The Breslin Bar & Grill

4.3
181 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary American
The aim of our food is to showcase the amazing produce to be had within a 200 km radius of Melbourne. Taking in the Otway’s, Gippsland, and the Peninsula. Whole carcass usage looks at both our primary cuts such as fillet, sirloin, rump and T-bone as well a secondary cuts and offal. A Mornington Peninsula based produce supplier allows us to change quickly with the seasons to present to you a balanced menu. Dry aging is a technique we use at The Breslin which allows the meat to break down with natural enzymes and removes water content from the cut. This technique presents as a very tender piece of meat with good gamey flavours.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was amazing, cocktails and wine were both very good, service was a little underwhelming, I had to consistently get waiters attention to order more drinks, and my water was never topped up. It was busy and I understand it can be hard to get around to all tables consistently though, especially since I was a solo diner. Will definitely be back for another amazing steak

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natalieM
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic customer service, very clean and great atmosphere 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

We’ve been for dinner several times over the past 6 weeks and always look forward to ordering the Seafood Linguini have told all our friends it’s the best by far this time when we ordered it just wasn’t the same could not even taste the capers in the dish that make it a stand out meal they were there but tasteless we were very disappointed but will be back to try again as the service and staff are wonderful.

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MM123
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A little pricey, but great food! would have been nice if veggies were included with the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for our anniversary, and though we were very happy with the food and service in the end there were a few things I want to say. When we first got there we were seated on a table right next to 10 very loud men who were taking up a lot of space, leaning back from their table and into our chair area and there were other tables we could have been put on so we asked to move as we couldn’t even hear each other speak. This was not an issue and we were moved instantly. We were outside on the terrace and it was lovely but it did start to rain very heavily and though I was okay with it, we weren’t getting wet, we moved to another table inside.
Sadly the only real negative criticism I have for Breslin is that their wooden indoor chairs are very hard to sit on. They were unbalanced and uncomfortable. The wicker chairs outside were much better! This kind of ruined the ambience for me as I couldn’t wait to finish up and leave so to not sit on the chair anymore. I rate the food very highly and the service was impeccable, it was really just the chairs.

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CelisM
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food for our friends catch up lunch. Service was excellent. Wait staff very attentive. Loved sitting outside watching Melbourne go by. Will be back.

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Tv2v
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice food. Great dessert. We were told we had an awesome dessert chef in the kitchen for that day.

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ClareD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor area was great, a bit of sun came in but we were fine

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Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food and quick service. Excellent place for a celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, we had the meat plate everything on it was delicious

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great - although one steak was the tiniest bit overcooked. My 9 year old loved her beef burger, I don't think iv ever seen her eat so fast.

Our waiter was a bit ordinary, he musnt have written down our appetisers as we never got them. We also got the wrong type of steak - fortunately we are not super picky eaters. When the steaks were delivered he wasn't aware which one was which, therefore ended up putting them down at the wrong places. Although it was minor it added to evidence that his hospitality skills were fairly average.

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SonyaW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A little too noisy for my tastes, but lovely food, wine and view of the Yarra.

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CathyK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fast and friendly service. The food was delicious. We had the pork belly, calamari, ribs and steak. Highly recommended checking this place out!

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The kitchen remains in top form even despite all the interruptions after 2 years. The food was impeccably prepared and the server was incredibly attentive. The music was a little loud and made conversation a little bit of a struggle, but the overall ambience was very pleasant.

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MarcosF
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice venue, the pork ribs were delicious. Thank you!

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

For the price it's very ordinary. Go to a proper steak house for the same price

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Yummy menu hard to choose - rapt with our choice and loved our seat outside to enjoy the Melbourne sunshine too

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue to meet and celebrate with friends. A great time was had by all

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chrish
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Shane COVID menu only but loved the food
The 3 entree selections were beautiful and steak superb

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loui
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

I have been many times before and have never been disappointed.
Last night I took a chef friend and she loved it too. The food was delicious and the cocktails too but there was a serious lack of desert choice on the menu and we chose none. The only disappointment was the service.
Although nice enough staff they all seemed a bit caught in the headlights. Never looking our way and brought the wrong drink and tried to prove it’s what was asked for by bringing a receipt! They came over to bring a wine list but completely neglected to remove our dirty plates until just before we left. Then trying to pay we stood by the register and the man completely ignored us for several mins while he did something else.
Would still recommend though as the food was delicious and setting just right.

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Madeline
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was amazing, can’t fault at all. We’d been here previously and had amazing service but didn’t receive that this time round. It was a very warm night, it took us ages to be served water at the table let alone served for further drinks and food. Apart from the service, we love the food, atmosphere and location of the Breslin.

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Andreww
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was very nice. The service started off really good but became quite ordinary towards the end.

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TREVOR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dinner was great
Food was great
Only issue we had was a 20 minute wait to be served drinks once seated

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karlr
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

quick service, friendly staff, good selection of quality wine options, great food

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service , Ruby serviced our table and was great also

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RoscoA
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good and the service was good even it was the busiest time of the year and there seemed to have enough staff working on the floor.

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Highly recommend!

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The customer service was amazing....
I will come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food and service were pretty average.
The menu on your website is completely different to the one you provide. It’s a super simple thing that would take no time to update.

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Sharon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A really excellent meal and drinks spoiled a little by a lack of service when our server went on break and no one else would come near us, to the extent that someone in another section had to tap a waiter on the shoulder and send them over. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

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DeniseT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch with friends. Great location n atmosphere. Staff very friendly n helpful. Definitely recommend.

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DarrenF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Medium rare steak was over cooked and flavorless, but the service is worse, extremely hard to get a drink or a weight as attention to deliver anything.

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Ponny
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place, delicious food, nice ambience. Highly recommended.

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GioV
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I made a reservation for the outside area and when I arrived there was only one table occupied, the receptionist placed the menus on the table next to her, right at the entrance of the restaurant, since the restaurant was empty I asked if I could change tables as I was fine in the entry and passage of people, she said it was fully booked and not very happy placed us at the next table (after one hour and a half we left the restaurant and it was still empty).
I'm celiac and they don't have anything on the menu that shows us allergies like gluten and dairy products. According to the chef I could only choose between 4 dishes (the most expensive options on the menu) which are completely gluten free. Nowadays, restaurants are modulating due to people who have allergies (which is very serious) and this is definitely not the case for this restaurant.

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DamianN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal at Breslin. Steak cooked to perfection, and the Jamacian Jerk Chicken was delicious. Service was spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

We paid alot of money for scotch fillet and porterhouse steak. The Scott was overcooked and chewy. The porterhouse was full of sinew, overcooked and tough.
Very loud and very hard to talk to friends without yelling or repeating yourself.
Not the greatest place by all means

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

will will be going back until we have tried everything on the menu

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CHam
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and music, overlooking would recommend.

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LouJo
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Love love the beef wellington!!! Must try!. Will definitely visit again for this.

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JeffreyL
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, food very good, location terrific. We'd definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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The Breslin Bar & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.