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Funky cheap restuarants near Brooklyn Museum

noblejay Oct 24, 2006 08:12 PM

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    FAL RE: noblejay Oct 25, 2006 10:49 PM

    Try Tom's on Washington Ave about 3 block west of the Museum. It been there since the the 1930's. It is old and funky. A great place to eat. Just don't go for breakfast the line is out the door. I love when Tom (GUS) gives you a cookie or a slice of orange while you are waiting to eat. Try his egg creams . Enjoy

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      Woodside Al RE: FAL Oct 26, 2006 04:11 PM

      Tom's is actually north of the museum, at Washington & Sterling Pl.

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      parkslopemama RE: noblejay Oct 26, 2006 01:35 PM

      I tried to post this yesterday, but for some reason it didn't work... Just a quick note to suggest doing a search on this board. Noblejay, there have been quite a few posts on this.... In addition to Tom's, people usually recommend a Carribean place near the museum called The Islands, and probably some places on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights.

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        redgirl RE: noblejay Oct 26, 2006 01:51 PM

        and he's closed on sundays.

        1. jen kalb RE: noblejay Oct 26, 2006 04:17 PM

          There are a whole lot of West Indian places in the general area too, if you want to explore a few blocks and that is in your range of interest.

          I like Amorina, for interesting individual pizza and other tasty italian dishes on Vanderbilt - Joyce Bakeshop is nearby for coffee and dessert treats. check re opening hours before you go.

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            walter sobchak RE: noblejay Oct 27, 2006 01:59 AM

            the islands. hands down. 803 washington at eastern parkway, less than a football field away from the entrance to the museum. amazing jerk chicken, tasty roti, some of the best gd lemonade i've ever tasted (they were out of sorrel). not a lot of seating--it's primarily a take out place--and the wait can be long, but it's as good west indian as i've head in bk.

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              Sarah McC RE: walter sobchak Oct 27, 2006 03:07 AM

              I love the Islands, but I also like Ginger Root. It's a few blocks farther north, on Washington between Prospect Place and St. Marks. Also Caribbean, fresh, homemade, a bit larger menu, more seating.

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              FAL RE: noblejay Oct 27, 2006 09:41 AM

              It is west trust me . Going to the city on Washington Ave is west

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                jen kalb RE: FAL Oct 27, 2006 12:05 PM

                northwest, at any rate. But even though the neighborhood is not on a straight compass grid, I think north is the more useful description in brooklyn.

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                  Bob Martinez RE: FAL Oct 27, 2006 03:22 PM

                  "It is west trust me . Going to the city on Washington Ave is west"

                  According to Mapquest Washington Ave. runs north/south.

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                    jen kalb RE: Bob Martinez Oct 27, 2006 03:54 PM

                    or NNW. FAL's confusion arises I think from the fact it points toward the Empire State Building - but midtown is north of us. If it was West, we would also get sun from that direction, which my front yard plants tell me we dont!

                2. bigjeff RE: noblejay Nov 8, 2006 11:14 PM

                  I have a similar query, so all you brooklyn-ites out there, can we have some more suggestions please? I've heard the tom's suggestion a couple of times now; anything else?

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                    jen kalb RE: bigjeff Nov 9, 2006 12:02 AM

                    bigjeff, did you read the rest of this thread? there are several reccs other than Toms on it. Dont know if Gen made it on, a Japanese on Washington at St. Marks. Several people who post on this Board like it. Alternatively, walk on out Eastern Parkway to Nostrand - walk either direction - you will be in a West Indian neighborhood with many opportunities for adventure.
                    Going the other way on Eastern, back toward Manhattan, there are a number of places on Flatbush Ave, from Christies Patties, Geido (japanese), Joy (Indian), Franny's , a Haitian bistro on the same block, Helios (greek, some favorable posts, cor of 6th and St. Marks, Sugarcane (upscale trinidadian bar with food), Taro(corner of Dean) with well regarded sushi. this doesnt include upscale places or all of Park Slope, right there. I personally dont like The New Prospect Cafe, others do.

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                      jmj RE: jen kalb Nov 9, 2006 02:07 PM

                      Also Flatbush Farm--new, Flatbush at St Mark's--you can read recent reviews in the usual NY City magazines or browse their website (www.flatbushfarm.com). Cannot vouch for it personally.

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