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Yellow Magnolia Café, Brooklyn, NY

Yellow Magnolia Café

4.3
4.3
265 Reviews
$30 and under
American

A ticket to Brooklyn Botanic Garden is required to dine at Yellow Magnolia Café; see bbg.org/visit for directions and details.

Exclusively for visitors to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Yellow Magnolia Café is devoted to modern, vegetable-focused cuisine. Located within the Garden’s serene landscape, the restaurant offers daily service. The restaurant was designed by David Rockwell, taking inspiration from its garden setting, and is named for the collection of distinctive, yellow-flowered magnolias introduced by Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Entrances to the Garden are located at 990 Washington Avenue, 150 Eastern Parkway, and 455 Flatbush Avenue. We look forward to you dining with us!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 11:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    (718) 307-7136

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Christina Sanchez-Towers

  • Private party facilities

    Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden has the ideal special location for weddings, receptions, business meetings, and celebrations of any kind with three private events spaces with capacities ranging from 70 to 250.

  • Private party contact

    Jess Muniz: (844) 551-1811

  • Area

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross Street

    Eastern Parkway

  • Parking Details

    Attended parking (for a fee) is available at 900 Washington Avenue.<br /><br />The parking lot opens at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends. There is no overnight parking; monthly parking is by arrangement.<br /><br />Rates and details are available at bbg.org/visit

  • Public Transit

    Subway<br />2/3 train to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station<br /><br />B/Q/S trains to Prospect Park station (The B train does not run on weekends.)<br /><br />4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

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  • Biscuit BoxUS$8.00

    two biscuits, salted molasses butter, fruit preserves V

    • Fire-Roasted BroccoliniUS$13.00

      garlic aïoli, piment d'espelette V, GF

      • Heirloom Red Dent Corn Polenta FriesUS$12.00

        tomato chutney VG, GF

        Soups

        • Pink LentilUS$11.00

          ginger, mustard seeds, coconut yogurt, cilantro

          • Chef's Daily

            MP

            Greens

            add chicken $7, Florida pink shrimp $8, avocado $5

            • Ancient Grain Bowl*US$18.00

              spelt berries, wild rice, quinoa, spicy greens, avocado, marinated egg V

              • Daikon NoodleUS$16.00

                cashew cream, fermented black beans, shiso, soy vinaigrette VG

                • Pink "Caesar"US$16.00

                  radicchio del veneto, dulse vinaigrette, black radish, crispy garlic VG

                  • Baby Purple Mustard SeedsUS$15.00

                    shaved spring vegetables, pickled fennel, candied pistachios, sheep's milk cheese V, GF

                    Entrées

                    • Reuben SandwichUS$18.00

                      choice of BK cured beef pastrami or smoked beet pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, comeback sauce, marble rye

                      • Yellow Magnolia Fried ChickenUS$23.00

                        wild rice, collard green slaw, habanero honey GF

                        • Grass-Fed Beef Cheeseburger*US$19.00

                          cabot cheddar, black garlic aïoli, purple sweet potato chips

                          • House Tacos

                            house-made blue corn tortillas, ninja radish, cabbage, avocado crema, cilantro | vegetable: 18, fish: 20, steak: 22 GF

                            • Garden MezzeUS$17.00

                              fava bean falafel, ramp hummus, market pickles, feta cheese, za'atar flatbread V

                              For Children

                              $15. 9 years of age and under; includes choice of any dish below, with house-made lemonade or organic milk, and brownie or cookie

                              • Mac 'N' Cheese

                                vermont cheddar, elbow noodles V

                                • Scrambled Eggs*

                                  heirloom carrot crudité V, GF

                                  • Grilled Hebrew National Hot Dog

                                    • Milk or Lemonade

                                      • Brownie or Ice Cream

                                        *Consumer Advisory

                                        consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

                                          Last updated: 23 April 2022

                                          What 265 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                          4.3
                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.3Food
                                          • 4.2Service
                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                          • 3.9Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

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                                            Brunch

                                          • Brooklyn

                                            Child Friendly

                                          • Brooklyn

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                                          • Brooklyn

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                                          1. e

                                            eileenp

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Great place to take a break on your trip through the BBG!

                                          2. F

                                            Flower

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                            Servers can be a bit more warm and friendly. Food was excellent.

                                          3. MP

                                            MaitreyaP

                                            New York Area

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Anna our waitress was excellent.

                                          4. E

                                            Elaine

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 14 May 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Very pleasant dining experience. so glad The Cafe is open again.

                                          5. K

                                            Kate

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious salad and the corn meal fries just had to be ordered after we saw them on another table. Excellent choice! Also the best waiter I've had in ages. He was helpful, attentive and friendly. I'd suggest a different dressing for the salad. I found it very salty but fortunately ordered it on the side so I just used a small amount.

