The Brooklyn Star

The Brooklyn Star

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Southern Food Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Eater
    EaterJune 15, 2017
    Williamsburg Southern restaurant The Brooklyn Star serves duck wings that are dressed in ground chili, honey, and fried garlic. The crispy fried wings are spicy yet sweet. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 13, 2017
    Get the tripe chili if it's on the menu, served with a bag of corn chips, Frito pie-style. Otherwise, make a late night snack out of a barbecue mignonette-topped oysters and bacon jalapeño corn bread. Read more
  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RosenbergAugust 11, 2014
    The meatloaf sandwich is... terrifying. That said it will also do nicely for lunch tomorrow so get over how petrified you are and just order it. Cornbread also a must obviously.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 16, 2015
    The mac and cheese here is delivered HOT so be weary. Once it cools, enjoy the meaty and smokey taste of bacon and the sharp and creamy generous cheese application. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJune 22, 2017
    The fries at this Southern restaurant are officially only on the menu as an accompaniment to the dry-aged, T-bone steak. They’re thick enough to serve as a vessel for sopping up sauces. Read more
  • Tess S.
    Tess SmithJuly 2, 2016
    2 of us always think we can finish 3 smalls + cornbread + beer. don't be stuffed fools like us. Get 2 orders of the duck wings & a salad to split, THEN maybe get the cornbread (with bacon & jalapeno)
  • Nicoleheart icon on user image
    NicoleApril 14, 2015
    I went in with the 3.5yr old I babysit, and everyone was so kid-friendly (esp. our waitress Sandy). Big tables, big portions, and tasty drinks and food. Need to go back to try more! Right by the L.
  • Chez O.heart icon on user image
    Chez OngMarch 16, 2015
    Fried duck wings and Chuck Norris. This place has it all! The cauliflower salad is a little pricey but so friggin delicious. The chicken fried steak is a beast for $16 though! Their trout is tight.
  • PureWow
    PureWowFebruary 23, 2016
    The cinnamon bun is like Cinnabon on crack. You might want to share this one with a friend...or five. But we won’t tell if you eat it all yourself. Read more
  • Cooper S.heart icon on user image
    Cooper SmithJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's talk about the Sunday night special. $20/person gets you two HUGE pieces of fried chicken + a side dish for the table-Mac'n'cheese, black beans, collared greens, mashed potatoes. Resos required
  • Salih Seckin S.
    Salih Seckin SevincOctober 24, 2016
    South American kitchen. Mac&Cheese and fried chicken is notable. Chicken was crunchy and juicy. Restaurant atmosphere has yellow and brownish colors. A classic and local place.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    The Bitches say: B. A dreamy brunch menu filled with decadent comfort food, a relaxed ambiance, and friendly service, but we don’t think it warrants the frantic scramble for a table right at 12 pm Read more
  • Michelle L.heart icon on user image
    Michelle LOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The mac n cheese is my fave in the entire city (and I love me some mnc). The Pimms Cup is excellent. Fried chicken dinner is amazing... actually, I love everything on the menu. This place is perfect
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJuly 26, 2015
    "All animals are killed humanely with five point exploding heart punch" says the menu. Start walking. And order the cornbread with bacon and jalapenos to start.
  • Sherina D.heart icon on user image
    Sherina DavisMarch 19, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the duck wings, Mac n Cheese. Actually try the whole menu during week. The brunch menu in the weekend is wonderful. You will come back again and again.
  • Boris J.heart icon on user image
    Boris JonesApril 8, 2015
    Brooklyn Star has some of the best Southern food going around, and being off the Lorimer stop, or a 20 minute walk from Central Williamsburg, it's a bit out of the madness of bedford. Read more
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You MUST get the cornbread with jalapeños and bacon. They always warn you that it may take 20 minutes since each skillet is made to order. Absolutely worth whatever wait necessary.
  • Angela W.heart icon on user image
    Angela WenFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    For brunch: chicken and waffles are the star. For dinner: jalapeño cornbread, Mac and cheese, kale salad. The huge steak board is amazing to share with multiple people.
  • Laurence B.heart icon on user image
    Laurence BAugust 27, 2015
    Country fried steak was delicious. The hot slaw is actually just braised cabbage, but that's fine because I really like braised cabbage.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMarch 8, 2011
    This renowned Southern foodery is bringing you killer dishes like Dr. Pepper Ribs and bacon-wrapped trout. Bonus: Check out their Last Supper w/ Willie Nelson as Jesus; a definite high holiday. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 2, 2011
    Get your fix of Southern comfort food with big flavors and even bigger portions. You must try the Mac and Cheese Bacon with a side of corn bread or the Hot Meatloaf Sandwich on Pullman Bread.
  • Monica S.
    Monica SumaNovember 6, 2013
    MUST have the grilled hake and little neck clams with smiked cod cheeks, it is sooo good! The spiced cider is really good too winter time.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeApril 21, 2015
    everything's pretty heavy, but TO ALL CHEFS, come here on a Monday or Sunday and see how fried chicken is supposed to be done. Best in the business!!
  • Wailana W.heart icon on user image
    Wailana WongAugust 19, 2014
    Ordered the country fried steak, sweet tea glazed brick chicken and pork chop after a starter of Barnstable oysters. All good but took a very long time!
  • Anuj M.heart icon on user image
    Anuj MathurJanuary 19, 2015
    Chicken fried steak is solid -- light crispy crust on a well tenderized piece of beef. Mashed potatoes and hot slaw in the side.
