Anella

Anella

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Garden$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ChangJune 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    REVIEW YOUR BILL!! I've gotten my check inflated $1 or $2 compared to price listed on menu. Fishy! Other than that, 5-stars on the food. Garlic aioli with fries = amazing. Def love the garden seating.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VAugust 8, 2016
    We had brunch. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Looks like a great place to buy fish and gorge on oysters. What struck me was how nice the staff was. We'll be back! ...More
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkApril 10, 2013
    For brunch, Anella has a prix fixe menu for $19 that includes your choice of entrée, along with coffee, tea or soda, and a Bloody Mary, mimosa or OJ. Via CityEats.com Read more
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 29, 2017
    For an escape to Italy, drop by Anella’s flower-bedecked backyard, a wonderful hideaway near the beginning of Greenpoint. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2016
    If you want to feel like you’re in Italy, drop by Anella’s flower-bedecked backyard some summer evening, far enough north on Greenpoint’s Franklin Street to feel like you’re on the frontier. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 7, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome Anella to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. They have a wonderful backyard patio which makes for a great outdoor place to have a meal.
  • Moraya D.heart icon on user image
    Moraya DeGeareApril 12, 2016
    Very easily ate here gluten free. Happily had steak & eggs. Frittata was wonderful!!! This place is adorable & so yummy. Also the bacon is extra thick! #glutenfree
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    Chung-yee NgoSeptember 10, 2016
    We had pretty much everything on the menu and it was quite good. The gnocchi is a significantly smaller portion than the rest of their dishes. Really cute atmosphere.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.May 14, 2013
    To say the food was amazing is an understatement. You're stupid if you don't eat here. Get the gnocchi and burratta. When they bring you bread in a flowerpot, ask for a side of bacon jam. Orgasmic.
  • Natalie F.heart icon on user image
    Natalie FreilichOctober 15, 2016
    Buffala, pork belly with lentil and the panne cotta - well prepared & perfectly portioned. Left satisfied, didn't feel like I overate making this a great place to eat before going out.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessAugust 16, 2014
    It will take all your willpower to save some bread but you will thank yourself as you dip it in the sauce at the bottom of your gnocchi bowl
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanOctober 5, 2013
    The pork belly biscuit for brunch was nuts. The cauliflower salad was a nice bright contrast to what has to be the most delicious pork belly I've ever had, and I don't even like pork belly much.
  • Abner A.heart icon on user image
    Abner AcevesNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome brunch. Great dinner. Can't go wrong here on any occasion. Beers and wines are great. Just an all around good place
  • Joe B.heart icon on user image
    Joe BurgessOctober 1, 2016
    Great place in the very north of greenpoint so there is rarely a wait. Too expensive though. $25 for chicken. Got the Skate for $24 and it was delicious.
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueMay 27, 2017
    Pretty much my dream neighbourhood restaurant. Seasonal menu changes frequently. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Attentive staff. Always a great time there.
  • Kathleen V.heart icon on user image
    Kathleen VargasSeptember 4, 2016
    It's a great place for a date night. Highly recommend the corn soup and the skirt steak. The coconut Panna cotta was alright.
  • Farah
    FarahJune 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You basically can't go wrong here. Personal favorites (at least on the current menu): Spring Pea soup, burrata, and gnocchi with mushrooms. And don't think about leaving before you have dessert!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 6, 2012
    The menu's always changing, the prices aren't gougey, and there's plenty of outdoor seating. If you can't snag a table here, grab a drink at The Diamond and check out their sister restaurant, Calyer.
  • Phil S.heart icon on user image
    Phil SharpMarch 1, 2015
    The french toast was great and it tasted a little bit like funnel cake (in the best way possible). The biscuits and eggs were also delicious.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna POctober 21, 2012
    The lamb ragu papardelle is delicious. The smaller size is perfect for medium hunger level. They bring out very tasty fresh baked bread to start off your dinner.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BrownDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    burger is great, can't go wrong with breakfast either. no frills, good food, good atmosphere. definitely worth a visit
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask to get a fried egg on your BLT. It's not on the menu with egg, but they'll happily do it! Also, get a biscuit on the side. Buttery and fluffy, crispy on the outside perfection.
  • Justine J.
    Justine JablonskaSeptember 7, 2011
    Fantastic, fresh, & extremely flavorful dishes - brunches are excellent w/lots of in-house baked goods; dinners are exquisite; the bar makes yummy, innovative drinks w/seasonal ingredients & herbs.
