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Aug 29, 2007 11:57 AM

David's Brisket House: Renovation or Out of Business?

So I went by there today looking forward to a corned beef sandwich and noticed the gates were down. Someone on the street said they've been closed for awhile. I know it's not for DOH because no notices were attached. Does anyone know if they're renovating, on vacation or out of business?

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  1. Sorry to break it to you, but it's NOT out of business (at least not yet) so your other guess is right. But I think it's against the rules here (CH) to actually say it?

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    1. re: Brooklyn Mamacita

      I'm certainly happy that they're not out of business. I can't imagine this post being against the rules. It's basically asking whether it's opened or closed, no politics of DOH involved.

    2. Well, the last thing I heard it was closed by D'OH for a long while and someone recently saw it being gutted. Renovations or new owners? So sad. I really loved their pastrami!

      Anyone know anything more?
      Any other local places that are just as good?

      1. Renovated! The interior is clean and the folks are friendly.

        1. don't know the status but I can say that I ate there late last week (thursday or friday).

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            1. re: Tay

              yeah but no one ever responded. What Id like to know is are the sandwiches still just as good?

              1. re: jen kalb

                Very true. I know devouring a pastrami on rye is a lot to ask ,but you might have to take one for the group and check it out.
                Tough job but someone's got to make the sacrifice. :-)

                1. re: jen kalb

                  I had the brisket a couple days ago. Got them to slather on a little juice from the slab of meat cooking in the oven. Delicious and HUGE for $8. I would have done well to stick to the small...

            2. Is this place Halaal? Also is it under the same management after it closed in 2007?

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              1. re: bmorecupcake

                I believe it's Halal, and no, different owners took over. Fellow Yemenis, just like David bought it from David and his father two years ago.

                      1. re: Jack Barber

                        David's is closed on Sunday, according to the takeout menu I snagged earlier this week after packing away a massive "regular"-sized brisket sandwich, slicked by spoon-ons of gravy from a bowl that the sandwich guy deposited by my seat at the counter. Next time I'll make sure to hit up David's for my first lunch, not my second.

                        1. re: DaveCook

                          hi,this is Davids Brisket House.we are open Saturdays.i truly appreciate everybody's ratting.its a pleasure to hear so much fans love our flavor.we do what we gotta do we do what we do best is doing the dew like we do always for you.our pleasure to serve can check our web site for hours and info type at the address bar
                          much respect to all our fans
                          may god bless u all.

                            1. re: bmorecupcake

                              i apologize for replying it's not halal.but we don't serve any pork in David's Brisket House Inc.thank U

                              David's Brisket House
                              533 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

                            2. re: sindbad

                              Much respect to you guys. No frills, just delicious food at a great price.

                              1. re: bhill


                                Ask them to make you a brisket cheesesteak. Amazing.

                                1. re: ChiefHDB

                                  Stopped in today. They've raised their prices on all sandwiches by a dollar, going from dirt cheap to just plain cheap. Small is now $6, and is huge. Regular is 9. Large is 11.

                                  Gratuitous link to a post on my blog: