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matzah ball soup in Brooklyn

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Does anyone know where to get a good Matzah ball soup in the Park Slope area? Alternatively, places in Williamsburg or Crown Heights. Any ideas?

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  1. SOMETIMES the matzoh ball soup at JUNIOR's (Flatbush & DeKalb) is spot on and they serve it up with their nifty onion rolls and pickled stuff when you arrive.

    If GOTTLIEB's in Williamsburg is still around, you can try there...can't vouch for it.

    386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    352 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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    1. re: Mike R.

      I've heard good things about the matzoh ball soup at Junior's. The Mill Basin Deli is supposed to be tasty, as well (not in your area, though).

      Mill Basin Kosher Delicatessen
      5823 Avenue T, Brooklyn, NY 11234

    2. I believe that Blue Ribbon has matzah ball soup on the menu, but I'm skeptical . . .

      Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
      280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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      1. re: Jen

        Nosh, the new deli on Atlantic Ave. has Matzo Ball soup (and also soup with kreplach).

        1. re: bobjbkln

          Hadn't heard of Nosh. What's it like? Thanks,

          1. re: Barry Strugatz

            Long gone, I believe - at least two or three occupants ago in that space. They can give you a nice Sprint cell phone and wireless plan, though.

            1. re: cazique

              Thanks. I didn't notice the 2005 date.

        2. re: Jen

          I have had the wor matzoh at Blue Ribbon and it is good. But its huge and expensive.

          Juniors has pretty good matzoh ball soup.

        3. NOT Juniors...just went there for matzah ball soup after reading this....haven't found a good one in Brooklyn but I'm on a quest to find one.

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          1. re: ragoo

            try Mile End.

            Mile End
            97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            1. re: MK11201

              I highly recommend the Mile End version if you like dill. The main flavors are of chicken & dill, which I liked very much,

              Mile End
              97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

          2. Knocked off a shmaltzy, well-executed matzoh ball last night from the new Second Avenue Deli branch on East 75th Street and First Avenue...alas, it's from the "Inner Borough".

            1. Fairway makes a very decent matzoh ball soup. Zap it at home.

              Fairway Market
              480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              1. Shelsky's makes matzoh ball soup. It's take-out only. I haven't tried it yet, but considering how high quality everything else I've had from there was, I would guess that it's worth a try. They're very exacting!

                Shelsky's, 251 Smith Street (between Douglass and Degraw)

                1. Maybe too far out of your area but the Matzoh Ball soup at Gold Coast in Bay Ridge is great..a nice rich broth instead of the usual pale soup, and lots of dill. It's not a real traditional deli...more like a deli-meets-noveau diner vibe...but they do the classics and it's my favorite place in Bay Ridge :)