                                          6. SG

                                            SusanG

                                            New York Area

                                            14 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 May 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Some dishes could be a bit larger (the regular salad) and the tacos could benefit from less-crispy shells and maybe something on the side? However, I still recommend it.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 11 May 2022

                                            Hi Susan - Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely rating! I will be sure to share your feedback about the tacos and salad with the culinary team. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you dining with us again!

                                          7. t

                                            travelpiece

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            scrumptious Mother's Day Brunch! Gracious waitstaff

                                          8. A

                                            Arl29

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great place for lunch. Beautiful location, inside the BBG. Food was unique with beautiful presentation. Healthy options and very colorful food. Love it here. If one goes to BBG, they definitely should dine in here. Highly recommended.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 5 May 2022

                                            Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of your experience while dining with us! We are so glad to see that you had a wonderful time and great experience. We do hope to see you dining with us again! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          9. CM

                                            CherylM

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 3 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            The service was outstanding considering we were the last table of the day. Terrific food as well. The only negative was that the kitchen had run out of polenta fries.

                                          10. B

                                            Beth

                                            New York Area

                                            10 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Lovely setting of course! Nice place to have a sitdown meal while enjoying the BBG. Service wonderful. We appreciated the space between tables and the good air circulation as COVID preventatives. The biscuits, Bloody Mary and scrambled eggs were all excellent. We were a bit disappointed in the fried chicken. It was slightly undercooked IMHO and the batter-coating was bland. I took the leftovers home, cut the chicken up, and stir-fried with garlic, salt and pepper and lemon, and it was delicious. My recommendation: The kitchen needs to jazz the batter up on that dish.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 5 May 2022

                                            Hello Beth, Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback! We will be sure to share all the above points with the culinary and management team. I do hope that we can see you dining with us again in the near future and leave you with nothing short of an amazing experience. Thank you!

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience2

                                            Good good and service. Just expected a prettier environment.

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                            This wonderful restaurant was 1 month adjusting after having been closed during covid. My waiter was polite but inattentive. Food was tasty and beautifully presented but it seemed some adjustments was happening in the kitchen too. I’m certain all will return to perfection as I had experienced so often in years past.

                                          13. M

                                            Mbeaufort

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was fantastic, the staff very attentive and my friend said it was the best Bloody Mary he's ever had.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 5 May 2022

                                            Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful rating of us here at the Yellow Magnolia Café. We hope to see you dining with us again in the near future!

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Baltimore

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 27 April 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            Waitperson was nice. But forgot that I ordered a main dish of fish tacos and never brought it to the table But asked to have it taken off bill as I had enough with soup biscuits and polenta fries

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 28 April 2022

                                            Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind rating and feedback of your most recent dining experience at the Yellow Magnolia Café. I am sorry that you did not have the most exceptional experience while with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team to ensure this does not happen again. We hope to see you dining with us again so we can make sure that you have nothing short of an exceptional experience. Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          15. RH

                                            RHS143

                                            New York Area

                                            43 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            43 reviews

                                            Dined on 24 April 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Had a pleasant brunch experience at this Cafe inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Friendly and attentive staff. Great food. Try the Biscuit box - two buttery goodness biscuits with two types of delicious butter and the mushrooms cheesesteak - simply decadent. Come and enjoy the flowers at BBG and dine here for brunch!

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 28 April 2022

                                            Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for your kind rating and words! We are so happy you chose to dine with us while visiting the garden and do hope to see you again!

                                          16. B

                                            Brooklyn

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 24 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Perfect way to celebrate daughter’s birthday. Amazing weather, peak blooms everywhere and a lovely meal!

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 27 April 2022

                                            Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at Yellow Magnolia Café, we hope to see you dining with us again!

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            It was nice

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Orlando

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Me and Mom got hungry checking out the cherry blossoms and decided to eat at the restaurant for the first time. Good choice!

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 27 April 2022

                                            Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at Yellow Magnolia Café, we hope to see you dining with us again!

                                          19. F

                                            Frank

                                            Philadelphia

                                            100 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            100 reviews

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                            Very poor service!

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service4ambience5

                                            Unfortunately it took 30 min before our server arrived at our table. There was a mix up on who was our server! We had a very nice waitress after all and she offered to comp us dessert and drinks. So we had comped coffee and shared the chocolate cake. The only issue was we wanted to be on time for a perform at 1:00 pm for the new smaller scale Sakura Matsuri weekends. We did make it on time after all.

