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Good Chow near BAM?

Hound from Chicago coming to town in a few weeks. A friend of ours is taking us to see the Cherry Orchard @ the Harvey Theatre in a few weeks. Any recommendations for anything that is near by that has solid food? The only thing out is Mexican and Indian, otherwise open for suggestions. Thanks!

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      1. stonehouse is pretty good; although my favs in the area are Oleo (on Lafayette) and the general greene (on Dekalb). The viennese place across the street is really only good for drinks; I don't think the food is that good. Have fun!

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        1. re: megapax

          the post above is referring to stonehome and olea. and the viennese place is thomas beisl.

          i think that stonehome is a great choice. another good option is bbq at the smoke joint.

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          The Smoke Joint
          87 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

          Stonehome Wine Bar
          87 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

          Olea
          171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

          Thomas Beisl
          25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

        2. I usally hit up the Stonehome as well, though it is a tad pricey.

          http://www.stonehomewinebar.com/

          1. Convivium Osteria is just a few blocks away. Very good Portuguese/Italian in a nice atmosphere. Also nearby is Alchemy a competant gastropub and Tapeo for decent tapas.

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            Convivium Osteria
            68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            Alchemy
            56 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            Cafe Tapeo
            52 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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            1. re: bobjbkln

              Thanks so much! The gastropub sounds like an option. We are between Alchemy and stonehome. While we love bbq I am not sure we need to smell like a smoke house during the play - we also have TX roots and VERY particular about our bbq. (it's a little crazy if you ask me)
              What about reservations.....For sure,recommended, or don't bother?

              1. re: Francis

                You'll have no problem getting into Alchemy without a reservation (don't know about stonehome). IMO, you're not missing much by avoiding Smoke Joint, it is not among the best BBQ in NYC (none of which is great).

                1. re: Francis

                  Alchemy is really, really mediocre food and the last few times I was there the service was terrible. If you're visiting from out of town I would skip it. Stonehome is a charming little place. It tends to get crowded on performance nights at BAM so get there early because you can't make reservations. I would highly recommend No 7. Great food and great service.

                  1. re: DeeDee

                    How did Ici get left off this list? It's slightly further away, but soooooooo consistently excellent!

                    No Texan should go to SmokeJoint -- like all NYC BBQ, it is for hungry NYers with few choices. Alchemy - meh. Stonehome is very nice -- interesting wine, good food, etc. All places near BAM, iCi included, get a rush on BAM nights, so go a little early/have a rez

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                    Ici
                    246 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

                2. re: bobjbkln

                  Convivium Osteria is probably the best food and wine selection in all Brooklyn, but it is very pricey. This place is gorgeous too!