Rebar

★★★★☆
reBar is a Brooklyn Gastropub located on the mezzanine of an 1800s-era tea factory. Terra-cotta barrel vaulted ceilings sore above massive communal tables in the dramatic bar and dining room. Parties as large as twenty and intimate deuces are both at home in a space that seems cozy despite its size. Executive Chef Jeremy Leech"s seasonal New American menu (featuring a 7-hour roasted pulled pork sandwich, porcini-dusted filet mignon, and a killer burger), is complemented by 15 taps and 120 bottles of world beers, highlighted by the extensive Belgian selections. An entirely sustainable, organic, and bio-dynamic wine list and huge scotch selection round out the offerings.

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Sun-Tue 1pm-2am Wed-Sat 1pm-4am

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I had dinner there last week. The dinning area is very dark almost cave like, the music is blaring so loud you cant hold a decent conversation. But the appetizers and the main course was good. Deserts however were a disappointment. Warning

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★★★★★

I had dinner there last week. The dinning area is very dark almost cave like, the music is blaring so loud you cant hold a decent conversation. But the appetizers and the main course was good. Deserts however were a disappointment. Warning

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I get no enjoyment out of posting this review. Actually quite the contrary. It's important that people know what they are in to. After reading some of the other reviews, it seems apparent that the handful of glowing reviews are highly

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★★★★★

I get no enjoyment out of posting this review. Actually quite the contrary. It's important that people know what they are in to. After reading some of the other reviews, it seems apparent that the handful of glowing reviews are highly

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I'd been to this place for the food once before and I was so surprised by the quality of the food that decided to take some friends for dinner last week.\r
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Upon arrival we were told that the dinning room was fully booked for the whole

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★★★★★

I'd been to this place for the food once before and I was so surprised by the quality of the food that decided to take some friends for dinner last week.\r
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Upon arrival we were told that the dinning room was fully booked for the whole

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Yum. Plus $8 lunch special is great because that includes tax.

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★★★★★

Yum. Plus $8 lunch special is great because that includes tax.

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I am a chef, originally from NY, living in europe for the last 10 years, have worked almost everywhere so I know what I am talking about...

On vacation in NYC last week, decided to head over to Brooklyn because I am considering moving back, right, so we were wandering around aimlessly in Brooklyn, looking for somwhere to get some lunch on a Monday. We came to Rebar, were totally blown away by the restaurant itself. We were one of the first tables and were seated almost immediately. The hostess was pleasant as was the service staff. The dining room has a very comfortable ambience, (although upon close examination one could say that cleaning should take higher priority).
Upon receiving the menu, I was surprised to see that the menu almost mirrors that which I serve, organic, local, healthier ideals. I was very much looking forward to the food ordered. Unfortunately, I have never been as disappointed before. I ordered the pea soup as a starter. It was way too thick, had a shadow of burnt flavor and absolutly did not taste like fresh peas. I can imagine that it was the soup that was left over from saturday night before? It is a simple and beautiful thing when prepared correctly and horrid when not. It was horrid.
Then I had ordered the grilled cheese to go with it. It was the worst sandwich I have ever eaten! Bread was of good quality, but burned so that it destroyed the flavor of the cheese which was so incredibly salty that I needed a pint of beer to wash down the two bites I actually ate.

A message to the owners. I am in the job market and interested in relocating to Brooklyn....

Sorry to be so harsh but it is important to hear if you have any hope of living up to expectations.

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★★☆☆☆

I am a chef, originally from NY, living in europe for the last 10 years, have worked almost everywhere so I know what I am talking about...

On vacation in NYC last week, decided to head over to Brooklyn because I am considering moving back, right, so we were wandering around aimlessly in Brooklyn, looking for somwhere to get some lunch on a Monday. We came to Rebar, were totally blown away by the restaurant itself. We were one of the first tables and were seated almost immediately. The hostess was pleasant as was the service staff. The dining room has a very comfortable ambience, (although upon close examination one could say that cleaning should take higher priority).
Upon receiving the menu, I was surprised to see that the menu almost mirrors that which I serve, organic, local, healthier ideals. I was very much looking forward to the food ordered. Unfortunately, I have never been as disappointed before. I ordered the pea soup as a starter. It was way too thick, had a shadow of burnt flavor and absolutly did not taste like fresh peas. I can imagine that it was the soup that was left over from saturday night before? It is a simple and beautiful thing when prepared correctly and horrid when not. It was horrid.
Then I had ordered the grilled cheese to go with it. It was the worst sandwich I have ever eaten! Bread was of good quality, but burned so that it destroyed the flavor of the cheese which was so incredibly salty that I needed a pint of beer to wash down the two bites I actually ate.

