Inspired by Lisa's dead-on ravings regarding Atlantic
Avenue (my favorite place to take a Saturday afternoon
stroll, although I add to her pitstops a pint at Pete's
Ale House), I thought I'd alert all Chowhounds to
Noodle Pudding, the best, and probably only good,
restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Located on Henry
Street, between Cranberry and Middagh(?) -- just past
Henry's End -- Noodle Pudding has been serving
excellent, inexpensive Italian food for a couple of
years. Pretty restaurant, nice crowd, the waiter
starts you off with half a loaf of delicious fresh
baked bread and a saucer of olive oil. Went there
Friday night, had carpaccio-arugula-parmesan salad and
endive-walnut-bluecheese salad for appetizers. The
carpaccio was so fresh it reached out and grazed the
other salad, the beef was a flavor explosion. For
entrees, roast rabbit with polenta and rosemary
(only$12.50) and homemade pasta with a sausage
-bolognese sauce. Finally, cappucino and a lemon tart,
not too sweet, with raspberries on top. Really, a
perfect meal -- and only about $45.00, without drinks.
I and my girlfriend went to N.Y. for the ultimate milenium. We are from Germany. We come around with a N.Y. inhabitant and he don´t want to be on Times Square. His tip was Brooklyn Hieghts and the bridge.
We walk around for 30 min to find a bar or club to celebrate new year. And then we found Noodle Pudding and go in and have a graet Time.
One thing to add to Rachel's rave, is that Noodle
Pudding welcomes you to bring your own wine ($5
corkage). The food stands up very well to good/great
bottles. Amarone's and Valpolicella's are especially
good matches. Michaels Wines, a block away at
Cranberry and Hicks Streets, can help you out.
My understanding is the "Noodle Pudding" derives from
the owner's name.