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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner

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Celestine is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant located on the DUMBO waterfront, just under the Manhattan Bridge. Our kitchen, led by Executive Chef Garett McMahan, serves seasonal, soulful fare that draws inspiration from Northern Africa, the Mediterranean coastline, and the Middle East. Our wine list, curated by Joe Campanale, focuses on small, coastal Mediterranean producers. Our bar program, devised by Kevin Baird of Grand Army Bar, marries the flavors of the spice route with classic cocktails. We are proud to be located within a LEED Gold Certified building, and to be part of the DUMBO community.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The service was correct, nothing more than this. The waiters did not pay much attention on our doubts and questions about the menu, and they did not make any suggestion or recomendation. We made a reservation two weeks in advance asking for a table with...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Matarezo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to have a drink or meal with view on the East River. It is not really at the water, but still ok. They have great IPA beer. Very fresh taste.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Sander_Yoho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful biketour with Brooklyngirobikes we sat down here to have a drink. Everything’s new and tasteful. Service is good. Be prepared for a lot of noice from the bridge. But that kind of belongs to this area.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank lobrysteen
Reviewed July 2, 2019

My son took me to this restaurant this past Friday. According to his colleagues it was a good one. First when we get there that person asking for reservations could not find ours. After a few minutes she was able to find it. She was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank shopper1124
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

We chose Celestine for the view and the idea of small plates / appetizers. Our server showed us the family style option and being hungrier than we realized we chose that. The three of us split the mezze platter, whole Branzino and grilled chicken ,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Tried this, rose was good, had ordered salads and bites and waiting order main dish even though main just had four options, dissapointed to hear they can not take order it was in day time, at least they should what is last time to order....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

I had a very important date last night and felt a little nervous about getting a table with an open view. Nick was a gentleman: extremely patient and managed the situation impeccably. Incredible place, outstanding service, dream experience.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 963michela
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Six of us went there on a Wednesday night at 830 for dinner. Clean, modern decor, right on the East River with floor to ceiling glass and great views to Manhattan, opens to a patio with more tables (will be a great place to eat...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank REMReviews
Reviewed May 6, 2019

We had such a wonderful dinner he for our 35th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious (don’t miss out on the flatbread). My husband had the chicken dish and I had swordfish; they were both perfect with wonderful...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Marjorie621
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

We arrived early for our evening booking and were immediately invited to sit in the terrace, under the Manhattan Bridge, where we sat until it became too chilly. Fantastic views at sunset, good food and great value. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
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