The Richardson

The Richardson

Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, and Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Zoe S.
    "Get the Polish Bear and McClure's pickles, but maybe not together."(4 Tips)
    Averna U.
    "Pair with the house made deviled eggs!"(6 Tips)
    cynthia w.
    "delicious cocktails made by excellent mixologists"(6 Tips)
    Jc Q.
    "Bangkok tale AMAZING"(2 Tips)
111 Tips and reviews
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  • Sara R.
    Sara ReismanSeptember 4
    Tonight I was reminded of that brooklyn attitude. This is not to say the drinks weren't good but I am glad to call lower Manhattan home.
  • Albert C.
    Cocktails, bluefish pate
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you visit The Richardson don’t forget ask for a drink made with Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DMarch 23
    Awesome bartenders and a fantastic selection of whiskey
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 21, 2016
    Christmas colors are reflected in the cocktails mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco at The Richardson.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails and a solid whiskey selection. The patio is where it's at.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaMay 13, 2016
    Cocktail, cocktail, cocktail. And sit outside
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannMay 12, 2016
    Great bourbon cocktails AND the coffee tequila one is surprisingly excellent
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at The Ricardson.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at The Richardson, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 12, 2016
    When you visit The Richardson, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in The Richardson, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RogersNovember 17, 2015
    Great menu, bartenders are nice and top-notch, and the playlist is always good. Everything here has a classic vibe without trying too hard. Overall great spot to grab a drink. Foods pretty good too!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 27, 2015
    They have a great cocktail menu!
  • timoni w.
    timoni westJuly 8, 2015
    I gave this place a heart but I really don't go here often so view this particular rating with a suspicious eye
  • Hector
    HectorJune 21, 2015
    Great whiskey bar for groups
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffApril 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Coming to this bar makes me feel like Don Draper (See: Boss Life)
  • Lucy T.
    Lucy TangApril 1, 2015
    The Scottish dew is a classic.
  • Luke
    LukeMarch 1, 2015
    Cocktail selection here is interesting, but the food is also a draw
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilvermanFebruary 2, 2015
    Classic cocktails are ok
  • David H.
    David Hernandez IIIJanuary 29, 2015
    Seems great for groups or parties. Good beer, and nice atmosphere.
  • Stephanie Z.
    Stephanie ZhongJanuary 26, 2015
    Excellent cocktail selection. Bloody knuckles was a wow moment
  • Doug W.
    Doug WamplerDecember 30, 2014
    They'll pour half pints of beer if you ask. Top top top shelf ultra rare whiskey and bourbon.
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonNovember 19, 2014
    Food was ok, but the ambiance and drinks are incredible.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KernfeldNovember 8, 2014
    House cocktails
  • Johanna
    JohannaNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    White fish platter and white sandwich are excellent for snacks. Cocktails: Delicious Moscow mules, old fashioneds, and French 75s.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails; the perfect weeknight date spot.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Classy place, awesome cocktails but a little expensive.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SmilesSeptember 26, 2014
    great cafe, and the best cocktails this side of the BQE. Where adults go to have a nice adult cocktail
  • Oliver B.
    Oliver BouchardSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Richardson is like a midtown Manhattan hotel bar transplanted to Williamsburg with 50% off on cocktails and attitude.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾September 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their cocktail menu is great- excellent classics and new twists. The food is tasty and the service is great. Very attractive as well.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MurrayAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cocktails, and tasty bar snacks.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJune 2, 2014
    The old fashioned is delicious! It was $11 and incredibly strong.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 14, 2014
    Though seen as a cocktail heaven, The Richardson employs unpretentious bartenders and even serves beer.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    Great beer and whiskey selections go great with their famous deviled eggs.
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓December 30, 2013
    Seriously, there is a veal slider off the menu. You have to ask for it.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LennonNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    DEVILED EGGS. And Bulleit neat. Best hug ever.
  • Tal S.
    Tal SafranOctober 31, 2013
    Come for the cocktails, stay for the moustaches.
  • John K.
    John KulsickAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit outside if possible. Somehow it's loud even with 4 people inside. Great cocktails, good draft selection.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LindbergJuly 15, 2013
    Get the sinnners on horseback. Small portion but delicious.
  • Anna S.
    The make the best french 75!
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SMay 14, 2013
    Delicious cheese plate and the cocktails hit the spot
  • Sean W.
    Sean WalshApril 27, 2013
    The $10 lunch special may be the best bargain in the neighborhood for such a cool spot.
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...April 24, 2013
    Good cocktails, a giant outdoor seating area, and tasty snacks put this one squarely on the Date Night list. And they have some of the friendliest bartenders to boot.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LambiaseApril 15, 2013
    Solid Old fashion. Highly recommended.
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 6, 2013
    best bar in this area by far. great cocktails, good ambiance.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FlowersMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Ginger Lee. Trust me you won't be sad...
  • Ann H.
    Ann HortonFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Founders red rye on draft
  • Damon
    DamonJanuary 7, 2013
    Ambiance, interesting cocktails and deviled eggs.
  • Invisibletape
    InvisibletapeDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    "Something about this place reminds me of The Shining." B. Abraham
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer, and more importantly, clean taps
  • Marie O.
    Marie OrtinauDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch: muffuletta and a bloody Mary. Just like New Orleans.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McMillanOctober 5, 2012
    Terrible, terrible cocktails. Just awful. Accidentally order one? Order a beer and some salty snacks to right that wrong. Still upset? They've a great whisky selection too.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WilliamsSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best Martini in town.
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Deviled eggs are a must at this dark-wooden, sexy cocktail lounge that plays great music and features friendly, knowledgable bartenders.
