Anella

Anella

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Garden$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • Sofia P.
    Amazing and fresh pasta! Enjoyed the special with braised lamb, olives, and feta. Yummm.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduNovember 13
    Flank steak and eggs with roasted is solid. Steak cooked well and the eggs were good. Wet tiny but friendly service.
  • Piray A.
    Piray AtsakNovember 2
    Octopus grill!
  • Kai B.
    Kai BrinkerOctober 30
    Great burger and fries!
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 29
    For an escape to Italy, drop by Anella’s flower-bedecked backyard, a wonderful hideaway near the beginning of Greenpoint. Read more
  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangAugust 18
    Proof that you don't have to be cutting edge to be great. Seasonal farm to table fare that is good value.
  • Kristen P.
    Really cute and the food is yummy. Staff is hit or miss!
  • Malcolm R.
    Fried chicken biscuit on the brunch menu
  • M-c L.
    Pretty much my dream neighbourhood restaurant. Seasonal menu changes frequently. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Attentive staff. Always a great time there.
  • Rachael M.
    Great atmosphere, biscuits, and Bloody Mary's for the perfect Sunday brunch! Need to go back for dinner.
  • Saarim Z.
    Great weekday spot for lunch or dinner. The burger is great.
  • Elizabeth E.
    Elizabeth EamesFebruary 28
    Never had a bad meal here
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanDecember 12, 2016
    The carbonara and spiraled veggies were both phenomenal.
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangDecember 1, 2016
    The PAPPARDELLE omg! The most satisfying bowl of pasta I've had in ages. Perfect.
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus D'ArrigoNovember 11, 2016
    Lunch menu simple and delicious. Pleasant place, nice atmosphere.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichOctober 15, 2016
    Buffala, pork belly with lentil and the panne cotta - well prepared & perfectly portioned. Left satisfied, didn't feel like I overate making this a great place to eat before going out.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BurgessOctober 1, 2016
    Great place in the very north of greenpoint so there is rarely a wait. Too expensive though. $25 for chicken. Got the Skate for $24 and it was delicious.
  • Chung-yee N.
    Chung-yee NgoSeptember 10, 2016
    We had pretty much everything on the menu and it was quite good. The gnocchi is a significantly smaller portion than the rest of their dishes. Really cute atmosphere.
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasSeptember 4, 2016
    It's a great place for a date night. Highly recommend the corn soup and the skirt steak. The coconut Panna cotta was alright.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonAugust 11, 2016
    French toast here was good.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VAugust 8, 2016
    We had brunch. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Looks like a great place to buy fish and gorge on oysters. What struck me was how nice the staff was. We'll be back! ...More
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2016
    If you want to feel like you’re in Italy, drop by Anella’s flower-bedecked backyard some summer evening, far enough north on Greenpoint’s Franklin Street to feel like you’re on the frontier. Read more
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ChangJune 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    REVIEW YOUR BILL!! I've gotten my check inflated $1 or $2 compared to price listed on menu. Fishy! Other than that, 5-stars on the food. Garlic aioli with fries = amazing. Def love the garden seating.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SerratoreMay 28, 2016
    Covered back garden allows for outdoor eating without glaring sun. Great biscuits.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonMay 22, 2016
    The fried chicken biscuit sandwich is the best
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciMay 8, 2016
    The burrata and pappardelle are life changing.
  • Moraya D.
    Moraya DeGeareApril 12, 2016
    Very easily ate here gluten free. Happily had steak & eggs. Frittata was wonderful!!! This place is adorable & so yummy. Also the bacon is extra thick! #glutenfree
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.April 10, 2016
    this is no longer a favorite - quality has definitely declined. service is slow and prices are higher. burger is not worth $18 and brunch drinks are $9, not $5 now. bacon jam and OJ are good.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaFebruary 15, 2016
    the Burger with Bacon Jam is perfect especially if you pair it with their deliciously fresh homemade Bloody Mary.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LebronJanuary 10, 2016
    Pork chop with Dijon sauce... So gooood. All the pasta is great too.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesDecember 22, 2015
    Lovely brunch spot with a decent Bloody Mary and amazing skirt steak, highly recommend the latter.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BrownDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    burger is great, can't go wrong with breakfast either. no frills, good food, good atmosphere. definitely worth a visit
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerDecember 2, 2015
    Bread baked in a flower pot? Yum.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome brunch. Great dinner. Can't go wrong here on any occasion. Beers and wines are great. Just an all around good place
  • 💜 Octavia F.