A message to the owners. I am in the job market and interested in relocating to Brooklyn....

Sorry to be so harsh but it is important to hear if you have any hope of living up to expectations.

Pros: My dream restaurant, decor is excellent, concept perfect

Cons: Food didn't measure up to expectations

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I have visited this establishment several times and was pleasantly pleased. Tonight, probably 6 mths since my last visit, I thought it would be a great place to dine before a movie. We ordered the Sauteed Foie Gras Biscuits and Gravy, Braised Pork Belly, Sauteed Brussels and the Brick Press Chicken Breast. The foie gras was served on a stale biscuit with a pomegrante gravy that was so sour it made your lips pucker. Oh and where was the FOIE GRAS??? Braised pork belly was terribly over salted and couldn't be eaten. And the chicken breast was poorly seasoned, over salted skin and tastless meat. Suggestion. Try using DUCK LIVER for FOIE GRAS with Congac and truffles. Try using a reduced red wine sauce of mushroom and baby onions for the BRAISED PORK BELLY. And maybe you may want to try and marinate the PRESS CHICKEN BREAST to produce a much more flavorful dish. Just some suggestions....... ReBar is longer on my list of favorite restaurants.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have visited this establishment several times and was pleasantly pleased. Tonight, probably 6 mths since my last visit, I thought it would be a great place to dine before a movie. We ordered the Sauteed Foie Gras Biscuits and Gravy, Braised Pork Belly, Sauteed Brussels and the Brick Press Chicken Breast. The foie gras was served on a stale biscuit with a pomegrante gravy that was so sour it made your lips pucker. Oh and where was the FOIE GRAS??? Braised pork belly was terribly over salted and couldn't be eaten. And the chicken breast was poorly seasoned, over salted skin and tastless meat. Suggestion. Try using DUCK LIVER for FOIE GRAS with Congac and truffles. Try using a reduced red wine sauce of mushroom and baby onions for the BRAISED PORK BELLY. And maybe you may want to try and marinate the PRESS CHICKEN BREAST to produce a much more flavorful dish. Just some suggestions....... ReBar is longer on my list of favorite restaurants.

Pros: Use to be GREAT

Cons: Try FOIE GRAS traditional recipe

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The rebar is a lovely space with alot of potential. Sorry to say that the food is seriously lacking. I dined there this past Sunday and the menu is very limited. The descriptions of the food items on the menu do not make the food seem very appetizing. I was so un-impressed that I ended up ordering a salad just to be on the safe side. I also ordered a sweet potato dish as a side that could have been great but was overly spicy and damn near burnt.

They seem more focused on their beer selection than the actual cuisine. The place was also practically empty on the evening when I was there. It's a shame to let such a nice place go to waste.

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★☆☆☆☆

The rebar is a lovely space with alot of potential. Sorry to say that the food is seriously lacking. I dined there this past Sunday and the menu is very limited. The descriptions of the food items on the menu do not make the food seem very appetizing. I was so un-impressed that I ended up ordering a salad just to be on the safe side. I also ordered a sweet potato dish as a side that could have been great but was overly spicy and damn near burnt.

They seem more focused on their beer selection than the actual cuisine. The place was also practically empty on the evening when I was there. It's a shame to let such a nice place go to waste.

Pros: The space is huge, yet cozy (if that makes any sense)

Cons: EXTREMELY limited menu selections, indifferent wait staff

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Jeremy Leich formerly of Flatbush Farm is the new exec chef at Rebar. LOVE this place!

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★★★★★

Jeremy Leich formerly of Flatbush Farm is the new exec chef at Rebar. LOVE this place!

Pros: food, drinks, crowd

Cons: none

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I just had my 30th birthday party in the Lo Rider Room at ReBar, and from the beginning of my planning to the end of the party night, this place was nothing but wonderful! I had been into the main bar a few times and had good experiences and loved the atmosphere...but even at that I had no idea it would be as amazing as it was for a big party! Jason, the owner, is super friendly and accomodating. He was easily reachable anytime I needed to speak with him and really made me feel like his priority is to be sure his customers have a great time at the bar. The space is gorgeous--the room we had was perfect for the 50-60 guests I had and I was able to bring in my own DJ who said his set up was very easy. All the service that night was just great--from the friendly host when I arrived to set up, to the cocktail waitress serving my party, to the GM at the end of the night who promptly settled up my deposit refund--and especially the super sweet & friendly bartender, Kelly, who couldn't have been more attentive! I completely recommend ReBar for any kind of event--it's fantastic!

