Red Hook dining? [moved from Manhattan]
Wondering about overall opinions of Red Hook spots. I've heard that Alma is good for creative Mexican, but there is a place called 360, looked beautiful and the menu sounded especially nice. Also, a small taco shop called El Huipil got a mention in a recent TimeOut article. Opinions on those and any others?
Bistro 360 is fantastic. I have eaten there 7x and am without complaint, which is a big statement from this chowhound. Save a couple small service issues, the food was for the most part immaculate, both in preparation and execution. Wonderful seasonal menu. I did hear that the chef left recently, and I have not been since this happened. I hope they continue to put on the same act. It is a good one. Lido Bar is a cool place to hang out. Fun crowd, great drinks.
Welcome to the hood.
360 is great, definitely try it out. Last time there I had a spectacular warm tongue salad which really blew me away.
Couple of other suggestions for you:
- Red Hook Ballfields: Every weekend until the fall, a multitude of Latin food stands set up over on Bay street over by the Red Hook Recreational Area (Ballfields).
- Defonte Sandwich Shop on Columbia. Nice old school Italian subs. Hot choices are generally better than cold.
The Good Fork -- new American with Korean influence. A true mom&pop with wife in the kitchen and husband FOH and designer.
Hope&Anchor -- the mainstay diner in the area
Tini -- brand new wine bar with small plate accompaniments
and you mention El Huipil -- cheap filling pretty authentic Mexican (mole is their specialty)
Also of note:
Baked -- comfort bakery, with cakes & cookies
Steve's Key Lime Pie -- their 'factory' is based off the pier on Coffey
LaNell's -- best bourbon purveyor in the whole city
Liberty Heights Tap Room -- don't go to eat, go to drink (beer)