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Brooklyn restaurants within walking distance of Williamsburg Bridge

Also La Superior and Pies & Thighs.

Pies 'n' Thighs
166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

La Superior
295 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

May 09, 2011
nola17 in Outer Boroughs

Back-up for Franny's on a Saturday night?

To clarify, we'll probably see what the wait is first.

Though if there are any suggestions to change plans now, it couldn't hurt to hear them.


Apr 23, 2011
nola17 in Outer Boroughs

Back-up for Franny's on a Saturday night?

Hi everybody,

I'm a part of a party of 4 tonight (Saturday!), including one 10-year old, that are planning on going to Franny's for dinner around 7:30. I understand the wait can be pretty long, so we were just wondering what would be some good back-up places to go, that could (a) accommodate us, and (b) be good for a 10 year old?

Thanks everyone!

295 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Apr 23, 2011
nola17 in Outer Boroughs

Tattooed Couple looking for funky, trendy, fun, fancy dinner. And DRINKS!

Couple of things - (a) Definitely consider Williamsburg - Diner / Marlowe & Sons might actually be exactly what you want (diner, funky, trendy, etc.) and (b) Are you aware that the particular weekend you have chosen is the very same that the NY Tattoo Convention takes place?

I suspect you'll find you aren't the only two tattooed, quirky, unique, etc people in the city....Not that you were ever going to be, but maybe even more so with that convention in town.

Apr 14, 2011
nola17 in Manhattan

deanie's service...unbelievable?...

What is this country coming to? Please tell me you didn't eat a bowl of gumbo, thinking it was something else, and then try to get the gumbo taken off your check? People need to grow up. It was your mistake, live with it and tip your waitress. From the waitress' perspective, she could have thought that you and your dining partner decided to switch plates for whatever reason. and its not like this is some avant-garde cuisine. its freaking gumbo, and the crab duo was described as something totally different.

an honest mistake, but its yours. don't take it out on your server.

Aug 31, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Nola Martini Fans??

The temperature of a cocktail usually hits around -7 degrees celsius (which is actually COLDER than ice). Neat, huh? Anyway, its physically impossible for the temperature to drop much below this temperature, and shaking it longer than necessary is simply a matter of diluting the drink. The little slivers of ice on top signify nothing more than that the ice in the shaker broke up and some of it made it on top of your drink. Some people like it there, some don't (i personally find it distracting), but it doesn't mean your drink is colder. And it does mean that your drink is still diluting.

Aug 08, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Wanting to try all new restaurants on this trip

I had a great meal at Rambla recently - I think this place is really underrated - the daily specials have especially been interesting the couple of times i ate there.

Jun 28, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

In search of creative cocktails [title edited by CH Team]

is this place a joke?

that is one of the most offensive drink lists i've ever seen in my life.

to the original poster - try the Swizzle Stick in the Lowes Hotel - that may be right up your alley.

Jun 07, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Looking for farm to table restaurant in Nola!

mila is probably your best bet. there is not much of a "farm to table" movement in Nola (the climate here isn't as supportive of this style of restaurant as in NY or CA).

Apr 24, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Staying out all night on Sat-looking for ideas

There is a taco truck on Frenchmen Street on weekends that is pretty tasty. Clover Grill in the quarter serves diner food 24 hrs a day (i'm 99% sure). I would try to be in the Marigny/FQ this late, rather than uptown, because you have a lot more options. Cafe du Monde is a great idea near the tail end of your night. Coop's on decatur serves food until 3am or so on the weekend (i think!) - at least 2am.

Feb 25, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

MiLa New Orleans - Service Woes, But Good Food

Its difficult to make a living as a server in this town these days, especially a place like MiLa, which often seems empty. This doesn't excuse the particular server, but it does explain why it can be difficult to find good servers to staff your establishment.

Feb 13, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Extreme Foodies Seeking Down and Dirty

Can't believe no one has mentioned Coop's?

Nothing is <mindblowing>, but it is certainly divey and the food is certainly very tasty, especially the jambalaya.

i'll go ahead and second the parkway and boucherie recs.

Feb 12, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans


Went to dinner here on Friday night - Had the blackened shrimp and grits, grill romaine salad, hamachi, mussels and fries and pulled pork cake.

Incredible value and for the most part good and well-executed food. I would pass on the hamachi (fish was fresh but the dish wasn't that exciting) as well as the mussels (cooked perfectly but the broth was not extremely flavoful).

Everything else was very good - we'll definitely be back. Don't miss the blackened shrimp or the pulled pork cake (served with red cabbage).

Jan 26, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

What neighborhood(s) in NOLA do you consider to be the best food area?

I walk/bike from my apartment in the maringy to the CBD where I work (in the restaurant industry) all the time, and always feel perfectly safe. The advantage of living downtown versus uptown is that there are usually a lot of people out and about at all times (e.g. decatur, frenchmen street, etc.), so it feels safer. Uptown is a deadzone at night, except for people driving around. Just my two cents.

