The Vanderbilt

American Restaurant · Prospect Heights
570 Vanderbilt Ave (at Bergen St.), Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–12:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–12:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

THE VANDERBILT opened its doors on October 23, 2009. It was designed with the casual comfort of a neighborhood restaurant/bar with market-inspired New American bar fare by Chef Saul Bolton (also of SAUL Restaurant, Red Gravy & Brooklyn Bangers).


Based on 322 votes

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    Patrick K.
    "The home aid beef jerky and fried pickles are awesome."(8 Tips)
    Tarah F.
    "Try the Beignet - Almost as good as Cafe du Monde in NOLA."(7 Tips)
    "And don't forget to order the Cottage Fries!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Camden J.
    "Good service, lots of space for big groups, and good beer list."(4 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • beef jerky
  • cottage fries
  • burgers
  • beignets
  • prix fixe menu
  • confit
  • pork belly
  • beer
  • meats
  • brussel sprouts
  • wine
  • pate
  • ribs
  • chili
  • mussels
  • bratwurst
  • spicy food
  • donuts
  • great value
  • Camden J.

    Good service, lots of space for big groups, and good beer list. Veggie burger not recommended though

    Camden Janney · 1 week ago
  • Nichol A.

    used to be fantastic but fallen so far, cold hamburgers, rotten pickles, & terrible service. I used to go here weekly and now I've finally gone my last time. Don't waste your time.

    Nichol Alexander · 2 weeks ago
  • Cameron M.

    I am a bacon fan, but the breakfast sausage had a nice spice/sweet balance

    Cameron Maddux · October 11
  • Sarah M.

    I am drunk because I ordered food over an hour ago and it isn't here and I've been drinking to cope

    Sarah Madges · October 11
  • Alex N.

    the brunch prix fixe is awesome. the banger and mash is soooo good

    Alex Nguyen · August 9
  • Daniel S.

    Spotty service. Some staff is ok, but others are complete trash at their jobs. Hit or miss.

    Daniel Sircar · June 8
  • Annabelle A.

    Cottage fries!

  • Aya F.

    Sit at the counter, grab a beer, and chomp on the beef jerky.

    Aya F · May 17
  • Megan G.

    Chips and tie, try it!

    Megan Gilbride · May 10
  • Andrea C.

    Great Burger. Semi freddo was delicious

    Andrea Cassalia · March 8
  • David B.

    Get the duck wings and pâté

    David Brahler · March 8
  • Kimmie O.

    Get the Brussels sprouts & the cottage fries

    Kimmie Ohh · February 25
  • Ashley A.


    Ashley Alvarez · February 17
  • Sara

    The service here was excellent! I feel like finding good service is so tough these days. The host was so kind and the food was surprisingly good

    Sara · January 2
  • David B.

    Get a beer, a few $1 duck wings and hunker down at the bar for Monday Night Football.

    David Brahler · December 19, 2014
  • Charlie A.

    Drinks and food

    Charlie Accetta · November 22, 2014
  • Adam A.

    Lots of house sodas. Get the root beer. It's amazing!

    Adam Alix · October 25, 2014
  • Miguel d.

    Cocktails and charcuterie. Don't overextend yourself with some of the larger menu items; also despite the wine list there's nothing all that serious to drink

    Miguel de Leon · October 10, 2014
  • Michael C.

    The veggie burger was amazing, good beer options too. And fast friendly service!

    Michael Clelland · September 17, 2014

    We love snacks – especially the ones served up at The Vanderbilt. Our personal favorites are the Beef Jerky, Strong Beans, Carrot Salami, & the Rabbit Mortadella! (Order all of the cocktails!)

    CITY GRIT · August 9, 2014
  • Chris G.

    Everything on the menu is great. Really.

    Chris Glushko · August 9, 2014
  • Village Voice

    The bar-snack menu is admirable, including Serrano ham croquettes, homemade Malaysian jerky, and deviled eggs with Brit-style curry sauce. Try the fall salad with faro, and the glazed ribs are great. Read more

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
  • Village Voice

    Spawned by the owners of Saul and Num Pang Sandwich Shop, the Vanderbilt is a restaurant for those who love rich food. In pursuit of that ideal, homemade charcuterie commands center stage. Read more

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
  • Erin S.

