Dean Street

★★★★☆
  • 755 Dean St

    New York, NY 11238

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  • 718-783-3326

About Dean Street

Hours
Sun 11am-1am, Mon 4pm-1am, Tue-Wed 12pm-1am, Thu 12pm-2am, Fri 12pm-3am, Sat 11am-3am

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Dining at Tavern on Dean was a good experience.
The atmosphere is cosy and intimate.
The food is a little pricey but flavorful.
The combination of good food and a cosy atmosphere makes for a fine dining experience. I have recommended this spot to many friends.

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★★★★☆

Dining at Tavern on Dean was a good experience.
The atmosphere is cosy and intimate.
The food is a little pricey but flavorful.
The combination of good food and a cosy atmosphere makes for a fine dining experience. I have recommended this spot to many friends.

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I love this place! I moved into the neighborhood around four years ago and have been going to the tavern ever since. Every time I go I have a great time and great food. The portions are huge, the prices are low and the service is fast and friendly. The vibe is chill and the bar is stacked with regulars, which says a lot. Go once and you'll want to keep going back.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! I moved into the neighborhood around four years ago and have been going to the tavern ever since. Every time I go I have a great time and great food. The portions are huge, the prices are low and the service is fast and friendly. The vibe is chill and the bar is stacked with regulars, which says a lot. Go once and you'll want to keep going back.

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I have been to this place quite a few times since moving into the neighborhood and I have to say I have never been disappointed. This area of Brooklyn is quite lacking in restaurants and places to go out, but Tavern on Dean is like an oasis in the wasteland. First off, the food is excellent. Whether you want cheap pub food (burgers, pizza, etc.), or finer cuisine (succulent steaks, fish and pork specials, etc.), you're going to find something here, and it will be consistently good. In probably over twenty visits there I have yet to receive a dish that was not cooked to perfection. The portions are large and reasonably priced, and usually differently seasoned or prepared than the dishes commonly available in every other restaurant (even the chicken fingers appear hand-battered, in contrast to most places that serve pre-frozen). In addition, the staff (and owner) are amazingly friendly, and the bartenders are great.

At night the bar area is usually crowded with people watching sports, so it can get a bit noisy, but the restaurant also offers a large dining room in the back and another one outside as to options to sitting in the front room. The atmosphere is cozy, and the place feels more upscale than your average bar, but not so upscale that you expect to spend an arm and a leg.

If you're in the area for the Brooklyn Museum or Prospect Park, take the quick walk down and check it out, you won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I have been to this place quite a few times since moving into the neighborhood and I have to say I have never been disappointed. This area of Brooklyn is quite lacking in restaurants and places to go out, but Tavern on Dean is like an oasis in the wasteland. First off, the food is excellent. Whether you want cheap pub food (burgers, pizza, etc.), or finer cuisine (succulent steaks, fish and pork specials, etc.), you're going to find something here, and it will be consistently good. In probably over twenty visits there I have yet to receive a dish that was not cooked to perfection. The portions are large and reasonably priced, and usually differently seasoned or prepared than the dishes commonly available in every other restaurant (even the chicken fingers appear hand-battered, in contrast to most places that serve pre-frozen). In addition, the staff (and owner) are amazingly friendly, and the bartenders are great.

At night the bar area is usually crowded with people watching sports, so it can get a bit noisy, but the restaurant also offers a large dining room in the back and another one outside as to options to sitting in the front room. The atmosphere is cozy, and the place feels more upscale than your average bar, but not so upscale that you expect to spend an arm and a leg.

If you're in the area for the Brooklyn Museum or Prospect Park, take the quick walk down and check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Consistently excellent food, plenty of variety (including a full specials menu), great staff

Cons: Not open for lunch/brunch except on Sat./Sun., it can be hard to find a seat at the bar from after work until 10pm or so

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My family and I ate here last summer while I was on maternity leave. We decided to sit in the "outdoor" area for atmosphere and a hopeful summer breeze. To our surprise the "outdoor" area is actually enclosed on 3 sides which allowed tons of mosquitoes a way in without them being able to find their way out. There was no citronella burning or any other kind of repellant around so we found ourselves constantly swatting and shooing, especially around my newborn, to avoid being stung. We complained to the waitress while waiting for the food, but she just apologized sympathetically with no solution, mentioning that others had complained about it too.