                                          21. MR

                                            MerrisR

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend it. Also thought portions were really good and selection of four. Thank you.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 27 April 2022

                                            Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at Yellow Magnolia Café, we hope to see you dining with us again!

                                          22. j

                                            jillyt

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Worst part was deciding which thing to order! Didn’t regret my choice but wanted to try so much more.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 28 April 2022

                                            Hello! Thank you for such kind words and rating of your experience while dining with us at the Cafe! We hope to see you dining with us again! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          23. SN

                                            ShaktiN

                                            New York Area

                                            23 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our experience was so beyond the norm. The kindest and most attentive hostesses and waitress to date. The food superb. Thank you yellow magnolia for everything. Ps. Try their biscuits… best you’ll ever have.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 27 April 2022

                                            Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at Yellow Magnolia Café. I will be sure to share your feedback with the waitstaff and hostess! We hope to see you dining with us again!

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 20 April 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Lovely setting. The value for meals not great

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 21 April 2022

                                            Hello, Thank you for your wonderful rating and feedback of your dining experience at the Yellow Magnolia Cafe! I will be sure to your feedback with the team about the value. We hope to see you dining with us again in the near future!

                                          25. JH

                                            JonH

                                            Chicago

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Easter Brunch

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Jon! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the café! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future!

                                          26. TK

                                            TomK

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Sat at the last table. Nice for looking out into the gardens Great service. Steak was awesome.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Tom! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the café! I will be sure to let the culinary team know as well; We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future!

                                          27. PB

                                            PatriciaB

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very good experience. Food and staff were excellent!

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Patricia ! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the cafe! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          28. J

                                            Jane

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Thank you for a wonderful Easter brunch! The food was delicious and our server was accommodating and friendly and efficient. Of course, windows on to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden were the crowning touch.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Jane! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the café! We are so happy you chose Yellow Magnolia Café to spend Easter brunch with. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future!

                                          29. a

                                            anniecat

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            A very bright and cheery spot with 'greenhouse' windows facing the garden. The space is a bit long and narrow; you feel like there might be another dining room tucked away in the back, but, it's just the one space. The staff is amazing…all very warm, engaging, upbeat, efficient and 'on it'. We will be back when next we visit the garden.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Annie! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the cafe! We are so happy you got to dine with us and we look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future!

                                          30. MW

                                            MichelleW

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Easter brunch

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hello Michelle! Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the cafe! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future!

                                          31. NP

                                            NancyP

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                            Service was very nice, but a bit rushed. In two occassions we had to stop the waiters from taking our dishes, since we were not done but they assumed we were. This is usually irritating. Other than that, excellent!

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hi Nancy ! Thank you so much for your feedback of your most recent dining experience here at the Yellow Magnolia Café. I will be sure to pass this on to the wait staff and make sure we do not make these errors again. We do hope to see you dining with us again in the near future so we can deliver an incredible experience to you and your guests. Thank you & have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          32. DV

                                            DavidV

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 15 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                            The staff were kind ,courteous and attentive, The food was pretty tasty. But there was a certain inefficiency in the kitchen that caused a 45 minute wait for desert. The staff seem like they were overworked but kept a positive attitude toward their customers

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hello David, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your recent dining experience at the Yellow Magnolia Café. I am sorry to hear about the wait time on the food you ordered; this will be addressed with the culinary team immediately. I will be sure to pass on your kind words on the staff's demeanor and kind attitude, that means a lot. Thank you again and I hope to see you dining with us again! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          33. BO

                                            BarbaraO

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 14 April 2022

                                            overall1food2service2ambience4

                                            We unfortunately our table if 5 had a bad experience. Forgot appetizer or somehow thought we hadn’t ordered it. Chicken too salty to eat, vege tacos arrived as fish tacos, grain bowl turned up as green salad.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hello Barbara, First and foremost, I am very sorry to hear about your most recent dining experience here at the Yellow Magnolia Café. I will be sure to share this feedback with the waitstaff and culinary team as well. I do hope we get to see you again so we can deliver you the outstanding experience you deserve. If you would like to speak further about your experience please do not hesitate to call the café directly. Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          34. M

                                            Marla

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 April 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                            I have always enjoyed dining at the Magnolia restaurant. It's very pleasant albeit can be warm inside on a sunny day -- lot of windows. I do however, wish they would just give a little more food given the prices. I had the lentil soup last week and could not help but notice how thin the soup was and not many lentils at all. Small portion for the price too and not even a small bread roll. This week I had the tacos. 3 tacos, fairly pricey, and very skimpy on all the ingredients, even the lettuce! The waitstaff is polite and excellent service. The food is very tasty. However, it's the quantity of food that needs to be revamped or they will lose customers.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hello Marla, Thank you for your feedback on the food, this will be shared immediately with the culinary team. I am glad you chose to dine with us and enjoyed your experience albeit the small portion sizes. We do hope to see you again in the near future so we can deliver you an improved experience. Have a wonderful day & hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          35. CB

                                            ChristopherB

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            I had the bibimbap, which was great, and tried the biscuits as well -- also excellent. It's maybe a touch overpriced, but you're paying a premium because it's in the botanic gardens. Great service.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 12 April 2022

                                            Hello Christopher! Thank you for your wonderful rating of your experience here with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with the culinary team! We hope to see you again!

