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Hill Cafe

17 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-2410
+1 718-230-3471
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak frites” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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French, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
17 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-2410
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

One of the highlights of visiting Daughter in Brooklyn is eating at new places and the Hill Cafe is now at the top of our list. Most of NY must have been watching the Yankees game, because even though it was early, we had our...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I LOVE their calamari. I LOVE their pizza! I LOVE their salads. I LOVE the salmon. There's a breakfast dish with blackeyed peas that did not thrill me but I LOVE the Hill Cafe. It's a great place to meet friends and I recently celebrated...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's the sort of place where you sit at the bar and order dinner over some great drinks and chat with the great bartenders. It's friendly, the food is excellent (personally, I love their steak frites w/salad served on a cutting board). It's in my...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Hill Café is a quaint, neighborhood restaurant with an eclectic menu. The unassuming front belies the great food inside. The restaurant is charmingly decorated with tea lights, rough-hewn beams, and antique relics. It accommodates families with young children, but was also quite comfortable for...More

Thank Chaz C
Management response:Responded 10 October 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and we're happy everyone enjoyed their menu selections! We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 11 June 2016

This bar was close to our accommodation and we enjoyed it so much the first time that we returned for our last night. The menu is small but everything we tried was well cooked, presented and delicious. Max was the perfect host and a mean...More

1  Thank janice000
Management response:Responded 10 October 2016

Thank you for coming in (twice!); we hope your experience at Hill Cafe during your visit was memorable!

Reviewed 2 January 2016

We came here for new year's eve dinner and it was fantastic!!! We had a party of 8 and we were all happy with our food, drinks and the service. They have lots of options on the menu, including vegetarian. Lots of options for drinks...More

1  Thank OctavianCiubotariu
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Had friends meet us in Brooklyn and happened upon this cute little cafe on foot. One of my sons had the grilled chicken sandwich, the other had the breakfast with two eggs and sides, I enjoyed their hand-cut fries with a grapefruit infused wheat beer,...More

1  Thank Baffo1
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Hill Cafe was our first stop on our several day visit to the city. My DD had the Vodka Penn which hit the mark; my DS wolfed his deconstructed beef bourgeoisie (sp). I had the Chipotle pork chop with apricot which was a wonderful play...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Good food, friendly service. cozy spot. A fairly decent vareity of dishes and very good happy happy hour appectizers.

1  Thank jae666
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Best spot in Clinton Hill. Best food in Clinton Hill. Best drinks in Clinton Hill. Best folks in Clinton Hill. Probably one of the best places for true vegetarian food in the city. It's quite simple: if you do what you do with pride, it's...More

1  Thank Morten F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-2410
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-230-3471
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