Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Beast
638 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123840.679294 -73.968439
Neighborhoods: Prospect Heights
great food, service erratic – this is one of my favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood, consistently good food, chilled out vibe and a good selection of wines. like the idea of the wine in quartino size. we have never been disappointed with food here but service is very erratic. don't go if you're starving, it's not quick. usually with just 2 of us no problem but took 4 friends and ended up in the back room one night waiting 40 minutes for a bottle of wine, yes 40 minutes.. don't mind waiting for food when it's busy but it's not difficult to grab a bottle of wine and usually keeps the customer happy while waiting for food. avoid the back room and the australian waitress (our wine culprit)
Great food, Good Service – 20 of us ate here for a freind's bday and were served quickly and efficiently. The food was great. That paella was good enough for a return trip. Looking forward to eating there again.
It was okay. – The food was good, but not a great value. I found the service to be a little lacking. We were going to order dessert, but our waitress disappeared for about fifteen minutes. The ambiance is nice, but It's not a place I would eat at again.
my favorite place to eat in Brooklyn... and really all of NYC. – The space is super comfortable and the food is great... I love tapas. And their wine list is amazing.
In the past we've always had great service but the last time we went the service was pretty bad,,, I'm hoping they're not getting too busy as can happen with really great places :(
There isn't anything I don't like on the menu and I've tried almost everything. And I usually skip dessert but not at Beast, their smores are delicious!
Excellent food and service – IT'S TAPAS FOLKS!! For those that don't know what tapas is, it's basically a appetizer sized portion.. That being said, the food is delicious. The burger however is regular sized, and a good bargin. One of the best burgers I've ever had. The chicken is a good deal too. They have a great beer selection, wonderful brunch, and the wait staff are incredibly nice and helpful. My only problem is that sometimes it gets a bit loud in there. They need to learn about volume control. I've only been annoyed once or twice by the music level, and I've been there at least a dozen times.. If you live in the hood you must check it out...
Best Burgers Ever and Best Brunch!!!! – They have the best brunch! My Favorite local place to eat!!! I love the scallops entree too! The brunch hours are great 11 -4.
good beer, average food – i had a really delicious beer here- i think it was 5 points? tasty! the happy hour prices are great and i love that there is a latenight happy hour as well. the food here is just average though. i ordered "greenmarket vegetables" which was really a misnomer. there are no yellow beans growing in the northeast in early spring. also, the veggies were cooked in way too much butter. we waited 30 min for the roasted chicken which was okay but not worth the wait. i've roasted better in my own oven at home, for half the price. i say, come for the beer, not for the food.
So good, so chill it's an antidote to the office. – After recently moving to the area, my roommate and I wandered in after work just looking to grab a beer. We were pleasantly surprised by the decor, replete with centaurs and griffins and the chill atmosphere. The bar boasted some great Belgian ales. Then we smelled the food being prepared and had to order. . After splitting some nicely peppered cracker bread still warm from the kitchen, I had a hefty 10 oz. burger nicely spiced and roasted potatoes with a velvety Guinness mustard sauce. The skirt steak with chipotle aioli was so good it demanded to be savored. It being a tapas bar we were expecting smaller portions but these were satisfying. The staff was super friendly and attentive. If you're in Prospect Heights don't pass it by.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – i did brunch here last sunday & rsvp'd
Good: table was waiting
Bad: table was right next to front door
Ugly: it was freezing rain & the front door kept getting stuck in the open position. my friend & i had to keep asking people in the doorway to close it, would have been nice if the staff noticed this. a sign on the door that says close it completely would work as well.
we had a waitress
Good: she told us the specials
Bad: she never asked us if we needed salt, pepper or their much balleyhooed house ketchup. when our food arrived, we had to get up & go ask for it after waiting forever.
Ugly: b4 our food arrived our waitress never once checked on us. we probably would have had about 3 more mimosas in the time waiting for our food, money lost by unattentive staff. it took about 50mins. to get our food. we had to flag down another waitress for a new mimosa. after 10 minutes of waiting, our waitress finally showed up to ask if we wanted a new drink, duh, yes.ordered chorizo hash w/ eggs, "crispy" polenta & "the standard" (eggs and sausage)
The Good: chorizo hash w/ eggs & a spicy hollandaise sauce was so creamy i almost forgot how annoyed i was with the freezing draft from the nearby open front door. another bite & i almost forgot that it'd be great to wash it down, if only i had a drink
The Bad: the "crispy" polenta, was NOT crispy, it was smothered with a tomato based puree that totally destroyed any chance for "crispy" anything on that plate. presentation was gross & the polenta was the same. sorry to be harsh, but it's true
The Ugly: the wait staff really sucked
only redeeming thing was the chorizo hash. i am actually mad i left a 20% tip, it happened by accident, reflex actually.
If you're in the neighborhood, you should go here. – The food is amazing, the wine is great, the atmosphere is a Sit and Talk for Hours place (although I've never been there on weekends). Thank god it's there.
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