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Dumbo recs?

  • efdee Nov 18, 2008 05:45 PM

Any recommendations near St Anne's Warehouse? Nothing just so-so please, I've got that at home : ) I mean a meal worth going out in the cold for. TIA

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  1. Nothing in DUMBO I know of, sorry, and I have lived here for 20 years. But if you go up to Henry st there is Noodle Pudding and Henry's End, both can be quite good.

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    1. re: NYJewboy

      I'm a big fan of the Mexican antojitos served at Hecho en Dumbo - very tasty. Other than that, DUMBO is pretty much a culinary black hole.

      http://www.hechoendumbo.com/Menu.htm

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      Hecho en Dumbo
      111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    2. the Freeman's Alley folks are opening Vinegar Hill House this week:
      http://nymag.com/daily/food/2008/11/v...

      Check it out and report back!

      1. Thanks, Hounds. Helpful and interesting info as always.

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        1. re: efdee

          Go to Five Front this is top notch neighborhood American Bistro fairly priced with excellent food. You can't go wrong and it around the corner from the St. Anne's warehouse. Good stuff check it out

          1. re: gennasam

            Thanks so much for recommending Five Front, gennasam. It was perfect. Our meal was memorable and within our budget so we can't wait to go back. Even the kale was delicious : )

            1. re: gennasam

              5 Front is mediocre at best. Overpriced, bland, and full of tourists. Stay away.

              1. re: NYJewboy

                I agree with NYJB. Constantly disappointed by Five Front. Stopped going about a year and a half ago. Lost reservations, long waits for food and mediocre cuisine. They stay alive because of their location and cute-factor is my guess.

                1. re: malibu

                  Cute-factor...not good when it comes down to that.

                  1. re: NYJewboy

                    agree that Five Front is mediocre at best, and i've given it more than enough attempts to change that view. Hecho en Dumbo is good, I've been there a few times and have enjoyed it. Has anyone been to Vinegar Hill House yet? I'd love to hear about it as I live very close by.

          2. WATER STREET [pub and eats beside Jean-Georges] recently with new famous chef + oyster bar 66 Water Street]. I was there a few times a while back - very nice crowd but food ordinary. GUINNESS extraordinary
            Has anyone info if the shakeup is showing promise?