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Top 3 in Brooklyn

NYJewboy Sep 28, 2008 08:23 PM

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

  1. Peter Sep 28, 2008 09:18 PM

    #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.


    1. oolah Sep 28, 2008 10:03 PM

      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
        NYJewboy Sep 29, 2008 05:43 AM

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

        1. re: NYJewboy
          oolah Sep 29, 2008 09:48 AM

          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. b
        brooklyn1966 Sep 29, 2008 06:11 AM

        1. Grocery
        2. Moto
        3. Ferdinandos

        1. g
          gfood Sep 29, 2008 09:50 AM

          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. l
            lbzeats Sep 29, 2008 02:34 PM

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

            1. j
              jimmyjazz Sep 30, 2008 05:56 PM

              al di la

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              1. re: jimmyjazz
                TBird Oct 1, 2008 08:13 AM

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

              2. MB fka MB Oct 3, 2008 06:24 PM

                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. k
                  kam0424 Oct 7, 2008 10:28 AM

                  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
                    NYJewboy Oct 7, 2008 12:15 PM

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

                    1. re: NYJewboy
                      kam0424 Oct 7, 2008 12:57 PM

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

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