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Top 3 in Brooklyn

Here's mine:
1. Al Di La
2. Sripraphai
3. DiFara's Pizza
What are yours?

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  1. #1: applewood
    #2: Lucali

    And because I can't come with a #3, I'll throw in a place that served me a great meal last night:

    General Greene.

    Peter
    http://www.FlashlightWorthy.com

    1. Ummm, Sri is in Queens.

      I like
      1) Saul
      2) Al Di La
      3) Lucali's

      Honorable mention to DiFara, but it's just too freaking hard to get a slice there.

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      1. re: oolah

        Woops, you are right oolah...I guess I meant outer boroughs...sorry!

        1. re: NYJewboy

          I thought maybe you were just trying to keep everyone on their toes. ;) I don't hit the other boroughs too often, but in Queens I like the Cuban sandwich at El Sitio.

          I'm sure people are going to freak when I say this, but I don't much care for Sri and never understood what the big deal was -- doesn't seem at all special to me. It's probably because Thai food just isn't one of my favorites to begin with.

      2. 1. Grocery
        2. Moto
        3. Ferdinandos

        1. 1. Dressler
          2. Convivium Osteria
          3. Stone Park Cafe

          and I had a great meal at General Greene this weekend too, but that was one visit, I'll have to go back. Been to the above three on many occasions.

          1. Osteria Convivium
            Korhogo 123
            are my 2 current faves
            Rosewater is probably my third

            1. applewood
              al di la
              saul

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              1. re: jimmyjazz

                al di la, tempo & convivium. honorable mentions to stone park & applewood.

              2. I'm still learning (11 months in to the nabe) but...

                Bocca Lupo - really thoughtful crostini ingredients, nice salads, great veggie antipasto, love the mushroom farro and I love the bar dining.

                Al Di La (finally made it there and whoa that chickpea/charred octopus was great, plus TOP NOTCH service in the bar)

                Saul - based on one meal, but dang it was good and service was fantastic

                -- I'm adding a fourth --

                I really like Ici. They are more rustic in feel than my other (BK) favs, but I really like brunch and they do a nice job thinking about the "extras" - good coffee, butter, bread, etc.

                1. 1. Lucali's
                  2. Stonehome Wine Bar
                  3. Cafe LaLuc or Bedouin Tent (tie)

                  I'm adding a 4th since i love desserts:
                  4. Dessert bar at One Girl Cookies

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                  1. re: kam0424

                    kam0424: I think Bedouin Tent is really under-rated. I am glad it is being mentioned!

                    1. re: NYJewboy

                      me too! I have never had a bad meal there and the guys that work there are great.