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★★★★★

I just had my 30th birthday party in the Lo Rider Room at ReBar, and from the beginning of my planning to the end of the party night, this place was nothing but wonderful! I had been into the main bar a few times and had good experiences and loved the atmosphere...but even at that I had no idea it would be as amazing as it was for a big party! Jason, the owner, is super friendly and accomodating. He was easily reachable anytime I needed to speak with him and really made me feel like his priority is to be sure his customers have a great time at the bar. The space is gorgeous--the room we had was perfect for the 50-60 guests I had and I was able to bring in my own DJ who said his set up was very easy. All the service that night was just great--from the friendly host when I arrived to set up, to the cocktail waitress serving my party, to the GM at the end of the night who promptly settled up my deposit refund--and especially the super sweet & friendly bartender, Kelly, who couldn't have been more attentive! I completely recommend ReBar for any kind of event--it's fantastic!

Pros: Incredible service, beautiful space

Cons: none

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The best spot to see and be seen and delight in architectural possibilities. Love the food, love the ambiance.

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★★★★☆

The best spot to see and be seen and delight in architectural possibilities. Love the food, love the ambiance.

Pros: architectural wonderland, people

Cons: wait time

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I ordered the special of the day which was penne pasta. This was $13. The pasta did not include meat which was fine but to my surprise there was no bread or side salad.

The pasta looked like something the lunch lady would serve at a school cafeteria. It way to salty and the portion size so small little children would be hungry.

Lunch specials should be value I hate to see what they charge for dinner.

To say some positive the building looks nice and with new management could really be a great place.

I will not be going back! I wish I could give this 0 stars.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered the special of the day which was penne pasta. This was $13. The pasta did not include meat which was fine but to my surprise there was no bread or side salad.

The pasta looked like something the lunch lady would serve at a school cafeteria. It way to salty and the portion size so small little children would be hungry.

Lunch specials should be value I hate to see what they charge for dinner.

To say some positive the building looks nice and with new management could really be a great place.

I will not be going back! I wish I could give this 0 stars.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: high prices, low quality

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I had my 35th birthday party in the Low Rider Room and had a wonderful time. The room was large enough to fit my guests and the bartendar Brian was THE BEST bartender! I was able to bring my own DJ and reBar had their on DJ set with turntables so all the DJ had to do was bring the music and a few extra stuff like headset. The Manager Jason is very organized and is easily reached. I recommend this place for any function, you would be very pleased. Will party there again! :)

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★★★★★

I had my 35th birthday party in the Low Rider Room and had a wonderful time. The room was large enough to fit my guests and the bartendar Brian was THE BEST bartender! I was able to bring my own DJ and reBar had their on DJ set with turntables so all the DJ had to do was bring the music and a few extra stuff like headset. The Manager Jason is very organized and is easily reached. I recommend this place for any function, you would be very pleased. Will party there again! :)

Pros: Best Bartender, Food, Drinks, and Decor

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i was there after a film shooting and i was having the absolute worse day in my career and there was this bartender dressed in all black that conforted me and helped me get threw these hard times he is an angle and i will be telling all my friends about Rebar ,,,I LOVE IT

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★☆☆☆☆

i was there after a film shooting and i was having the absolute worse day in my career and there was this bartender dressed in all black that conforted me and helped me get threw these hard times he is an angle and i will be telling all my friends about Rebar ,,,I LOVE IT

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This place is awesome, great food and AWESOME beer. It's a great environment for having a beer with friends, but it's big enough to hold a good-sized party. I would definitely recommend this joint to anyone.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome, great food and AWESOME beer. It's a great environment for having a beer with friends, but it's big enough to hold a good-sized party. I would definitely recommend this joint to anyone.

Pros: Food and beer!

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I recently had a party here in the low rider room and it was the perfect set up for a big group. The staff was great and the price was reasonable for a party space in New York. I would highly recommend reBar.

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★★★★★

I recently had a party here in the low rider room and it was the perfect set up for a big group. The staff was great and the price was reasonable for a party space in New York. I would highly recommend reBar.

Pros: Space, Cost, Staff, Beer list, Close to subways

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I hate to trash a local business that delivers a quality product. But the bottom line is that their prices are absolutely insultingly too high. I ordered a glass of Delirium Tremens (a good belgian ale with a kick). I was charged $8 for a glass filled half way containing AT MOST 10 oz. Not only did I feel ripped off, but had I ordered another I think I would have probably felt like a gluttonous pig (the idea of spending $16 on myself for a trickle of ale seemed like something I might do when celebrating a promotion - not celebrating...Thursday). I left and went across the street for a pint of Kelso (a fantastic brooklyn brew) which only cost $3.50 at happy hour.

