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d.o.e. Nov 1, 2005 11:31 AM

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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    sabroso Apr 12, 2012 11:39 AM

    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 :)

    1. treestonerivershrub Apr 8, 2012 04:01 PM

      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)

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        Amy Mintzer Mar 20, 2012 06:40 AM

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

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        Fairway Market
        480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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          Mike R. Mar 1, 2012 09:43 AM

          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".

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            ragoo Mar 1, 2012 05:19 AM

            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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              MK11201 Mar 1, 2012 10:15 AM

              try Mile End.

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              Mile End
              97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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                seb Mar 2, 2012 05:22 PM

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

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                Mile End
                97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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              Jen Nov 2, 2005 09:36 AM

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

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

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                bobjbkln Nov 2, 2005 10:45 AM

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

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                  Barry Strugatz Mar 1, 2012 06:29 AM

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

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                    cazique Mar 1, 2012 07:09 AM

                    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.

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                      Barry Strugatz Mar 1, 2012 07:13 AM

                      Thanks. I didn't notice the 2005 date.

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                  Ledra Nov 3, 2005 08:29 PM

                  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.

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                  Mike R. Nov 2, 2005 08:27 AM

                  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.

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                  Junior's
                  386 Flatbush Avenue Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                  Gottlieb's
                  352 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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                    Champ Nov 2, 2005 11:36 AM

                    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).

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

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