HOME > Chowhound > Outer Boroughs >
What's your latest food quest?


Fleur Feb 13, 2009 01:42 PM

We all love to dine out in Brooklyn. We all have our favorite best dishes. Join in and give us your List of 5 Best Dishes in Brooklyn.

My all time favorite has to be from TEMPO in Park Slope. It is unusual, yet warmly comforting and exciting at the same time.

1. Bucatini with Sicilian Pistachio Nut Pesto : thick hollow spaghetti with green beans, toasted breadcrumbs and pecorino cheese.

2. Chicken with Pears and Blue Cheese at HENRY'S END, ON HENRY STREET. Their Duck is also the best.

3. Any Pasta dish from CONVIVIUM OR AL DI LA

4. The entire Steak Experience at PETER LUGER : the bacon, the steak, potatoes, creamed spinach and dessert.

5. The Lobster Fra Diavolo at RANDAZZO'S in Sheepshead Bay.

I could go on and on, but am limiting myself to 5.

  1. a
    asart Mar 6, 2011 08:59 AM

    1. Pernil from Yomaras on 4th ave

    2. Mango muffins from Blue Sky Bakery

    3. Pork tamales from the cart outside the church on the corner of 9th street and 5th ave

    4. Chicken enchiladas with sunflower seed sauce at Alma in Red Hook

    5. Spicy red oil dumplings from Grand Szechuan in Bay Ridge

    Blue Sky Bakery
    53 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    1. b
      bklynsausage Mar 4, 2011 12:02 PM

      This might be difficult..

      Roast Beef with Mozz at Johns Deli
      L&B Square Pizza (I cannot wait at DiFaras)
      Baked Ziti at LaVilla (try It not your everyday ziti)
      Roccos Fried Calamari
      Fish & Chips at Chip Shop

      There maybe more but these are the first 5 that came to mind


      1. t
        teenytoez Mar 3, 2011 10:11 AM

        in no particular order
        1. seasonal special from rosewood
        2. mozzarella sandwich with basil and sun dried tomatoes with roast artichokes on side - russo's
        3. fried eggplant- tanoreen
        4. fried chicken - mitchell's soul food
        5. stuffed corn cakes- la superior

        1. a
          ANin Mar 3, 2011 08:47 AM

          In No Order:
          1. Clam pie @ Franny's
          2. Cast Iron Chicken @ Vinegar Hill
          3. Tuna stuffed Piquillo peppers @ Olea
          4. Spaghetti con Vongole @ Al Di La (or the Rabbit - it's nearly a toss up for me)
          5. Chocolate layer cake @ the Chocolate Room (yes, I can make a meal out of this)

          Al Di La
          248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

          171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

          Chocolate Room
          269 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

          1. m
            morefiction Mar 3, 2011 07:36 AM

            1. Chicken at Kaz An Nou
            2. Meatloaf Sandwich at Rye
            3. Banh Mi at Ba Xuyen
            4. Jerk Chicken at Islands
            5. Chicken Biscuit at Pies 'n Thighs

            Ba Xuyen
            4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

            Kaz An Nou
            53 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            1. p
              Pookipichu Feb 27, 2010 07:35 PM

              This is really challenging to pick 5 but I'll do my best (in no particular order):

              1. Porterhouse at Lugers

              2. Barbecue rib special (with chocolate chip bread pudding) at Blue Ribbon (one week only and gone forever)

              3. Malfatti at Al Di La

              4. Sumac spiced chicken lahmajoun at Tanoreen

              5. Lamb ribs at Fette sau

              6. Short rib and prime rib duo at Saul

              7. Regular with sausage at Di Fara

              8. Sausage gravy and biscuits at Egg

              9. Lamb burger with tzatziki and oregano fries at Helios

              10. Poached lobster at Grocery (or lobster and prime rib special at Blue Ribbon Sushi)

              2 Replies
              1. re: Pookipichu
                foodismylife Mar 2, 2010 12:35 PM

                DiFara's square with fresh artichoke
                Motorino fried egg brunch pizza
                Smoked meat at Mile's End
                Franny's clam pie
                And the piece du resistance
                Strawberry cheesecake at Junior's and all you nay sayers re Junior's, be there or be square

                1. re: foodismylife
                  CalJack Mar 2, 2010 02:06 PM

                  1. Dumont's burger, Rare, w/Cheddar and a side of Fried Pickles
                  2. Lucali's calzone filled with anything as long as it includes garlic inside and basil on top.
                  3. Al Di La's malfatti
                  4. Fried Chicken Box with buttermilk biscuit and collard greens from Pies & Thies (Fat Camp, here I come again)
                  5. Eggs Rothko from Egg

                  Honorable Mentions from not-quite-restaurants:

                  A) Hand-pressed huarache from the Red Hook vendors
                  B) Banh Mi from Ba Xuyen
                  C) Cold Noodles with crispy meat sauce from Yunnan Flavour Snack Shop
                  D) Slice at DiFara's (eating in rarely strikes me as a viable option there)
                  E) Ah, what the hell, I'm cheating anyway. Luger porterhouse with bacon side and Dumont's Dumac & Cheese.

