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Apr 25, 2003 12:41 PM

park slope top ten

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post your park slope top ten lists here! i haven't put mine together yet, but right now yamato would be at the top. i'm curious what others think!

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  1. Al Di La
    Los Pollitos
    Cafe Mexicano
    Gingko Leaf
    Long Tan
    Blue Ribbon Sushi
    Brawta 7th Ave.

    (I also like Vegetarian Paradise and Jack's on 5th.)

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    1. re: Kerry

      Bistro St. Marks
      Los Pollitos

      1. re: josh L

        I second Bistro St. Marks! whoops, forgot

        1. re: josh L

          I'm TOTALLY mystified that no one's offered up

          1. INDIA HOUSE
          2. DONUTS (7TH AVE. & 8TH ST.)
          3. KATINA'S
          4. PURITY
          5. CORNBREAD CAFE
          6. ALEGRE
          8. HUNAN (ANYTHING)
          9. UNCLE MO'S
          10. SNOOKY'S


          1. re: Mike R.

            I've actually not had good experiences at some of those places :-(
            I actually wonder how the Park Slope India House makes a living because it's almost always empty.
            I love a good diner, but I don't think Purity, Donuts or Katina's are terrific. Where is Alegre's?

            1. re: Kerry

              Oh, Kerry...are you ever the believer...:-)))))

              Anyway, "Alegre" is across 1st Street from Connecticut Muffin on 7th Avenue...It's Mex-Tex...On the diagonal from Yamato...on top of the other sushi place.

              1. re: Mike R.

                In another words, "Alegre" is really "Triste"!

                1. re: Kerry

                  OOPSY..."RANCHO ALEGRE" is on Garfield & 7th...(above the FUJI SAN)

                  1. re: Mike R.

                    Rancho Alegre is usually packed! It's funny, most of the places you mentioned are always packed (except India House, which has to be a front for some kind of illegal import-export business). So, while I may have had nauseating experiences at many of those restaurants, other people obviously disagree with my opinion. Unforunately, I would add Mr. Won Ton and Amin to your list.

            2. re: Mike R.

              Baffling, indeed!

              1. re: Mike R.

                Yeah, and what about Bibi's?

                1. re: Peter Cuce

                  BiBi's? they have a long-term lease?

                  I've only peeked inside the window a day before their "Grand Opening."

                2. re: Mike R.

                  Most of the so-called food at Donuts may be the epitome of greasy spoonism, but when the glazed donuts and bowties are fresh out of the oven, they're better than Krispy Kremes and about half the price.

                  1. re: Mike R.

                    Gee, Mike - do I detect just a soupcon of the facetious? ;)

              2. b

                In no particular order (impossible for me to order them, they're such different species)

                -Bistro St. Mark's
                -al di la
                -Annabel's (or is it called Christie's?)--the little patty shop at the corner of Sterling and Flatbush.
                -Long Tan
                -Tom's Diner (not really Park Slope, I guess, but technically neither is Geido)
                -Mexican Sandwich Co. (went for the first time last weekend--WOW)
                -Beso for brunch
                -12th Street Bar and Grill
                -Cousin John's (the chocolate ganache cake is outstanding)

                Haven't yet tried Cocotte or Blue Ribbon Sushi. As for Some of the rolls are delicious, but after being underwhelmed by Osaka (its sister establishment in Cobble Hill) I question the quality of the fish at Yamato.

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                1. re: brooklynmonkey

                  I too was underwhelmed by Osaka. As a general rule (don't quote me), I think sushi restaurants owned by homesick Japanese tend to be the best (Osaka and Yamato aren't Japanese-owned).

                  1. re: Kerry

                    That's been my thinking, too...

                    1. re: brooklynmonkey

                      Frankly, the only time I ate there I found Yamato to be pretty disgusting, partiicularly the sushi. The one thing it seems that non-Japanese sushi places never get right, and the one thing that is THE tip-off of a non-Japanese sushi place, is the sushi rice. The rice-to-vinegar ratio is usually way off (most often on the vinegar-short side), the rice has been mixed improperly and has little "shine", and cheaper non-Japanese vinegars are often used which can give the wrong flavor. I found all of these to be the case at Yamato.

                    2. re: Kerry

                      i stopped going to osaka after the tuna sushi that had grizzle in it took 10 min. to chew.

                  2. al di la
                    Bistro St. Marks
                    12th St. Bar and Grill
                    Beso (brunch only)
                    Chip Shop
                    Mexican Sandwhich Co.
                    Press 195

                    1. al di la
                      los politos (but only for the chicken)
                      the minnow
                      press 195
                      Tom's Diner
                      Olive Vine
                      Christie's (the Jamaican patty place on Flatbush)
                      --and for a really quick bite and good turkey burger -- Grand Canyon.

                      1. s
                        slopey mcslope

                        after the top 3, order of preference gets a little fuzzy.....

                        al di la
                        mexican sandwich co
                        convivium osteria
                        press 195
                        los pollitos