The Brookdale

4.4
118 reviews
$30 and under
American
No outdoor reservations made through Open Table are guaranteed. Must call and make a reservation with the restaurant to confirm outdoor seating.

Open for Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner 3pm-10pm. Happy Hour only at the Bar Area is Monday - Friday from 3-6:30pm. All Bar area seating is first come, first serve.

Brunch is Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am - 3:30pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
What 118 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipLukshen
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious, delicious, delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks, always a great experience when I come here

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The food was good but the service was horrific. It took 40 minutes to get our drinks, one friends drink had no ice because it had completely melted between the time it was made and when it was delivered to our table. Our waiter disappeared for half an hour, when we asked where he was, they told us, in the bathroom. They forgot one main course, it came out after all of the food had been eaten. We are not complainers, but we asked to speak to the manager. He threw our waiter under the bus with everything we told him. The bartenders were also incredibly rude. My husband brought my full drink back up, because our waiter was no where to be found, and told them my drink was basically water, they yelled at him. The food we received was delicious, but we will never return because of the service.

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danielc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Great Addition to the area! I will be coming back soon!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Found this place via a tictock video and am glad we did. Atmosphere was very nice and almost everything we ate was spot on. The chicken parm was huge and tasted great!

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vipJerseyK
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

After being seated at a dirty table with food debris and dirty napkins under the table, our server (who was wearing her mask over her mouth but not her nose) took our drink orders despite not being provided a drinks menu. We drank water. We had to ask for napkins and silverware. The shrimp appetizer was excellent. Our main dishes arrived several minutes apart, but were all delicious.

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TracieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I LOVED THE MINT UNSWEETENED ICED TEA. I WAS VERY SURPRISED!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Went there for brunch with my wife, very good ambiance but the service wasn’t good at all, not because of the waitress, she had 9 tables for her on a Sunday afternoon day

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JanetG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was really good, nice outdoor seating . Nice vibe, but VERY cold inside. Like abnormally cold.

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CherylT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good very good indoors too noisy do something to absorb noise

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible, took an hour and a half to receive our entrees and each one came out at separate times with a good 10 minutes between when each person at the table received their entree.

Will not go back.

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vipFord22
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I want to start by saying, I will be going back. Food was very good, the homemade potato chips are a must! Large outdoor seating in the front and indoors is very nice too. My only complaint, our appetizer dishes were never taken away, our entrees came out and we had to eat with the dirty appetizer dishes still on the table. Our waitress was very nice, but unfortunately like most restaurants they were short-staffed.

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keishkim
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Great place but clearly understaffed. It took about 15 minutes to get a server. Not a place to go if you’re in a rush, but if you aren’t it’s a great spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food and drinks.

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TiffanyJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our dishes were very flavorful and fresh.

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CristianS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and came out on time. Everything from drinks to main courses to desserts were great and so was our server.

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vipLDMC0208
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s a great place but very pricey for Bloomfield. Great atmosphere and great outdoor seating area.

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SimranA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only good things to say about this place! Outstanding service, the food was amazing (there’s something for everyone!) the music and drinks were really good, ambience was a 10/10.
The staff was super accommodating and extremely friendly.
Great spot for birthdays, they have special bakery items and cute birthday candles!
This place is a hidden gem. Definitely check it out!

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vipMAS2013
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside patio is terrific!

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vipChristopherP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good drinks, nice outdoor seating, great for groups, but appetizers are small, not good to share.

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FaithF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious and good quality. I think some the apps are a little pricier than they need to be but not so unreasonable that I wouldn't order them again. It was nice being able to sit outside and enjoy a cooler summer evening and the staff was attentive/made sure we were adequately hydrated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jimmy was an incredible server. Almost as good as the Ribeye

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vipRobDnj
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

The place was very nice and inviting. The music was definitely too loud for dining. Impossible to talk without yelling. It took 25 minutes for our drinks to come. I will say the food came out very fast in a good way and before our drinks came. Additionally, the three bathrooms were occupied almost the entire time and by employees. Our server was very nice and the food was good. I would opt for the bar or eat outside based on the noise level. Parking was challenging but that’s a given in this area.

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ChrisV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Local gem. Great cocktails and food. I would recommend for lunch or dinner.

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vipMAS2013
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious and great staff.

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DinnerMaven
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The decor is very tasteful. The wait staff pleasant and appropriately attentive. The food was just ok.

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Hadtotryit
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was okay just too loud

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MarisaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was delicious and ambiance was great. felt like I was eating at a cool spot in the city. will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

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CarolinaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks!! My husband had the Mahi tacos and loved them, I had shrimp and grits, delicious. Cant wait to go for brunch, definitely recommend this place.

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CheriseJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This rests was recommended by a friend. What a great choice. The staff is superb , very attentive and professional.
Definitely coming again in the near future.

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LinaL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Food was tasty but pricey … we sat outside and literally got forgotten about . My drink tasted like lemon juice , not worth $12 of juice and ice . I won’t be going back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great brunch

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CatR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. The food was great. I'll definitely return again with my husband and friends.

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Carrieann
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good and the vibe was fun (loud)
The service was slow but we were not in a rush
Great place for a girls night and it was wonderful to see the bar crowded again
Great find with plenty of parking in the back

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LenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent revamped menu and restaurant. Our server was amazing as she helped us celebrate my wife's birthday. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and I will definitely be back to try out the dinner menu.

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vipNestle713
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Had reservations, sat, got water, then we were never visited again for drink order or food. We ended up walking out

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JoanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Could be better for the money

FAQs

The Brookdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 323-1680.

The Brookdale is rated 4.4 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.