The Long Island Bar

The Long Island Bar

Cocktail Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
  • Stars
  • Stars
    Has a stamp of approval from Bon Appetit Magazine and The New Yorker
    • Bon Appetit Magazine
    • The New Yorker
  • Tips
    Alex R.
    "Any place with a Boulevardier on the menu is OK in my book."(11 Tips)
    Marley S.
    "Awesome Long Island gimlet."(9 Tips)
    Jesse L.
    "One of the best burgers I've ever had, plus fried cheese curds."(12 Tips)
    Michelle Wendy
    "They serve up classy classic cocktails at 12 bucks a pop."(3 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • cheese curds
  • boulevardier
  • good for dates
  • good for singles
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  • Jesse L.heart icon on user image
    Jesse LaneMay 12, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Comfort food and cocktails executed perfectly (and unpretentiously). One of the best burgers I've ever had, plus fried cheese curds. #FoursquareFind
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerJanuary 27, 2014
    With its Art Deco bar and red-and-cream booths, original terrazzo floors, and acoustical-tile ceiling, “Long Island Bar has a casual authenticity that starts with the neon and continues inside.” Read more
    Upvoted Sep 19
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangMarch 29, 2016
    Brunch on Sunday's only! Get the burger or the egg sandwich (obviously with the bacon wheel). Both uses a soft toasted brioche bun and comes with unbelievably crisp fries (a little salty but whatevs)
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Liz B.heart icon on user image
    Liz BiancoMay 12, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    What a gem. You can't go wrong with any of the cocktails (although the white negroni was my favorite). The cheese curds, trout roe, and burger were all delicious. I can't wait to come back.
    Upvoted Sep 7
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJanuary 31, 2014
    Loving the 1950's ambiance. Fully expecting Biff Tanner to walk through the door and offer me a knuckle sandwich. Recommend the bourbon old fashioned - served proper with one giant ice cube.
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Lily
    LilyMay 3, 2017
    Lucky Peach: "The edible stuff is too good to call 'bar food.' Like the cheese curds, molten and crisp, or the french fries. There’s also an excellent hamburger. And yes, the drinks are very good."
  • New York Post
    New York PostMarch 1, 2015
    Chef Gabriel Martinez's attention to detail elevates regular pub grub to something sublime. The double-pattied burger, fries, reuben, and shaved Brussels sprouts make perfect late night munching. Read more
  • Celine G.heart icon on user image
    Celine GallianoFebruary 22, 2019
    Burger is amazing! Double patties and melted cheese and some bacon. Our new favorite in the neighborhood. French fries are kind of spicy, not the regular. I like that less but it’s a matter of taste
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonJuly 21, 2017
    Classic, no-fuss, old-school spot with very good cocktails (Dolores Del Rio, The Erin), and very good food. You want the very good Long Island burger, which comes with very good fries.
  • jake f.
    jake furstJanuary 31, 2014
    Carefully restored to its art deco glory, this spot reopened looking exactly how it must have in the 1940's. They pour a great cocktail and full kitchen opens mid-February. Order a Boulevardier. Read more
  • s v.
    s vJune 7, 2017
    (Thrillist tip) Bar owner Toby Cecchini is best known for inventing the Cosmo, but won't find on the up w/a classic Boulevardier served in a coupe glass & one of the borough's best burgers
    PUNCHSeptember 23, 2015
    Housed in a silver-sided diner, The Long Island Bar is Toby Cecchini’s old-fashioned love letter to Brooklyn. Classic cocktails come with plenty of endearing attitude in wide, swirling coupes. Read more
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughSeptember 5, 2014
    50's style diner decor that serves up good cocktails. Try the Old Fashioned. It's good. 2in clear ice cubes get me every time.
  • christian svanes k.heart icon on user image
    christian svanes koldingJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    a fine retreat! elegant cocktails with a clarity of composition and intent. nostalgic decor has a relaxed vibe that's managed to withstand the onslaught of poseurs, which come with greater popularity.
  • Magdalena H.heart icon on user image
    Magdalena HollandApril 30, 2018
    The vibe, cocktails, staff...pretty well put together establishment. Their Jameson, and beer selection is very on point. Try the cocktails. Delicious.
  • Michelle Wendyheart icon on user image
    Michelle WendyJanuary 13, 2014
    They serve up classy classic cocktails at 12 bucks a pop. LI Gimlet packs a punch. They are still looking for a chef to run their kitchen but anticipate food service to begin in Feb. Here's hoping!
  • Frank L.
    Frank L.October 19, 2013
    Great neighborhood cocktail bar. Straightforward drink menu. Solid bartenders. The gimlet is great, though very tart. Not a scene yet, but that'll change once the word gets out.
