I have eaten there multiple times now for both Lunch and Dinner, and have had nothing but a great experience! If you don't want to be on a wait then don't go to a brand new nice restaurant during the most busy times of the day or evening and expect not to wait!!! Especially on a Friday or Saturday night if it is during the really busy dinner hours of about 6-8pm b/c most likely you will have to wait a while, but that is anywhere decent to eat in Stillwater! The great thing about this restaurant is that if you do have to wait for while you can go downstairs to their wine cellar and have a few drinks or even order appetizers and dessert. I have heard they sell pizza down there too. The cellar has a lot of different (comfortable) places to sit, like couches and lounge chairs.
The food and service is always really good! The lunch menu is a little different from the dinner menu with a big sandwich section and the dinner menu adds the more fancy cuisine such as steaks, salmon, and shrimp and grits! The portions are huge and the prices are beyond reasonable for the amount of food you get! I love the chicken and waffles! My server suggested it and I had never heard of that combination before and I loved it! I try to get new things every time I come in, and I haven't found anything I don't like yet. The servers I have had have also been good, and some of them are excellent! The restaurant is also family/kid friendly! I love the atmosphere and I think it is one of the nicer restaurants in Stillwater!
I honestly wasn't sure what to think because most of the reviews are split down the middle and people either love it or hate it! For all the haters out there that are being extremely negative, remember they haven't even been opened for 3 months yet!!! It takes time to work out the kinks of the little things that people keep complaining about! No matter how good a restaurant is there are always those few servers who may need some improvement, and of course there is going to be a long wait at 7:00 on a Saturday night!! It's Stillwater people we don't have a whole lot of nice places to choose from!! Also, the people who complain about the price or the fact that they don't get in and out of there sometimes in under an hour, well this isn't a fast food restaurant or buffet! It takes time for food to be cooked fresh, and to have a nice experience sitting down at a restaurant!
All in all I feel like Brooklyn's is really filling a unique niche in Stillwater that wasn't there before. I like how involved the managers are, they are constantly walking around and talking to the customers, and why does it matter if they help wipe down a table when everyone else is busy! That will shorten the amount of time it takes for you to be seated if they have a wait!
It is a brand new restaurant and fixing the little things like tweaking the menu, or even know which waiters maybe get a little too stressed out takes time, and I believe that Brooklyns will continue to get better and better!
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