Allswell

Allswell

American Restaurant, Gastropub, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • The experts at The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker recommend this place
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    • The New Yorker
  • Heather B.
    "Fried chicken sandwich with an egg on top is absolute perfection!"(13 Tips)
    Ben K.
    "Excellent brunch, great crispy chicken sandwich and burger."(14 Tips)
    Vita G.
    "Bloody Mary's are a must try! Can't wait to come back for dinner."(11 Tips)
    Lina B.
    "The burger and flat-iron steak were both juicy and really delicious."(33 Tips)
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  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 19, 2014
    The menu at this Williamsburg gastropub changes daily. Expect a frittata with seasonal fixins, and a gut-busting egg sandwich with homemade fries. Oh, and try the Cowboy Coffee. Read more
  • Rachel P.
    I enjoyed the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and avocado, but ohhhhh man, I listened to everyone and got the crispy chicken sandwich... it was the best chicken I've ever had IN MY LIFE!!!!!!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 20, 2013
    The most luscious heirloom tomato salad with cucumber, ricotta salata and black olives. Order the flatbread (baked to order) with white bean dip and pesto. Current special tilefish, charred cauliflr
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 16, 2016
    Tied for Bitches Who Brunch's NYC Best Bites 2016 winner for Best Breakfast Sandwich! The egg was perfectly cooked, and the house-made English muffin was light and flaky. Read more
  • Lina B.
    Lina BodestadMay 17, 2015
    The burger and flat-iron steak were both juicy and really delicious. We got the wrong starters at first but then they gave us our starters on the house. Friendly staff and a cosy place, pretty busy.
  • Victoria L.
    Victoria LilySeptember 7, 2014
    BEST PLACE TO GET BRUNCH. Let's start with the decor of the quaint European feeling when you walk in. The fresh orange juice, blueberry pancake, homemade sourdough bread with over-easy eggs. Amazing.
  • Maple S.
    Maple ShippJanuary 28
    Great for brunch with others or just by yourself hangin at the bar with a paper and a Bloody Mary. Also their wallpaper is off the hook. 👌🏼
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.December 8, 2013
    Pancake with Pomegranate and Whipped Butter - add Two Eggs & Fries. They do allow the fries substitute, just ask! :) Get here around noon on a Sunday, grab the bar booth, and admire the wallpaper!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    Our own Robert Sietsema calls the Lamb Liver Toast With Kumquat Marmalade “one of the most spectacular ovine usages in town.” No wonder it ranks number 7 on his top 10 lamb dishes in NYC.
  • Abby
    AbbyFebruary 24, 2014
    If you're into splitsies, start with the flatbread (breakfast) and then move onto the crispy chicken sandwich (lunch). Great way to get your brunch on.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkFebruary 1, 2012
    Get close to your date in the corner banquette at Spotted Pig alum Nate Smith’s tavern. Sample dishes from the roating menu, and pair them with a craft beer or market-driven cocktail. Read more
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Here for brunch? Get the Flatbread. It's Tangy & chewy, with perfectly balanced toppings. The House salad is also tangy and robust, certain to be filling.
  • Vita G.
    Vita GeneralovaFebruary 19, 2015
    The breakfast sausage is the best sausage I have ever had in my life. Holy sh***. Cozy place with a great brunch menu. Bloody Mary's are a must try! Can't wait to come back for dinner.
  • Alana
    AlanaAugust 14, 2014
    Solid brunch offerings, both food and drinks. Chorizo and Bean hash was a bit soupy and spicy, but yummy. Biscuit is amazing. Rustic home-y feel. Wasn't too crowded for Saturday brunch.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergDecember 22, 2014
    Biscuit with ricotta and bloody will get your brunch started right. Crispy chicken sandwich and burger are hits any time of day. You can't order wrong is what I've found so just go for it.
  • Sweet N.
    Sweet Nicouze2 weeks ago
    Casual American gastropub with a rustic yet charming decor and a changing menu of simple farm-to-table food. Burgers are a must
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsJanuary 25, 2015
    Great little brunch, no unlimited bottomless hoopla but the smoked salmon w poached egg & avocado on chili bread was excellent! Flatbread dish wasn't much of a brunch entree though but still tasty.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)February 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place by Nate Smith, former chef de cuisine at Spotted Pig. Excellent brunch, great crispy chicken sandwich and burger. Seriously, I think everything on the menu is good.