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian MooreMay 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    I have never been to a bar in NYC (possibly anywhere) where the staff was so kind. And, oh yeah, their drinks are top notch. This is the bar of dreams.
  • Sophie D.heart icon on user image
    Sophie DonelsonAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Must order: the Boulevardier. Din: The trout or merguez. When you draaaank too much: Amaze fries & The Long Island "bar".
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 8, 2015
    The drink menu is the brainchild of Cecchni whose famous for pioneering the Cosmopolitan at the Odeon in the 80's, are perfectly straightforward and classic. Read more
  • Lauren H.heart icon on user image
    Lauren HansenMarch 29, 2015
    Good service, nice setup, clean bathrooms, polite staff. Only con amongst all these pros was the drink I ordered - the espresso float was kind of strange and not as tasty as I'd hoped.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MorrowMay 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails and menu with unexpected veggie options, like tasty buffalo cauliflower "wings" with blue cheese.
  • Ashley A.heart icon on user image
    Ashley AlvarezOctober 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Really great cocktails and surprisingly good food given the limited menu. Best boulevardier was had here.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyApril 5, 2014
    The outside will have you expecting milk shakes and grilled cheeses, but jump inside and grab an old fashioned in an old school diner.
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa BereznakJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good strong Manhattans, cozy booths. This place has character.
  • Giovanni B.heart icon on user image
    Giovanni Bryden RosasMarch 10, 2017
    This place is a gem but you knew that already. Don't be afraid to go off menu.
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HAugust 9, 2014
    Classic cocktails in a classy (but by no means pretentious) setting...bartenders are some of the best in the biz.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveAugust 15, 2014
    The food is good and plentiful, but about $4 too expensive per dish. Nice old time vibe, good staff.
  • Adela M.heart icon on user image
    Adela MouSeptember 30, 2020
    The burger is so good here! But those cheese curds will be on my mind for awhile.
  • Mariheart icon on user image
    MariJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders know how to make a martini. Also, they put a wheel of bacon on the burger. How can you go wrong?
  • Tyson G.heart icon on user image
    Tyson GachSeptember 22, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    👌🏼 Ya gotta get the cheese curds. A must.
  • Oz L.heart icon on user image
    Oz LublingJuly 2, 2015
    Great cocktails. The gimlet is refreshing. Nice bar service.
  • Dan M.heart icon on user image
    Dan MoneyJuly 7, 2022
    The burger is solid, but the cheese curds and pina coladas are liiiiiit
  • Charlottesheart icon on user image
    CharlottesJune 13, 2017
    What a gem of a place, with super fine cocktails, sleek bar, comfy booths and one helluva burger
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaJune 10, 2017
    Unique burger, worth getting if you're hungry. Also, make sure you get a cocktail.
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike MahonOctober 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    100% get the Improved Pendennis Club. Unsure but this also might've been the burger I've ever experienced.
  • Dov L.heart icon on user image
    Dov Lebowitz-NowakNovember 1, 2013
    Left the interior exactly as I remember it being when I was growing up. nice restoration. Great cocktails; can't wait for them to start serving food...
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueOctober 3, 2022
    Classic, old school establishment. More than solid bar program.
  • Al R.heart icon on user image
    Al RodriguezApril 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Lovingly restored 1950's Bar. Gimlets rule. Bartenders rock. Great place for drinks.
  • Jon C.heart icon on user image
    Jon ChenJanuary 2, 2018
    Fantastic cocktails. They do a great old fashioned and sazerac
  • Ryan K.heart icon on user image
    Ryan KMarch 16, 2014
    Acoustic tile ceiling isn't that attractive, but makes it pleasantly not too loud. For once, a bar where you can have a conversation without yelling.
  • Alex R.
    Nice bar. The design doesn’t disappoint. Vibes were kinda off though
  • jake f.
    jake furstJanuary 30, 2015
    carrot salad and a LI Burger with a Boulevardier to sip on is a very fine meal.
  • Marley S.
    Marley StellmannSeptember 19, 2014
    Awesome Long Island gimlet. I hear the cheese curds are pretty great too
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa M.October 20, 2013
    Great service. Tables in the back offer a quieter vibe than by the bar.
  • Brea S.heart icon on user image
    Brea SimpsonAugust 28, 2018
    Best negroni I’ve ever tasted!
  • tze c.heart icon on user image
    tze chunMarch 1, 2015
    Great cocktails and the back room is perfect for private parties!
  • Nick R.heart icon on user image
    Nick RunyanApril 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The trout was better than the burger. The drinks were perfect, as was the decor.
  • Marthaheart icon on user image
    MarthaJuly 10, 2016
    excellent spot for cocktails. their Negroni is perfect.
  • Nick R.heart icon on user image
    Nick RadfordMarch 9, 2018
    Good cocktails, super service at the bar.
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