August 2020 by George Hayes
Amazing views and great seafood and steak.
July 2020 by morgane d'Aubert-Simaan
We went last weekend with my husband, this is an amazing place !! The food was delicious, you definitely see that the chef loves his job and that he really wants to satisfy the customer, it s not just about feeding people it's way more, he wants you to appreciate the products and makes your dinner unforgettable ! The cooking was perfect, and the mix of spices was delightful ! The staff therr is also really professional and cares really much , they really want you to have a wonderful time. We had Noha as a waiter and wine specialist, he was really nice and helpful , and his advices were priceless ? I highly recommend that place, and will definitely stop by again ? thank you so much for your kindness !!
July 2020 by Sam Michaels
Try the sea bass! Light, full of flavor, grilled to perfection.
July 2020 by J A A.
Location/view - amazing French fries - greatLobster roll - goodColeslaw - only enough for one bite - tiny - weird :( - I'm angered by this as I love coleslaw Happy to sit outside here, to relax before the pestilence returns to NYC. And by pestilence I mean the tourists, not Covid
July 2020 by Keith K.
In my opinion, the website makes Estuary look a bit more upscale than it actually is. Was initially disappointed in how casual the outdoor dining area appeared; more like a snack bar. However, the location more than makes up for anything else. It's an amazing spot and once you're there you won't want to leave. The real good news is that the food is very good. I had the lobster roll with fries, my friends had steak frites and sea bass. Both liked what they ordered. My lobster roll was excellent. While the food came out in a timely manner, the drinks took forever each time we ordered some. Will I be back? Yes. There aren't many views like this to be had.
July 2020 by Paoloantonio Mezzacapo
Very very good thank you tanks to waiters
June 2020 by Eman M.
I work at a Trauma Center in the Bronx. We were at the epicenter of the COVID tsunami in early April. The CEO of Estuary and the Marina contacted us and wanted to help! They have delivered 3 rounds of amazing dinners for our ER, ICU, Transporters, Security and Respiratory Therapists! 150+ each time. No words. The dinners are fantastic, the crew that delivered them are so appreciative and a huge shout out to Estelle, the CEO, for supporting our safety net hospital. The effect on morale is palpable. Thank you Estuary!!!
March 2020 by Chris Putignano
This place has the best views and outstanding food!
March 2020 by Jackie Gordon Singing Chef
This place has pretty good food in one of the oddest interiors I've seen in a while. Apparently, there was a great deal of money spent on this build out but it looks like someone went crazy with all the fixtures and didn't have a clear vision for what the place should look like or maybe they did? We counted at least eight different lighting fixtures. It feels like a sports bar, a diner, and restaurant hotel rolled into one. The view is so incredible they could have kept it super clean and modern. Doilies and placemats? Seems very dated.
January 2020 by Sajal Bhargava
Decided to check this spot out while in Brooklyn Heights. It was a Friday night , we were seated right away. Got a good view to the city from this restaurant. The waiter was super nice and went over the whole menu and suggested a few items. We went with the Cheese Plate , which had variety of cheeses with jam. Also had the Grilled Calamari as the appetizer. For the main course we had the roasted Crystal Valley chicken and the painted Hills ribeye
January 2020 by Sajal B.
Decided to check this spot out while in Brooklyn Heights. It was a Friday night , we were seated right away. Got a good view to the city from this restaurant. The waiter was super nice and went over the whole menu and suggested a few items. We went with the Cheese Plate , which had variety of cheeses with jam. Also had the Grilled Calamari as the appetizer. For the main course we had the roasted Crystal Valley chicken and the painted Hills ribeye , they were both delicious. Presentation was top notch. Ambiance - 10/10 Service - 10/10 Views - Excellent WiFi- Not Sure Large Groups- Yes Parking - Paid Garage around the corner Definitely booking a table for July 4th . Best spot to have dinner watching the fireworks.
January 2020 by Sunil B.
This restaurant was actually pretty good . Came here with my son , he had brought me out . This was in middle of no where , didn't expect it to be this nice . I was truly blown away with the ambiance and the view to the city . Food was amazing Service was top notch
December 2019 by William L.
