What Insiders Are Saying
21 Greenpoint is a great neighborhood spot that’s not just a consolation prize if you can’t get into Paulie Gee’s across the street.
I had been to 21 Greenpoint multiple times and always had a great time. However last weekend I took a few friends there and had a really poor experience. Our waitress wasnt very helpful when we had questions about the menu, our drinks came out one at a time, and we were sat right under the AC unit which was dripping on us the whole time. Finally, when we got our check and still halfway through a round of drinks, the hostess came over and said I need this table right away and asked us to wrap up. Really left a sour taste in our mouth.
Great food, gracious service, charming place.
I loved the food
menu is not offering lots of variety
prices are high
I enjoyed the meal- my partners were not happy
I was very very disappointed. We live next-door and have been looking forward to eating here for a while. Had friends in town and booked a table last week. The waitress was overwhelmed and impatient. They were understaffed. The kitchen exhaust was blowing into the restaurant so By the end of the meal we all stank. Some people had to leave the restaurant to get fresher every now and then. The tip of it all is when I sent an email to the restaurant afterwards asking them to call me back so I can give them constructive feedback, they never called back. I guess utter nonchalance. I do not recommend this place.
It was very very loud in the back room. We were six and given a large table which made it even harder to speak to one another. The food was not amazing at all. I only ordered a salad which was disappointing and fries which were ok. Then dessert was awful. More than anything the noise level was painful and made the occasion less than pleasant.
Super sweet waitress and host, pizza is one of the best I ever had (and I'm from NYC). Awesome salmon and roasted purple carrots, and great pale ale and wine by the glass selection!
Outstanding food and great service. Love this place.
Great place. Good simple food, nice environment and friendly professional service.
Great food. Great service
I've been to 21 Greenpoint 5x. The food is good, but the quality of service is exceptional, and simply nice. No attitude. Great vibe. Chill.
Loved this place! Went for Mother's Day brunch on a dreary rainy day, and this place brought some light to the day. The decor was so pretty, and the service & food excellent. Looking forward to coming back for dinner.
Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Fairly limited menu but even for vegetarians it's pretty good.
Love this place!
Great service. Interesting limited menu. Meals are well prepared. A very well thought out beverage program. I would go again.
Had a delightful brunch with family at 21 Greenpoint this past Saturday. We were fortunate to get a table by the window on a lovely Spring day, so got to people watch and enjoy the warm Spring weather. The menu was a pleasant change from the usual fare. Two of us ordered the sweet potato schnitzel with egg, which was absolutely one of the best breakfasts we both had ever had. The 21 Breakfast was also quite good, and the egg and ham sandwich was excellent as well, with large portions for hearty appetites. Cocktail choices were fun including the Hard Start which is a jolt to the system with coffee and liquor. The chocolate cake was a bit too rich, but good for sharing with a scoop of ice cream to cut the richness of the cake. Service was friendly and welcoming, and no one rushed us. Highly recommend 21 Greenpoint for brunch, and we intend going back to try their dinner menu as well.
Awesome meal and service !
I don’t know what happened... I read the reviews and it seems great. Maybe it was an off night on a Sunday evening. The salad was ok. The broccoli was very bland and the peppers with it tasted like it nothing special. The fish was also nothing notable. Unfortunately it felt so off, we didn’t want to eat it! So I don’t know like I said maybe we ordered the wrong things.
Food was excellent ! But we were very disappointed by the wine selection !
FOOD IS AMAZING!
The food was great. It was delicious and fresh. However, when we arrived our table was not ready for another 30 minutes. The waiters often forgot our drink orders and we had to reorder them several times. I wish the staff was more attentive and caring.
Enjoyable, but seats cramped and prices high. Will try again.
Great food. Risotto, pizza and bone marrow was amazing. The staff was so nice to accommodate our large party, as well.
Happy waitress changed my drink after I didn’t like it. She was very nice! Thank you so much!
The food was great but service was very very slow. It took 2 hours for a party of 4 to be served appetizers, the main course and dessert. After we paid the bill they asked us to leave because they had other reservations waiting. Unbelievable!!! Slow service and then you kick us out.