              2. t
                teenytoez Feb 27, 2010 02:45 PM

                Not in any order
                1. Fried Eggplant- Tanoreen
                2.Squash Omelet - Applewood
                3. Chocolate chip bread pudding - Blue Ribbon
                4. Mozzerella+Sundried Tomato+ Basil sandwich - Russo Mozzarella and Pasta
                5. Pizza - Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano Coney Island

                1. l
                  lazylghtng Dec 17, 2009 11:29 AM

                  1. Mac & Cheese - DuMont
                  2. Cast Iron Chicken - Vinegar Hill House
                  3. Tagliata Sliced Prime Rib - Noodle Pudding
                  4. Cheesecake - Junior's
                  5. Square Pie - DiFara's

                  1. b
                    brookheeb Nov 21, 2009 05:09 AM

                    1) Short rib sandwich topped with creamed spinach at Stone Park
                    2) Oysters and Fried Chicken at Blue Ribbon
                    3) Di Fara's pie
                    4) Roast beef, mozzarella and eggplant sandwich at Defonte's
                    5) Chicken Parmigiana on a roll at Vinny's on Smith (most underated restaurant in brooklyn - last of the real cheap amazing red sauce italian joints in brownstone brooklyn)

                    1. n
                      Nehna Oct 19, 2009 06:27 PM

                      Hmm, let's see:

                      In no particular order, since I'm too tired for that:

                      1. Pastifret at Sue Perettte (mmm and the fried sweetbreads and cassoulet they made us the other night)
                      2. Sweetbread Hash (when its on the menu) at Po
                      3. Any meat dish at Applewood
                      4. Skate or any lamb dish (pref 4 ways on one plate) at Saul
                      5. Soft tacos at Oaxaca

                      1. b
                        brooklynelf Sep 30, 2009 04:41 PM

                        1.Peter Luger Steak
                        2.Grocery Duck
                        3.Lucali pizza
                        4.Frankie's mushroom crostini (more of a bite than a dish)
                        5.Bogota Steak chimichurri

                        1. s
                          selenster Sep 11, 2009 01:43 PM

                          no order at all, but this is all WILLIAMSBURG

                          - lamb ragu papardelle @ baci & abbracci. it just makes me HAPPY.

                          - dumont cheese burger (rare, gruyere, grilled mushrooms)

                          - this amazing alfredo & homemade gnocchi w/ roasted wild maiitake mushrooms @ roebling tea room (it was a one time thing but i swear i can still taste it)

                          1. i
                            illya Sep 11, 2009 01:24 PM

                            1. rib eye for two at convivium osteria
                            2. meatballs at frankie's
                            3. Fish tacos at Pacifico
                            4. Any dessert at James
                            5. penne a la vodka from Vinnie's (comfort food)

                            1. h
                              hellobuddy May 26, 2009 05:52 AM

                              stewed prunes frankie's 457
                              mushroom and gorgonzola pie at roberta's
                              lasagne tomasso's
                              chard stems at al di la
                              polenta with mushrooms and poached egg al di la brunch

                              honorable mention:
                              tofu hijiki burger geido
                              chicken liver pate little d (with apple jelly)
                              eggplant with sweet miso paste blue ribbon sushi

                              would be in top 5 if not listed everywhere already difara's and luger's

                              2 Replies
                              1. re: hellobuddy
                                Brooklyn Chef Aug 31, 2009 02:00 PM

                                1. Steak at Peter Lugers - just by the number of times it has been mentioned, it must be the best dish in Brooklyn.
                                2. Shrimp Francese - The Queen
                                3. Lasagna (Tuscan style) - Fragoli (Court Street)
                                4. Harvest Pancakes - Tom's Restaurant (Even without Gus the pancakes are great)
                                5. Mussels in white wine - Bar Tabac

                                I only had the pork chop at Vinegar Hill House once and it was delicious, but I'd have to be just as pleased one more time before putting it in my top five.