I used to dig this place, but their prices have crept up and basically it's just stupid. I no longer go there anymore and am richer for it! If their prices drop, maybe I'll be back.

And what's with the bathroom key?

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★★☆☆☆

I hate to trash a local business that delivers a quality product. But the bottom line is that their prices are absolutely insultingly too high. I ordered a glass of Delirium Tremens (a good belgian ale with a kick). I was charged $8 for a glass filled half way containing AT MOST 10 oz. Not only did I feel ripped off, but had I ordered another I think I would have probably felt like a gluttonous pig (the idea of spending $16 on myself for a trickle of ale seemed like something I might do when celebrating a promotion - not celebrating...Thursday). I left and went across the street for a pint of Kelso (a fantastic brooklyn brew) which only cost $3.50 at happy hour.

I used to dig this place, but their prices have crept up and basically it's just stupid. I no longer go there anymore and am richer for it! If their prices drop, maybe I'll be back.

And what's with the bathroom key?

Pros: Nice staff; not a cliquey crowd

Cons: They desecrate the church of beer with their unholy prices

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What's more to say? Rebar is about as good a neighborhood bar as you will find anywhere. The bartenders are beer experts , and with their constantly changing rotation of Belgium's, IPA's, and other premium type beers, want for selection is never a problem. Don't be afraid to ask about the beers, their origins, etc. as Rebar's bartenders are almost enthusiastic about telling you what they know. The food is served as small appetizer-like portions, and I wish they would build their menu up with some hearty sandwhiches, etc.
P.S. They also have a growing tequila selection.

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★★★★★

What's more to say? Rebar is about as good a neighborhood bar as you will find anywhere. The bartenders are beer experts , and with their constantly changing rotation of Belgium's, IPA's, and other premium type beers, want for selection is never a problem. Don't be afraid to ask about the beers, their origins, etc. as Rebar's bartenders are almost enthusiastic about telling you what they know. The food is served as small appetizer-like portions, and I wish they would build their menu up with some hearty sandwhiches, etc.
P.S. They also have a growing tequila selection.

Pros: Beer and Tequila

Cons: Food

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Rebar is actually at 147 Front Street, not 68 jay street (where another great bar is located).
I've been there many times; at times it's so crowded you can't even move, and at others it's a nice, quiet neighborhood bar. The beer selection is amazing, with lots of information given on the menu. THe wine selection is lacking, howeever-- even with a large wine menu, they seem to be out of many varieties much of the time. The service CAN be very slow when it is crowded, that is true, but overall I would recommend this bar for their beer selection and large, beautiful space. Tapas are good-- convenient for a late snack of charcuterie or salad. This is a bar, afterall, not a restaurant.

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★★★★☆

Rebar is actually at 147 Front Street, not 68 jay street (where another great bar is located).
I've been there many times; at times it's so crowded you can't even move, and at others it's a nice, quiet neighborhood bar. The beer selection is amazing, with lots of information given on the menu. THe wine selection is lacking, howeever-- even with a large wine menu, they seem to be out of many varieties much of the time. The service CAN be very slow when it is crowded, that is true, but overall I would recommend this bar for their beer selection and large, beautiful space. Tapas are good-- convenient for a late snack of charcuterie or salad. This is a bar, afterall, not a restaurant.

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Plain and simple, this bar is very over-priced for poor service. When crowded, the bartenders take FOREVER to get to you, then make drinks so slow as if it was their first night behind the bar. They even play sleepy, depressing music when the place fills up. You have to request something more perky, also as if they have no clue as how to entertain. How the same barkeeps have stayed there is beyond my comprehension. The atmosphere is pretty cool, and the space its self is beautiful. This bar also serves food and I have to say that the Guacamole is pretty bland. All other food is average. This place is OK if you are in DUMBO and stay local, but definitely not a destination spot.

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★★★☆☆

Plain and simple, this bar is very over-priced for poor service. When crowded, the bartenders take FOREVER to get to you, then make drinks so slow as if it was their first night behind the bar. They even play sleepy, depressing music when the place fills up. You have to request something more perky, also as if they have no clue as how to entertain. How the same barkeeps have stayed there is beyond my comprehension. The atmosphere is pretty cool, and the space its self is beautiful. This bar also serves food and I have to say that the Guacamole is pretty bland. All other food is average. This place is OK if you are in DUMBO and stay local, but definitely not a destination spot.