                                          36. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Raleigh

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience5

                                            Very slow service. Food was OK, but overpriced.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 12 April 2022

                                            Hello! Thank you for your rating and feedback of your experience here with us. I will be sure to shre with the culinary team and management so we can be sure that we are giving the best service. We hope to see you again!

                                          37. LO

                                            LeahO

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Yellow Magnolia Café in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens was excellent. We loved our meals all vegetarian for a party of 5 and we all had different meals too which we all yummy. The decor of Yellow Magnolia Café is elegant, bright and sunny and the staff is efficient. We highly recommend Yellow Magnolia Café.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 20 April 2022

                                            Hello Leah, Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and review of us here at the café! We are so happy you and your guests dined with us and enjoyed your time. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future! Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          38. o

                                            otreviewer

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 April 2022

                                            overall2food1service2ambience3

                                            The host was struggling to seat people. Seemed inexperienced. But that’s fine. The food delivery was slow. Quite expensive for the quality and quantity you get. The polenta fries were bland. Burger was not great either.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 12 April 2022

                                            Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review us based off your most recent dining experience. I will be sure to share your feedback with the management and culinary teams. We hope to see you again so we can ensure that you receive nothing but the best dining experience. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 April 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            No service for 30 mins sitting at the table. bye bye then.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 9 April 2022

                                            Hello, I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasurable experience while dining with us today. Please feel free to contact me directly at 718-307-7133 as I would like to learn more of your experience so we can improve for next time. Sincerely, Matthew Padvarietis

                                          40. AA

                                            AlexandraA

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 April 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                            I've been to Yellow Magnolia Cafe many, many times and have always had a lovely time. I'm not sure if it's because they just reopened their doors or have a new chef but my experience was not good. Whenever my mom visits, I take her to the BBG and we usually do lunch at the cafe. My mom and I both ordered the fried chicken (my longtime favorite) and it did not come with the habanero honey, the rice was bland, neither one of us liked the new very mustardy and limp coleslaw recipe, but the chicken was the most disappointing part of all- it tasted like it had been premade and reheated, it was stringy, and very dry, and the oil used to fry it tasted old. My mom got the orange cake for dessert and while it was beautifully presented, I could tell just by looking at it that it was dry, which my mom confirmed after her first bite. The service wasn't great either, it was on the slow side, but it was manageable. Furthermore, the cafe's website clearly states that they follow the "dine safe" protocol that details that they use enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures, single use menus, employee's wear masks while on duty, etc. While I don't know about most of these claims, I can say for sure that none of the employees were wearing a mask and that the menus were not single use. I am aware that these procedures are not a mandate, however it should not say on your website that you are taking these precautions when you aren't so patron's are able to make a fair and safe decision for themselves.

                                            Yellow Magnolia CaféResponded on 9 April 2022

                                            Hello Alexandra - Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Yellow Magnolia Café. I will be sharing your feedback with the culinary team and management immediately so we can deliver the best experience moving forward. With regard to the dine safe, thank you for pointing that out as that is a website update that is taking longer than we anticipated to take effect. We are currently following any procedures that are mandated from the state and city. Sincerely, Matthew P.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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                                          Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross Street

                                            Eastern Parkway

                                          • Area

                                            Prospect Heights

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Tue–Sun 11:00–17:00

                                          • Cuisines

                                            American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Regional American (Southern)

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress Code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking Details

                                            Attended parking (for a fee) is available at 900 Washington Avenue.<br /><br />The parking lot opens at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends. There is no overnight parking; monthly parking is by arrangement.<br /><br />Rates and details are available at bbg.org/visit

                                          • Public Transit

                                            Subway2/3 train to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum stationB/Q/S trains to Prospect Park station (The B train does not run on weekends.)4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue station

                                          • Payment Options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive Chef

                                            Christina Sanchez-Towers

                                          • Additional

                                            Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (718) 307-7136

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden has the ideal special location for weddings, receptions, business meetings, and celebrations of any kind with three private events spaces with capacities ranging from 70 to 250.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Jess Muniz: (844) 551-1811

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