                                1. re: Brooklyn Chef
                                  Wet Towel Aug 31, 2009 04:55 PM

                                  Not necessarily in order:

                                  Roast lamb Haneez at Yemen Cafe
                                  Stinco (roast pork) at Al di La
                                  Tripe at Bamboo Pavillion
                                  Plain slice at DiFara
                                  Geiro lagman at Cafe Kashkar

                                  Honorable mention:
                                  Mozzarella from Lioni Latticini
                                  Lard bread from Mona Lisa Bakery
                                  Grilled porgies at Agnanti
                                  Artichokes at Convivium
                                  Stewed oxtails from Peppa's (or maybe it was Danny's -- not sure if either still exists)
                                  Fried chicken from Soul Spot
                                  #1 sandwich at Ba Xuyen
                                  Haikanese pork stew at Pacificana

                              2. hambone May 23, 2009 05:49 AM

                                1. Osso bucco at Noodle Pudding
                                2. Lobster broth at Applewood
                                3. Buffalo chicken wings at Bonnie's
                                4. Pizza with garlic and pepporni -- Sam's on Court
                                5. (I'm reserving this space for the ten other things I can't seem to decide between.)

                                1. c
                                  captainspacefood May 9, 2009 02:16 PM

                                  I'm going to leave out Lugers/DiFara/Ba Xuyen of my list....here goes, in no particular order.

                                  1. Foie gras terrine from Quercy
                                  2. Ankimo from Taro
                                  3. Bone marrow from Blue Ribbon
                                  4. House made sausage from Al Di La
                                  5. Lamb pastrami from Char No. 4

                                  Gotta give a shout out to Palo Santo for the tasting menu as well, I know it's not one dish, but it's the best collection of dishes in Brooklyn if that makes sense.

                                  Also, the Brunswick Stew at Egg would get honorable mention but they took it off the menu. Epic fail.

                                  1. johannabanana Apr 26, 2009 03:22 PM

                                    1) clam pizza @ Franny's
                                    2) briased rabbit with black olives and polenta @ al di la
                                    3) goat curry @ Islands (803 Washington Ave) - this place is such a gem: their jerk is great too
                                    4) fried chicken @ Egg in Williamsburg
                                    5) pride of lucky 8 @ Lucky 8, Sunset Park - also, their water spinach is to-die
                                    brooklyn is so yummy.

                                    1. r
                                      rei309 Apr 21, 2009 06:55 AM

                                      nonononononono you want lobster fra diavolo you have to go to Don Pepes.. hands down the best - Randazzos used to be good, but then all their family drama got in the way and the food changed for the worse.

                                      2 Replies
                                      1. re: rei309
                                        lizabeth Apr 21, 2009 07:49 PM

                                        Trying to think of some standouts that haven't been mentioned....

                                        1- ham & gruyere bread pudding at General greene
                                        2- meatballs at Frankies
                                        3- surf & turf at Blue ribbon
                                        4- cast iron chicken at Vinegar Hill House
                                        5- brussels sprout w/pancetta at Tempo

                                        1. re: lizabeth
                                          allydee Apr 21, 2009 09:09 PM

                                          not necessarily in order of preference and not including my local pizza and chinese takeout, which i get to enjoy far more often:

                                          1. skate and spinach salad at james (and i LOVE voyeuring the james burger that my dining companions appear to enjoy more than any other and that makes me wish i ate beef). -- prospect heights
                                          2. scallops at beast. consistently divine for years. -- prospect heights
                                          3. blue ribbon sushi miso butter lobster -- park slope
                                          4. grilled octopus at areo, though it's been a long time and i have difficulty with the rest of the sensorium. -- bayridge
                                          5. the mussels in gingery buttery broth at tatianas -- brighton beach boardwalk

                                      2. d
                                        demigodh Apr 20, 2009 02:38 PM

                                        In no particular order (and not including DiFara's or Lugers because i only get 5 picks and including them is less fun)...

                                        1. Cheese Tamale at Speedy's (Sunset Park)
                                        2. Breast of Duck at Tempo (Park Slope)
                                        3. Arepas at Luz Restaurant (Ft. Greene)
                                        4. Curry Goat at Caribbean Smoke (Crown Heights)
                                        5. Pride of #8 at Lucky No. 8 (Sunset Park)

                                        4 Replies
                                        1. re: demigodh
                                          jen kalb Apr 21, 2009 08:31 AM

                                          what is Pride of #8 at Lucky #8 and to you have other reccs for this place?

                                          1. re: jen kalb
                                            jimmyjazz Apr 21, 2009 10:37 AM

                                            pride of # 8 is a veggie stir fry with various types of seafood like squid and abalone. like everything at Lucky #8, it is super fresh and not the least bit greasy (I believe the NYT $25 and under review called it the best stir fry in the city)
                                            we just went last week and had the vinegar spare ribs (a must), shredded beef with udon and veggie stir fry with lotus root, all excellent.
                                            if you're taking out, make sure you ask for the eat in menu (a laminated notebook with many more options than the paper take out menu)
                                            love this place.

