The Pines

The Pines

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Gowanus, Brooklyn
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  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Au-YeungNovember 16, 2014
    Love this place - reminds me of Portland. Every dish was amazing - had bay scallops, polenta, pasta with lamb bacon, and spiced sausage. Great biodynamic wine list and cocktails.
  • Rory P.heart icon on user image
    Rory ParnessFebruary 14, 2016
    Start with the bread and have them halvsies on the 2 butters. Next- Shishito peppers and blade steak. Finish on the chocolate ganache with puffed, caramelized rice (like sugar smacks cereal)
  • Minsooheart icon on user image
    MinsooDecember 29, 2014
    Dishes were small portions with great presentation! Got squid, duck rillettes, agnolotti, ribeye steak and chocolate cake. All were very good and enjoyed my birthday here!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 11, 2013
    Order new American plates (fresh-pressed tofu with sous vide pumpkin and smoked tomato, house-made cavatelli with a trotter ragù) while hanging in the backyard garden when it's nice out. Read more
  • Sadie F.
    Sadie FarrellMarch 6, 2013
    Love the pines, food is so inventive. Worth it cause I couldn't make anything on this menu at home. Try the nochera cocktail-smokey, campfire whiskey, mezcal, and amaro. It's like a witches brew...
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    The menu is decidedly ambitious with an Italian bent (think cavatelli with duck heart) with lots of interesting seasonal salads and antipasti. Read more
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SkNovember 27, 2012
    Fireplace outside is perfect for fall/ winter especially if you have smokers w/ you. Prix fixe/chef's choice, less amazing. Bone marrow was group fave, homemade pasta/ fish main course close seconds
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    The Backyard – only open from 6-10 on Fridays and 3-10 on the weekends – has us swooning. We’re crushing hard on the Kielbasa, Lamb Taco, & Beef Jerky. And, yes, we’ll have another Negroni Popsicle!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 28, 2014
    The chef at the Pines is Angelo Romano, who used to cook at Roberta’s, the pizzeria that opened on a desolate Bushwick block in 2008 and is now a favorite of the Clintons and Kirsten Dunst.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 10, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome The Pines to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV.The menu changes daily, always offering a new pasta dish to try!
  • Erika P.heart icon on user image
    Erika PontesJanuary 9, 2015
    Squid starter, pork main, and panna cotta dessert. One of the best meals I've had... Ever
  • Frank M.heart icon on user image
    Frank MaguireNovember 17, 2014
    sous-vide cooked 30oz ribeye is incredible. You may need to call ahead to order. Other highlights: fluke, squid, cabbage and duck breast
  • Sabrina M.heart icon on user image
    Sabrina MajeedJuly 4, 2015
    This place is amazing and low-key. I still have fantasies about their fennel soup and snap peas.
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongFebruary 15, 2014
    Foie Gras, Poached Lobster and Wagyu Steak! Wish I could tell you more but chef's menu chgs seasonally. Everything was fantastic!
  • Adrienne M.
    Adrienne McCallisterAugust 25, 2013
    Great staff, cocktails, wine and food. Inventive dishes but everything from cheese plate to raisin gelato dessert was great.
  • Roger G.
    Roger GillJanuary 13, 2013
    Brunch menu is minimal but does the job. Would absolutely pick the steak and eggs over the poached eggs. And the cinnamon toast is a nice treat.
  • Romanheart icon on user image
    RomanSeptember 18, 2013
    There is only one restaurant you need to know in New York. And it is this one. Chef John Pioarkoff's dishes are unpretentiously mindblowing.
  • Mollie G.
    Mollie GoldsteinOctober 9, 2012
    The salads were simple to a fault, but our entrees were terrific. Shortribs prepared almost like pork belly and a delicious trotter pasta.
  • Caroline M.
    Caroline McCarthyOctober 15, 2012
    The Baked Apple cocktail tastes like what bong water would taste like if bong water were delicious. Order it and you'll get what I mean...bro.