Add to that my fish and chips were mostly batter and burnt. Where was the fish? My husband and older daughter didn't care for their food either so we haven't been back.

It's been a year so maybe they've caught on, but how brilliant do you have to be to have some citronella burning to keep your patrons coming back?

1
★★☆☆☆

My family and I ate here last summer while I was on maternity leave. We decided to sit in the "outdoor" area for atmosphere and a hopeful summer breeze. To our surprise the "outdoor" area is actually enclosed on 3 sides which allowed tons of mosquitoes a way in without them being able to find their way out. There was no citronella burning or any other kind of repellant around so we found ourselves constantly swatting and shooing, especially around my newborn, to avoid being stung. We complained to the waitress while waiting for the food, but she just apologized sympathetically with no solution, mentioning that others had complained about it too.

Add to that my fish and chips were mostly batter and burnt. Where was the fish? My husband and older daughter didn't care for their food either so we haven't been back.

It's been a year so maybe they've caught on, but how brilliant do you have to be to have some citronella burning to keep your patrons coming back?

Pros: Nice atmosphere, good potential

Cons: Hordes of mosquitoes in the summer

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If you like mediocre pub food, then this is your joint... I live in the neighborhood and the smells coming from there are very unappetizing.. I ate their twice, the first time was not good but decided to give it another shot... not any better the second time.. The food is boring, the service forgetable.

1
★★☆☆☆

If you like mediocre pub food, then this is your joint... I live in the neighborhood and the smells coming from there are very unappetizing.. I ate their twice, the first time was not good but decided to give it another shot... not any better the second time.. The food is boring, the service forgetable.

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I was impressed with their prixe fixe selection for brunch and the portion size was very good. It included everything you could want!; coffee, mimosa, biscuits ( notably good), and large main course. The sevice was adequate, but it was strange that the check included a 17% service charge, I expect it to be added to checks with partys of more that 5 people but, with just two people, I though it was ridiculous. I tip 20% usually, did they think that we would forget to tip?
Great food, questionable business practices.

2
★★★★☆

I was impressed with their prixe fixe selection for brunch and the portion size was very good. It included everything you could want!; coffee, mimosa, biscuits ( notably good), and large main course. The sevice was adequate, but it was strange that the check included a 17% service charge, I expect it to be added to checks with partys of more that 5 people but, with just two people, I though it was ridiculous. I tip 20% usually, did they think that we would forget to tip?
Great food, questionable business practices.

Pros: off the beaten path, healthy portions

Cons: service charge

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This place is a perfect neighborhood watering hole where you can always expect to run into someone you know. Salads are super yummy. All portions are generous.

2
★★★★☆

This place is a perfect neighborhood watering hole where you can always expect to run into someone you know. Salads are super yummy. All portions are generous.

Pros: Food, Drink and Fun

Cons: Should lower the lighting in the evenings to make it feel more like you are out on the town.

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I went with a group of 10 people. The main seating/bar area was full up so we sat in the back area that in warm months is open on three sides. It being January the french doors were obviously closed all around. Most of us got burgers of some kind. They were good, a little over-cooked. The menu seemed to be typical bar fare. The beer list was pretty good with the usual suspects as well as a few new ones to try. I was really glad to see they had Newcastle on tap (best beer ever!). The service could have been better but it wasn't bad. All in all I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and I appreciated their ability to seat 10 of us at one table.

PS. The music was excellent: hip hop, rock and old school R&B and soul. A very pleasant surprise indeed.