    💜 Octavia Fatema 💜November 12, 2015
    The food was amazing, we can't wait to go back!!!!
  • Christina Renee J.
    Christina Renee JorroNovember 7, 2015
    Salmon bennies + of course the biscuit ❤️💪🏼
  • Manya M.
    Manya MaierSeptember 21, 2015
    Egg and cheddar biscuit!! Oh my.....
  • Jenn T.
    Jenn TurnerSeptember 16, 2015
    Get a table in the garden. So peaceful. Highly recommend the chicken sandwich.
  • Kay T.
    Kay ThaneySeptember 12, 2015
    Incredibly rude host. Went elsewhere after that experience. Shame.
  • Sapana K.
    Sapana KulkarniAugust 5, 2015
    We got weird service the day we showed up, but the food was tasty.
  • Madelena
    MadelenaJune 14, 2015
    Try the Truffled Fries (via @Foodspotting)
  • Abigail A.
    Unpretentious and yet refined. Everything was excellent - well worth the prices (which are midrange)
  • Cara T.
    Cara ToolinApril 26, 2015
    Amazing Biscuits and great Bloody Mary
  • Scott S.
    Scott SullivanApril 19, 2015
    Fried chicken biscuit is outrageously good
  • Amy L.
    Amy LeaseApril 11, 2015
    Great Saturday brunch spot!
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinMarch 22, 2015
    Biscuits are fluffy, buttery!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyMarch 10, 2015
    Bread is freshly baked in a little flower pot. Not only is it cute but it's AMAZING.
  • Phil S.
    Phil SharpMarch 1, 2015
    The french toast was great and it tasted a little bit like funnel cake (in the best way possible). The biscuits and eggs were also delicious.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FranceOctober 15, 2014
    The chicken is always perfect, and the sausage (new to the menu for fall) is a must.
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MeighanOctober 15, 2014
    Open late on weeknights and the chicken is always magical. 🙌
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger here is awesome.
  • Manuela J.
    Manuela JimenezSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the brioche french toast on weekend brunch. Cocktails went up $2 dollars in price :-(
  • Christina T.
    Christina TAugust 25, 2014
    Amazing gnocchi and burger! Beautiful garden out back!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 23, 2014
    Pork belly burger with an egg! Outdoor spot is really cute.
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportAugust 20, 2014
    Try their southern style fresh biscuits with a thick Bloody Mary.
  • F Ken M.
    F Ken MaesAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Have the caprese sandwich. Add bacon.
  • Abby R.
    Abby RosenAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything. Literally.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessAugust 16, 2014
    It will take all your willpower to save some bread but you will thank yourself as you dip it in the sauce at the bottom of your gnocchi bowl
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GilmoreAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Food is good; $5 brunch cocktails are also good.
  • Le L.
    Le LoAugust 9, 2014
    Dinner is amazing, oh the hot bread. Lunch is so-so, fries are delish.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GardellaAugust 6, 2014
    Brunch biscuit.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RodriguezJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is always cooked to perfection
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The u-good will definitely make you feel good and rabe ravioli is a staple dish
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansJune 20, 2014
    Bacon jelly. I don't know. But you can add it to your burger and explode from the ensuing awesomeness
  • Benjamin J.
    Benjamin JacksonMarch 16, 2014
    Biscuit. Now.
  • Amp J.
    Amp JonesFebruary 26, 2014
    I might be a d*ck for mentioning it but they didn't honor my newbie discount, after asking about it. That said, the service was attentive and the food was great.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 7, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome Anella to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. They have a wonderful backyard patio which makes for a great outdoor place to have a meal.
  • tas l.
    tas lanousJanuary 26, 2014
    Lovely place, lovely service and lovely food. That's Anella. Lovely!
