Brucie

Brucie

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
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  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJanuary 19, 2014
    Maybe the best date spot in BK. Saddle up to the bar and eat your meal there. Constantly revolving menu, but I've never had a bad meal here. If the polenta with duck meatballs is on the menu, get it.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CloutierSeptember 19, 2015
    Smoked Blue fish with green goddess was off the hook, kabocha squash with feta and pesto was nutty and tender. Big portions. Amazing, friendly, warm, intuitive service and great drinks. Con: Loud!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    If nostalgia for the king of rock overcomes you, order the Elvis pancakes, the giddy medley of bacon, peanut butter, banana, whiskey butter, and maple syrup will get you all shook up in no time. Read more
  • Compass
    CompassMay 14, 2014
    Italian schoolhouse decor and mouthwatering pasta give plenty reason to stay, but those in-the-know call ahead for take-home meatballs and jarred sauces and sides from the mini market up front.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 28, 2011
    Try - Tagliatelle with perfectly crispy Brussels sprouts and housemade creamy burrata. After dinner, don't leave without trying a piece of ricotta cheesecake with apricot marmalade, if it's available. Read more
  • Cassidy
    CassidyNovember 7, 2014
    best meal I've had in 2014 and we ate the same night the health inspector came and interrupted their service. it sounds trite but literally everything we ate was incredible.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 18, 2014
    Excellent Italian with thoughtful surprises, like roast Brussels sprouts served on a bed of whipped chickpeas with bacon and sorrel.
  • Tim Y.
    Tim YoungSeptember 15, 2013
    One of the best meals I've ever experienced. Fresh, creative, perfectly seasoned and generous portions. With a menu that changes daily, well worth returning often!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GoldsteinDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't stress this enough but if they are offering the seafood stew for 2 you must get it. It's one of those special dishes that you will remember a place for. 2 thumbs and all that.
  • Kim B.
    Kim BostAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Carroll Gardens. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly. Start with a few of the smaller plates to share.
  • Per-Josef I.
    Per-Josef IdivuomaApril 8, 2012
    Best place I've ever had dinner in NY. Good food and the staff even asked who I wanted as an waiter, never happened before. Try the Coolhaus sandwiches for dessert!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    We always start with the same three dishes - Kale, Corn, & Cucumber Pancake! Then we split the Bucatini & Chicken with a side of Falafel, of course!
  • Chrissie M.
    Chrissie MayrApril 23, 2011
    Panelle sandwich is one of the most delicious I've ever had. The honey drizzle really compliments the crispy chick pea fillet and creamy ricotta. This picky vegetarian will definitely be back.
  • Brad R.
    Brad RickmanAugust 2, 2014
    Extraordinary french toast. Don't let the completely lackadaisical service deter you - the food is punching above its weight class, and worth digging down for some tolerance.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the house-rolled tagliatelle, with crispy brussel sprouts, rich tomato butter and creamy burrata. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyDecember 10, 2011
    OH MY GOD. The tagliatelle in tomato butter sauce with roasted brussel sprouts might be my favorite dish in brooklyn. i wanted to order a second one!
  • Kirill S.
    Kirill SkokNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The homemade chicken sausage that appears in a few dishes is excellent, as are the sauces. For dessert get one of the Phinzy and Phoebe ice creams - my roommates swear by the Ginger Cookie flavor
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayFebruary 3, 2013
    The food was great. Rabbit meatballs, octopus, lasagna, rice balls, all that. But the prices we're obnoxiously high for the portion size. It's a shame too because I'd like to go back...
  • Murray S.
    Murray SSeptember 16, 2011
    I'm surprised the spaghetti & meatballs are getting such raves; I found the meatballs to be overly full of filler and the sauce uninteresting. The Caesar salad & caponata were good, tjough. Off night?
  • Jason W.
    Everything about the pork belly and egg sandwich is a winner: the pork, the egg, the sesame roll, and the white and hot sauce.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinDecember 17, 2014
    A cozy brunch spot in Cobble Hill that isn't as crowded as you'd expect. The pork belly egg sandwich is amazing.
  • christian svanes k.
    christian svanes koldingJanuary 10, 2016
    long time customers. have always loved brucie but tonight everything was off. each entree misfired while the service was tone deaf. i think it's over. we should have quit while we were ahead. goodbye.
