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Dining Recs for Brooklyn

Thanks for this! I'll have a look at some older threads. I'm struggling with the anticipation with regard to the craft beer scene!

Aug 26, 2013
trackguy in Outer Boroughs

Dining Recs for Brooklyn

Thanks scoop

Aug 23, 2013
trackguy in Outer Boroughs

Dining Recs for Brooklyn

Thank you

Aug 23, 2013
trackguy in Outer Boroughs

Dining Recs for Brooklyn

Thanks for the reply. (Likely to be) staying in Marriott Brooklyn Bridge if that narrows it down?

Aug 23, 2013
trackguy in Outer Boroughs

Dining Recs for Brooklyn

Hi there, travelling to Brooklyn in early/mid 2014 in a group of 4. Yes, I like to plan ahead. I'm looking for recommendations under a couple of headings. Bearing in mind that establishments serving craft beer get double points, where are the best places in Brooklyn to eat...

BBQ?
Japanese?
Pizza?
Burgers/ Wings/ Fries?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Aug 22, 2013
trackguy in Outer Boroughs

New York Trip - first week of March

I've been meaning to do this for quite a while. Our trip was a great success, particularly from a culinary point of view!

Day 1
On our first evening, we travelled down to Chinatown and Red Egg. We were there for happy hour(1/2price dim sum and drinks). We both enjoyed it. Peking Duck Sliders, Char Siu Mai, Chicken Fried Noodles with Chinese Greens, Garlic Spare Ribs went down great with a few beers!

I wanted to hit a few bars in Greenwich Village and on our way we visited Lani Kai for cocktails. These were some of the best we've had! Later on, we went for some gelato in L'Arte De Gelato. Our first day - 3 Chow recommendations - 3 total results!

Oh wait... I forgot! After a few more drinks....we (I actually) needed a late night snack. I just had to try NY pizza. There was one dilemma... Keste or Bleecker St... we went with Bleecker St Pizza. The Nonna Maria was excellent. We'll try Keste next time.

Day 2
We grabbed a coffee for breakfast. Our plan was to save ourselves for an early-ish dinner in Blue Smoke. After a nice boat tour, on our walk back to the hotel, we just happened across Daisy Mays BBQ. We had toyed with the idea of going here and since we were outside we thought 'Why Not?.' We both forgot, just for a second, that we were already going to Blue Smoke later on! The baked beans with burnt ends and the beef chilli both hit the spot.

So, later that day, we were heading to our second BBQ restaurant of the day! I had the rib sampler with fries and K had the pulled pork plate. I loved the choice of sauces and the control over how much/ how little to add. The pork ribs were delicious. The rub on the beef rib was great but it was a tad chewy. The pulled pork was moist and flavoursome. The accompanying sesame slaw was an unexpected success!

Dessert! And another restaurant! We couldn't ignore the charms of Junior's for cheesecake. It was everything I'd hoped for - it had a fabulous creamy, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

(Is this still Day 2?) We headed to the UPW for drinks and stopped by Blondies. As I had heard alot about their wings, I decided I had better try, despite my stomach's best efforts to dissuade me. I only got 10. They were huge,juicy and mouth watering.

Day 3
It was a Saturday morning and we wanted some breakfast. Well....after some indigestion remedy anyway. Based on some glowing recommendations, we settled on Clinton St Baking Company for only real breakfast/brunch of the trip. I had the brioche french toast with bananas and pecans, K had the choc chunk pancakes. The portion of pancakes was over-bearing but both dishes were really tasty. The maple butter is magic!

Given our excesses of the last day or so, we skipped lunch in anticipation of dinner in Balthazar. I had been before,K had not. We shared a french onion soup to start. The molten gruyere concealed a strong, flavourful broth. K had short ribs for main while I had duck sheperds pie. Both were rich, unctuous delights. K prefers white wine so we had a lovely muscadet.

Yet again, we headed elsewhere for dessert. This time we tried Momofuku Milk Bar. Some cereal milk soft serve and grasshopper pie later and we were well and truly satisfied! I keep intending to attempt making that soft serve in the ice cream maker!

Day 4
Our last day and only time for one meal. Even considering how much food we had gone through, this was one meal I had been looking forward to the whole trip. So off to Katz Deli we headed. Pastrami on Rye for me, half a Brisket and pea soup for K. I can't say I was disappointed with the portion (as some on here seem to be). It was plenty for me and the pastrami was punchy and strong. I loved it. K loved the brisket, as did I when I stole a few bites! We paid a visit to Essex St Market and Roni-Sue's Chocolates.Sadly, she had little or no pie that day but we sampled some of her exquisite confectionery nonetheless.

We had such lovely food the whole trip and this was largely down to the great advice and recommendations we received from people here. Thanks to everyone for their help!

We are planning our trip for next year already. We'll be taking in NYC again along with Boston and Nantucket to visit relatives.

For our next time in New York are there any places people would recommend off the bat? To give you some context, given the places we've visited, what types of cuisines/places to eat would people recommend as quintessentially New York?

Thanks again for all your help Chowhounds!

