Queens >Food & Dining > Brick Cafe
3095 33rd St, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110240.763616 -73.921697
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Awesome Brunch – I am hooked on Brick Cafe. After going there for brunch one Saturday, we have been returning every week. I have tried quite a few things on their menu and they are all so good that I am hard-pressed to pick favorites. The Caprese Salad is a lovely start, as is the Bruschetta. The Tuna Carpaccio is so light and delicious. The panini are tasty, but the burger is fantastic. Go to Brick if you've not already -- enjoy wonderful food and a bottle of wine in the sun if it is nice enough to sit outside.
Love it – This is one of my favorite restaurants in Astoria. It is consistently good. The food is delicious, the atmosphere and service are great.
Nothing special – We've eaten here several times over the last few years and have found no significant improvements in the food. The menu remains largely the same and the food is not well-prepared with the pasta generally being overcooked. The food also lacks flavor like creamy cheese sauces lacking the distinct bite of gorgonzola. Despite the lack of inspiration the place is packed and the waitstaff can be spread quite thin, but at least they are very nice and helpful.
Rich Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce Will Melt Your Tongue – I perused some of the other reviews & can see how some of the negative reactions could happen. I dined on a Sat. nite @ Brick Cafe' w/ my bf. He ordered the seafood chowder to start & the veal for his entree. I ordered the Caesar salad to start & the gnocci w/ gorgonzola cheese sauce. I liked the bread brought to our table while we were deciding what to order. If the service is slow there, then my bf & I are superslow b/c we were so busy trying to narrow down many delicious sounding choices that we couldn't decide on & our server was sweet enough to indulge us 'til we finally ordered the 3rd time she came to our table where we were already enjoying a btl. of wine. Not a gnocci fan, I truly only ordered them b/c the Gorgonzola cheese sauce reminded me of an Italian trattoria back in my hometown that was served over cheese tortellini, so I had to indulge that yearning for that creamy Gorgonzola zip. The gnocci covered w/ the sauces was so tasty that I actually really enjoyed the gnocci. My bf loved his dish as well. I thought it to be quite flavorful as well. The entire place was hoppin' & you could see it was hectic, but we'd gotten a decent seat on the covered patio. All in all, we had a really pleasant xperience & will prob. go back again.
Good food. Service can be spotty. – Good for brunch and a night out with friends. The service can be slow, but the food is pretty good. I really like their baccala and polenta appetizer. Wine list could be better.
Great! – We love this place. Been going here for a few years now. The food, atmosphere and service are great. My only complaint is that the menu never really changes.
cool atmoshpere, ok food – This was one of the first places I had gone too since I have moved to astoria and I have found that the place had a nice atmosphere. but the service was sub-par and the food was nothing special. It was recommended to me, which may be why I had such high hopes. it was a bit of a let down. when my wife and I first walked in for dinner, the hostess was not polite and did not seem to care. There was a larger party waiting to be seated before us and they took priority. it was a saturday night and the music was too loud for my taste. the place was also way too crowded to eat confortably.
Brick Doesn't Like You, Brick Doesn't Need you anymore. – My wife was introduced to Brick Cafe a month ago by a friend. They went for brunch enjoyed themselves. The next week, my wife and I went there for dinner. With the exception of the door always flying open in the cold wind, it was very nice.
So, when a group of us (12) wanted to throw a surprise birthday party for a close friend on a Tuesday night recently, I recommended Brick Cafe.
My wife, an expert baker, and the celebrant's close friend, wanted to make her a cake and bring it in.
This is where the trouble began. First, Brick wanted to refuse. Well, all right. They have a point. But, then they agreed, but wanted to charge us 35.00 for the privelege.
Okay. Well, which is it?
Here's where it got really nasty, though. When we asked if they could waive the charge, saying that, in a short four weeks time, we were bringing in a total of 16 covers, that we live close by, that we eat out a great deal, that the group would balk and go somewhere else, we were told, flat-out, 'We don't need your business.'
You don't allow food to be brought in? Or, you just want to charge us for the privelege? Pick a policy. I can understand either one.
But, telling your customers to go take a hike?
I about sh*t a 'Brick'.
low key.. – It was so nice to find this place my accident ...after dinner we were looking for a place to have a last drink no loud music or dress code ..what a nice place so relaxing and cozy..We are coming back for brunch!!!!!
keep it up
best restaurant in astoria – i love this place. great brunch, dinner, everything. reasonable prices. seating outside. its all good!
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