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Saturday Brunch on Smith or Court Streets

asn70 Nov 2, 2007 09:04 AM

I am hoping for some ideas for a good Saturday brunch place - Smith Street, Cobble Hill, Carrol Garden areas...

Patois would be perfect but unfortunately only serves brunch on Sundays.

I thought about Frankie's 457 but am looking for some other options.


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    jls Nov 5, 2007 11:50 AM

    Chestnut has been very good the times I've "brunched" there. Also a nice place to sit. Bocca Lupo, the panini place on Henry & Warren: good brunch, try the baked egg thing w/sausage & artichoke. Also, the Fish and Chip shop on Atlantic & Henry has a fine traditional english breakfast. Other thoughts: Paninoteca on Smith & the New Orleans place on Atlantic & Hoyt (or is it Bond?) if you're willing to go that far.

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    1. re: jls
      EFrancis Nov 5, 2007 07:43 PM

      I've always enjoyed brunch at Miriam on Court street, I liked it when it was the Hill Diner, but the food has only gotten better (for brunch, I haven't been for dinner). The service can be hit or miss, but the Burekas or Crispy Dough are unique and delicious.

    2. scarlet starlet Nov 5, 2007 09:19 AM

      Boerum Hill Food Company. Everything there is great.

      Luluc's brunch is OK, but the service is not so great.

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      1. re: scarlet starlet
        MShapiro Nov 5, 2007 11:28 AM

        We ate at Savoia for brunch. The food was also OK, but like almost every other place on Smith or Court the service was sub-par.

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        ChowDiva Nov 2, 2007 11:56 AM

        Don't go to Apartment 138.

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        1. re: ChowDiva
          LaFemmeNikita Dec 3, 2007 02:53 PM

          I could not agree with you more! I never post negative reviews but I just did on menupages. The service was horrific! A total nightmare. The food took so long that we just paid the bill and walked out before the food came (we waited an hour). And no one said sorry or anything to us. That place is embarrassing.

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          salmonskin Nov 2, 2007 11:41 AM

          Cafe Luluc does a nice brunch.

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          1. re: salmonskin
            Olive123 Nov 2, 2007 12:18 PM

            Second Luluc, and also Union Smith does a Saturday brunch until 4.

            1. re: Olive123
              TBird Nov 2, 2007 12:26 PM

              we didn't have a great experience at chestnut the one and only time we have been, but lots of others have, and we are up to try it again.

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                Nehna Nov 2, 2007 03:39 PM

                they're only open on sunday for brunch and i also had a poor experience last time I went (though I used to love it).

                Re: Apt 138, I disagree ChowDiva. It's probably the most reliable thing to eat at 138 is brunch. I've actually never been disappointed with it, the 6 or so times I've gone for brunch. Esp the stuffed french toast. The service there was terrible for a long time (and stopped us from going for a while), but it seems to have gotten a little better. And the backyard is a beautiful spot for brunch if its nice out.

                Cafe tabac can be fun for brunch/breakfast stuff, but very busy if its nice out. I've only had one bad meal at Luluc so no comment other than that. I'm not sure if Patois is only sunday.

                1. re: Nehna
                  ChowDiva Nov 5, 2007 06:25 AM

                  I was there about 2 weeks ago and the service was atrocious. The bloody marys were watery and weak. My boyfriend ordered the steak and eggs and the steak was like rawhide. Maybe it was just my experience, but it really sucked.

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