  • Fraser E.
    Fraser ElliotApril 28, 2016
    Great beer fantastic food. We had the roasted chicken (amazing crispy skin) and the cheese burger with yummy fries. The desserts, butterscotch + hobnob and Rhubarb pie were great too.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChenFebruary 2, 2016
    Great burgers and fresh plate of oysters. Grab a drink and get the corner table for a group of friends. Chill vibes. Follow @foodaholic_anonymous on Instagram for more food pics.
  • Kristine C.
    Kristine CJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken sandwich is my everything. It's Available even if it's not on the menu. Happy hour deal where you get the sandwich and a Narragansett for like $13 is prime.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyNovember 9, 2014
    The Arctic Char with two poached eggs and avocado is my pick for best brunch item in New York. Seriously - it is worth the hour wait for a table on the weekend.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 12, 2011
    Adventurous eaters take note: highlights includes fried tripe, fried anchovies, and lamb tongue salad. Other attractions: local beer and wine on tap and a late-night menu served until 3:30 a.m. Read more
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaJanuary 12, 2015
    Great brunch selection and very cabin-esque environment. Try one of their bloody Mary's and eggs Benedict with kale!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HusseyJanuary 1, 2012
    Try the chicken, the lobster, and the broccolini app. Also, Sarah is the greatest hostess of all time. She chased us down the street to tell us a table opened for us on New Years Eve.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CheungNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best brunches in Williamsburg. My husband swears by the chicken sandwich. I love the plate-sized pancake with an order of eggs and sausage on the side.
  • Art'n S.
    Art'n StudioAugust 14, 2015
    The service was slow but definitely delicious food and loved the decoration and musics
  • Heather B.
    Heather BeckJanuary 8
    Fried chicken sandwich with an egg on top is absolute perfection!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Matt K.
    Matt KiserJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious brunch and cocktails. Service can be a little slow at times. We waited an hour for our food. They ended up comp'ing the meal, which earned a repeat visit and this tip. Go them.
  • Vallyn M.
    Vallyn MurphyNovember 19, 2013
    Look, there are lots of good places to eat around here, BUT the chicken sandwich they've got hiding here is everything you want right now. Its cheap AND its good, a rare combo. Happy eating!
  • Chelsea Mae H.
    Chelsea Mae HassmanDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best sausage I've ever had in my life. I ordered the eggs Benedict and they let me sub sausage for the ham and now I can die happy.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A popular brunch item is the two-eggs any style, made with farm-fresh eggs, house-made marmalade and locally sourced bacon or sausage Read more
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagJanuary 26, 2015
    The burger is great, if you're in the mood definitely go for it. That being said, I think the chicken sandwich is phenomenal, go for 🐔 if you're torn.
  • Memo S.
    Memo S.July 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Every few months I make the mistake of coming here because I live down the street. It's never much of a restaurant as much as it is a room of ppl waiting for their food and drinks which may not come.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CouldwellJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to eat! We had the flap steak and the gnocchi, both were excellent, as were the desserts. Waitress was very good too.
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CarrickJuly 12, 2013
    Don't let foursquare's single $ ranking fool you; it's definitely a $$ borderline $$$ kind of place. The gnocchi was delicious but comes out to over a dollar per piece.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 14, 2014
    It's a tight squeeze in here but a great menu. I got a vibe of a little more "I'm so Fancy" than I prefer but, hey, it's on Bedford in Williamsburg, right? Great food for sure.
  • Erica C.
    Erica ChoiSeptember 14, 2014
    Awesome happy hour! Everything's pretty solid. Crispy chicken sandwich and fries recommended.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RJanuary 24, 2014
    Warm atmosphere, wonderful food, friendly staff. Love the daily rotating menu, totally makes you feel better about visiting twice in one week.
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseAugust 7, 2014
    Burratta is the best thing on the menu when they have it and they always have a really tastey happy hour cocktail!
