Vinegar Hill House

★★★★★
A welcoming atmosphere and an ever-changing menu of contemporary American cuisine keeps this Navy Yard-adjacent restaurant packed.
  • 72 Hudson Ave.

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Cross street: nr. Water St.

    Map & Directions
  • 718-522-1018

About Vinegar Hill House

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Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm Fri 6pm-11:30pm Sat 11am-4pm, 6pm-11:30pm Sun 11am-4pm, 5:30-11pm

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The fact that this place is not easy to find makes me like it even better. It feels like a secret hideaway with beautiful decor and amazing food served right to my personal wooden table, a secret hideaway that everyone seems to know about. There's no doubt that others feel the same way because the wait tends to be around an hour or more on the weekends. But if you come on a weekday you can get a cozy table or a spot at the copper plated bar and actually feel like this place is all your own.

The food is completely worth the wait, with a menu that changes frequently based on the local and fresh produce, you can always know your going to be eating something that was well thought out, from farmer to chef. My favorites include the octopus starter, with charred lemon, olives and yogurt sauce and the butternut squash risotto, a light dish with big chunks of squash. For the quality of the food it is very decently priced with entrees under $25. The pork chop has been featured in magazines, television and blogs all over and is a comfort to eat, cooked medium rare and served on a rustic cutting board to match the decor.

The wine list is also a reason I love to come to this place, it's relatively small but incredibly well planned. You can get a great bottle for under $25, which is unheard of at any Manhattan restaurant of this quality. Their mixed drinks, though a little more pricey are both innovative and strong, something you feel you could have ordered from a speakeasy in the 20's. My favorite thing is to sit at the bar to eat a meal and have the bartender recommend a wine or cocktail for the course. They are always nice and willing to suggest new and interesting drinks, and share a story or two while they work.

Overall, I love Vinegar Hill House. Especially on a Monday night when you can take your time and enjoy a meal without the crowd. Also it's nice to actually see the staff as people and talk with them, something that's harder to do on the nights where the wait can be up to 2 hours. I would suggest Vinegar Hill to anyone who wants to get away from the bustle of Manhattan and share a delicious secret.

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★★★★★

The fact that this place is not easy to find makes me like it even better. It feels like a secret hideaway with beautiful decor and amazing food served right to my personal wooden table, a secret hideaway that everyone seems to know about. There's no doubt that others feel the same way because the wait tends to be around an hour or more on the weekends. But if you come on a weekday you can get a cozy table or a spot at the copper plated bar and actually feel like this place is all your own.

The food is completely worth the wait, with a menu that changes frequently based on the local and fresh produce, you can always know your going to be eating something that was well thought out, from farmer to chef. My favorites include the octopus starter, with charred lemon, olives and yogurt sauce and the butternut squash risotto, a light dish with big chunks of squash. For the quality of the food it is very decently priced with entrees under $25. The pork chop has been featured in magazines, television and blogs all over and is a comfort to eat, cooked medium rare and served on a rustic cutting board to match the decor.

The wine list is also a reason I love to come to this place, it's relatively small but incredibly well planned. You can get a great bottle for under $25, which is unheard of at any Manhattan restaurant of this quality. Their mixed drinks, though a little more pricey are both innovative and strong, something you feel you could have ordered from a speakeasy in the 20's. My favorite thing is to sit at the bar to eat a meal and have the bartender recommend a wine or cocktail for the course. They are always nice and willing to suggest new and interesting drinks, and share a story or two while they work.

Overall, I love Vinegar Hill House. Especially on a Monday night when you can take your time and enjoy a meal without the crowd. Also it's nice to actually see the staff as people and talk with them, something that's harder to do on the nights where the wait can be up to 2 hours. I would suggest Vinegar Hill to anyone who wants to get away from the bustle of Manhattan and share a delicious secret.

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The fact that this place is not easy to find makes me like it even better. It feels like a secret hideaway with beautiful decor and amazing food served right to my personal wooden table, a secret hideaway that everyone seems to know

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★★★★★

The fact that this place is not easy to find makes me like it even better. It feels like a secret hideaway with beautiful decor and amazing food served right to my personal wooden table, a secret hideaway that everyone seems to know

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Off the beaten path (near Bklyn Navy Yards, not exactly restaurant central), REALLY GOOD restaurant. Recommend the tarts, ravioli, and Red Wattle country pork chop.

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Off the beaten path (near Bklyn Navy Yards, not exactly restaurant central), REALLY GOOD restaurant. Recommend the tarts, ravioli, and Red Wattle country pork chop.

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One food item stood out and we ordered many many tings. The place lacks substance. Just like the food, the staff is a hit or miss too. Some are sophisticated and nice, or as noted below, you get someone like their hostess with "issues" who

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One food item stood out and we ordered many many tings. The place lacks substance. Just like the food, the staff is a hit or miss too. Some are sophisticated and nice, or as noted below, you get someone like their hostess with "issues" who

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Cons: food, decor, service

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had dinner there recently, the food was lovely but the service questionable and unfriendly, right down to the owner.

Two days later I walked by with a pregnant friend and sat on the bench outside only to be told a couple of minutes later

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★★★★★

had dinner there recently, the food was lovely but the service questionable and unfriendly, right down to the owner.

Two days later I walked by with a pregnant friend and sat on the bench outside only to be told a couple of minutes later

Pros: food is clean

Cons: service/attitude

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Arrived at 7:30 and let the hostess know that we would be 3. When the 3rd member of our party arrived, the hostess said "Let me just seat this party and then I should be able to get you a table." By 9:30 still no table for us, but

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★★★★★

Arrived at 7:30 and let the hostess know that we would be 3. When the 3rd member of our party arrived, the hostess said "Let me just seat this party and then I should be able to get you a table." By 9:30 still no table for us, but

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, staff, portion size

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Set in a quiet, artist-packed pocket of Brooklyn, this down-to-earth restaurant is helmed by Jean Adamson, the former chef of Manhattan's hipster-haven Freemans. The decor is all rough-hewn Americana, right down to the flag with thirteen…

 

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