2
★★★★☆

I went with a group of 10 people. The main seating/bar area was full up so we sat in the back area that in warm months is open on three sides. It being January the french doors were obviously closed all around. Most of us got burgers of some kind. They were good, a little over-cooked. The menu seemed to be typical bar fare. The beer list was pretty good with the usual suspects as well as a few new ones to try. I was really glad to see they had Newcastle on tap (best beer ever!). The service could have been better but it wasn't bad. All in all I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and I appreciated their ability to seat 10 of us at one table.

PS. The music was excellent: hip hop, rock and old school R&B and soul. A very pleasant surprise indeed.

Pros: good for small groups, good beer menu

Cons: service wasn't great

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I was a little wary when I walked in b/c it looked like your typical bar (as opposed to restaurant). However, I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The house salad is nothing to write home about but the panfried catfish w/ sauteed spinach and potatoes au gratin were scrumptous...yumyum! The chocolate lava cake recommended by the waitress was also delish. However, this place was not easy to have a conversation b/c the music and crowd were way too loud. Perhaps it was our fault, but it wasn't what we were expecting. In any case, I would def go again but hopefully during a less busy time.

2
★★★★☆

I was a little wary when I walked in b/c it looked like your typical bar (as opposed to restaurant). However, I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The house salad is nothing to write home about but the panfried catfish w/ sauteed spinach and potatoes au gratin were scrumptous...yumyum! The chocolate lava cake recommended by the waitress was also delish. However, this place was not easy to have a conversation b/c the music and crowd were way too loud. Perhaps it was our fault, but it wasn't what we were expecting. In any case, I would def go again but hopefully during a less busy time.

Pros: Food and friendly service

Cons: Music and crowd too loud to have a conversation

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I absolutely love this restaurant The staff is great the food is even better. Great drinks from the bartenders and the waitress are very helpful and beautiful!! 4 stars for tavern on dean

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this restaurant The staff is great the food is even better. Great drinks from the bartenders and the waitress are very helpful and beautiful!! 4 stars for tavern on dean

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You look at this tavern from the outside and think, "This is the neighborhood spot to end all discussion of neighborhood spots." It's very inviting. Then you eat from their overpriced, unimaginative menu and wait interminably for your waitress to ever return at any point to ask you if you want another beer and you're left shaking your head. You can go virtually anywhere else in the area and have a better experience than at this misguided place. A huge disappointment.

1
★★★☆☆

You look at this tavern from the outside and think, "This is the neighborhood spot to end all discussion of neighborhood spots." It's very inviting. Then you eat from their overpriced, unimaginative menu and wait interminably for your waitress to ever return at any point to ask you if you want another beer and you're left shaking your head. You can go virtually anywhere else in the area and have a better experience than at this misguided place. A huge disappointment.

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Loads of potential but fell short with 1 mistake, NEGLECT! I liked the place for the convenience & food options and would have liked to become a patron. It WAS going to be my BK new spot as barhopping in Manhattan is too much. Unfortunately, disappointment came to soon as I was trying to plan a dinner for my mom's bday in the restaurant's garden area only to find out that the proprietor of the restaurant doesn't return phone calls. 5 days later Im choosing a place in DUMBO which is less convenient but I got their attention on many occasions and they, instead, got my patronage.
A relative of mine who frequents Tavern recommended it, so I was very surprised that my appearance at the restaurant as well as two phone calls to arrange a dinner was deemed unimportant.
Good luck to the next event planner with this establishment.....

1
★★★☆☆

Loads of potential but fell short with 1 mistake, NEGLECT! I liked the place for the convenience & food options and would have liked to become a patron. It WAS going to be my BK new spot as barhopping in Manhattan is too much. Unfortunately, disappointment came to soon as I was trying to plan a dinner for my mom's bday in the restaurant's garden area only to find out that the proprietor of the restaurant doesn't return phone calls. 5 days later Im choosing a place in DUMBO which is less convenient but I got their attention on many occasions and they, instead, got my patronage.
A relative of mine who frequents Tavern recommended it, so I was very surprised that my appearance at the restaurant as well as two phone calls to arrange a dinner was deemed unimportant.
Good luck to the next event planner with this establishment.....

