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Defonte's of Brooklyn

261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
+1 212-614-1500
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (11 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“corned beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian, Delicatessen
261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
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11 - 20 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Sandwich Turkey was very good Price was good and good quality We always have food at this place whenever we visit cruise terminal Good food

1  Thank mike g
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The sandwhiches are big, very good and have a lot of food inside! The bread is great. The staff is nice and the service is very quick.

1  Thank RachPS
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I saw Defonte's on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives and was not disappointed. Drove by the place and had to take home (2) sandwiches for the road. The chicken parm and Roast Beef were the best I've ever had. You cant ask for a better made...More

2  Thank KEN H
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

My friend and I split the Nicky Special and the Roast Beef sandwiches. Both were very good. The Nicky Special was a bold and bright sandwich with lots of character - a riot of flavours. The Roast Beef was a mellow blend that just really...More

Thank CanuckAbroad133
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Was staying at a hotel nearby and saw it mentioned on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives website--was not disappointed--great sandwich, friendly people behind the counter--if you want a good, old-style Italian hero, this is your place.

1  Thank chuckn
Reviewed 4 September 2013

After a humid stroll around Red Hook we headed to DeFonte's for their acclaimed sandwiches and were not disappointed by either the sandwiches themselves or the theater of their production and purchase. We had a hot pastrami and a roast beef sandwich, 20 bucks -...More

1  Thank Gregory C
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This was our second stop in our food tour of NYC. When we found the place in was a small store packed with people in line. A good sign! We met several NYC Firefighters who were also ordering food. Another good sign because they love...More

2  Thank Cheap_but_Good
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The fresh seeded Italian bread was excellent and our sandwiches piled high with meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and their special hot salad (a perfect ratio of bread to fillings). I had the Little Nicky and my wife had the Italian tuna. The seating is limited...More

2  Thank 1NCfoodie
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Defonte's is a local gem in Red Hook and makes all kinds of great hot and cold sandwiches. I had a hot eggplant parmesan sandwich with red peppers. It was made on a deliciously fresh hero bread. I downed it with a cold soda and...More

1  Thank shellyf
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Good place..friendly stuff..but not the best roast beef sandwich...tried better before...read the article about this place...i wonder if they served him something else...found it good, not great...

1  Thank Oxana K
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16 October 2015|
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Response from shadows830 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's really just a sandwich shop that's meant for pick up,there's like two seats in there and people don't usually eat in there.If I were you I'd go there and bring the sandwiches back to your aunts house and eat them... More
19 August 2015|
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Response from adam r | Reviewed this property |
Surely, so for starters what time do you anticipate getting to Defontes? Heres a tip...they cater to city workers, truck drivers etc... so tgey have early hours and close early. Dont expect to go there after 3 pm but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-1500
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