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“Great for a one time visit--”
Review of Bergen Hill

Bergen Hill
Ranked #805 of 5,552 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I agree with the other reviews--a delicious array of tastes--sweet, sour, creamy, salty, and smoky. We shared the burrata and tuna tapenade (I'm still not sure why three pieces of toast were served for two diners), the fennel ganoush, and the octopus. However, it's not the kind of place I'd put in regular rotation--too specialized, too many flavors, and although it's warm and cozy, you'll leave smelling like whatever has been cooked on the grill.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Easy and chic, comfortable and hip, Bergen Hill is one of those restaurants where you're going to hear a lot of "oh my god"s and "this is sooooooo good" going on all around you. Because - oh my god - everything was sooooooo good!

Knockout dishes were the squid - a calamari tagliatelle in a zesty pomodoro sauce, the octopus with an onion puree and farro, and the scallops with winter squash. The seafood in each dish was seriously the most tender I have ever experienced, and one will be hard-pressed not to rethink calamari and octopus after delighting here.

Wines were excellent too, and asking the server to pair with the dishes produced very good results.

If there's space available, by all means sit at the bar. There you'll get the opportunity to witness chef Andrew D'Ambrosi's magic right before your very eyes.

Highly Recommended! (and just a block from the F train!)

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Thank John K
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The two preceding restaurants in this space (which is carved out of the Scotto funeral home) didn't fare so well. The first, a wine bar, was plain uncomfortable to sit in; the second, "The Bourgeois Pig," wasn't in business long enough for me to try. What a pleasant surprise, therefore, to sample the excellent crudo and other small plates at Bergen Hill. Hamachi was the best I've had; fennel ganoush, one of the "toast" offerings. I finished up with a terrific side of mushrooms. We will be back. Side note: the food is spectacular, but you will pay for the privilege. Dinner for lil me, with two glasses of wine, was $67.50.

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Thank Yog-Sothoth
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Reviewed July 4, 2014
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