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Places to eat out when you want responsibly sourced meat...

There's also Get Fresh and Rose Water in Park Slope.

Get Fresh
370 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rose Water
787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar 30, 2010
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Good weekend child friendly brunch in Park Slope or Carroll Gardens?

Palo Santo on Union Street has a very good brunch. Every time we've been on a Sat morning, the back room has been pretty quiet and seems like it would be kid friendly.

Jun 04, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Just moved to Dean & 4th (23 years ago) and need delivery suggestions

We often order from Taro Sushi, which is very good and close by. Not sure if sushi is what you're looking for. I bet most places on 5th up to around Carroll/Garfield would deliver or let you pick up an order. Welcome to the neighborhood :)

May 27, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Gowanus Yacht Club...Worth the Hoopla?

I agree- much more of a neighborhood place. Also, the bathroom is atrocious, even by minimal dive bar standards. I walk the three blocks back to my apartment rather than brave that dank basement.

Apr 19, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs


1. Cavatelli with Faiccos hot sausage & sage butter at Frankies 457
2. Steak and eggs korean style at The Good Fork
3. Pannelle at Ferdinando's
4. asopado (whatever the special is- seafood, chicken, etc.) at Palo Santo
5. slow rendered duck breast at The Grocery

Mar 24, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

bklyn and queens: freshest, highest quality produce??

The Grand Army Plaza Green Market is great during spring, summer and fall. Still open during the winter, but the selection isn't as good. Also, the Park Slope Food Coop has excellent produce, but you need to be a member to shop.

Mar 20, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Good Park Slope lunch place to bring a 2 year old?

S'nice is very kid friendly. Aunt Suzie's is also very accommodating of children and has kid specials.

Mar 06, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Sandwiches in Park Slope?

I had a great sandwich from Bierkraft today-- House roasted turkey, herb brie, honey mustard and arugula on ciabatta bread. As others have said, there is a wide variety of toppings and cheese selections, with meats being a bit more limited. Plus a bag of Zapps chips.

Feb 19, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Cheap, festive(!) restaurant for private party.

Try Jimmy's No. 43 in the E.Village. I hosted a party there last August. They have a private room in the back that would fit 30 and excellent appetizers and excellent beer/wine selection. Our guests raved about the food & drinks. The staff/service was great too. Keep in mind that it is very casual, which is exactly what we were looking for, but it may not be right for everyone. They're very flexible with the back room, which can be set up and decorated anyway you like. We used lots and lots of candles and moved most of the tables to the side for more of a cocktail party feel. You can also plug your ipod into their sound system. They also let us bring in our own birthday cake.

Feb 12, 2009
tiger2 in Manhattan

Sandwiches in Park Slope?

Any recommendations for good take out sandwiches in Park Slope? I've been enjoying the sandwiches at S'nice (especially the roasted vegetable panini), but I'd love some non-veg options. Thanks!

Feb 12, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Frankie's 457 Lately?

The food at Frankie's is very good, but it is much more rustic and casual (in all ways- food, decor, etc) than Dressler. Frankie's is our standard week night kind of spot. Food is very good at Dressler too. Dressler, in my opinion, has a more romantic, special feel.

Jan 30, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Missing South America

I definitely recommend checking out Palo Santo- it's one of my favorite places in Park Slope. The food is very good. Quirky ambiance, great service. The wine list includes wines from Argentina and Uruguay.

Jan 06, 2009
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Park Slope

I'd also highly recommend Palo Santo on Union between 4th and 5th. We've been there recently for both brunch and dinner and loved it. The menu changes daily, but there are some things that seem to be pretty consistent. For brunch, I've enjoyed the french toast with stewed fruit and omelette w/zucchini and cheese grits and my husband has ordered the pork sandwich w/homemade pickles twice because it was so good. For dinner, we've had the beet salad, pork tacos, both chicken and seafood posados, a curry duck dish and a grilled trout. Everything has been excellent. The last time we went for dinner (12/6), they offered a $20-25 three course prix fixe, which is a great great bargain. Not sure if that's every night though. We've always been happy with the service, which is helpful (we didn't know several items on the menu) without being condescending or cloying.

Dec 20, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

al di la is open for lunch

Thanks for the heads up. We went today and had a great experience. Word hasn't gotten out yet either-- we got there around 12:30 and there were only three other tables the entire time. The menu offers mostly lunch items, but there are a couple of egg dishes that would appeal to someone looking for brunch. An egg affogato dish (drowned in tomato) sounded wonderful, but I couldn't say no to the lasagna.

Nov 15, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

rehearsal dinner crisis -- anywhere in downtown brooklyn?

Bubby's does private parties upstairs.

