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Anyone been to Monte's in Carroll Gardens recently?

orleanslaura Jan 12, 2007 11:59 PM

If so, I would love a report. My husband has been wanting to go there for quite some time and I thought it would be a fun kitchy place to go for his birthday. I am just wondering if the food is any good....


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  1. shindiganna RE: orleanslaura Jan 13, 2007 10:38 AM

    We had dinner there over the summer. Very good food, cozy atmosphere. Worth the trip

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      cobblelurker RE: orleanslaura Jan 16, 2007 01:01 PM

      I think they are way past their prime. With so many better choices around, It amazes me how they stay open.

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        Peter Cherches RE: cobblelurker Jan 28, 2007 09:18 AM

        I've always heard the "M" word associated with the place.

      2. prunefeet RE: orleanslaura Jan 26, 2007 10:38 AM

        Orleanslaura, my husband also wants to go there. The atmosphere is kitschy fun, the bartender told us that Sammy Davis Jr. used to go there every time he was in town, they would stay open for him. That said the reputation is that the food is terrible, but I have no good sources on that. I'm happy to hear that shindiganna had a good meal, maybe I will consider trying it out! Please post if you do go. Oh, the cheesecake is supposed to be amazing.

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          prunefeet RE: prunefeet Feb 19, 2007 08:24 AM

          Still have not gone, but a friend highly recommends the clam sauce.

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          HankyT RE: orleanslaura Feb 20, 2007 05:54 AM

          I've had fantastic meals there and some that were just OK. The cheesecake is always great (and I HATE cheesecake). The atmo is hard to beat though. Not too many places like this in Brooklyn anymore, though you've gotta love Red Rose and 2 Toms for the same reason.

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            prunefeet RE: HankyT Feb 20, 2007 06:22 AM

            I live across the street from 2 Toms and still have not been!!

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