Pros: Pretty space

Cons: Horrendous service

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I'm the owner and we're proud to say that we're TimeOut NY's 2007 NEW BAR OF THE YEAR. Thanks to everybody who voted and supports us. We love you guys. With great success comes great responsibility though, so come check us out and see if we deserve it. 15 taps of the world's finest beers, an organic and biodynamic wine list, and a gorgeous space on the mezzanine of 147 Front Street await you. Secret Meeting? Try Rebar. Live DJs 9:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays.

Come check us out in DUMBO. F Train to York Street or A/C to High Street. www.rebarnyc.youknowwhat

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★★★★★

I'm the owner and we're proud to say that we're TimeOut NY's 2007 NEW BAR OF THE YEAR. Thanks to everybody who voted and supports us. We love you guys. With great success comes great responsibility though, so come check us out and see if we deserve it. 15 taps of the world's finest beers, an organic and biodynamic wine list, and a gorgeous space on the mezzanine of 147 Front Street await you. Secret Meeting? Try Rebar. Live DJs 9:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays.

Come check us out in DUMBO. F Train to York Street or A/C to High Street. www.rebarnyc.youknowwhat

Pros: Amazing alcohol selection, friendly service, beautiful build-out

Cons: hard to find the first time

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What a pleasant surprise! I went here for a party and found a gem to put at the top of my list of places to gather with friends. Right off Manhattan, and two blocks from the subway. Big, open, warm space. Cushy couches and chairs to lounge, and plenty of room for tight conversations or open mingling. It's a gift to the neighborhood, as a public gathering place. Free WI-FI. Great coffee, great drinks. Approachable, smiling bartenders sans attitude. Local artists liven up the big walls. The atmosphere is comfortable, and not pretentious. Now I gotta go back on a night when they have live music!

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★★★★★

What a pleasant surprise! I went here for a party and found a gem to put at the top of my list of places to gather with friends. Right off Manhattan, and two blocks from the subway. Big, open, warm space. Cushy couches and chairs to lounge, and plenty of room for tight conversations or open mingling. It's a gift to the neighborhood, as a public gathering place. Free WI-FI. Great coffee, great drinks. Approachable, smiling bartenders sans attitude. Local artists liven up the big walls. The atmosphere is comfortable, and not pretentious. Now I gotta go back on a night when they have live music!

Pros: Ambience, decor, comfortable

Cons: It's not in my neighborhood

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Amidst the still sparsely populated landscape of DUMBO, there lies the little coffee shop that could. Neatly and cleverly tucked under the stairwell of a massive converted warehouse, Coffee Box at Retreat serves up all those things I yearn for before 9am. Espresso, coffee and iced coffee made the way it's supposed to be made. Goods from Baked and H&H bagels keep my belly full and my grin big and wide. And let me tell you about their iced coffee--IT ROCKS BABY! And the staff are warm and fun, unlike those "other" joints where you have to learn a new language just to order a freakin cuppa specialty joe. I love that I can lounge upstairs ALL DAY if I want with access to FREE wi-fi! I can work and relax on a velvet sofa sipping espresso. How cool is that?! Looks like someone has finally injected some life into DUMBO. And not a moment too soon!

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★★★★★

Amidst the still sparsely populated landscape of DUMBO, there lies the little coffee shop that could. Neatly and cleverly tucked under the stairwell of a massive converted warehouse, Coffee Box at Retreat serves up all those things I yearn for before 9am. Espresso, coffee and iced coffee made the way it's supposed to be made. Goods from Baked and H&H bagels keep my belly full and my grin big and wide. And let me tell you about their iced coffee--IT ROCKS BABY! And the staff are warm and fun, unlike those "other" joints where you have to learn a new language just to order a freakin cuppa specialty joe. I love that I can lounge upstairs ALL DAY if I want with access to FREE wi-fi! I can work and relax on a velvet sofa sipping espresso. How cool is that?! Looks like someone has finally injected some life into DUMBO. And not a moment too soon!

Pros: great coffee and espresso, free Wi-Fi, great prices

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Seriously, this place has the best espresso around, and I love the chill vibe of the upstairs lounge...definitely worth checking out!

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★★★★★

Seriously, this place has the best espresso around, and I love the chill vibe of the upstairs lounge...definitely worth checking out!

Pros: Great coffee, great vibe

Cons: none

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perfect espresso bar with free wifi. it rocks! Also, upstairs is loungy with big couoches, etc. Nice hang-out.

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★★★★★

perfect espresso bar with free wifi. it rocks! Also, upstairs is loungy with big couoches, etc. Nice hang-out.

Pros: Iced Coffee

Cons: ???

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Located on the second floor of a reclaimed factory space in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood, this gastropub is---not surprisingly---heavy on the industrial decor. ReBar's exposed brick walls and Art Deco lamps balance things out though.…

 

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