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCMay 26, 2013
    If a flan had sex with a panna cotta, the Birch Beer pie by Four and Twenty Blackbirds would be the result.
  • henry b.heart icon on user image
    henry bakerAugust 10, 2014
    Very inventive. They serve and accentuate herb flavors in food in a way I've never tasted before.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 28, 2013
    A chef-driven seasonally-minded restaurant that ups the food options in the Gowanus considerably.
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerMarch 14, 2015
    The bread was a surprise treat. Very yummy spot in Gowanus
  • John W.heart icon on user image
    John WoodsAugust 14, 2014
    Great backyard, passable beef tacos, plenty of pale ale.
  • martha d.
    martha dentonApril 10, 2013
    The food isn't bad and it's work trying once if you are a hardcore foodie. menu is complicated and the ingredients are somewhat pretentious. We had to look up most of them, and I went with chefs.
  • Michael R.heart icon on user image
    Michael RobinsonJanuary 1, 2015
    Get multiple plates and share. Great cocktails
  • Matthew A.heart icon on user image
    Matthew AndersonMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Attitude is humble and approachable, food forward thinking and sumptuous, and the portions healthy.
  • TK .
    TK 🍦🍷December 29, 2013
    Perhaps The Pines is great for Gowanus, but we found it lacking. My borsa vuota was bland, one of the cheeses on the cheese plate was bland. Plus, we felt a little nauseous for hours after the meal.
  • jon f.heart icon on user image
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    Inventive dishes, excellent cocktails.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 21, 2013
    Very interesting flavors but a tad over-priced. Go for everything seafood though!
  • Irene M.
    Irene MFebruary 23, 2015
    The epitome of overpriced pretentious portlandia-BS in Brooklyn. The tiny portions were delicious and interesting, but alas, I left hungry and felt ripped off. Couldn't they at least get comfy chairs?
  • Margaret W.heart icon on user image
    Margaret WangMarch 3, 2017
    Fantastic patatas bravas
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCMay 26, 2013
    If you're reading other tips for the Pines, take the bad one with a shovel of salt. Some mistake simplicity for lack of attention to detail.
  • J. Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    J. Matthew CahillJuly 4, 2015
    The blade steak is excellent.
  • D. Stan O.heart icon on user image
    D. Stan O'LoughlinJuly 23, 2014
    All about the cocktails and the cabbage
  • Miguel d.heart icon on user image
    Miguel de LeonJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here as soon as possible. The food is amazing.
  • Selom A.heart icon on user image
    Selom AApril 13, 2016
    Great selection of ciders.
  • Lauren
    LaurenMarch 17, 2013
    Try the tripe and the baked apple cocktail
  • Matthew A.heart icon on user image
    Matthew AndersonJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with anything.
  • Severine P.
    Severine PerruMay 29, 2013
    Very good natural wines list :)
  • Amy B.
    Amy BilanciniJanuary 12, 2013
    The bone marrow is amazing!
  • Alice Q.
    Alice QFebruary 11, 2013
    Super cute interior. Attractive Friendly Staff. Drinks sound more impressive on paper than in execution. Way over priced. Almost inedibly salty. Components of the dishes are not well edited.
  • Miguel d.heart icon on user image
    Miguel de LeonJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here now. Eat here now. Do it do it do it.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TerryMay 11, 2013
    Get the bread plate appetizer.
  • John U.
    John UdellAugust 19, 2012
    Try the Yeah Buddy, you won't regret it.
  • Eugene K.
    Eugene KhafizovAugust 10, 2014
    get your pallete blown while listening to ASAP Rocky
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VinciSeptember 2, 2014
    Backyard is quite cozy.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrandFebruary 3, 2013
    GET THE POLENTA!
  • Idan C.
    Idan CohenSeptember 30, 2012
    Stay away - this place gives a bad name to Brooklyn culinary. Every dish we had was average & under. Basic staples like pasta or chicken were ill prepared. Decaying industrial decor is not enough.
  • Andie E.
    Andie EstesFebruary 24, 2016
    Wednesday night is burger night
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