted it has a bench seat along the wall and a high bar height chair opposite facing the wall. We (2 ladies nearing 70) were quite comfortable. A male server came and brought us water and explained the two daily specials and gave us a rosemary focaccia bread with balsamic and olive oil (yummy) . When he returned to take our order we asked for his recommendation from a couple of entrées we were considering. He recommended the chicken marsala with a salad with their house dressing. What a great suggestion. The salad was mixed greens very lightly dressed with what we guess to be maybe a honey vinaigrette which was also very good. But the star of the meal was the entrée - it was undoubtedly the BEST chicken marsala we have had. We had to restrain ourselves from licking the remaining sauce from our plates. In all, the quality of the food and the friendly service made for a totally enjoyable experience. I look forward to a time when I'm in the area to visit there again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021

Anything that could go wrong did and the problems were not related to being short staffed. Problems directly due to manager and chef. Issues began when trying to make reservations. Knowing we would be traveling thru Brookings on a Saturday night we tried to make...reservations about six weeks in advance based on Trip Advisor Rating. We were told their system didn't record that far ahead but they would make a note. We called back two weeks in advance and were given a reservation. At the time of this call my wife indicated she had an allergy to the onion family and nothing was said to indicate that would be an issue Upon arrival we were seated along the wall at a small table with bench seating on one-side and a tall bar stool on the other. This would have been ok for us except (1) the cushion on the bench side didn't cover two or three inches where we would sit and (2) the table was out of balance by one or two inches so that everything would slide to the right. Waitress tried to balance the table without success. We asked if we could move to the table next to us since it had just been cleared and were told no it was reserved for someone else who had not arrived. Eventually, someone changed their mind and we were moved to the next table. Shortly, thereafter a couple came in , one of the persons used a cane and they tried to place them at our former table- how they expected a person with a cane to sit on a bar stool at an out of balance table I can't fathom. They complained and were given a different table. So we looked over the menu and were prepared to order. My wife again mentioned her allergy and asked if the chicken marsalla could be done without shallots (to be fair, the menu mentioned the shallots). She was told no it was in the sauce. My wife then asked about three other menu items none of which mentioned anything to do with the onion family ( veal piccata, fettuccini alfredo and cavetappi) The waitress returned and said no all of those also had sauces with onion issues. My wife asked couldn't they do a simple butter sauce on the fettuchini . The chef said no- we can only assume they use a premade sauce and either don't want to be bothered to make any adjustments for customer issues or the chef is incapable of basic cooking skills. Eventually, my wife found one item they could serve her. Meantime, after all this people now seated next to us were greeted by a waiter who told them of house specials- which was never offered to us! We ordered a bottle of wine from their wine list. After about 15 minutes we were told they were out of the wine we selected. Meantime salads had arrived. We had to look again at the wine list and the next wine of the same varietal was decidedly less quality than our first selection. Finally, the entrees arrive and what I ordered was supposed to be veal piccate with roasted red potatoes per the menu turned out to be mashed potatoes and a piece of veal with no piccata sauce but some kind of gravy. Not sure how this restaurant survives let alone gets a Trip Advisor award!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

The food was exceptional. I could have done with less descriptive language from the server about post surgery sores and illness though. Definitely enjoyed the caprese sandwich but the boisterous description of post mastectomy drainage from behind the bar did curb the appetite.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021 via mobile

Black Trumpet is by far the best restaurant in Brookings and we’ve tried many there. We loved the cheerful efficient service and the food was exceptional. The restaurant had a great family friendly atmosphere and we plan to return there the next time we go...to BrookingsMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021

wait staff was good but the food was just ordinary- I never expect much in Brookings and wasn't surprised

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 19, 2021

Wow, this place is GOOD. Excellent food paired with good wines. Atmosphere was upscale. Waitress was very friendly and service was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 19, 2021

I first visited the Black Trumpet several years ago, I've been back regularly since. Great food, courteous staff and great prices.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Good food. Decent dish of chicken Alfredo. A little pricey but ok takeout. The bread was yummy and they put balsamic and oil in the bag. Nice touch.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

What a great establishment! We went two nights in a row. We had the Chicken Marsala and the Beef Stroganoff. Delicious on both nights. The Risotto Soup absolutely divine. Service was top notch. The music selection with 70s funk made the experience fun and energetic....The staff really seemed to be enjoying themselves. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 2, 2020

We had dinner here while we were visiting Brookings and were delighted again! I had the the Prawns Pomodoro again and my other half had the Butternut Ravioli. Both dishes were prepared perfectly and served with nice presentation. There lemon drops ae absolutely perfect! The...waitress was definitely a pro,,,, that makes a big difference when dining out! Thanks Kaylene!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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September 25, 2017|
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Our spaghetti sauce is 100% vegan as well as our spaghetti pasta we also have eggplant entrees as well as zucchini noodles as an option for all of our entrees so our vegan options are more than just salads please ask our... More
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They offer zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta and have delicious salads
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Black Trumpet Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5