My partner and I decided to take a break from cooking and head over to the pier for Thanksgiving. We didn't have to wait even though most of the tables were full. The views were stunning, the food was comforting and very obviously made from scratch even the bread! We got the Thanksgiving dinner which was tasty, the turkey was moist, the brussels sprouts were well seasoned, the sweet potato purée was fresh... I appreciate unpretentious food, and this just felt like home. Everybody was so nice, I got the feeling that we had stumbled into a family atmosphere, people seemed to know each other from table to table ends I think that feeling is what will inspire us to come back. Oh yes and the beverages were outstanding I had my fill of mulled wine and I hate to say it might be better than my own! The staff is happy to talk to you about the food, they explained the care that went into the simple syrup in the mulled wine.
December 2019 by Amanda Nicole
Ate here today for the first time for Thanksgiving lunch. I wasn’t disappointed! Service was really great. Pleasant hosts and servers that were attentive and very easy going. The restaurant has such a nice vibe to it. Very classy and upscale, but very relaxed and cozy feeling at the same time. It’s very beautifully decorated and clean. Food was incredible. Very appealing to look at and eat. The food looked like something Gordon Ramsey would cook; I was quite impressed. They also have a nice drink menu and great options to choose from. I personally loved their soup and their fries. Their pecan pie was honestly the best I’ve ever had in my life. Another great thing about this restaurant is they are very kid friendly. Overall a really great place to come with family or friends (or both) and enjoy a wonderful meal. Highly recommend!
November 2019 by Natalie Venus De H.
We decided to eat out for Thanksgiving. Jumped in an Uber and headed out to the pier. I recommend sitting so you can see the cityscape through the windows. the sunset throws colors over the tall grasses of waterfront landscaping (by michael van valkenburgh) it's a special location for sure. You'll want to walk your meal off along the pier afterward. We had The butternut squash soup and foie gras for our appetizer. The foie gras was a creamy duck butter Served with a compote and balsamic. Their bread is made in house, I recommend pairing it with the brioche if you like soft but well toasted and the mini baguettes if you like more crunch. We had both and loved both. The butternut squash was herbaceous and fresh, with moments of curry. It's hard to make a butternut squash complex. I think they did a great job from the garnishing to the layering of flavors. Main courses were the turkey and the filet mignon. The turkey was obviously brined, moist and flavorful, deboned with a good portioning of dark and white meat with demi-glace. The cranberry sauce was simple relish, not jellied. The sweet potato mash was light and airy. The stuffing felt nostalgic. The whole plate was a perfect classic take on Thanksgiving dinner which is hard to find, most places try too hard and add things that shouldn't be there and all of a sudden the nostalgia is gone. The fillet was cooked perfectly rare, (between the foie gras and the filet mignon I'm pretty sure you don't need teeth to have this meal... smooooooth) The mashed potatoes were A good balance of buttery and slightly acidic. And then for dessert we had the pumpkin pie and the pecan pie. The pecan pie was packed with pecans, and the pumpkin pie had a meringue which was really interesting. The cocktails were amazing, we make mulled wine every year and their's was so complex, it was sweet and spicy and The hot toddy was an apple brandy with raw apple cider and spices... Both drinks were just sweet enough but not too sweet, we had seconds and thirds!! The people next to us were enjoying this rare bourbon and we got to smell the bottle! That was fun! I think what I like most about this place is that you can really hang out, either at a table or at the bar, the staff is attentive and interesting. I hear in the summer you can bring your dogs to sit outside, I think it's the only place where you can bring your dogs on the pier. With all the waterfront walking trails it just seems like a cool spot to bring the dogs in the middle of a walk for lunch or for a cocktail. I think we will be bringing our dogs here when the weather gets nice! I can just see it being a cool spot on the water to hang out.
November 2019 by Lee F.
As with the previous poster, I was a bit worried coming in here after some of the bad reviews but decided that the place deserved another chance to address some of the earlier concerns. The three of us had a really great experience and dinner. They have definitely solved the service problems that were reported. At no point were we wondering where our waiter was and wondering when a course needed clearing. We had the steak, burger and salmon and all of us thought the food was excellent. We had desert and although it looked like the had changed to a "winter" menu and some of the cakes were no longer available. The deserts we did have were very good.
October 2019 by Lawerence O.
Just had lunch at Estuary. It was outstanding! Butternut squash soup, upside down soufflé, lobster roll, everything and everybody was great. Won't miss a chance to go back and bring our family.
October 2019 by Daniela P Niemeyer
Guacamole tasted bad, drink was mediocre and my partners “Coca-Cola” was some watery coke soda. View is good but not worth the hype.
October 2019 by J Pro
Indoor and outdoor seating area. Easily accessible and with nice view on lower Manhattan. We ordered oysters which tasted very fresh and as main burgers and lobster roll - both very tasty. Don’t forget to look at the dessert menu. The cakes were delicious.