Jan 08, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

Status Check on French Quarter Favorites

You might want to add Yo Mama's on St. Peters for late night burgers/baked potatoes (and a great tequila selection)

Jan 06, 2009
nola17 in New Orleans

what to do with a bottle of Maraschino liqueur?

I know you said you don't like Gin, but..... should really try a Last Word:

3/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse

Shake and strain. One of the best cocktails on the planet.

Jan 05, 2009
nola17 in Spirits

Last minute trip this weekend - upscale and casual suggestions needed!

You could watch the games at Cooter Brown's uptown, then go get dinner at Jacques Imos or Dantes Kitchen. Jacques Imos doesn't take reservations for less than 5 people anyway. You can also get decent, cheap oysters at Cooter Browns during the games.

Dec 30, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Cocktails and bars

Get a Vieux Carre (prounounced "view cah-ray") at the Monteleone - it is their house specialty. Go to the French 75 bar next to Arnaud's and get a Sazerac or French 75. Go to the bar at the Renaissance Pere Marquette when Chris McMillian is working and get a Mint Julep, Sazerac, Manhattan, or whatever you want.

Yo Mama's has a great tequila selection.

Dec 18, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Dining on Esplanade Ave. - suggestions?

just wanted to echo the sentiment that while your immediate neighborhood is safe, one should not walk after dark from it to the FQ or Marigny. Call United: (504) 522-9771.

Dec 14, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Light seafood meal at bar?

You can try Rambla as well - the bar itself isn't great, but you can sit at the counter where they cut their jamon serrano and chorizo. They have small plates including shrimp, seviche, grilled octopus (really good) and mussels.

Nov 23, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Street Food in New Orleans

there is a taco truck that parks on frenchman st. near royal late night (not sure what days, definitely the weekend). may be the same one that parks outside mimi's though (never seen it there). good tacos.

Nov 16, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Yo Mama's vs. Port of Call

$12.50 for a shot of Don Julio 1942 may be the best deal in the city.

Nov 01, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Best Drinks In New Orleans

Marvin at the Monteleone makes a nice Vieux Carre

Oct 28, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Whiskey Sour Recipe?

2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
half of an egg-white

dry shake the ingredients (without ice) for a minute or so to froth the egg, then add ice and shake hard for at least another minute.

strain and enjoy.

Oct 27, 2008
nola17 in Spirits

Yet another visit to New Orleans: what am I missing?

Chris McMillan is at the Renaissance Pere Marquette bar now (literally next to MiLa) - I don't think he works sunday nights, but you should pop in and get a sazera/mint julep/pimm's cup/anything before/after dinner if he is there.

Oct 21, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

OT: NOLA Serving/Bartending Jobs Question

Thanks for the reply - this is what I am used to, and what I was expecting - which is why the "salary requirement" question was confusing!

Thanks again.

Sep 21, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

OT: NOLA Serving/Bartending Jobs Question


I am moving to NOLA in October and have a question for any servers/bartenders there:

I have restaurant experience (5+ years ago however) up here in the northeast, and I've never been asked for "salary requirements" - we just got paid a minimum wage salary and lived off the tips.

But perusing the various employment sections of all the NOLA restaurant sites, all of the application forms have a "Salary Requirement" section. Whats the story with this?

Do y'all typically get paid a salary + tips? What is a fair "salary requirement" for someone looking to get back into the business?

Thank you for the response.

Sep 20, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Getting to know Greenpoint and Williamsburg

If you haven't tried Aurora yet, please do, it is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire neighborhood and has fantastic, rustic, fresh italian food.

Dressler is super high-end, but also very good, though it has been a while since I've been there. The two meals I have had were both the best I've had in Williamsburg though.

Used to love Diner, now have a love/hate relationship with it. Seems very hit or miss these days.

Egg has great OJ, good pancakes, and the Eggs Rothko are one of my favorite breakfasts, but I also believe it is a tad overrated. They have outstanding Fried Chicken for dinner though, and really the only option since Pies & Thighs closed down.

We didn't love Sweetwater the one time we ate there, FWIW.

Fette Sau has good BBQ if that is your thing, plus a great beer/bourbon selection and a cool space.

Dumont is a neighborhood classic, and worth at least one visit.

Bonita is solid, and I love their Huevos Rancheros for brunch. Endless Summer has better tacos though.

Jul 24, 2008
nola17 in Outer Boroughs

Ten best things to eat in New Orleans

Agree with a lot here, some of my other favorites:

Praline Bacon - Elizabeth's
Wood Fired Oysters - Cochon
Buttermilk Pancakes - Luke
Alligator Cheescake - Jacques Imos
Iced Coffee - CC's

Mar 25, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans

Brief dining report: Cochon, and others

I love Cochon, but on our 3rd visit (in as many visits to N.O.), I thought the Louisiana Cochon was very salty (my friend agreed), and we had trouble finishing it.

Of course, we also stuffed ourselves on the delicious oysters, pig ears and fried boudin before.

Mar 24, 2008
nola17 in New Orleans