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Vinegar Hill House

Reviewed by Sophie x Chris in August 2017.

THE GIST

Have you never been to Vinegar Hill? A travesty. Go now, and make sure to include Vinegar Hill House in your visit. The food is on-point (hi there, tasty bluefish), and the surrounding neighborhood is even better. Listen to Sophie and Chris’ review below.

LISTEN TO OUR POST-DATE TAKE

CATEGORY:
Restaurant
VIBE:
Casual Chic
PRICE:
Moderately Priced
WEBSITE:
ADDRESS:
72 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn
NEIGHBORHOOD:
Vinegar Hill
NEARBY TRAINS:
F
CROSS STREETS:
Hudson Avenue & Water Street

Sophie's Take

Food Rating: 8

The cast-iron chicken was the definite highlight, totally delicious and satisfying. The blue-fish starter was also super tasty, cornbread was a BIG portion and a nice addition, and we definitely enjoyed our cocktails. The one item that didn’t exceed expectations was the manicotti, which was still good, but more average.

Service Rating: 9

When we first checked in (with a reservation) we were seated at a really crappy table squished into the corner, when the restaurant was still half-empty. We nicely asked if we could move to a different two-top and they were super nice about it and obliged. Overall, service was very attentive, polite, and quick.

Fun Factor: 7

I wouldn’t say the vibe is meant for LOLs, but actually the place got pretty lively as it got later. We had a great time and the decor was definitely a conversation piece.

idk tip

If it’s a nice night, ask to sit in the backyard! We didn’t even know it existed until we got up and went to the bathroom.

Chris' Take

Food Rating: 10

The cast iron chicken was soooo good. So was the cornbread and the bluefish salad. Actually everything was outstanding except the cannelloni, which were just good.

Service Rating: 7

We were initially seated at a really small table right next to two dudes who were clearly also on a date when the place was otherwise almost empty. I understand they were expecting a full house and they moved us when we asked, but it was still a less than ideal start.

Fun Factor: 8

It was more relaxing than fun. It got kind of loud by the time we left, mostly because of one large table celebrating a birthday and the people next to us not using their inside voices. But it was overall a very soothing environment.

idk tip

Make sure you have a reservation – and order the cast iron chicken! Also the portions were very big, I’m a growing boy but I was stuffed with one app, two mains to split, and a side.

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