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Decent eats in DUMBO for low key Wedding dinner

I don't know much about Water Street Restaurant. I went there once a few years ago, but have no cleaer memories. If you're flexible, Bubby's is nice and I've enjoyed a handful of meals there. I usually go for brunch, but I'd venture a (fairly highly) educated guess that dinner will be up to snuff. It's low-key, with great views. They host a lot of weddings there and can accommodate large groups.

I've also had a lot of great experiences at Brucie. Do a search for it on here and I think you'll find almost everybody has. They have large tables in the back that are generally communal, but if you call ahead you may be able to reserve one.

Water Street Restaurant
66 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Feb 24, 2011
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Retro desserts?

whoppie pies are all over the place.

One Girl Cookies (in the above link) is right near Betty Bakery ( which also makes Twinks (homemade twinkies) and Ring-a-Dings,

Betty Bakery
448 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

One Girl Cookies
68 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Dec 26, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Beef in Brooklyn

Prime Meats is a nice twist on steakhouse. But I don't think they take reservations and the waits can get long.

Prime Meats
465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Nov 12, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Girls night in parkslope/ cobble hill area

Not sure how many of you there are, but Brucie ( is a nice, small place that recently opened. They have great food (based on one time there) and if there are enough you may be able to reserve one of the semi-private back tables. Definitely cozy. Not sure what the alcohol scene is, if that matters to you.

Nov 04, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Carroll Gardens/Atlantic Avenue food excursion--please help!!

If you're going to Mazzola, Brooklyn Farmacy has good egg creams/ice cream sundaes/etc. and is nearby.

Other things to consider if you're in the area on a weekend are the ballfields in red hook, and also Baked on Van Brunt has some different and really delicious stuff, but those are a hike unless you take the B61 or have wheels.

Frankies Spuntino, Lucali & Buttermilk Channel are all nearby and close for good sit down meals if you decide not to go to Williamsburg.

575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brooklyn Farmacy
513 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct 02, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Any Good Onion Rings in South Brooklyn?

Downtown Bar & Grill at Court and Amity makes a good onion ring.

Aug 24, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Favorites at the brooklyn flea?

The grilled cheese is by Milk Truck

Aug 18, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Boerum Hill's best restaurants?

If you're sticking to Boerum Hill, Mile End and Building on Bond are must tries.

Building on Bond
112 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Mile End
97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aug 18, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill groceries/markets?

Brooklyn Fare is around the corner from your new place.
Specialty places like Sahadis on Atlantic and Fish Tales on Court ( are good too.

187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Fish Tales
191 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jul 21, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Salted caramel ice cream

There's an ice cream cart outside of the General Greene that generally has salted caramel ice cream that they roll pretzels into. It's good stuff. I'm sure they could leave out the pretzels if you asked. I'm not sure whether they sell by the pint.

The General Greene
229 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Jun 16, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Fondue in BK

Jake Walk, 282 Smith St. at Sackett, is the best i know of by a longshot.

The JakeWalk
282 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Apr 28, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

great cafe/brunch spot close to Brooklyn Heights Marriott?

Bubbys and the River Cafe (very expensive), both in Dumbo with stunning views, are also worth considering.

Mar 25, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

where to have breakfast/brunch before Brooklyn Flea/Brooklyn Museum Sunday?

I wouldn't eat before the Flea. There's good food there. I would get there on the earlier side and eat from the vendors.

Jan 21, 2010
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Best Brooklyn Pancakes?

Pancakes at Le Petit Cafe on Court Street (around Fourth Place) in Carol Gardens are fantastic.

May 20, 2009
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

Zap on Court Street (near State) has a pretty good bourbon selection also.
LeNell's in Red Hook was far-and-away the best but unfortunately that is no longer an option.

May 13, 2009
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Unclear about Di fara's hours. Help!

I've been there more times than I can count. My impression is that they have slices of each, but only at certain times. Specifically, there is usually a waiting line for pies. They make the pies and give them to those on the list as fast as they can. If someone leaves, or in the rare instance they can make pies faster than the crowd can order slices become available.

Mar 03, 2009
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Buttermilk Channel in CG

went with my wife on Friday night. Place has a great vibe. Food was really good. They were still somewhat getting their act together (a handful of stuff was not on the menu, they ran out of other stuff during the night). Fried chicken was really good; ravioli too.

Nov 30, 2008
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Real Eyetalian

Ferdinando's Focacceria Ristorante in Carol Gardens came to mind first. (check out, noting, in part that it is a "homey, nearly century-old Sicilian café on a preserved-in-time strip of Union Street"


Sam's on Court Street is also good old-school (red sauce) italian.

Oct 07, 2008
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Best Sandwich in Slope/Carroll Gardens?

I'm pretty sure it's at Columbia and Luquer. It's on the corner. Their roast beef, mozzarella and fried eggplant sandwich is worth the trip if you can get there.

Sep 04, 2008
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Bakeries

I'm not sure if it's the bakery that you are referring to (my best guess is that there are more than a handful of places that meet your specs), and it's not particularly new, but
Hervé Poussot (formerly of Le Bernardin) opened Almondine on Front Street (near Main Street) in DUMBO a while back and Jacques Torres (the former pastry chef at Le Cirque and Le Cirque 2000) has a chocolate shop and bakery across the street from Almondine.

Sep 03, 2008
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs

New Food Store in Downtown Brooklyn?

I passed by the other day. It is called F. Martinella. The sign up says that it was established in 1949 (where?, and why can't i find a record of it on the internet? intrigue me). The sign also says it is "A Fine Delicatessen" and "A Unique Deli and Catering Experience". I guess we'll find out what that means in a few months.
Also, there's a phone # up and they're intereviewing at the Marriott if anybody needs a job.

Aug 17, 2008
Mike11201 in Outer Boroughs