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Aug 8, 2006 08:28 PM

Windsor Terrace for a chowhound?

I am considering moving to Windsor Terrace and want to know what is around there to eat and buy? Are there any good specialty food shops? What are the good restaurants? Thanks so much!

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  1. Not too familiar with the neighborhood, but I can definitely recommend Terrace Bagels - don't bother with the sit-down cafe service, get it to go at the counter instead - really fantastic.

    1. There's hardly anything good to eat in Windor Terrace.

      1. It's not a destination dining neighborhood, but you won't starve. Terrace Bagels is good. United Meat is an excellent meat market on Prospect Park West. There are good burgers to be had at Rhythm and Booze. There are two coffee shop/cafes with decent coffee and pastry and the diner on Prospect PW is fine for eggs and sandwiches. That's about it.

        1. Windsor Terrace is so close to Park Slope - you could be there for restaurant dining in a flash. One subway stop in the the opposite direction you can find halal or Mexican butchers, a Chinese fishmonger, and a Polish deli on Church Avenue (F train). If you consider greater Brooklyn as your shopping stomping grounds, then the Red Hook mega-supermarkets are within a $8 car service trip for bulk items. Good luck.

          1. I used to live in Windsor Terrace and there actually a couple of cute places there. There's a pizza place (Joe's Pizza) on the corner of Prospect Ave and PPW that sells great pizza knots, and the bakery catty-corner has yummy fresh bread in the mornings. The sushi place is decent and the bar with the stained glass windows sells beer for 75 cents a glass or $3.25 for a HUGE styrofoam container (these prices are from a year or so ago - so be wary)! For finer dining head over to the 12th Ave Restaurant (12th and 8th street, I think) - always an excellent culinary choice.

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            1. re: Brittle

              "and the bar with the stained glass windows sells beer for 75 cents a glass ..."

              You are actually recommending FARRELL'S???

              Yep - nothing like cheap Budweiser in a seedy atmosphere. The fights are a bonus.

              1. re: Bob Martinez

                Farrell's is a Brooklyn institution. It's the McSorley's of Kings County. It doesn't pretend to be upscale.

                1. re: bigmackdaddy

                  Except that all are welcome at McSorleys. Not quite so at Farrell's. I sincerely doubt that there are many (any?) people who move into WIndsor Terrace from, say, Park Slope in search of lower rents, etc., and wind up becoming regulars at Farrells. But...maybe I'm wrong!

                  1. re: gnosh

                    Every time I have gone there, with or without friends, I have never had any problems, and I don't even know any of the regulars or bartenders. As far as becoming regulars you are probably right, but I think it's more of the working class atmosphere and cheap Buds than it is anyone not ebing welcomed. The people who have moved into Windsor Terrace and Park Slope prefer the 12th Street bar or Santa Fe rather than Farrell's.

                    1. re: bigmackdaddy

                      don't know how friendly farrell's is for men, but it's definitely "no girls allowed"

              2. re: Brittle

                If you'll be at 12th and 8th (pretty much Park Slope, no?), there's always Two Little Red Hens for a little bakery treat...famous for their Brooklyn Blackout and Brooklyn Cream (with the zip code 11215 iced on top) cakes/cupcakes.