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the bar for Happy Hour $1 oysters everyday and chat with the friendly bartender. It's nice and quiet before dinner rush.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SorensenApril 8, 2015
    Burgers, Roast Chicken, Oysters and other traditional fare is the key to a good meal here, or just sit at the bar for a quiet cocktail. Read more
  • David B.
    David BanJune 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The rotating steak preparations are all epic, and be sure to start with the homemade Ricotta on grilled bread.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W.January 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Crispy Chicken Sandwich is the best, but it's not sold during dinner - only brunch, lunch and late night!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 22, 2012
    Order the savory pie at the top of the menu. The dishes here change regularly, but there's nearly always a handheld pie offered: Read more
  • Yael Maytal
    Yael MaytalMarch 25
    I assume based on the reviews this is more a brunch place. I don't recommend dinner. The focaccia was delicious but the mains were pretty average.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SchearAugust 11, 2014
    Brunch is delicious here! The eggs Benedict are a great option, and there are plenty of more exciting things on the menu too.
  • Clotilde G.
    Clotilde GdBJune 28, 2015
    The menu changes really often... And you can't get wrong with any of their dishes! Everything is delicious!
  • Beatriz Z.
    Beatriz ZenoOctober 30, 2015
    Hamburgers are great. The soup was amazing. Wine is good too! Loved the ambiance and service was solid too.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of Williamsburg's most underrated spots. The corner banquette by the kitchen is the best seat in the house.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfsteinMarch 11, 2015
    I can't put my finger on what was so good about the fried chicken sandwich, but something was. And their bread is really good as well.
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraJune 20
    The food is all right, but the beer and wine selection is great. A nice little hangout for an informal night out.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanJanuary 13, 2015
    Cozy atmosphere. Half chicken and Escarole Caesar salad were both delicious.
  • Skyler D.
    Skyler DobinApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Been for drinks late night. Been for dinner. Solid every time. The dishes on the menu lack description but you can trust the servers if nothing jumps out at you.
  • The Brothers Buoy
    The Brothers BuoyFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken sandwich is an absolute standout. So simple yet so delicious, it stands in the company of gods.
  • diana🦑
    diana🦑February 16, 2016
    such a perfect happy hour, $6 negronis and a burger and beer for $12 ($10 if you get a tecate)
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneFebruary 24, 2013
    Great brunch. House made granola with yogurt and honey a winner! No soy milk for coffee though. :(
  • Johanna
    JohannaMay 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I come here specifically for the fried chicken sandwich at brunch. The bloody mary is delicious too.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurMay 24, 2015
    Come for breakfast and eat the pancakes. Otherwise, they have great oysters and good wines. Enjoy.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedNovember 26, 2012
    There is an awkward pause in food service between midnight, when dinner ends, and 1230am, when late night menu kicks in, so plan accordingly.
  • Shayla N.
    Shayla N.April 9, 2013
    Either go when you're starving or really full. You'll walk away hurting in theist beautiful way- food and drinks are amazing. It's hard to stop once you're in!
  • Nancy A.
    Nancy AckenhausenJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Save room for peach galette with ginger ice cream. Ranks right up there with best there is
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DavisJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Waited 45 minutes today for 2 over easy eggs with toast and a bowl of granola when there was only one other table inside the restaurant.
  • Evan
    EvanNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If there's Concord Grape Pie on the menu, order it. Also, lamb belly. Because it's good for you.
  • sarkis
    sarkisOctober 7, 2012
    (+)Get the biscuit with honey and ricotta. (+) All bread items baked on premises. (-) Cash only.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DMarch 1, 2015
    Alll is Good @ Allswell. Burger, kale/date salad, mussels...oh, also tasty done right cocktails
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before 7pm and get a burger and a beer for $14
  • Alia O.
    Alia Ormut-FleishmanJanuary 28, 2015
    The flatbread is yummy and the brunch is great. New American style everything ftw.
  • F Lo L.
    F Lo LoNovember 13, 2013
    Allswell. Its special. Try the ricotta with firebread and attempt not to return within the week.
  • Kira G.
