Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Beast
638 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123840.679294 -73.968439
Neighborhoods: Prospect Heights
pretty good, not great – the steak was good, but ive had better. id come back because the portions are good, and ot for nuthin so was the steak. if you have a favorite spot, stick to it, but if youre not to partial, this place will satisfy your hunger.
key word: decent, decent, decent! – read my headline- its self explanatory... the steak was alright, a bit bland if you ask me. the appetizers were nothing special either, and they took 50 minutes to arrive at my table! anyway, if it was convenient for me, id return to this establishment but if i had a better option... guess what...im taking it!
decent not great – this place was alright by general standards, but that doesnt mean id nessecarily eat here again. steak was alright, i asked for medium and i got a charcoal pancake. sides were decent, couldve bee n fresher. overall, theres definitely better places out there, but with my experience, ill tell you theyre hard to find.
you call that steak? – i gotta be honest, i was looking forward to eating here for a long time. unfortunately, the dinner i was served seemed like a underseasoned, overpriced mediocre appetizer... i ordered the steak and left hungry... very dissapointing...plus the service was poor, my appetizer was forgotten altogether..... i will not be going back.
Great go to for kicking off your evening – This is, as stated, a great place to start your evening. (Or finish it, that's your call.)
Always a comfortable bar stool, and a selection of beer that won't leave you rolling your eyes.
It draws a nice mix of crowd.
Nothing bad, but nothing really good either.
Everything was tasty, but nothing really that ht the spot. The place does have a romantic vibe, but I don't know if I want to come back.
Cheese plate was too expensive and not that great. Seriously had better.
I love This Place – I have been here time and time again. The menu is constantly updated and challenges me to try to new things (which I'm typically not very good at). This is the type of place that makes you think of "Top Chef" - where they make the beautifully presented dishes that happily surprise you.
Great food, great wine, iffy service – If you want really amazing food with a well though out wine selection, go to this place! However, the servers are really unorganized and not very polite about it when they make mistakes.
But really, the food and drink is fabulous.
I have mixed feelings about this place. – The first time I came here with friends, we came in the afternoon and ordered only tapas. Tapas and tapas and tapas and they were GOOD. The service was friendly, the sangria was good, and the tapas were wonderful. My friends and I really enjoyed it.
And then I decided to go back almost a month later with a different group of friends, and this time we came for lunch. And we ordered actual entrees with a couple of tapas. This time the food wasn't so great. One of my friends had a VERY oversalted dish that she ended up not being able to eat, and no one seemed very happy with what they got. If I had based my opinion on this meal alone, I probably would have gotten two stars, or two and a half.
As a result, I'm giving this place three stars. I'm sorry the Beast , I will always treasure my first memories of you~
Inconsistent food, inconsistent service – I have given this place a few chances and I want to like it, but they just never seem to get it right. Most of the food consists of tapas, which is an interesting twist for that neighborhood. When the food is done right it can be very good, but I think there is some kind of flow issue in the kitchen. For instance, on one visit we ordered various tapas and the ricotta tart came out at the right temperature but the brussel sprouts came out ice cold and the manchego cheese bites were undercooked and almost solid inside. Another time I got the ribeye which was cooked perfectly medium-rare, but my friend's chicken came out dry and tasteless. Service is the same thing, once I was the only person sitting at the bar for lunch but the bartender could not tear herself away from washing glasses to come take my order. Another time my girlfriend and I sat down for dinner and were greeted by a friendly and eager waiter, only to have him switched for a dull-looking, inept waitress half way through the meal. We went from receiving capable and prompt service to having to repeat each of our drink orders because the waitress kept forgetting to enter them in! All in all, I would avoid this restaurant and eat at one of the others in the area instead.
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