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17 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-2410
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Hill Café is a quaint, neighborhood restaurant with an eclectic menu. The unassuming front belies the great food inside. The restaurant is charmingly decorated with tea lights, rough-hewn beams, and antique relics. It accommodates families with young children, but was also quite comfortable for our family of young adults. On a recent visit, instrumental funk and jazz were playing... More 

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Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This bar was close to our accommodation and we enjoyed it so much the first time that we returned for our last night. The menu is small but everything we tried was well cooked, presented and delicious. Max was the perfect host and a mean cocktail maker - you should try one!

1 Thank janice000
Kitchener, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We came here for new year's eve dinner and it was fantastic!!! We had a party of 8 and we were all happy with our food, drinks and the service. They have lots of options on the menu, including vegetarian. Lots of options for drinks as well, including craft beer. Thank you for the great experience!

1 Thank OctavianCiubotariu
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Had friends meet us in Brooklyn and happened upon this cute little cafe on foot. One of my sons had the grilled chicken sandwich, the other had the breakfast with two eggs and sides, I enjoyed their hand-cut fries with a grapefruit infused wheat beer, fantastic! Service was very attentive.

1 Thank Baffo1
Hortonville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Hill Cafe was our first stop on our several day visit to the city. My DD had the Vodka Penn which hit the mark; my DS wolfed his deconstructed beef bourgeoisie (sp). I had the Chipotle pork chop with apricot which was a wonderful play on spicey/sweet flavors. Friendly staff. A good neighborhood place to eat.

1 Thank Lisa M
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good food, friendly service. cozy spot. A fairly decent vareity of dishes and very good happy happy hour appectizers.

1 Thank jae666
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Best spot in Clinton Hill. Best food in Clinton Hill. Best drinks in Clinton Hill. Best folks in Clinton Hill. Probably one of the best places for true vegetarian food in the city. It's quite simple: if you do what you do with pride, it's bound to be good.

1 Thank Morten F
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Good food, the shell steak was cooked perfectly, service was excellent and genuinely friendly.

2 Thank Jarmo N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

If you are the gourmand you have to go there to enjoy the food! This african food tastes soo good, you probably will get addictive to it! Place by itself are designed with the different art peaces. Romantic atmosphere...and Eastern-European girls serving you. Niceeee!!! Just loved the place. Zebe

2 Thank Zebene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

Wonderful food, spectacular service, homey atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, American
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-2410
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-230-3471

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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?