Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Downtown Atlantic
364 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.687239 -73.986418
Sun and Tue-Wed, noon-10pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-11pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
Great bakery, so-so restaurant – Dining here is a casual, fair experience. Food is ok, service is ok...nothing special. However, the bakery is one of the best in the neighborhood. Their cupcakes are top notch (much better than Magnolia)
Delicious Food – Went to Downtown Atlantic the other night for the first time, but definitely not my last. The food was incredible. Crab cakes that were mostly crab! A polenta appetizer that was so simple and so tasty. Entrees were equally as good. And a nice selection of wines under $20 - which is great for the wine non-connoisseur. The waitress checked up on us just enough not to think she forgot about us or that she was overbearing. Overall, a great dining experience. One thing - it was a little warm in the place so don't overdress.
Keep walking toward Smith St. – In all fairness I have given this restaurant 5 chances & once, only once did they get it right. Everytime I order the food for delivery they forget something--different times they forgot my fries, one time my soda, another time a cupcake. They never brought me my soda when I told them it wasn't in the bag & when they forgot my fries they brought them to me cold. Their delivery time sucks--often over an hour wait & the girl on the other end of the phone always rushes you. All in all the fries are phenomenal, the cupcakes delicious (try the reeses peanut butter one) the sticky buns are even better & they serve the best carrot soup I ever tasted.
Lovely food – My only criticism is that the restaurant gets very loud. The food is wonderful, and the desserts and baked goods are really wonderful.
Great atmosphere and tasty food – I'd passed by the Downtown Atlantic a few times on my way to work, and noticed the sign in the window advertising live jazz on Sunday nights. So last night my date and I decided to have dinner there. It was a smart move! The food was excellent and served in very generous portions; the seared tuna appetizer was especially delicious. (I only wish we'd had room for dessert from the bakery, but we were way too full for that! Next time, for sure.) The jazz was terrific and we found the restaurant's ambience elegant but not overly formal. A diverse dining crowd and friendly service added to the pleasure of the evening. I'm looking forward to becoming a Sunday evening regular.
decent downtown experience – i've been to downtown several times now and it's been consistently good- both food and service. after appetizer and my main entree i usually don't have room left for dessert, but i have had a piece of chocolate cake once and it was a sweet ending. when you walk through the door you are welcomed by a wonderful display of desserts that are tempting. (although i have to admit i am a little bias, since i've come to love sweet melissa's on court street and nothing compares to their desserts.) overall, downtown atlantic has been a great dining experience and i will continue to go back.
Bland – I can not believe the reviews for this place. I haven't had a plain old burger here but I did try a fish dish that was absolutely the most tasteless meal I have ever had. My husband's meal was equally tasteless. Would not go back.
Brooklyn-centric eatery attempts classy American fare, but the plain ol' burger is still the best. – The Scene
Downtown Atlantic takes pride in being part of the "other" downtown--downtown Brooklyn. Black-and-white photos of the area from a bygone era warm the rather suburban decor. Neighborhood folks looking for a safe, leisurely lunch or dinner spread throughout the wood-heavy dining room. Leisurely service encourages lingering.
Solid American favorites are served with upscale presentation, and few dishes deviate from the expected. Starters such as shrimp rolls and chopped salad are fresh and flavorful, if average. An appetizer of polenta with mushrooms, however, melds taste, texture and presentation--tangy dressing deftly pulls together the smoky flavors. The juicy burger (available at all hours) with a side of perfectly crisped fries beats out upscale fare like somewhat bland pork chops. Homemade desserts include light, airy cheesecake and rich chocolate mousse cake.
Great Brooklyn Eatery – I have been here a few times, for lunch and dinner. The food is excellent. Service is very courteous and helpful. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich. Delicious. Prices are also extremely reasonable. This place is a great deal and worth the trip from Manhattan.
Downtown Atlantic is a great eatery! The food is traditional american with a great modern flare. The bakery is absolutely phenominal between the cookies and cakes to specialty items that are provided. I think that everyone should go to Downtown Atlantic if they want to experience old world Brooklyn!
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