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“Just OK”

The Vanderbilt Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #2,198 of 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bergen
Transit: We are located half a mile or less from three stations; 7th Avenue B,Q, Bergen 2,3 and Clinton Washington C station. Plus, we are under a mile from Barclay's and Atlantic Terminal and the B65 stops right outside of the restaurant!
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Vanderbilt gets rave reviews and was packed when we arrived. Service was noticeably slow and, at times, awkward. The menu is a bit limited and mixes ingredients that don't always go well together. The food was ok, flavorful, but not worth the price.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Called in here for a Sunday brunch. Table OK, menus provided, wine ordered. Long pause. Eventually told wine out of stock. Ordered another. It just arrived before the food, but 20 mins after we would have liked to be drinking it. And the place was not too full, so no excuses there.

Between the four of us there were four complaints about oversalted and overspiced food. You can add it, but not take it away!

Quite an acceptable choice of dishes on the other hand, and a nice family atmosphere. But the place needs to realise that people go there to eat and drink as they would like to, not as the establishment would like to deal with them.

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Thank HFielding
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

What at first appears to be a beautiful, airy, trendy bar and restaurant in a boro of great food choices quickly devolves into beer, brats and grainy mustard. Really? You've got all this space, you have great sources of raw ingredients all over the place and you end up serving german potato salad with grainy mustard, cole slaw, lots of sausages, and more items slathered in either mayo or mustard or both. Yuck! Great venue with what I'd call a limited and not particularly tasty menu. Change up the menu and I'll be back. Don't change it and, well, there are just too many great options to bother coming back here. When the restaurant fails, get an oompah pah band and you'll have another 6 months then ...

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Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Vanderbilt was awesome. The food is great and the service phenomenal! We decided to go for brunch before an event at the Barclays Center and enjoyed the meal and had so much fun that we decided to go back for dinner. They were packed, but they were welcoming and we were seated pretty quickly. A few of the staff remembered us from our morning visit. The food and service was just as exceptional as before. I would go back here anytime I visit NY.

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A girls-night-out put them through their paces -- ordered a dozen different dishes without one single disappointment. Service was the perfect balance of attentive and invisible. It all added up to a very pleasurable experience that I will attempt to repeat with anyone who will meet me there!

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Thank BeeKay718
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