    Kira GlasteinJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Rotating menu always leaves you with delicious options. Do not miss the Ricotta. It's a staple on the menu.
  • Paolo C.
    Paolo CancelliereDecember 6, 2014
    Very cool place in Williamsburg, good food, lovely service. A place to come back
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaJuly 26, 2015
    The coziest place I've been in NYC! Great sausage, try the eggs and cheese sandwich!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Crispy chicken sandwich with fries. Maybe "the best" fries "in the city"
  • Kimm A.
    Kimm AlfonsoJanuary 1, 2012
    Chicken was excellent, as was the veal heart and the drinks! Who knew, gin, absinthe and mescal
  • Steven L.
    Steven LambiaseJuly 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    their fried chicken sandwich is like a homemade version of chick fil a's.
  • Eleizer P.
    Eleizer PerdomoJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the burger at least once. The rest of the menu changes often - always good
  • Sally S.
    Sally SimmsFebruary 20, 2015
    Come for brunch (glorious), not dinner (each dish oversalted). Excellent service
  • Marc G.
    Marc GrossbergAugust 21, 2015
    Really fine cheeseburger late at night. Good recorded music on the sound system. A good stop.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LambiaseDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken sandwich is like an amazing homemade version of the chik-fil-a chicken sandwich. So boss 💯
  • Ana C.
    Mostly know for it's delicious burgers, but they're cocktails are pretty solid too.
  • Jc Q.
    Jc QSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger and the fried chicken sandwich are the bomb! Good cocktails too!
  • Anna-Lisa D.
    Anna-Lisa Donovan-CamposSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Superlative cocktails and excellent food. Staff is fantastic. The head bartender is enchanting.
  • Adrianne B.
    Adrianne BenzionJune 22, 2013
    The green curry mussels are spicy and fucking delicious. Highly recommend.
  • suz q.
    suz qSeptember 15, 2015
    Great cozy bar off Bedford. Cocktails all great. Food yummy. Great salads
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerMarch 21, 2013
    Hannah Goldfield: The dishes were tasty enough, "and felt appropriate in the restaurant’s shire-inn-style setting". More: http://nyr.kr/SAYFeV
  • Fiona
    FionaDecember 28, 2015
    Get the ribollita! A perfect-storm soup of white beans, rainbow chard, bread chunks, and Parmesan!
  • Lauryn G.
    Lauryn GoldbergJanuary 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Talk about a good burger! Also into their brunch menu and wine list.
  • elise
    eliseMay 19, 2013
    This is my go to neighborhood spot! The food is solid and consistent!!
  • Colleen
    ColleenMay 19, 2013
    Great brunch spot with a cool vibe! Cash only on Sunday mornings!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 8, 2014
    We can’t resist the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, a staple on the late night menu!
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.January 30, 2015
    Such a cosy place. And a nice breakfast/brunch spot.
  • Fred B.
    Fred BenensonMay 12, 2012
    Chicken liver was good, kale salad seemed fresh, but you can't not order the Pork Chop. Unless you're Jewish. 
  • Solly G.
    Solly GolbertJuly 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Dat fried chicken sandwich doe....
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely daily menu for brunch and dinner. I'd recommend both!
  • Ernst-Jan P.
    Ernst-Jan PfauthSeptember 22, 2012
    They take happy hour to a whole other level. Good beers, great burgers.
  • Frederik P.
    Frederik PedersenMay 19, 2013
    Friendly staff. Great happy hour with nice selection of beers.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HaggertyNovember 23, 2011
    Orrechiette with oxtail ragu is delicious, but portion size leaves you feeling a bit unsatisfied.
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagNovember 29, 2014
    Everything. LOVE the fried chicken sandwich
  • Lucas O.
    Lucas OgasawaraMay 25, 2013
    The pankakes are amazing! Try with crispy bacon!
  • Luna
    LunaJanuary 1, 2016
    The sausage was really good and flavorful!! Didn't like the coffee though, a bit too bitter...
  • Constantine K.
    Spectacular food! Try the steak or chicken liver! I would give it a michelin star! Ребзя, я вкуснее давно не ел! Обязательно зайдите!
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