I love 21GP and live locally, so that makes it even better. I do have to say that I prefer dinner to brunch, although the food is great either way. Their cocktails are lovely and my favorite thing on the menu is their charcuterie & cheese board. Great place for a date night or catching up with friends.
Had a group of 6 people in for dinner. The food across the board was amazing. Our server was super nice and helpful. Vibe was great. Will go again. Get the pizza!
Phenomenal brunch. We got the gluten-free pumpkin pancakes and the bacon hash cakes (also gluten-free). Best brunch I’ve ever had. Service was perfect too.
Great decor and fun atmosphere but food is surprisingly sub par. Staff is lovely and great location. So disappointed that the food is bad.
My daughter and I spent a few hours with you on New Years eve ,at which time we really enjoyed the whole experience .The menu is creative along with the decor & prices are very fair for New York .We will be back for the pepperoni pizza and the panna cotta desert "Molto Bene".
My partner and I booked a table at 21 Greenpoint for NYE only to be let down by the food and the cocktails. Usually we would let certain things slide if the food was worth it, but there was nothing to write home about that will bring us back.
Starters: For $32 we ordered the meat and cheese platter to start our evening. It lacked variety of options, quality of the cuts and the quantity was not worth the money we paid for. No prosciutto, no olives, no crackers. 2 unidentifiable spreads, pepperoni and salami slices surrounding a mountain of burnt edged bread.
Appetizers: I ordered the seared scallops with mushrooms and broad beans. Although mine tasted okay, it certainly was cold by the time it reached my table. My partner ordered the wild boar lettuce cups. I was able to sample the dish as well and we were unimpressed with the lack of flavor in the meat. The stew-like filling dampened the crispness of the lettuce cups which looked more like boats, floating in a pool of meat broth.
Mains: The pork chops were salty, and did not come with the fingerling potatoes that was stated in the menu. The pasta dish was even worse. In my entire dining experience I have never sent a dish back but considering our bad run with the restaurant that evening, we needed to say something. Our waitress was kind enough to send the dish back and have them re-make the dish dish that was too salty and cold. We were told that the dish is quite salty due to the cheese that is used to make the dish, however it would be nice to have our feedback taken into consideration when the dish was remade. When the second version came out, we tasted the exact same dish, only it was lukewarm instead of cold.
Although the service wasn’t as prompt as we would have liked, we do understand that it was for NYE dinner service. The couple dining next to us ordered the pork chop dish and did not take long to be served to them. This makes us question the quality of the service provided for us.
Wonderful brunch with friends. I got the breakfast pizza which was amazing, and we were all very happy with our food and beverages. Service was friendly, and we appreciated they were very accommodating with different allergies and table request. We will be back soon.
Love it here.
21 Greenpoint was more than helpful with our dinner date. My boyfriend has celiac disease and they ended up marking up the menu of what he can and can not before we even got there! It was amazing customer service and the food was INCREDIBLE. We can’t wait to go back again very soon!!
Food was great, service was great, they ran out of three types of alcohol we asked for on a Sunday afternoon. That seems weird... but we found other things to drink.
Food was ok. The short rib was not a tender as it should have been and pricey. Portions were small. Dessert was good.
delicious food and very accommodating!
This restaurant was nothing special. We were a party of three and one of us received our entrée (the burger) way after the other two. They had finished before the third plate arrived. It seemed as if they had forgotten to put it in because how long does it take to cook a burger? The waitress apologized and asked if I wanted her to pay for my entrée or a dessert. I felt awkward answering which one I wanted especially because she said she would pay for it (out of her own pocket?) She should have just done either, not asked me. And really, management shouldn't make employees pay for mistakes. The food was mediocre and we all agreed there was really no reason to return to this restaurant.
Everything was wonderful. I had to fly into town for a funeral and was able to get a table that was a convenient time for my visit. The service and food was outstanding. Glad Greenpoint has expanded its horizons!
This was a great place to grab brunch with my friends. Fair pricing, high quality, beautiful ambiance! Played Frank Sinatra.
The services was not good. It took a very long time to get food and then when we did get it, it was luke-warm. Cauliflower Soup was tasteless and s’mores calzone was way to overpriced for what it was. Will not be going back and had high expectations given the >4.5 OpenTable rating.