The Douglass

4.2
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37 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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An open and inviting local public house focusing on seasonal menus to serve classic American and UK pub fare.
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We went before a concert. After an hour of waiting for our food, we had to leave as it wasn't ready yet.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect exactly what we were looking for. Good fun great atmosphere. Just an overall good vibe

RG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It took a while to get served & they were out of salmon burgers. We had grilled salmon, mashed potatoes & salad which were tasty plus craft pilsner beer.

G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

in neighborhood for Rock n Roll induction at Barclays. Our reservation was for 530pm. They could not serve food til six so we had a drink. Nice local bar and will come back.

L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Being from Tidewater, Virginia, I don't really know exactly what I should expect from a restaurant in Brooklyn, so we went with a recommendation of the hotel where we were staying, and took a very short walk to The Douglass. The menu was ample for myself and my wife (a pescatarian) for a casual dinner. Ditto for the specialty cocktail suggestions, wine list and draft beer offerings. As we were dining, a group of local fiddlers assembled in a back room for what looked like a regular Thursday night gathering, tables of diners came and went, and folks mingled at the bar. The service was attentive.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good burger and fries, as good as I’ve ever had.

TK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went before the Elton John concert. Table was ready and service was exceptional. Food was great. Price was very reasonable. Had a great time! Thank you The Douglass! Would definitely recommend.

SR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating to a large party and set us up in the back with our own space. The food was delicious and decently priced. The server was very attentive and we all enjoyed our meal.

M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ever time I’m in Brooklyn I go to the douglass

SM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Bucks County Pa. My friends and I from wrk were throwing axes around the corner. My friend from Long Island's found the place. We're all glad she did. We all had a gr8 time an the food an waitress was gr8.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, awesome food! Overall great experience.

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cobb salad and amazing burger! Awesome cocktails. Friendly and attentive service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

VB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Regardless of our reservation they were closed for a private party & I even changed the reservation & was never notified of the inability to accommodate my party... they said that they notified Open Table .. However, either way it very annoying to have to find a place to eat on short notice .. thanks for nothing

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

great food but it took an hour. More problematic--- they gave away our reservation ( even when I called and said would be 20 minutes late--they said that is fine). got there and was told at least an hour wait or the bar we have show tickets so couldn't wait,,then food didn't come for an hour

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

It is a great place for dinner/drinks before a show at Barklay's. The service is horrible. Waited 20 minutes for drinks and dinner was a wait. Food very tasty. Suggest to arrive 2.5hrs before show

MP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Although we had a reservation they were not expecting us. Had to bring a table and fold up chairs from the back to give us a table. It was packed and only one server for the dining room. Burgers were outstanding. We each had a different side. Fries and salad were both okay. Chips were over cooked, largely burned, and dry. Nice atmosphere and truly delicious burger.

JT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure returning to the Douglass, especially when you can bring friends from outside the City to a friendly neighborhood bar. I brought my mother to the Douglass so we could meet some family friends from NJ for brunch. The food was excellent as always, and the service was as well. Thank you, Steve Raia and co!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent buffalo wings and I was wowed by the jalapeno horseradish burger!!!

i
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I gave 3 stars for service because while the server was very pleasant and tried to be helpful, everything was soooo slooooow. The food took over an hour to come out. Entrees came before appetizers. It took quite a while for us to be checked on after we got our drinks which in itself seemed awfully slow considering how few people were in the restaurant. I had to get up to ask what happened to our food after 50 min of waiting and no one coming by the table. It’s was a Saturday night. Why on earth would you not be more prepared?

The food once it did show up was great. I had onion rings and buffalo wings. Both were excellent versions of those bar staples. Onion rings were crispy, wings were still crispy and just the right amount of sauce. My friend ordered a hamburger and it came with cheese on it which he hates. Seems like attention to detail is not a strength of this business.

