Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Williamsburgh Cafe
170 Wyeth Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.719401 -73.960565
Tues-Thurs 11 am-4 pm, 5-10:30 pm, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, 5-11 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, 5:30-10 pm
Worst Brunch Ever! – I go to brunch pretty frequently and I seldom write e review but this place and this brunch was just so bad I have to try and do something to stop others from having a similar experience. My boyfriend and I were looking for an escape from the usual hipster brunch scene so we thought we would try out the Williamsburg Cafe. When we walked in and I perused the menu I thought I was going to get the standard eggs benedict done right. I was in for a rude awakening to find the english muffin had been chared on the grill instead of toasted which made the whole thing taste like butt. The potatoe side was nasty gloss of grease with no flavor what soever. My man had a similar experience with his food, the plate being a mash of grease and a fried egg that was cooked through and everything seemed slopped on the plate. To top it off the "free" bloody mary was awful, the service was slow, and the coffee was cold and tasteless! OMG! We were so disappointed. I learned my lesson, I will will take the pretense of the hipsters with their delicious food any day!
Perfect Place for Sunday Brunch In Williamsburg – This was my first time going here for brunch on Sunday with a girlfriend of mine & her friend visiting from Chicago. She had been there a few times before & recommended the brunch - we were not disappointed. We first had a drink at the bar, which is in a separate room from the dining area. Drinks were served promptly & with a smile. The atmosphere is very airy & homey - exposed brick & lots of wood - definitely did NOT feel like you were in this hipster section of Brooklyn.
We each had the steak & eggs brunch, which came with a free drink [I had the mimosa, they had the bellinis]. We all ordered the eggs cooked differently & they were right on target. The home fries were yummy. The ribeye steak was cooked as ordered & delicious. What makes all of this even more appealing is the price - under 15 bucks!!
An added bonus is that it was easy to find parking since it was Sunday & all parking rules are suspended.
Out of food!!! – Firends and I went there tonight(11/5/07) to celebrate two birthdays. They offer a wide variety of pizza, they were out of pizza dough, they offered crab cakes as an appetizer, no crab cakes. We ordered diiner, after along time asked for bread, sorry we're out of it! My mushroom rissoto was very good, as were my friends pork chops and sandwiches. Mussels were good but a bit salty. Time for dessert, apple pie and apple crumble with ice cream, waitress sent someone else to tell us they were out of both. I told her, I'll never come back. Very disapponted. Not worth the drive .
Boring and not up to local Williamsburg standards – This would be a great restaurant .. in middle America, or a mall in Long Island. I had the tuna tartare which perhaps Denny's could of done a more exciting job. A ceasar salad covered in mayonaisse, you do the math.. If you are coming from out of town and usually visit TGIF's on Fridays, you should *totally* come here.
definately in decline – I was originally at Sea a few blocks away and the crowd Iand waiting was too much. I decided to try out this place and it was a huge mistake on my part. We were seated immediately and the food came out after 25 minutes. The pork chops, chicken and steak I ordered were very dry. Almost equivalent to rubber. The price was alright but I will never come back due to the poor food here.
this place is OVER – this place is in total decline and they should just do everyone a favor and close it down. we used to go often, when it first opened, and thought it was great. we went last night, because i thought it would be a good choice for the large group that we had on a busy friday night in williamsburg. the service was terrible and the food was worse. whoever is behind this place should do the right thing and close it before more people get their money taken or get sick. i am a serious restaurant goer and this is no restaurant anymore.
Not Worth It – Okay so about a year ago I would eat brunch here every Sunday and LOVED IT. Recently I moved back and went here for brunch again. It was terrible. The place was almost empty it took a long time for the waitress to take our orders. The wrong drinks were brought to us. When we got our eggs benedict they were cold, the hollandaise sauce was not on them and when we put it on it was like runny butter. They eggs were all cooked differently some were almost hard boiled and some were really runny. Too bad it was a really cute place.
SKIP IT - FYI~TIPPING IS OPTIONAL – We stumbled upon the cafe while exploring Williamsburgh and we were attracted by the cute decor and extremely polite hostess. After they sat us down we were ignored for 15 minutes, after that a rude waiter came to our to take our drink order while rolling his eyes giving us a story about someone else was supposed to wait on us, which had nothing really to do with us in the first place. It took another 15 mins for us to get drinks and finally have our order taken.
When our food finally came it was average but not what was on the menu, the sauce for the eggs benedict looked like a glob of butter and wasn't the Chipotle Hollandaise sauce that was advertised on the menu. After we finished our meal it tooked another 20 minutes for our check to come we decided to tip our bus boy and hostess GENEROUSLY since they were the only ones checking on us. Once we settled the check we headed out the door and the RUDE waiter who claimed the entire time that our table wasn't his YELLED at us for not tipping him..
I was not aware that it was an OBLIGATION for people to tip someone for ROLLING their eyes at you and ignoring you the entire time.. If you like AVERAGE food and TERRIBLE SERVICE this is the place for you
Romoantic, beautiful – Bring your family, bring a real date, the almost embarrassing underside to the Burg's hipster cred..this place gives out plates of warm bread for brunch, and has live piano music! Good drinks, decent food; if small portions--very friendly..very easy.
Great Jazz band on Tuesday nights – Does not feel like a New York restaurant at all which could be a good or a bad thing. The food is a bit pricey but the oysters were some of the best I've ever had. Good place for groups of four or large parties but it is not a cozy/intimate setting for 2 although the jazz helps!
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