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Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - 25 Reviews - 364 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, Brooklyn, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 852-9945

Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery

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364 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (at nr. Hoyt St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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(718) 852-9945
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Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY
Downtown Atlantic Restaurant & Bakery - Brooklyn, NY

Reviews

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Best

I was a little apprehensive about this place seeing as I am not a fan of too many places in Brooklyn, however I was proven wrong. The food was excellent, especially the cupcakes f...

Worst

I went to DA since my normal cupcake place (Betty's Bakery) was closed. I had high hopes since DA is well reviewed on this site and there were others inside also buying treats. ...

Terrible Cupcakes 7/29/2009

I went to DA since my normal cupcake place (Betty's Bakery) was closed. I had high hopes since DA is well reviewed on this site and there were others inside also buying treats. However, the terrible-ness of the cupcakes has prompted me to write my first-ever City Search review. They were just horrid! The cake was stale and the ""vanilla"" (it didn't really have any flavor) buttercream was miserable. I ordered four different cupcakes and the only redeeming thing about the four was that one had some chocolate ganache icing which wasn't too bad. Definitely look elsewhere (Betty's - a few doors down) for better goodies. Pros: I guess the chocolate frosting isn't bad Cons: Stale cupcakes, miserable buttercream more

Sweet Treats 1/8/2009

After walking miles and in desperate need for a chair I passed "Downtown Atlantic". Had no intention on... more

Sweet Treats 1/7/2009

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After walking miles and in desperate need for a chair I passed "Downtown Atlantic". Had no intention on getting any sweets, just wanted to grab a c... more

EXCELLENT CUPCAKES!!!!!! 11/12/2008

I was a little apprehensive about this place seeing as I am not a fan of too many places in Brooklyn, however I was proven wrong. The food was excellent, especially the cupcakes from the bakery. However, I have to say that it was our waiter that made our visit. Not only was he really nice, he was hilarious and personable. If he is still working there, definitely reccomend the waiter with the long blonde hair Pros: Great service, CUPCAKES. more

Good Local 7/8/2008

I have been to DA a lot of times. The food is pretty reliable and the staff is quite friendly.\r It's not the best food but the prices are good and, as I said, they have a nice welcoming atmosphere. Pros: friendly more

Great all around 6/21/2008

The food is delicious- great place to have a nice lunch. We had a chicken breast sandwich on focaccia w/ a tasty guacomole sauce, and the most amazing burger I've had in a really long time. Great friendly service and don't forget to grab a cupcake or coconut custard tart before you go. All nicely priced. Pros: Everything more

Wonderful Standby But Service Is Slacking... 10/29/2007

Please, please stay in our good graces. Delicious food. Family friendly atmosphere. Great Value! Wonderful menu. We could linger here forever. There used to be the most amazing server named Tim who is no longer their. The current servers are a little in over their heads.. this place can be restored to its original splendor if it gets its service together. The food is always fantastic and the bar relaxed and fun!\r more

Who would have guessed I'd love it? 2/12/2007

I think this place is weird. There's a bar with TVs showing sports (not my scene), a sort of uninspiring menu, and a bakery stuffed in front. How could I have known that the food would be so FANTASTIC? Though we knew they had great cupcakes and these completely to die for little chocolate cookies, we had kind of written of the restaurant due to the standard ""roasted beet salad"" kind of menu. I'm so glad we ended up there by accident one rainy day. It turns out that the specials were much more interesting to me than the normal menu, and the chocolate pots de creme is completely decadent in a way that is almost inappropriate (by inappropriate I mean gaudy, and by gaudy I mean fantastic). And that standard roasted beet salad is the best one I've had... fresh, sweet, tart, and soul satisfying. Brunch is solid (go ahead and fill up on the pumpkin bread they give you to start, you can always take what you don't eat home). The service is charming, almost familial, and informal in a way that is refreshing. So, yum... it's not the place to impress out of towners, but when you just want good food without all the normal New York this 'n' that, this is the place to go. Pros: Great specials, fantastic desserts. Cons: hmmm... I still think the atmosphere is odd, but worth it for the food. more

Great dining on premises but avoid delivery at all costs 2/4/2007

The reviews are right... this is a true gem amidst the mediocrity of mass fare offered on nearby Smith Street. The service is friendly and unintrusive, the quality of food high and the atmosphere welcoming, unlike many other ""local"" places that so bend over backwards to be hip that they get everything else wrong. Be warned, however, that your best option is eating in--delivery is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. The best burger in town when had on premises becomes a messy--and pricey--disappointment when ordered for delivery. It took over an hour, they screwed up the credit card charge, and the food didn't even come in a takeout container. The burgers and fries were wrapped only in wax paper and shoved in a paper bag, all of which had become a cold, greasy, soggy mess by the time we sat down to eat it. Pros: Friendy & professional service, excellent food, good value Cons: Delivery more

