Colonie

Colonie

American Restaurant$$$$
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
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  • Sam B.
    "Killer brunch, the duck hash is the most popular item for a reason."(22 Tips)
    Ariel D.
    "The cool hand cuke cocktail is my favorite cocktail ever."(9 Tips)
    Shrutika S.
    "gruyere scramble with sticky date cake"(10 Tips)
    Amy M.
    "Ricotta crostini, pork chop, and the burger are phenomenal!"(7 Tips)
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  • Erika H.
    Erika Hermanns3 weeks ago
    Spaghetti and crostini are good, but for a place w oysters - they only offer one kind for a 1/2 dozen order. Who does that? Skip the grilled salad. Heard brunch is good, not worth hype for dinner.
  • Alex N.
    the duck hash is PHENOMENAL. their special pork belly sandwich is sinfully incredible. cocktails look delicious as well. generally a wonderful place for brunch or dinner.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Voted our Best Eggs Benny in 2014, this biscuit Benedict is easily our favorite dish at Colonie. Featuring a crispy house-made biscuit, smoked ham & poached egg, it's topped with a unique Hollandaise. Read more
  • Savannah P.
    crostini & small plates are great. creste rigate is delicious. tagliatelle is just ok. for drinks, try eve's hard cider & the cool hand cuke. they accept limited reservations, so try to call ahead.
  • Annabelle M.
    Cauliflower, date cake, butchers cut (steak) -- all delicious! Also staff was insanely nice. Great first date spot. Apricot sour was also lovely.
  • Gluten Free GRL
    Gluten Free GRLNovember 15, 2015
    I used to think this place had the best brunch in the area but the quality and service has gone down tremendously. I won't be dining here again, even though it's a neighborhood staple.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 14, 2015
    Killer brunch, the duck hash is the most popular item for a reason. Sit at the bar, get a bartender to make you a custom cocktail, anything with bourbon.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 11, 2015
    Share small plates (the egg salad crostini is rich with lardo but not overwhelming), get a pasta, and split the Bavette (steak). Save space for the sticky date cake, it's moist, sugary, and amazing!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    The main courses, among them roast chicken and a sizable pork chop, tend to be hearty, though whole fish, fresh from the market, is on the menu as well. Read more
  • Essex
    EssexSeptember 5, 2015
    Pork chop melts in your mouth, there seasonal cocktails are excellent as well! Summer salad, crostini, oysters and dessert doughnuts are all must. Fantastic eats, service and ambiance.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WoodJune 27, 2015
    Excellent for dinner with friends/colleagues. Cocktails are always on point, but the consistency & creativity of the food that pulls you back. End it with a glass of Madeira with the sticky date cake!
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonJune 10, 2015
    The Colonie Burger has a grass-fed beef patty, topped with beet ketchup, aged cheddar, bacon, and cucumbers. It came with a side of grilled corn. The bacon's a bit tough, but the burger is tasty. Read more
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangJanuary 24, 2015
    I had the Empire State Sour cocktail, yum :) The House Ricotta was delicious. The Pork Chop was a bit too salty for me, but my friend really enjoyed the Butcher's Cut. End with Sticky Date Cake!
  • Dean K.
    Dean KevlinNovember 16, 2014
    Duck hash is amazingly good. Warm mini donuts wonderful. Biscuit Benedict good. House cured salmon and potato pancakes a bit disappointing - salmon bland and pancakes a little too crispy.
  • Scott J.
    Scott JacobsonAugust 18, 2014
    Colonie was disappointing. The waitress was overly pushy. The pork chop was delicious, but was extremely fatty. The extreme darkness of the restaurant made it hard to eat since I couldn't see my food.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    Part of the restaurant's push for sustainability are nose-to-tail practices: Colonie recently switched to entirely sourcing its beef from a small farm in Pennsylvania and butchering the cows in-house. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    For $15, the spaghetti squash is not really as filling as a pasta dish might be, but if you're looking for something light, flavorful, and delicious this is it. Read more
  • David H.
    David HuJuly 28, 2014
    The steak comes with a very small steak knife. It does the job if you try hard enough. Then again, real men don't need to cut their steaks.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 21, 2014
    Wood, brick, and living greenery walls are a natural backdrop to the heirloom salads, farm-raised game, and playfully named cocktails you’ll find at this upscale seasonal dining den.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.May 12, 2014
    I've never been to a spot that cared more about its product from farm to check. Sit with Chef Andrew and crew at the kitchen counter. Order doughnuts, duck hash, burger, date cake, and french press
  • etta y.
    etta yMay 3, 2014
    Menu consists of comforting, familiar fare, nothing too weird, but prepared with care and attention to detail. Love the high ceilings and open kitchen. Attractive, non-snarky staff. Two thumbs up. <3
  • Kristine C.
    Kristine CApril 27, 2014
    Duck rillette crostini, Brussels sprouts with cranberries & pancetta, and multiple date cakes! Im addicted and I don't even like dates. the Empire State cocktail is extra lovely
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Wood, brick, and living greenery walls are a natural backdrop to the heirloom salads, farm-raised game, and playfully named cocktails you’ll find at this upscale seasoal dining den.
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 24, 2014
    Even if you are so full that you can't even consider dessert, you need to order the "Date Cake" -- it's like lick-the-plate-clean-good which is exactly what we did and it was weird.