    Indulge your inner Midwestern fatso with the delicious cheddar bratwurst

    Erin Schulte Collier · July 10, 2014
  • Vince M.

    Excellent! Sat by the grill , chef gave us complimentary deserts and other treats.

    Vince Matthews · June 29, 2014
  • Becky A.

    Wish the food was as superb as the service.

    Becky AwesuM · June 28, 2014
  • Chris P.

    Phil Collins

    Chris Petescia · May 17, 2014
  • Joshua B.

    Don't order the cheesecake. Two 1x1 inch bites with a small scoop of ice cream and the requisite raspberry drizzle on the plate. For $9. Meh.

    Joshua B. · April 30, 2014
  • Joseph T.

    Skip the beignets, really thick. The exact opposite of Cafe Du Monde beignets.

    Joseph Terranella · April 27, 2014
  • Jocelyn

    whatever you do, try the Brussels sprouts.

    Jocelyn · April 24, 2014
  • Claudia M.

    Nothing great, tasteless beignets, my eggs were floating in hollandaise sauce... Not coming back

    Claudia Mora · April 20, 2014
  • Sefi K.

    Service is slower than molasses

    Sefi Keini · April 19, 2014
  • Karen A.

    An hour for eggs over easy with sausage and medium rare steak and eggs? I like it here but the kitchen is too slow.

    Karen Abraham · March 9, 2014
  • Dan G.

    The brussel sprouts are as great as everyone says, as are the cottage fries. Be prepared for slow service, though.

    Dan Geiger · March 9, 2014
  • Leland S.

    Service was so slow that despite good food I'll probably never return.

    Leland S · February 16, 2014
  • Nostra T.

    Sat @ the chefs counter... Great experience.

    Nostra Thomas · February 12, 2014
  • mikeithdavis

    DUCK WINGS!! Order the Duck Wings NOW!

    mikeithdavis · February 7, 2014
  • Danielle D.

    Braised short rib dish and Brussels sprouts starters, do it.

    Danielle DiChiaro 😎 · February 1, 2014
  • Dens

    Appetizers? The Shisito Peppers (make sure to dip them in the Pimentón powder) and and the Deviled Eggs. I thought the jerkey was just "eh".

    Dens · January 6, 2014
  • Andy Y.

    Stay for the food, leave because the music is really bad.

    Andy Yaco-Mink · December 7, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    While the brunch here is pretty solid, we like to come here for a cocktail & the Crispy Duck wings after seeing a concert at Barclays. From 11pm-12:30am Thursday to Saturday, it's happy hour!

    The Corcoran Group · December 5, 2013
  • Brahaani M.

    get the chili for brunch. It's what it sounds like&is good. Chicken hash sounds delic, bt ingredients don't coalesce into a cohesive dish. In the end it lacked flavor and the veggies were nearly raw.

    Brahaani Mamo · December 1, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Michelin-starred chef Saul Bolton does a small plates-based bar and restaurant.

    Serious Eats · November 4, 2013
  • Irina

    Baked eggs.

    Irina · October 20, 2013
  • Ramya

    Great drinks for brunch- Bellini's are a must. Try the skirt steak... but not the eggs Vanderbilt!

    Ramya · October 10, 2013
  • Michael P.

    Really good beef jerky. Really.

    Michael Parkinson · September 25, 2013
  • Compass

    Duck through the mysterious-looking, white-tiled front door to find a gleaming stainless steel and tile interior, elevated southern snacks, and a sleek, speakeasy-worthy ambiance.

    Compass · August 12, 2013
  • Arielle

    There must be two chefs. Sometimes it's phenomegorical and sometimes it's good edging on weird.

    Arielle · August 10, 2013
  • Gant P.

    Amazing burger, cool atmosphere.

    Gant Powell · June 19, 2013
  • M T.

    Delic! Tess is the best.

    M T · June 15, 2013

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