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Katz's Delicatessen
205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

L'Arte del Gelato
75 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Daisy May's BBQ
623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Balthazar
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Bleecker Street Pizza
69 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Junior's
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Junior's
45 Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Blondie's
212 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Red Egg
202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Clinton Street Baking Co.
4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Momofuku Milk Bar
251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Lani Kai
525 Broome St, New York, NY 10012

Jul 07, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

I've checked this place out and will definitely visit. Thanks.

Mar 02, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks so much everyone. Your 'tour' looks great RGR. This time tomorrow we shall be starting our food quest. You've all been so helpful!

Mar 02, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks everyone for your help. It really helped in planning where to go. We are travelling tomorrow.

We are going to Reg Egg for early dinner the 1st night (thurs), hopefully catching happy hour, and then onto L'Arte de Gelato for dessert and Lani Kai afterwards for cocktails. We plan on finishing in Greenwich Village for drinks.

Friday
We are going to Blue Smoke for an early dinner, probably going to a show afterwards. Wanted to get up to the UPW for drinks and try some wings from Blondies!

Saturday
Planning on getting down to Clinton St Baking Co early for pancakes and then an evening meal in Balthazar.

Sunday
Katz and a trip to Roni-Sue's for some bacorn!

Thanks again everyone for all your assistance!

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Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Lani Kai
525 Broome St, New York, NY 10012

Mar 02, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks very much. Another hard decision to make! The profiteroles look awesome but Dessert Truck Works looks tempting too!

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Dessert Truck Works
6 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Jan 24, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Hello all, we are going to Balthazar for dinner on the Saturday of our visit however, we'd like to go somewhere else for dessert. Would you recommend any places around Spring St? Thanks

Jan 23, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks very much for all the input hounds. I've changed my plans a bit based on your suggestions. If there are any similar places you could suggest as alternatives please let me know. At the moment, I'm looking at an itinerary like this -

DAY 1
Red Egg for their early bird and onto Greenwich Village for drinks. Will swing by L'Arte De Gelato for some dessert! May grab some late night munchies in Bleecker St Pizza!

DAY 2
Early-ish dinner in Blue Smoke. Going to the theater afterwards so will head to Juniors for some cheesecake. Onto the UPW, dying to try Blondies wings!

DAY 3
Clinton St Baking Company for breakfast. Balthazar for dinner.

DAY 4
Katz Deli for lunch and maybe some dessert in Roni-Sue's Chocolates.

Thanks again everyone.

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Roni-Sue's Chocolates
120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Red Egg
202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Jan 20, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

I don't know what to plan next - another trip to New York or the fitness regime when I get home?! Thanks for all the advice though, its really helpful!

Jan 19, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

thanks rose water

Jan 18, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

We were planning on heading there Thursday afternoon so that would be great!

Jan 18, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Great - thank you, that fits into our schedule as we should be down that end of town.

Jan 18, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks - will have a look at both of these.

Jan 18, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks kathryn, we are leaning towards Blue Smoke - it looks very good.

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Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

I'm from Ireland. So BBQ is almost a non-entity here, as are diners and good dim-sum places.

Thanks everyone for the replies!

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Edit - link is working

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks. I had a look at Blue Smoke, has a really lovely beer menu too from what I remember. I'll have to consult the other traveller for help deciding!

Can you tell me the name on the link? It appears to be broken.

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Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Thanks for the reply kathryn. I'll check out Clinton St Baking Company.

On the BBQ - we are looking for pulled pork more so, but I'm attracted by the jumbo Beef Rib in Daisy May's.

Cheescake and Pie is probably what we are looking for from a bakery - would you have any suggestions for these?

I know about the omissions - it's hurting! I'm already planning another trip to fill in the food blanks!

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan

New York Trip - first week of March

Hi, myself and my gf are heading to New York for 3 nights in the 1st week of March. We are both very passionate about food and want to experience NY food at it's best. We are staying near Herald Square.

We are on a budget however and I've lined out a plan of where to go with that in mind. I was wondering if you could give me your opinions of these places and maybe suggest others that might be better for people hoping to get the best examples of NY cuisine.

MEALS

RED EGG for dim-sum in Chinatown. Red Egg as we won't be in town until the afternoon on our first day.

DAISY MAYS - was going to head here on the afternoon of the 2nd day. We are planning on going to a show so we wanted to get a substantial meal in. We are dying to try proper BBQ too. Given it's location and fro what I've read this seems like the place to go?

SKYLIGHT DINER - we want to go to a diner for a nice breakfast/ brunch. Would this be one of the best?

BALTHAZAR - I was in NY with family a few years back and we went here. I loved it and so would like to take the gf here.

KATZ - I was hoping to get the famous Pastrami sandwich on the day we leave for lunch. Is this the place to go?

DESSERTS

SCREME/ L'ARTE DE GELATO - Wanted to fins some really nice gelato and keep seeing these names coming up.

BILLY'S BAKERY - for Pie, cookies, cakes etc

Please let me know what you think of my choices and please suggest any alternatives. Bear in mind the price range and the fact we are looking for classic (and probably stereotypical!) NY places.

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Red Egg
202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Jan 17, 2011
trackguy in Manhattan