Aug 20, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Fish Camp- lobster roll

Had the lobster roll at Brooklyn Fish Camp tonight and was disappointed. Lobster roll was significantly smaller than I've had here in the past and much heavier on the mayo. Almost a mayo sauce. It was totally buried on the plate under a mountain of fries. The roll has always been pricey, but at $33 it really felt like a ripoff. The small amount of lobster meat that was there was delicious- perfectly cooked and seasoned (once a lot of mayo was scraped off)- and contained two great claws.

I've enjoyed the lobster rolls here in the past and never had a complaint about portions, prices, etc. In fact, I've usually struggled to finish the rolls. I hadn't been to Brooklyn Fish Camp in a few months, so maybe this has been a trend for some time? Is it increases in the cost of lobster or running a restaurant in this economy?

On a side note, my husband had the grilled barramundi with a pineapple/pink peppercorn salsa that was delicious and seemed fairly priced at $18. The peel and eat shrimp appetizer was very good too.

Aug 17, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy fresh fish in Park Slope?

How is the fish at Union Market? It looks pretty good, but we're new to Park Slope and haven't had a chance to try it.

Aug 17, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Carroll Gardens Chinese

Nope... sadly, there is no decent chinese food in the neighborhood. Hunan Delight on Union Street in Park Slope is okay and delivers to us on Clinton/President in Carroll Gardens. It's not great, but it's much better than anything in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill and is fresh and quick.

For a dumpling fix, Eton is very good. It just opened last week and has been discussed on the board a lot.

Jul 10, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Red Hot Szechuan in Park Slope closed?

I'm happy to hear that it's back. I've missed Red Hot's hot and sour soup and chicken with hot pepper sauce and peanuts these past few months. They're just not the same anywhere else in the neighborhood.

Jun 30, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Mary's fish camp, brooklyn?

I've been to both and think that the Brooklyn location is on par with the Manhattan location. Similar menus, same quality. Typically, I've had less of a wait in Brooklyn. Especially now that the garden is open, the wait in BK should be even better.

Jun 25, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Italian Restaurant for old timer

I second Ferdinando's. It's on the casual side, but very old school and has great rice balls. I love the pannelle too.

I've never been to Marco Polo's on the corner of Court and Union in Carroll Gardens, but my parents enjoy it and have described it as very traditional (Brooklyn/NYC) Italian. It's a little fancier/pricier than Ferdinando's.

Jun 23, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Looking for a real salumeria

Try Esposito's in Carroll Gardens (Court St btwn President and Union). Great sopressata and fress mozz. Also, Staubitz is very good (Court St at Baltic). I've never tried it there, but the website lists wild boar sausage.

Jun 19, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Affordable & atmospheric dining in Park Slope? (near 11th St.)

12 street bar & grill (12th/8th ave) is a good brunch option nearby

May 15, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Olive Vine- Carroll Gardens

Any report on the Olive Vine that recently opened on Court btw Degraw and Sackett? Is it the same as the one in Park Slope? It's been full the past few nights that we've walked by.

May 03, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Best Brunch in Park Slope?

I love 12 street- charming spot, good service. The "sunday eggs" are great.

Apr 14, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Drivable chow in Brooklyn

I recommend the good fork in red hook. It's not ethnic, but it's a bit off the beaten path and you really need a car to get there. We've had consistently good experiences. Great service, love the menu. Favorites are the fried oysters, dumplings, kimchi steak and eggs.

Red Hook in general is a good driving and eating area. You should check out the the soccer field vendors in Red Hook one weekend this summer. And the Fairway.

Apr 11, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Dinner to impress: The Grocery or Saul (or other)?

Grocery. We've enjoyed the tasting menu and the regular dinner menu. The duck is especially wonderful. The tables are a bit tight, but each time I've been there the staff and owners have gone out of their way to be welcoming. For me, this graciousness well compensates for any annoyance over the size. It's a treat.

Apr 06, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Rehearsal Dinner

This thread has some Dumbo recommendations:

I don't know that these qualify as "not expensive," but might be worth checking out.

I posted this there over the summer about Bubbys.

We recently attended a rehearsal dinner at Bubbys in Dumbo and had a great experience. The view is awesome! The couple reserved the entire upstairs area. There was a small bar set up as well as a three piece band. I think they had some passed hors d'ouevres. The food was served buffet style and was quite good. Certainly not fine dining, but was great comfort food. They don't have the best reputation on this board, but everything was very solid/good and was the casual and homey vibe that the couple wanted. Service was excellent.

Apr 04, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Name & address of Brklyn Italian near BQE??


151 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-1545

Mar 26, 2008
tiger2 in Outer Boroughs

Sat. night pizza for a group? Lombardi's?

Thanks everyone. We're going tonight and I'll let you know how it goes.

Mar 15, 2008
tiger2 in Manhattan