  • Anna Marie
    Anna MarieAugust 24, 2012
    Give the bartender an idea of what you like and let them surprise you with their pick! Great place!
  • Fernando E.
    Fernando EscuderoJuly 4, 2012
    House cocktails and lunch specials are really good. Get both.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MosierJuly 3, 2012
    Try the prosciutto sandwich, it's amazing
  • Christine S.
    Christine SelhiJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm a little biased because I work here, but I LOVE this place!
  • Averna U.
    Averna USAMay 30, 2012
    Known for innovative cocktails with classic ingredients, The Richardson's "Higgins' Sarsaparillas" made with Averna, Ginger Beer, & Red Wine is simply delicious. Pair with the house made deviled eggs!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MosierMay 14, 2012
    Great beer choices, and stellar sandwiches.
  • Für Immer
    Für ImmerMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Ardbeg - without question one of the best liquors in the world.
  • BordeauxWines
    BordeauxWinesFebruary 17, 2012
    This elegant den boasts some of the best drinks in the city, in an atmosphere reminiscent of Prohibition-era nooks. Let out your inner rebel with a glass of Bordeaux to make this experience perfect.
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷January 27, 2012
    Best Pretzels & Pickles.
  • Kiwi Lisa
    Kiwi LisaJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Come for a Manhattan! They are delicious!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin S.December 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Choice cocktails: Old-fashioned, Martini Qua... Also the Whitey Sandwich is really good
  • Adam D.
    Adam DomoNovember 16, 2011
    They didn't have umbrellas
  • torr d.
    torr duerNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best part bout this bar, always 5 dollar pints.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WoloszynNovember 12, 2011
    Cody is an amazingly awesome bartender. You should definitely tip him well.
  • Kathleen B.
    Kathleen BarrettSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lunch deal in the neighborhood. Sandwich/salad/deviled eggs for $10! And an excuse for a lunchtime beverage.
  • Zoe S.
    Zoe SchlangerSeptember 11, 2011
    Get the Polish Bear and McClure's pickles, but maybe not together.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    delicious cocktails made by excellent mixologists
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    get the torrero!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KoniarskiAugust 21, 2011
    Polish bear!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SteffenAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best Old Fashioned in the neighborhood.
  • Joe M.
    Joe M.August 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The bangkok tale is fuckin delicious!
  • Zuba C.
    Zuba CAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Devilled eggs are the bomb
  • Derek S.
    Derek StewartJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Royale sandwich, vermont cheddar cheese, and an old fashion to wash it down. Heaven!!!
  • miachel p.
    miachel pruettJuly 23, 2011
    Experiment with the Buger. Light and fruity.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RothenbergJuly 1, 2011
    Try the Polish Bear, a fantastic and unexpected cocktail.
  • manya k.
    manya kuzemchenkoJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Manhattan in Brooklyn x
  • Valery J.
    Valery JanvierJune 27, 2011
    Instead of a Mahattan get a Brooklyn from this bar with amazing Classic Cocktails and in house Special Cocktails...sounds like i work here. Read more
  • Jc Q.
    Jc QJune 14, 2011
    Bangkok tale AMAZING
  • JayPee M.
    JayPee McgarrutyJune 11, 2011
    The old fashion isn't good.
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RussoMay 31, 2011
    Enjoyed the cured Salmon plate. Don't expect it to fill you up, however. Read more
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GloriaApril 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Finally a bar that has Old Raj.
  • Tracy C.
    Not usually a cocktail fan but love their French Kiss. Over all a nice more grownup bar for the neighborhood
  • Adam H.
    Adam HFebruary 12, 2011
    Pretty Things beer on tap.
  • Claudia S.
    Claudia SchumacherDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stones Throw, best cocktail ever! My favorite speakeasy in Brooklyn.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CascinoOctober 24, 2010
    get the cheese plate.
  • Ilana K.
    Ilana KavadloOctober 23, 2010
    Great aesthetic. And drinks. And sandwiches.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BalibanSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to get the Pitone Blackout. Amazing sophisticated drink.
  • Perry
    PerryJuly 28, 2010
    black wing is the best thing
  • Maya W.
    Maya WillnerJune 23, 2010
    Best meat and cheese plates ever!
  • Joe M.
    Joe McCaffreyJune 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Checkout the new seasonal cocktails! The "Gentleman caller" and the "Torero" are delish!
  • Victor I.
    Victor IniemoghaJune 4, 2010
    great place
  • kat p.
    kat popielMay 23, 2010
    Deviled Egg ALERT!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff StevensMay 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You're in Greenpoint dude, try the Polish Bear....
  • Neil D.
    Neil DesPresMay 11, 2010
    Get the Manhattan.
  • Cara C.
    Cara CapelloMay 10, 2010
    too pretentious for me maybe. 9$ mixed drinks in williamsburgh?!
  • washer
    washerMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Egg sandwich is divine.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MonsonFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders let you sample beers- best for the extra curious
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CostelloJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Old fashion
  • Joe M.
    Joe McCaffreyDecember 17, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Jack Rose is good for the soul!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CostelloDecember 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    dirty martinis and pickles
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon ReillyNovember 17, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    HEMINGWAY! Perfect!
  • Lindsey L.
    Lindsey LOctober 21, 2009
    as she once said, "the nuts are delicious."
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capOctober 9, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    get the meat and cheese plate and wash it down with one of their excellent draughts beers.
  • ben f.
    ben fullertonSeptember 6, 2009
    heminway daiquiri
  • Ben J.
    Ben JohnsonJuly 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    $9 mixed drinks
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezJuly 1, 2015
    Bar de cocteles
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