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30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1430
+1 718-636-4100
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
26 Feb 2016
“Perfectly Simple Convenience, and a Great Chef”
2 Feb 2015
“Excellent service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
International, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1430
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

A limited menu, but excellently crafted. Reasonably priced. Friendly, efficient, not pushy, service. They know how to get you to the event on time and you're right there a few feet from your seat. Open for two hours before most evening performances but they COULD...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

this is about the smile & welcome by the Bar & the wait staff... even tough the place was packed and opera performance was to start soon. I was given a table when all I had was ta glass of wine & the small cheese...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

There are other restaurants around with tastier food and better service. The servers were friendly and tried hard but there was a lot of confusion. It seemed like not one server went to the correct table for the entire 90 minutes we were there. The...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

As Brooklyn continues to over gentrify it also becomes more segregated. But in many ways BAM Cafe feels like an older ( more ideal) Brooklyn. The clientele is racially and economically diverse. Everyone is meant to feel welcome and it maintains a vibe that does...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2014

THis beautifully decorated room sits inside the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It has magnificent fixtures and the spacing between tables is excellent. Also the service was a top notch and the food was more than serviceable but needs to have a steady hand to work...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to wait for your show at BAM to start. The decoration is amazing and is full of people, age depends on the show. I didn't try the food, but cocktails were great.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 13 February 2012

You need to check exactly when it's open and what they're serving these change depending on the shows at BAM, but this is a beautiful spot, sometimes with interesting music and good food.

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Reviewed 31 August 2008

Ok food. Good music.

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Reviewed 22 February 2008

The food is bad, but the atmosphere is great. I've only been here while waiting for a show at BAM.

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Reviewed 8 December 2007

it's ok

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  • Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-4100
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