  • Andrea B.heart icon on user image
    Andrea BarrezuetaFebruary 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the Burger with Bacon Jam is perfect especially if you pair it with their deliciously fresh homemade Bloody Mary.
  • Saarim Z.heart icon on user image
    Saarim ZamanMarch 4, 2017
    Great weekday spot for lunch or dinner. The burger is great.
  • Jake P.heart icon on user image
    Jake PrzespoJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Food here is absolutely delicious. They also have pretty good cocktails. The best part? The bread comes is served in a flower pot. 'Nuff said.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosNovember 18, 2017
    Amazing and fresh pasta! Enjoyed the special with braised lamb, olives, and feta. Yummm.
  • Alyxa L.heart icon on user image
    Alyxa LeaseJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The u-good will definitely make you feel good and rabe ravioli is a staple dish
  • Byron W.heart icon on user image
    Byron WilkesDecember 22, 2015
    Lovely brunch spot with a decent Bloody Mary and amazing skirt steak, highly recommend the latter.
  • Tara
    TaraJune 4, 2011
    Greenpoint gem. So good, great date spot. Worth the wait to sit in the garden if it's nice out. I usually never order chicken at restaurants, I did and it was fantastic.
  • Donna Mc
    Donna McJuly 29, 2013
    Tourist tip: In this neighborhood gem - the corned beef hash is all dressed up for Sunday brunch, with eggs cooked to perfection.
  • Malcolm C.heart icon on user image
    Malcolm ChangAugust 18, 2017
    Proof that you don't have to be cutting edge to be great. Seasonal farm to table fare that is good value.
  • Amp J.
    Amp JonesFebruary 26, 2014
    I might be a d*ck for mentioning it but they didn't honor my newbie discount, after asking about it. That said, the service was attentive and the food was great.
  • Mariana W.
    Mariana WNovember 20, 2012
    That foursquare lunch special needs to be revised...its the second time I unlock it and I get told is not valid on weekends - ad a line or 2 on what the terms are! Otherwise, good eggs
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduNovember 13, 2017
    Flank steak and eggs with roasted is solid. Steak cooked well and the eggs were good. Wet tiny but friendly service.
  • Morgan P.heart icon on user image
    Morgan PolotanDecember 12, 2016
    The carbonara and spiraled veggies were both phenomenal.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    With the warm summer weather approaching, make use of Anella's pergola-secluded seating instead of dealing with a table precariously situated on a sidewalk.
  • Zack D.heart icon on user image
    Zack DavenportAugust 20, 2014
    Try their southern style fresh biscuits with a thick Bloody Mary.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuAugust 23, 2014
    Pork belly burger with an egg! Outdoor spot is really cute.
  • Marcus D.heart icon on user image
    Marcus D'ArrigoNovember 11, 2016
    Lunch menu simple and delicious. Pleasant place, nice atmosphere.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FranceOctober 15, 2014
    The chicken is always perfect, and the sausage (new to the menu for fall) is a must.
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9December 1, 2011
    Try the Gemelli - OUTSTANDING. Hands down the best restaurant in Greenpoint/Williamsburg. AMAZING!!!
  • Rachael M.heart icon on user image
    Rachael McCarthyMarch 17, 2017
    Great atmosphere, biscuits, and Bloody Mary's for the perfect Sunday brunch! Need to go back for dinner.
  • Yaw B.heart icon on user image
    Yaw BoamahMay 5, 2019
    This place is amazing. Checkout the chicken sandwich!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DemmonsMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mushroom, pea and other stuff tagliatelle is for sure in the top 5 pasta dishes I've ever had. Order it!
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YovanoffJuly 9, 2013
    The meatballs make a great late lunch or happy hour snack - the red sauce is salty and delicious.
  • noel h.
    noel hidalgoJune 17, 2010
    backyard is covered and VERY LOVELY. downside, reserved for eating (if early ur & there's space, you can enjoy a beer). also, the barking from district dog is scary sounding. cute date place.
  • Christopher L.heart icon on user image
    Christopher LebronJanuary 10, 2016
    Pork chop with Dijon sauce... So gooood. All the pasta is great too.
  • Kiwi W.heart icon on user image
    Kiwi WangDecember 1, 2016
    The PAPPARDELLE omg! The most satisfying bowl of pasta I've had in ages. Perfect.
  • The New York Times
    The New York TimesFebruary 23, 2011
    Way Greenpoint and quiet on the street. Inside this neighborhood gem a vegetable paradise awaits, with wine and service to match. Meat, too! Read more
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