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 24, 2014
    Apparently Feb 21 was the FIRST DAY EVER they offered their burger w/ a duck egg... and it's the most delicious thing ever. (beware: a little sloppy tho)
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyFebruary 22, 2014
    Order many small plates, like this cavatelli with beef ragu, then split hanger steak as your main. If there's a long wait, head across the street to Long Island bar for killer pre-dinner cocktails.
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleJanuary 6, 2014
    The buttermilk biscuits are beyond buttery. You've been warned. Wildly flavorful and juicy scrambled eggs. Also: Duck Hash: never fails to blow socks off. Great brunch, You can't go wrong.
  • Anna D.
    Anna DSeptember 1, 2013
    Great service, really good food!. Definitely one of the best places to go. Brunch here is fantastic, try leek and gruyere omelet or duck hash. They have French press coffee too!
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieAugust 4, 2013
    Really tasty brunch. Get the monkey bread!! The Biscuit Benedict paired the their French press coffee is amazing, as well. Afterward, stroll down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • jake f.
    jake furstJanuary 19, 2013
    probably the best shrimp and grits I've ever tasted. and if you're having it for breakfast, you can Put An Egg On It.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KooJanuary 11, 2013
    I love this place. Easily the best restaurant in the Hts. Cool hand cuke, duck rilette, spaghetti squash, la Crotta Pinot. Palette heaven.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.January 1, 2013
    Possibly my favorite brunch place in downtown Brooklyn. First time? Order the scramble, crostini w/ ricotta, and a side of Brussels sprouts. Wash it down with a delicious crisp michelada.
  • Damola A.
    Damola AbiolaNovember 19, 2012
    Some of the brunch dishes, like the poached egg and salad thing, are tiny. Like, appetizer-tiny. If you're hungry definitely ask about portion sizes before u order. Good food tho.
  • Shrutika S.
    Shrutika SachdevJuly 29, 2012
    Small decor details make this simple place special. Duck Hash and Asparagus and gruyere scramble with sticky date cake for dessert! All very good but the ice-cream with the cake was way too salty.
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisJune 3, 2012
    Amazing food! Great vibe. The scallops with carrots in some kind of purée were heavenly. The cool hand cuke cocktail is my favorite cocktail ever. So refreshing!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 17, 2011
    The giant, plump crustaceans float on a bed of velevetty, Saturday-decadent grits. Each spoonful pools in some of the rich, buttery juices in the wide bowl Read more
  • Corey C.
    Corey CirilloDecember 10, 2011
    Great restaurant! Living wall is so cool and open kitchen is mesmerizing! Try the spaghetti squash! Great selection of oysters!! We'll be back again and again...
  • Amber G.
    Amber GardnerDecember 6, 2011
    Colonie is amazing from start to finish! I didn't even realize I liked beets until I had them at Colonie. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. A must visit!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren D.December 6, 2011
    Black mission fig crostini were amazing! Also, the mamasita and autum squash agnolotti. Fun to get a bunch of things and share because portions are a little small but everything is delicious!
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DNovember 18, 2011
    Garlic soup, egg salad crostini and duck breast were the best of a few items. The Loire chenin-blanc paired well with the crostini
  • Alisa M.
    Alisa M.October 2, 2011
    The most fantastic addition to the neighborhood- worth the trek to BK if you live in a different borough. Menu changes often. This place is so fantastic they can even make brussle sprouts taste good.
  • MidgeMadge D.
    MidgeMadge DSeptember 4, 2011
    Just wow. Might be my new favorite Brooklyn joint. Standouts: The hanger steak, the heirloom tomato salad, sweet corn, egg salad and ricotta crostini.
  • John C.
    John CondonAugust 23, 2011
    You can't go wrong here. Order a mix of small plates & veggies and don't forget the duck rillettes. The steak & scallops are amazing. One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KAugust 8, 2011
    So far I have yet to be disappointed. For brunch try the pancakes and the asparagus gruyere scramble w/ a side of homemade bacon. Both their bloody Mary w/ special celery salt & peach Bellini r fab!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertJune 2, 2011
    You can't go wrong here. Favorite new spot. The steak, duck rillette crostini, deep fried brussell sprouts and bacon, pork belly and pickled radish and Cool Hand Cuke cocktail were all amazing. Do it.
  • jake f.
    jake furstJune 1, 2011
    the drinks, apps, small plates and crostinis are better than the mains. you can't go wrong with any of those and it's a lovely atmosphere.
  • The New York Times
    Have some ricotta on toast to begin, mushrooms or a steak if available, and a date cake you can walk off with a hike down Atlantic Avenue, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read more
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey HerronApril 24, 2011
    If a garden could grow a fresh, delicious cocktail, it'd be the "Cool Hand Cuke". Unique, tasty & a perfect drink to sip as you wait for a table (they don't take reservations, but the wait was fun).
  • Audrey
    AudreyApril 11, 2011
    The place does get crowded. I made the mistake of asking about the status of my table after 45min and got YELLED at by one of the owners (Max?). Too bad, it's around the corner and food is delicious.
  • jake f.
    jake furstApril 8, 2011
    Menu changes daily so I can't tell you what to order, but I'm pretty positive you'll leave here happy. Great staff, great food, great ambience.
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