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KenyonJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Small seasonal menu but always on point. Awesome bartenders.
  • Niina
    NiinaDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Spiked hot chocolate was to die for!
  • tas l.
    tas lanousDecember 8, 2013
    Stellar burger
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanOctober 5, 2013
    The pork belly biscuit for brunch was nuts. The cauliflower salad was a nice bright contrast to what has to be the most delicious pork belly I've ever had, and I don't even like pork belly much.
  • Tara T.
    Tara TrilopsSeptember 23, 2013
    Brunch in the garden - love. Amazing french toast.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SnyderSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Prix fixe option is gone. Brunch at your own risk.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT : homemade burrata and homemade bread. I DIE. I DIE.
  • Donna Mc
    Donna McJuly 29, 2013
    Tourist tip: In this neighborhood gem - the corned beef hash is all dressed up for Sunday brunch, with eggs cooked to perfection.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YovanoffJuly 9, 2013
    The meatballs make a great late lunch or happy hour snack - the red sauce is salty and delicious.
  • qwertney
    qwertneyJune 29, 2013
    If you haven't had brunch at Anella yet, you're doing Greenpoint wrong #Brunchpoint
  • Sami A.
    Sami AvilesJune 29, 2013
    +1 for good and ambience but -2 for slow staff and time it takes to get your food.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DemmonsMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mushroom, pea and other stuff tagliatelle is for sure in the top 5 pasta dishes I've ever had. Order it!
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.May 14, 2013
    To say the food was amazing is an understatement. You're stupid if you don't eat here. Get the gnocchi and burratta. When they bring you bread in a flowerpot, ask for a side of bacon jam. Orgasmic.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkApril 10, 2013
    For brunch, Anella has a prix fixe menu for $19 that includes your choice of entrée, along with coffee, tea or soda, and a Bloody Mary, mimosa or OJ. Via CityEats.com Read more
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi M-L.March 16, 2013
    Ricotta gnocchi is like little pillows from heaven.
  • Jake P.
    Jake PrzespoJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Food here is absolutely delicious. They also have pretty good cocktails. The best part? The bread comes is served in a flower pot. 'Nuff said.
  • rupa
    rupaDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The butternut squash soup is delish!
  • Andy C.
    Andy CatchDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the food.
  • Lauryn B.
    Lauryn BennettDecember 5, 2012
    Try the everything.
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓December 2, 2012
    get the veal chop
  • rupa
    rupaDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The ricotta gnocchi is fantastic! (And not heavy at all.)
  • Mariana W.
    Mariana WNovember 20, 2012
    That foursquare lunch special needs to be revised...its the second time I unlock it and I get told is not valid on weekends - ad a line or 2 on what the terms are! Otherwise, good eggs
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna POctober 21, 2012
    The lamb ragu papardelle is delicious. The smaller size is perfect for medium hunger level. They bring out very tasty fresh baked bread to start off your dinner.
  • Youngna P.
    Youngna ParkOctober 13, 2012
    The egg biscuit is the way to go if you're here for brunch. Good bloody Mary's too.
  • Greg M.
    Greg McGAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Fried Fish Sandwich
  • James A.
    James AndrusJune 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    French Toast for brunch is a must-have before you die!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 6, 2012
    The menu's always changing, the prices aren't gougey, and there's plenty of outdoor seating. If you can't snag a table here, grab a drink at The Diamond and check out their sister restaurant, Calyer.
  • Farah
    FarahJune 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You basically can't go wrong here. Personal favorites (at least on the current menu): Spring Pea soup, burrata, and gnocchi with mushrooms. And don't think about leaving before you have dessert!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    With the warm summer weather approaching, make use of Anella's pergola-secluded seating instead of dealing with a table precariously situated on a sidewalk.
  • Ariel Z.
    Ariel ZavalaMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the French toast!!! You deserve it!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DouglasMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The homemade burrata is sublime, as is the free bread baked in a flowerpot.
  • Seema S.
    Seema ShahJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best French toast ever.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KavanaghJanuary 11, 2012
    This bread is amazing!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoJanuary 7, 2012
    Try the Egg Biscuit - Slightly over-baked today, but still a satisfying buttery egg sandwich!