Great decor, mostly good food, service left something to be desired... 12/21/2006

My lunch date requested her dish be cooked well-done - needless to say it came burnt after a 45 minute wait. That's not the type of impression I like to give during business lunches. The extreme wait and rude indifference of the waitstaff was quite dissappointing. If not for my own meal being delicious and the decor being wonderful I would forever write this place off. Pros: Decor Cons: Service more

Great variety, great place 9/22/2006

I came to eat at DA last night and the food was delicious, the service was right on. If you want to dine at a low key spot and still have a great menu to choose from, this is an option. I had the Asian Chicken Salad which was tasty and not at all bland with sliced grilled chicken, portabella mushrooms and greens with a peanut vinagrette. Everyone else had their tuna special or ragout, claimed as outstanding food. The amount of food is abundant even for someone like me who loves to eat. Prices are extremely reasonable! Pros: variety found on menu, prices, location more

Great! 9/15/2006

The food is always well prepared. They have a wonderful eclectic menu and the service is top notch. Live music on the weekends and the best cupcakes in NY makes this a perfect experience. I threw a party for 12 people and it was a smashing success. Pros: The bakery more

Great bakery, so-so restaurant 8/8/2006

Dining here is a casual, fair experience. Food is ok, service is ok...nothing special. However, the bakery is one of the best in the neighborhood. Their cupcakes are top notch (much better than Magnolia) more

Delicious Food 5/11/2006

Went to Downtown Atlantic the other night for the first time, but definitely not my last. The food was incredible. Crab cakes that were mostly crab! A polenta appetizer that was so simple and so tasty. Entrees were equally as good. And a nice selection of wines under $20 - which is great for the wine non-connoisseur. The waitress checked up on us just enough not to think she forgot about us or that she was overbearing. Overall, a great dining experience. One thing - it was a little warm in the place so don't overdress. Pros: Food, Service more

Keep walking toward Smith St. 10/14/2005

In all fairness I have given this restaurant 5 chances & once, only once did they get it right. Everytime I order the food for delivery they forget something--different times they forgot my fries, one time my soda, another time a cupcake. They never brought me my soda when I told them it wasn't in the bag & when they forgot my fries they brought them to me cold. Their delivery time sucks--often over an hour wait & the girl on the other end of the phone always rushes you. All in all the fries are phenomenal, the cupcakes delicious (try the reeses peanut butter one) the sticky buns are even better & they serve the best carrot soup I ever tasted. Pros: Carrot soup, Sticky buns Cons: Extra slow delivery, Forgetful delivery more

Lovely food 8/20/2005

My only criticism is that the restaurant gets very loud. The food is wonderful, and the desserts and baked goods are really wonderful. Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious food, excellent service Cons: noisy more

Great atmosphere and tasty food 3/20/2005

I'd passed by the Downtown Atlantic a few times on my way to work, and noticed the sign in the window advertising live jazz on Sunday nights. So last night my date and I decided to have dinner there. It was a smart move! The food was excellent and served in very generous portions; the seared tuna appetizer was especially delicious. (I only wish we'd had room for dessert from the bakery, but we were way too full for that! Next time, for sure.) The jazz was terrific and we found the restaurant's ambience elegant but not overly formal. A diverse dining crowd and friendly service added to the pleasure of the evening. I'm looking forward to becoming a Sunday evening regular. Pros: Live jazz, Delicious food, Generous portions Cons: A little bit loud more

decent downtown experience 10/18/2004

i've been to downtown several times now and it's been consistently good- both food and service. after appetizer and my main entree i usually don't have room left for dessert, but i have had a piece of chocolate cake once and it was a sweet ending. when you walk through the door you are welcomed by a wonderful display of desserts that are tempting. (although i have to admit i am a little bias, since i've come to love sweet melissa's on court street and nothing compares to their desserts.) overall, downtown atlantic has been a great dining experience and i will continue to go back. Pros: good bakery, good food, live jazz more

Bland 10/8/2004

I can not believe the reviews for this place. I haven't had a plain old burger here but I did try a fish dish that was absolutely the most tasteless meal I have ever had. My husband's meal was equally tasteless. Would not go back. more

Great Brooklyn Eatery 5/1/2004

I have been here a few times, for lunch and dinner. The food is excellent. Service is very courteous and helpful. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich. Delicious. Prices are also extremely reasonable. This place is a great deal and worth the trip from Manhattan. Pros: Reasonable prices more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Downtown Atlantic takes pride in being part of the ""other"" downtown--downtown Brooklyn. Black-and-white photos of the area from a bygone era warm the rather suburban decor....

  • 10/5/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun and Tue-Wed, noon-10pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-11pm; Mon, closed
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Boerum Hill
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