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Apr 23, 2008 10:09 AM

Brooklyn Side of Brooklyn Bridge

I have only been to Brooklyn 2x in 50+ years and profess my ignorance. We are planning to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan and I would like to know what to expect on the other side. What would you Brooklynites suggest within walking distance of the Bridge? It would be for a weekend late lunch or early supper. I eat anything except liver.

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  1. Grimaldi's - pizza, somewhat touristy, long line to get in. Plus, here's three places for treats. Do a seach on "dumbo"

    85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Jacques Torres
    66 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
    2 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Pete's Downtown
    2 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    1. I would add Henry's End or Noodle Pudding to the list.

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      1. re: jdf

        noodle pudding on a nice summer evening is a great time. excellent, excellent italian.

        i also like almondine from scooter's post...and five front has a nice back garden to split a bottle of prosecco if thats yr thing.

        superfine is a fun place for drinks but i dont like their food at all.

        1. re: sam1

          That's surprising. Superfine is by far the best restaurant in dumbo. Almondine has great sandwiches and soup. I would avoid Rice like the plague.

      2. Le Petit Marche on Henry St is a good option for an early dinner too. Great French bistro-type food.

        1. If your weekend late lunch happens to be before 3 pm (and after 11 am) on a Sunday, you might consider Jack the Horse Tavern on the corner of Hicks and Cranberry in Brooklyn Heights. It's a very decent brunch and just a short walk from the bridge. Also second the Henry's End and Noodle Pudding recs if it ends up being dinner instead of lunch (both are dinner only).

          1. Henry's End is pricey for what it is.

            Noodle Pudding is a nice choice but be aware that it doesn't take reservations and fills up fast. Not open for lunch. Dinner hours are 5:30 - 11:00.

            Get there when it opens.


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            1. re: Bob Martinez

              I have to disagree about Henry's End being too pricey. All the entrees are 18.95-25.95 on the regular menu, with most being on the lower end. Certyainly cheaper than its neighbor Le Petit Marche, which serves standard bistro fare.