Casa Mon Amour in Greenpoint ( brief review)
I have visited this Greenpoint restaurant a few times for dinner and always came out of there very satisfied and happy of this new addition to Greenpoint. I have sample a few dishes, the salad are fresh, my favorite is the Ceviche. Nice size shrimps and lots of flavor. I also recommentd the Shrimp in garlic sauce with either rice and beans or tostones. They have a full bar and a nice selection of wines from france and latin countries.
My great surprise was to go there for breakfast on Saturday, the traditional Dominican breakfast is awsome and plentiful.
Try it, you wont regret it. Any suggestions of local restaurant that are reasonably priced and different?
I like Casa Mon Amour too. Also it's been a while since I've been and I can't remember what I ordered. Unfortunately not many people there the several times I've been and I keep imagining it will be gone before too much longer. I think it's charming that the owner hangs out with her customers, but I'm sure some would not be thrilled at how she treats the space. I can also say that if there's loud music in a restaurant that's bothering you, by all means ask someone to turn it down. It's your party!
The Queen's Hideaway about 8 blocks away at 222 Franklin St. is small, but worth a try, and a little pricey. I am pretty sure the menu changes according to what is available.
Thai Cafe on Manhattan Ave and India St (?) is really good, inexpensive Thai in the neighborhood.
There's a sandwich place on the corner of Franklin and Freeman (I think) that looks pretty much like bodega that has a lot of fun pressed sandwiches on their menu. Sorry I don't remember the name, I think it has "Franklin" in it.
I must disagree. The place is cute and the owner is very nice. But my ceviche was so overwhelmingly sour I couldn't eat it, and I actually watched the chef pour from a bag of frozen shrimp. Totally flavorless. It was just my girlfriend and I eating and another guy by himself eating while reading a book, and suddenly the owner starts blasting reggaeton at deafening levels. Never again.