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What a disappointing local hang-out. Bad food, unfriendly service. What else can I say? Bad, bad, bad! There has to be a better bar -- go anywhere but here. Really unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a disappointing local hang-out. Bad food, unfriendly service. What else can I say? Bad, bad, bad! There has to be a better bar -- go anywhere but here. Really unacceptable.

Cons: Overpriced, Bad Service, Mediocre food & drink

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if you can't make it to prospect heights for dinner then come for the weekend brunch! $12 prix-fixe gets you one alcoholic drink (bloody mary, mimosa, etc), basket of muffins + croissants, and the best eggs ever! don't leave without getting the tavern eggs!

2
★★★★★

if you can't make it to prospect heights for dinner then come for the weekend brunch! $12 prix-fixe gets you one alcoholic drink (bloody mary, mimosa, etc), basket of muffins + croissants, and the best eggs ever! don't leave without getting the tavern eggs!

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Tavern On Dean is great. I only wish I still lived in ther neighborhood. There's nothing like it in Bushwick that's for sure. We're not talking four stars or anything, but the food is good. The portions are generous. The drinks are strong. And you might catch a cowboy in the garden on a Friday evening, with his horse parked in the lot next door. I've brought friends from out of town and from the other boroughs and they're jealous. Manhattanites gawk at the prices, and Mom & Dad can't wait to come. If I can't get reservations at Two Toms, Tavern on Dean won't have the massive pork chops, but I'll still get a good meal, and I'll be almost as happy.

2
★★★★☆

Tavern On Dean is great. I only wish I still lived in ther neighborhood. There's nothing like it in Bushwick that's for sure. We're not talking four stars or anything, but the food is good. The portions are generous. The drinks are strong. And you might catch a cowboy in the garden on a Friday evening, with his horse parked in the lot next door. I've brought friends from out of town and from the other boroughs and they're jealous. Manhattanites gawk at the prices, and Mom & Dad can't wait to come. If I can't get reservations at Two Toms, Tavern on Dean won't have the massive pork chops, but I'll still get a good meal, and I'll be almost as happy.

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Living in Brooklyn, Tavern on Dean is in the rolodex of places to go...or not. While the food is "inspired" for a cozy little neighborhood joint its quality is at best inconsistent. Having dined there over a half-dozen I have tried everything on the menu but depending on what night, time and who is taking your order, be prepared for loud, smokey (it is a bar afterall) and "herbed" waitstaff. These things will leave a bad taste in your mouth. If you are there on a good night and in fact are able to fully enjoy the pseudo high-brow food then bully for you. That 17% gratuity included (a la the neighbor-hood) is acceptable but if catch Tavern on Dean on an off night that 17% will need to be taken with a you-save-cheapo-size roll of Tums!

1
★★★☆☆

Living in Brooklyn, Tavern on Dean is in the rolodex of places to go...or not. While the food is "inspired" for a cozy little neighborhood joint its quality is at best inconsistent. Having dined there over a half-dozen I have tried everything on the menu but depending on what night, time and who is taking your order, be prepared for loud, smokey (it is a bar afterall) and "herbed" waitstaff. These things will leave a bad taste in your mouth. If you are there on a good night and in fact are able to fully enjoy the pseudo high-brow food then bully for you. That 17% gratuity included (a la the neighbor-hood) is acceptable but if catch Tavern on Dean on an off night that 17% will need to be taken with a you-save-cheapo-size roll of Tums!

Pros: neighborhood spot

Cons: Obligatory 17% Tip

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great setting, awesome outdoor setting, good music, dependable food at a fair price... not sure what I'd do w/out it. probably move. try the turkey burger, penne, and fish n chips. someone get them a delivery service!!!

2
★★★★★

great setting, awesome outdoor setting, good music, dependable food at a fair price... not sure what I'd do w/out it. probably move. try the turkey burger, penne, and fish n chips. someone get them a delivery service!!!

 

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