Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Second Street Cafe
189 7TH Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.670930 -73.977896
Mon-Thu 8am-10:30pm; Fri 8am-11pm; Sat 8:30am-11pm; Sun 8:30am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Will outlast the rest – This is the kind of place that is timeless...comfortable, no pressure. Homey. The food is really delicious in a totally unaffected way. It will still be greating people as family long after the places to see and be seen are long gone.
this little place is great – there is a new chef and he is brilliant. all these other reviews are close to four years old. a lot has changed at that little place. it is time you gave their dinner specials a shot. fresh interesting ingredients, seasonal and platted with care. check this place out.
cozy and friendly – I like to come here for a cozy Sunday brunch. The staff is friendly, and the food is comforting. Pancakes are really good! Try the chicken apple sausage. The wait can be a little long. Don't let them seat you in the little narrow passage way near the bathroom. It sucks eating there.
Outstanding Park Slope eatery – Com here for large, fresh portions of creative American food in a cozy, family-friendly setting. The waitstaff here is very attentive and friendly too.
Good for brunch every once in a while – Funky crayon doodles by customers adorn the walls and ceiling. The service is definitely sub-par. We were told we'd get seated in 5-10 minutes... EVERY 20 minutes we asked!! Mind you, it was only a party of 3. We were seated 45 minutes later. It's certainly not good business to string the customers with the old "five more minutes routine". I will only blame it on the wait staff that probably changes every month.
The benedicts were creative, I must say. The pancakes are mighty tasty. Tried their cheesburger too on a different occasion. Not bad.
It's good to go there every once in a while, but it's definitely not a "favorite".
Disappoints too Often – I've had a few good meals here, but they are few and far betwen. At my last brunch, I was told that a side order of sausage is, in fact, only one piece of sausage, and my omelette, which was supposed to be spinach and muchroom, also had ham in it. I sent it back, and we NEVER GOT A REPLACEMENT! I kid you not. I'm never going back.
a strange strange place – food used to be pretty decent, but SERVICE has ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY INCONSISTENT. the food quality has also deteriorated as of late. service ranges from super-friendly to offensively rude, depending on the server/host and the nt. watch out for the host (maybe the owner?) on sat. nts.: he is really nice if you have no complaints, but if you criticize (and sound the slightest bit indignant) over things like having people mistakenly seated before you or being ignored by the waitstaff, he can get really mean and horrible--i've seen people leave b/c of him, and him not apologize even once. he must have trained our last (new) waitress cuz she couldn't seem to apologize for getting our order wrong and disappearing constantly. i guess if you keep your mouth shut and it's not saturday, it's an ok place to eat.
Pleasing on the outside not so great in – I enjoyed the salmon, but only after my order was taken wrong and the rest of my party had finished eating. Did I mention that they charge for every glass of Iced Tea. Oh, they also charged my credit card twice...
Best brunch in Brooklyn – I've never eaten any meal other than brunch here, but I've had no complaints. Any time their "pancake of the day" incorporates peaches, I strongly advise that you order it - they're amazing. The chicken-apple sausage is also wonderful, and omelettes are great too. Service is always friendly and competent, and any place that lets you draw on the tables with crayons is OK with me.
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