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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.

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

      Stonehome Wine Bar
      87 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      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.


      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.

        Convivium Osteria
        68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

        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

                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!

            3. General Greene or No. 7.

              Or if you're willing to take a 10/15 minute walk, Luz or abisto.

              1. Osteria Convivium is quite close and a very good restaurant with nice wines

                1. Ditto on Alchemy being highly mediocre.
                  General Greene and No. 7 are both very good - General Greene is a bit cheaper, but also is further from BAM.
                  I actually like Smoke Joint - their hacked beef sandwich is pretty solid, as is their cornbread, and baked beans. It's not too smoky, and the bar area is pretty fun.

                  1. I would go with Thomas Beisl, but you have to have a reservation. The food is great. And every time we go before a show, they get us in and out with full, happy bellies, everytime.

                    1. Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I think the plan is Stonehome for drinks and nibbles prior and then Convivium Osteria or ICI for late night dinner. I'll make sure I report back!