Too bad I had to wait so long for the food. I was definitely hangry by the time it showed up. Fix that and I might go back!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Kellie, and very good food, despite the rush of everyone arriving at the same time to watch the soccer World Cup final: France v Croatia

The Douglass never fails to please!

DG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to watch the Belmont Stakes and have drinks and dinner with friends. Perfect place to enjoy watching a sports event, have some good food, conversation.

HS
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was normal fast food type.many things on the menu were not available. We were looking forward to having the fried green tomato BLT but they ran out of the fried green tomatoes. So we ordered a BL! The steak we had was just ok. The tomato soup and grilled cheese was yummy. The tomato soup had a great flavor!! It was a Huge portion. The wings they only had 6 of but they were so overloaded with bbq sauce that it was overpowering and too much to eat. The chicken tenders were fine. The Mac n cheese balls were just ok. Probably won’t be back. Nothing to write home about.

f
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great space, easy atmosphere, good menu and drinks with lots of beers on draft and friendly, caring service staff

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great drinks and food!

Need to install more bathrooms - only 1 toilet

DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe, good food, excellent service. It's definitely my kind of bar with better than average food. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. very comfortable.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 2

It’s a pub not a restaurant and not really a proper public house

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Came here for my boyfriends birthday celebration dinner with a large group. Service was incredibly disappointing, and food was okay. Probably will not be back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Average food, horrible drinks, and TERRIBLE service. Waitress was rude and inattentive. Also, their cocktails tasted like you were drinking Lysol. The bartender definitely doesn't know what he is doing. Would not recommend.

AC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Hate leaving less than posi reviews but had a very weird experience on NYE, came at 7:30 and we were only the second table of diners in what’s essentially a bar with a few tables lining the walls (tavern-y) so expected everything to run smoothly. Not sure if they were down a server but we waited over 40 minutes for water and to have our drink orders taken (again, it wasn’t busy so seemed very strange) and our server would periodically appear, begin taking our order, excuse herself and disappear for tens of minutes at a time. Truly unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Server began the evening apologetic for the wait but as the night progressed she became curt and acted put upon when we ordered more drinks. Feel like we were in the middle of a twilight zone crisis that only the bar knew about and one which I may never comprehend. The burgers were very good tho. I’d consider returning for a drink and a burger at the bar only, table service was so strange I don’t think I’d risk it again.

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised it was so quiet and not busy on a Thursday night. Food was very good and service was great. Where is everyone?

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Dropped in because nearby. Place was nearly empty the entire time we were there so it was quiet. Chatted with very friendly waitress. We wanted Sunday early lunch but only brunch is served until 3. Ordered a grilled cheese from brunch menu and added sliced tomato. Saw cheese steak advertised on wall. Asked. Kitchen agreed to cook it. It was superb. The best, with sauteed onion and red peppers. Two kinds of cheese were in the grilled cheese sandwich. Also, tried a local beer, which was good.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for six friends and myself and unfortunately when we showed up they were unable to accommodate our group. They tried to put us in a makeshift table in front of the door (on a very cold evening), which I guess I can applaud the servers for trying to help... But ultimately it left us without a place to eat at 7:30pm on a Saturday night for a group of 7 people. Unimpressed.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The staff was friendly and helpful, the blue cheese burgers were great, and they had a great drink selection. Would certainly recommend.

J
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and a nice spot to watch 4th Ave go by on a sunny late Friday afternoon before the Memorial day holiday. They were very friendly and accommodating to our 1 yo.

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Extremely casual dining--front room is a sparse dive bar with tables for food although you have a view of 4th Ave; back dining room is an empty room pumped with inappropriately loud music during the day for brunch. Fireplace. Not on. Food is a good deal for $15 (entree and drink) but not a romantic first date/special dining occasion. Food had no flavor; we asked for knives, salt, pepper (they don't set much up). Good for casual lunch with friends if location is convenient for you.

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere food and staff was incredibly welcoming and warm.👍🏼👍🏼

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding experience. Great Bartender Sheree ( I probably botched that spelling) and the foo/drinks were really good too.

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