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My parents are coming into town in a couple of weeks and want to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. I thought the best plan would be to have dinner in Brooklyn and then walk back to Manhattan.

Can anyone recommend a good restaurant that is close to the bridge? We're looking for something casual, a neighborhood type place. No sushi or Mexican. Everyting else is open.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. For dinner, I think Henry's End would work well. Also on that block is Noodle Pudding (Italian) and Le Petit Marché (French) Avoid Grimaldi's the lines will be long and (although there is a running debate on this) the pizza is not very good. Also avoid Toro.

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    Le Petit Marche
    46 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Noodle Pudding
    38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Henry's End
    44 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    1. Noodle Pudding on Henry Street serves really great Italian food (I know, strange name). Here an article about it http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/... It's a few blocks from the pedestrian walkway of the bridge, but there is nothing much closer. Depending what time you go, it can be a long wait. Can't remember if they take reservations. If you want to walk a bit further, you can go to the waterfront area in DUMBO where the choices range from the River Cafe to Grimaldi's Pizza depending on your taste and budget, but in this area I'd check out http://www.waterstreetrestaurant.com/ -or- http://www.fivefrontrestaurant.com/ -or-http://www.waterfrontalehouse.com/loc...

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        1. re: piegirl74

          River Cafe is not exactly a casual neighbourhood place, but Five Front probably qualifies. The back garden doesn't get any more bridge-y.