  • Corinna P.heart icon on user image
    Corinna PJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon jalapeño cornbread and bacon mac n' cheese are MUSTS. The trotters are bangin, the kale salad is really good, the chicken (fried or half roasted) is incredible. Really can't go wrong.
  • Phil K.heart icon on user image
    Phil KatzApril 24, 2016
    Excellent Sunday brunch- just make sure to arrive early. It's a large space, but fills up quick and the bar doesn't serve the full menu until 1.
  • Alexandra F.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra FanningJuly 23, 2017
    It's too loud in the restaurant area and the tables are too far apart to have a conversation. Candied grapefruit is nice - biscuits are good but I think the highlight is the chicken and waffles
  • Jamie A.
    Jamie AbregoMarch 2, 2014
    This is a great place for brunch. Really impressed with the food and presentation. Not crowded at all! Chicken and Waffles are awesome and the Blueberry Johnny Cakes!
  • Cooper S.heart icon on user image
    Cooper SmithNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon paradise. The Mac n Cheese with bacon is unreal, same goes for the baked-to-order cornbread with jalapeño and bacon. They even put bacon in the country fried steak.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMay 6, 2014
    Everything is 30% cheaper than you'd expect. Great value. Leave stuffed and drunk off boozy $10 cocktails.
  • Jillian N.
    Jillian NicholsJanuary 17, 2015
    Smoked old fashioned is excellent. They had a gnocchi and duck special that blew me away. Chicken fried steak is also amazing. Just order everything.
  • Nathan
    NathanMarch 20, 2015
    Ignore the "small" and "big" -- it's "big" and "bigger." Get the mac n' cheese and the country fried steak, you can start your diet tomorrow.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 1, 2011
    On this family-style menu, the “small” plates are big & the “big” plates are huge. Try the popular bacon-flecked mac and cheese ($9), fried pig tails ($11) and tripe chili with Fritos ($9). Read more
  • Joe R.
    Joe RanzenbachSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much anything you can order here is good. Come with a few friends and order for the table. Get the bacon and jalepeños in your corn bread. Try the fried pig tails and corn cobs. Tip Wayne well.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusFebruary 1, 2012
    They’re offering 4 different Super Bowl trays for takeout including a batch of 40 Buffalo wings and bacon mac n’ cheese for 12. Find other NYC spots to spend your Super Bowl Sunday on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Laser B.heart icon on user image
    Laser BurnersDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is good, for sure, but not sure how it gets such accolades for "southern cuisine". I grew up in the rural Deep South, ate lots of wonderful things, none of which are paralleled on this menu
  • Dana D.heart icon on user image
    Dana DApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Seasonal Southern chow. Try the tripe chili with Fritos, the sautéed veal tongue or fried pig tails. You'll be gettin' your twang on soon enough.
  • Nate S.heart icon on user image
    Nate SAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the meatloaf sandwich and attempt to eat the whole thing. (Hint: you won't be able to, but that's okay. Take it to go. It'll taste even better when it's cold).
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Fried chicken & waffles are just the tip of the iceburg at Brooklyn Star. Be adventurous and go for the fried pig tails with tater tots - you won't be disappointed.
  • Sydney L.heart icon on user image
    Sydney LimMarch 31, 2018
    Country fried steak is super heavy, and the sauce on top doesn't help with flavor; just adds more grease. Mac & Cheese app is good though- tabasco on top recommended.
  • Akua A.heart icon on user image
    Akua AidooJune 9, 2015
    Very nice spot, good portions..great service. The chicken w/ the chicken n waffles could use more flavor though. Loved the broiled grapefruit!
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan J.August 22, 2016
    It's rare you find a place that has both quality brunch AND quality dinner. The brick chicken entree was so flavorful and delicious!
  • Ella H.
    Ella HaizlipOctober 26, 2011
    They have a family style rib dinner on Tues and Wed. Smoked Dr. Pepper pork ribs are served with choice of house sides and a rotating pickle plate, for $25 per guest (3-guest min).
  • Sabrina M.heart icon on user image
    Sabrina MajeedDecember 31, 2015
    Country fried steak! Not as good as in Texas, but probably the closest thing in NYC! Also Cherry Blossom cocktail = tart and yummy
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkSeptember 29, 2011
    You may be wary when it comes to eating Southern cuisine in a place like W'Burg. But Brooklyn Star gets it right w/ a modern twist. Tasty food. Couples are sometimes seated @ communal tables.
  • Gentrifried Chicken
    Gentrifried ChickenNovember 6, 2011
    Serious southern cooking here. If you're not getting the meatloaf sandwich then stop by for the fried chicken dinner served every Sun and Mon. Hopefully lives up to their old brunch recipe (pictured.) Read more
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 17, 2011
    Recommended Dishes: Sweetbread tacos; Dr. Pepper ribs; breakfast torta,...The second incarnation of this Williamsburg destination mixes country vibes with a thought-out upscale comfort menu. Read more
  • Meghan Kathleenheart icon on user image
    Meghan KathleenJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you ever wanted to eat chicken and waffles, this is your spot. Juicy, moist chicken, delicious waffles with a hint of spices that make it a perfect combo.
  • Jack
    JackApril 12, 2014
    Great service (thanks, Liz)! Go for the regular old fashioned, the endive or kale salad, and the Mac and cheese sans bacon. Ax#
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