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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
+1 718-576-3209
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is small, but the atmosphere, food and drinks are top notch. Our group of six sat in the front corner and it was cozy. the food was amazing as were the drink.s

Thank Jessica M
Cypress, California
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This small trendy neighborhood restaurant was quite crowded on the Sunday morning we visited. Fortunately the wait was short. We were seated at the big communal table in the center of the room. The décor is typical of places like this: exposed brick wall, long counter on one side. The Green Juice made up of squeezed kale, cucumber, carrot, parsley,... More 

Thank LnS2004
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this fabulous restaurant completely by chance after attending an event nearby. What a lucky find it was! It was packed when we arrived and we were told the wait would be 30 minutes, so we quickly deliberated - it smelled very good and we liked the atmosphere, so we decided to stay. Max. 10... More 

Thank tavg
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916 reviews
561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in Boerum Hill. The food is tremendous, and the service was excellent. It is very noisy, though, and in cold weather you will not want to sit near the door, as it does not close easily. But these are small criticisms; I would happily return.

Thank Mark P
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, enjoyed the decor and romantic ambiance. However the food is salty, a hypertensive person should not enter. Had way better Italian food elsewhere. As an onephellia, the vast selection is great however the cost of a bottle can set you back. Average glass is $16. Local neighborhood restaurant, no reservation required but can def get busy.

Thank Onika R
Mississauga, Canada
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Off the beaten path, but only by a block or two, lies a corner restaurant that seems like home (maybe its the barnwood roof). A little tight for the 40 or so patrons that can fit, the atmosphere was friendly, the service attentive, and the food excellent.

Thank pbolland
Los Angeles
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Rucola is filled (always) with bright, well-to-do urban professionals. The downsides: it's noise (except for the two outside tables), and fairly expensive ($40-50 pp without drinks). The upsides: the food is creative, with great sauces, and a large and varied menu. We shared a capponata appetizer, and sides of beans and a stuffed tomato. Our mains were an excellent chicken... More 

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Delicious and innovative italian food, great neighborhood feel, no reservations, but worth putting your name in and walking around for a bit.

Thank sheselectric25
Winter Haven, FL
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Tucked a bit away from the busier commercial streets, this terrific little restaurant almost blends in with the brownstone residential area it serves. It was so good, I ate there twice during a recent business trip to Brooklyn. The main reason I returned (and ordered it again) was for their "Little Gems" salad offering. Everything else I had was excellent,... More 

Thank PolkRarity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Like, like, like!!! Very beautiful place and sooo cozy!! The wood decorations were so cool and pretty and the personnel very cautious and well behaved. The bathrooms and all the place were so clean!! I highly recommend it!!

Thank Lilliam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-576-3209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?