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BillL Jan 22, 1999 12:24 PM

I overheard someone talking about a resteraunt in
Brooklyn called TwoToms. Can any of you enlighten me.
Thanks !!!


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    Susan Poglinco Jan 22, 1999 03:37 PM

    It's on Third Avenue and (Union?) Street in Brooklyn.
    Totally non-descript greenish door and sign that simply
    says Two Toms. Pretty much like Dominic's on Arthur
    Avenue as it was 15 years ago. No menu, serving
    whatever the chef has on hand, family style and
    supposedly the meats are good (I am a vegetarian).
    They are not always open on the weekends (I have
    driven by there at odd hours and there seems to be no
    rhymeor reason as to when they are open) and won't let
    you call ahead unless you are a large group. Call

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      DL Jan 22, 1999 03:35 PM

      Its on 3rd Ave and Pres/Union. Great filet, porkchops.
      An order will feed 2 people. No menus. Forget about
      going on weekends. It always has "private parties".

      7 Replies
      1. re: DL
        JG Jan 22, 1999 05:29 PM

        Been there twice and it`s just ok. Porkchops with hot peppers so so. Do not order pasta, more atmosphere than food.But that`s my humble opinon.

        1. re: JG
          Cathy Jan 23, 1999 08:25 AM

          One exception to your rule about not ordering pasta is Two Tom's is the manicotti, which is amazing. Be careful when going there with large groups, as they can bring you too much food and it gets very expensive.

          1. re: Cathy
            Robert Jan 23, 1999 12:45 PM

            I've got to concur with the previous correspondents,
            and add that it's one of the most overrated
            restaurants in town. I have found myself there several
            times with large groups, which is reputedly the best
            way to experience the food. On the last occasion, we
            werre finally seated about 1 1/2 hours after our
            reservation. The pastas as indeed atrocious (look in
            the kitchen and you'll see only one person cooking for
            about 40 people--the cooking is of the "open up cans
            and dump them in pots" variety). Pastas overcooked and
            runny with water. The "steak" and three-rib pork chop
            are indeed splendid, especially if you have the latter
            cooked with hot peppers--it will easily be the high
            point of the meal. The worst part about the experience
            is the bill at the end, which can often run about $50
            per person, although it seems like the kind of place
            where you could eat well for less than $10. You'll
            never be convinced that the waiter is actually
            totalling up the food that you ate--rather it seems
            like he looks at you carefully, and then decides what
            is the maximum amount you can pay without going
            ballistic. Watch for the antipasto marinated red
            peppers--they're often in the later stages of

            Did I mention that I don't like this place one bit?


            1. re: Robert
              DL Jan 24, 1999 07:06 PM

              Robert, I am afriaid you and your party got taken. A good policy for no-menu places is to ask the prices beforehand. And stik to the steak and chops by all means!

            2. re: Cathy
              JG Jan 23, 1999 01:20 PM

              I find it hard to believe that anything they serve is amazing, much less manicotti, when, when at it`s best, it`s just a different shape of pasta with, ravioli,stuffed shell,lasagna filling. Get out much ? I Remain!!

              1. re: JG
                Cathy Jan 23, 1999 09:53 PM

                OK, well maybe "amazing" was too strong a word for the manicotti. But I do remember it being very good, with a shell that was more crepe-like than regular pasta, and a filling that was a cut above your average lasagna filling.

                I do agree, however, most of the pasta there is not worth ordering.

                And yes, JG, I "do get out much!"

                1. re: Cathy
                  Roberta Oct 14, 1999 09:10 AM

                  One of the worst italian meals I have ever had. Actually, it was the worst. Perhaps the chef was sick that day. Would never recommend.

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