  • Kristen T.
    Kristen TaylorFebruary 20, 2012
    People are right about the tagliatelle with the tomato butter, burrata, and crisped brussel sprouts. Make sure at least one of you orders it.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MellingerSeptember 25, 2013
    The food here is excellent - the bread alone is enough to demand a return visit! It's soft and chewy in the middle with a nice dark crust on the bottom.
  • Nicklesh
    NickleshAugust 30, 2015
    A really well done and interesting take on brunch—if with a big group get the square table in the back.
  • Sarah Neal S.
    Sarah Neal SimpsonJanuary 10, 2013
    Don't miss out on the appetizers. Kale/brussel sprouts, sweet potato/mozzarella, and blood orange/beets are all tremendous.
  • alex v.
    alex vbNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The roast sweet potatoes are delicious & the Hayley Bazen Blue is from Jasper Hill in VT. Delish, sizable portion. A neighbor raved about the seafood stew.
  • Carl C.
    Carl CollinsOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is all about the specials. Seasonal goodness and amazing butters (like tomato butter)
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsAugust 16, 2015
    Really delicious brunch. Great coffee. Biscuit and jam was amazing, as were the grits and the yogurt.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 16, 2014
    They foolishly dropped their best dish from the menu (tagliatelle w/ brussel sprouts). And you have to sit on uncomfortable stools w/ no backs. Sorry Brucie, unsubscribe!
  • Alina L.
    Alina LandryDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ive at this point been here over 15 times and every time I've had a great meal. Delicious, warm and inventive. Menu changes every night.
  • Celia B.
    Celia BergerJuly 11, 2015
    It sounds weird but the blueberry cucumber popcorn cheddar pistachio salad is great... And the brunch75 cocktail
  • etta y.
    etta yApril 15, 2015
    If every snackattack in the future were the crostini and straciatella appetizer they have here, I'd be 100% ok with that.
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela MasciangeloMarch 17, 2011
    Get the Panelle sandwich. It's a chickpea patty light and fried with pickled peppers, ricotta cheese and honey drizzled on it. Delish. A little messy but good! Just wish the place served coffee!!!
  • Danika L.
    Danika LandersAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a great spot for seasonal creatively crafted meals. I'm always happy here!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleAugust 10, 2014
    You can do take out full lasagna from here if you have people visiting and it's awesome.
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RodgerJuly 3, 2015
    Love the cocktails and the ambiance! Definitely need to try outdoor area! Super cute!
  • Montreal B.
    Montreal BrunchAugust 26, 2014
    Impressive brunch - french toast made coming here all worth it. Read more
  • Dan N.
    Dan NOctober 31, 2014
    The tagliatelle and cauliflower are must haves. Was let down by the spaghetti & meatballs.
  • Liz O.
    Liz OhMay 14, 2015
    Brussels sprouts are a great share plate so are the potatoes at brunch.
  • Yaz F.
    Yaz F.December 13, 2014
    Everything is delicious but I just had the carrot cake sundae and I'm in heaven
  • Katie T.
    Katie TilsonFebruary 9, 2014
    For brunch get the soft boiled eggs, one of the best dishes I've ever had!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrahamJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches like WHOA. highly recommend the potato chip cookie w/candied bacon ice cream.
  • Mat M.
    Mat MSeptember 26, 2014
    Wonderful italian food, but they also make a killer Panelle Sandwich
  • Harry D.
    Harry DavisApril 27, 2015
    pork belly sandwich w/ fried egg, vinegar pepper, sriracha, and yogurt
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.April 13, 2015
    Make sure to check the menu before dining because they seem to rotate out their popular dishes. Ordered two pasta entrées and they were OK - too overpriced for the quality and amount on the plate.
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoAugust 22, 2014
    The arugula salad and the tomato butter bread. I don't need anything else in my life.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaDecember 14, 2015
    I can't decide whether I liked this place or not. The food was nice but the menu was confusing. So was the decor and service wasn't great. What put me off was how dirty the steps at the entrance were.
  • Niji J.
    Niji J.June 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tomato butter/burrata tagliatelle has been off the menu for months and it is devastating.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KouweDecember 30, 2011
    Good food but they play music a bit loud so don't come with a lot of people unless you dont want to hear them
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