October 2019 by Matt Sprinkel
Love this place! The food and service is even better than the view, which is amazing. Panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline.
October 2019 by Rose Rose
Extremely rude bartender female who works Sunday night around 8pm had a nasty attitude and treated us as if we were beneath her. YOU ARE THE SERVER HERE, get a grip. So rude that my friends and I had to leave. Honey, sweetie you aren’t getting our money or tips. Will NEVER be back.
October 2019 by Hedvig Wik
Great place with an amazing view of the skyline. Recommend the flatbreads and sliders!
October 2019 by Philip D.
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Estuary. It is a great addition to the area. Service was impeccable and the food was great, especially the roast chicken and the wild mushroom tart. my only quibble is the lighting. It is too bright. They need some dimmers!
September 2019 by Carole M.
Yes Esther is right. Estuary does not refill the water glass. The restaurant had few customers but it took a while for the waitress to come to the table. A man with a suit, later we found to be the manager, came over instead. I asked if some items could be made dairy free. Yes they could. The waitress came to take our order and I asked if the $25 linguine with clams is big because I told her that I have been to a restaurant where the plate was very big but the pasta very small. She said it was a large portion, very big. BTW, My partner got the $24 chicken roti dish which was large and she said delicious. By my pasta portion was tiny in a big and shallow dish. When I asked the other man in the suit and the waitress where was the rest? I told him the waitress said it was a very large portion. The waitress said, well it is for me. I told her sure because you are very small and thin but I am two of you! It took me 5 minutes to eat it. It was good but I was still hungry. no, hangry. I asked the manager how come my $25 pasta can vanish in five minutes and my friend still eating hers after 20 minutes? He asked the other suit if I could get another portion at no charge but by that time I was worried about what condition it would come in so I declined. He brought it anyway but this time dry with no "sauce". I went out hungry and gave the second "portion" to a homeless man. I think they tried but flour and water to make pasta, why be so stingy? Sometimes a box of ronzoni is a buck on sale.
September 2019 by Robert B.
Happy you are here! Good food, but way too bright and like an echo chamber. Fix those and ya got something! (We live in the neighborhood)
September 2019 by Jessie R.
I live in Manhattan and can count on two hands how many times I have been to Brooklyn, however, I wanted to take my parents to see a view of the city. We decided to grab dinner on the water while we were there and we ended up at Estuary. Not only was the food incredible but the service was great and the people working were so lovely - something I find hard to come by in Manhattan. Plus the views and open space on top of that really made this one of my favorite restaurants, we will definitely be back. I would highly recommend all of the seafood, especially the salmon tartare as well as the fries!
September 2019 by James H.
I was a little worried reading earlier reviews and seeing that the place had 2 1/2 stars, but I took a chance because it had been open maybe a month, and back when there were professional restaurant reviewers, their custom was to go back to new restaurants several times to see if they got their act together. It seems as if Estuary's early reviewers were too early. The service was great, the food above average--I appreciated the unexpected dishes, like the Singapore Laska Soup, which was delicious, especially the sprinkling of Thai basil leaves throughout. Though I did not have dessert, I did listen to the party next to us raving about the carrot cake in particular. There are still some things that need attention--the ceiling maybe, and the texture of the dough at the bottom of the tart--but this place has apparently sprinted up the learning curve. It was also fairly crowded at prime time, so maybe people are figuring out that it deserves a chance. And that view across the East River is to die for.
September 2019 by Bich-Ha Rieffel
Great and fast service. Good menu though the entrees were not as great as they could have been. The deserts are significantly better.
September 2019 by Rene Reid
One of our favorite chefs is the executive chef at Estuary and that was the primary reason we went to Estuary. Estuary is pleasantly located along Brooklyn waterfront on Bridge Park Dr with a coveted view of the Financial District skyline. I can’t say much about the inside of the restaurant as we sat outside and soaked up the environment.
September 2019 by Kate K.
Best view of Manhattan! Estuary is situated at the One15 Brooklyn marina and has amazing views of the skyline. It's a great spot for drinks and dinner at sunset. You can walk along the water or Brooklyn Heights and then sit outside right on the marina. The food is great and there are some creative seafood options, the raw bar is particularly good. They are also very accommodating to those with allergies! I have celiac and many items were naturally gf or easily made gf, and the entire dessert menu is gluten free. Would definitely recommend!