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9December 1, 2011
    Try the Gemelli - OUTSTANDING. Hands down the best restaurant in Greenpoint/Williamsburg. AMAZING!!!
  • Al S.
    Al ShawOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best restaurant in Greenpoint. Their tomatoes taste like candy. The bar is made with salvaged wood from the Steinway piano factory.
  • Justine J.
    Justine JablonskaSeptember 7, 2011
    Fantastic, fresh, & extremely flavorful dishes - brunches are excellent w/lots of in-house baked goods; dinners are exquisite; the bar makes yummy, innovative drinks w/seasonal ingredients & herbs.
  • Hila R.
    Hila RazAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order mussels and their papardelle- both classic staples that never disappoint
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambertAugust 14, 2011
    Pork belly special app a must. Chicken and charred corn perfect summer dish. Only wish had room for donut dessert!
  • Hila R.
    Hila RazAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the specials after experiencing the staples-chef never disappoints and pork belly is amazing
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to get a fried egg on your BLT. It's not on the menu with egg, but they'll happily do it! Also, get a biscuit on the side. Buttery and fluffy, crispy on the outside perfection.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bloody Marys make excellent companions at your brunch table.
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy McGivneyJune 22, 2011
    Their charcuterie plate is homemade and amazing!
  • Tara
    TaraJune 4, 2011
    Greenpoint gem. So good, great date spot. Worth the wait to sit in the garden if it's nice out. I usually never order chicken at restaurants, I did and it was fantastic.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MatznerApril 30, 2011
    French toast is a must!
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 25, 2011
    How could I forgot? Order the chocolate bread pudding- it's phenomenal.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 25, 2011
    The gemelli pasta here is rich and delicious, but not too heavy. The bar is made from salvaged pieces of piano and equipment from the Steinway piano factory.
  • The New York Times
    The New York TimesFebruary 23, 2011
    Way Greenpoint and quiet on the street. Inside this neighborhood gem a vegetable paradise awaits, with wine and service to match. Meat, too! Read more
  • Falcon Elizabeth
    Falcon ElizabethFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Man this new sunchoke salad is the BEST! So sweet crunchy refreshing and healthy!
  • Jagz M.
    Jagz MarioJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    #ParadoxthatI'mfinewith they put salt on the butter but not on the table. Sel de mer puts salt on the butter too.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AugustOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Take some homemade spaghetti, add some sweet Italian sausage, winter greens, and creme fraiche. In the hands of, the result is pure bliss.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HarrisOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The chilled corn soup is amazing.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TannoOctober 10, 2010
    Try the pork chops. So yummy
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    And if you're lucky enough to find skate on the entree menu, order it for the table...
  • Tom E.
    Tom EvansSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is a treasure!
  • Indira V.
    Indira VaidySeptember 18, 2010
    Bread basket is always delicious. Garden is awesome.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    Chef is a Gramercy Tavern alum. Sit in the outside garden. Read more
  • Kirsten G.
    Kirsten GronbergJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a baby.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BreierJuly 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The French Toast here is no joke. Quite possibly the best in all of New York City.
  • noel h.
    noel hidalgoJune 17, 2010
    backyard is covered and VERY LOVELY. downside, reserved for eating (if early ur & there's space, you can enjoy a beer). also, the barking from district dog is scary sounding. cute date place.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KoxvoldApril 21, 2010
    The cassoulet was amazing - but if you can get it, they had a olive oil poached halibut special that was RUDE. Do whatever you have to. Beg, if you must.
  • Khuong P.
    Khuong PhanMarch 14, 2010
    Get the Bloody Mary and burger for lunch.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PowellMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    At brunch, try the Grapefruit Basil Spritzer. It's light and refreshing (though sadly non-alcoholic).
  • Tom B.
    Tom BuddFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Brand new menu! Food is Amazing! Can't find food like this anywhere else in Greenpoint.
  • Oraia R.
    Oraia ReidJanuary 10, 2010
    I've loved ordering special dishes and special drinks! Yum!
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