                                            1. re: jimmyjazz
                                              demigodh Apr 21, 2009 12:44 PM

                                              agree with everything jimmyjazz said. other dishes i would recommend are the giant prawns and the jellyfish.

                                          2. re: demigodh
                                            JesGrew Nov 7, 2009 03:15 PM

                                            Demigodh...where 'Caribbean Smoke' at?

                                          3. c
                                            Claire Apr 17, 2009 03:32 PM

                                            The Cioppino at Kevin's in Red Hook. Perfect fish. Richly flavored broth. A winner. I love that beet ravioli with butter sage sauce at Al Di La too.

                                            1. c
                                              CherryBomb22 Apr 17, 2009 11:36 AM

                                              in no particular order:

                                              Veggie Fried Rice at Red Hot
                                              Matzoh Ball Soup at Adelmen's Deli
                                              Pizza at DiFara
                                              Roast Beef Sandwich at Brennan and Carr
                                              Duck at Nana's

                                              1 Reply
                                              1. re: CherryBomb22
                                                CherryBomb22 Apr 17, 2009 11:39 AM

                                                Oh, and Tandoori Chicken at India Passage

                                              2. BrookBoy Apr 13, 2009 05:57 PM

                                                Good topic...

                                                In no particular order (or rather the order would depend on my mood at a given time):

                                                1. The mozzarella at Queen.

                                                2. The octopus salad at Stone Park cafe.

                                                3. Cheeseburgers at Dumont Burger.

                                                4. Whole grilled fish at Blue Ribbon.

                                                5. Steak dinner at Luger's.

                                                Honorable mention: salt cod brandade at Chestnut, pretty much any pasta at Al Di La, pretty much any appetizer at Applewood, fish and chips at Chip Shoppe...

                                                ...and on and on...

                                                3 Replies
                                                1. re: BrookBoy
                                                  LUVDAFOOD Dec 16, 2009 01:40 PM


                                                  1. re: LUVDAFOOD
                                                    BrookBoy Dec 16, 2009 04:10 PM

                                                    I don't agree with some of your comments, but I have to say that your post brought a smile to this wizened old face.

                                                    Thank you for your reply...

                                                    1. re: LUVDAFOOD
                                                      mirandabrooklyn Mar 3, 2011 01:52 PM

                                                      I agree! I think Noodle Pudding, although packed, has some of the best food in Brooklyn. The steak is awesome and the fresh fish of the day is the best we have had almost anywhere.
                                                      The gnocci, the parpadelle....all delicious!

                                                      Noodle Pudding
                                                      38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                                                  2. g
                                                    Geo8rge Apr 10, 2009 04:45 PM

                                                    5. The Lobster Fra Diavolo at RANDAZZO'S in Sheepshead Bay.

                                                    Please search and read chowhound for randazzo's before going. They may have improved but in the past they got universally bad comments.

                                                    I would add Roti at Image Restaurant, but there are others just as good.

                                                    1 Reply
                                                    1. re: Geo8rge
                                                      suekrag Apr 11, 2009 04:29 PM

                                                      1. rabbit tacos at Palo Santo
                                                      2. anticuchos at Palo Santo
                                                      3. the beet ravioli in butter sage sauce at Al Di LA (here's the recipe: http://www.weareneverfull.com/how-swe... )
                                                      4. all the sushi rolls at blue ribbon sushi
                                                      5. pizza at lucali

                                                    2. shindiganna Apr 10, 2009 11:58 AM

                                                      1. Pasta fagioli, fried calamari at Rocco's Calamari
                                                      2. Anselmo's pizza (red hook)
                                                      3. Achat , Asam Laksa at Nyonya
                                                      4. Rice Noodles with Sesame Sauce at Ocean Port/ World Tong on 18th Ave
                                                      5. Tamales at Isabella's on 4th Ave

                                                      1. b
                                                        brooklyn1966 Apr 9, 2009 12:15 PM

                                                        1) Duck Meatloaf at Buttermilk Channel.
                                                        2) Tacos at Hecho en Dumbo
                                                        3) Burger at Diner
                                                        4) Steak at Lugars
                                                        5) Shepherd salad at Sahara

                                                        1. r
                                                          roticanai Apr 6, 2009 07:52 PM

                                                          1. Difara's pizza
                                                          2. Pollo a La Brasa - Coco Roco
                                                          3. Haleem from Gourmet on Coney Island Avenue
                                                          4. Steamed Mussel's with garlic from Randazzo's
                                                          5. Fried Liver Cubes from Taci Bayti

                                                          I'll save dessert for later

                                                          1. c
                                                            cavafan Apr 6, 2009 02:45 PM

                                                            Duck leg with grilled peaches and potatoes – al di la
                                                            Corn tortelli with truffle butter– al di la
                                                            Grilled octopus salad - Convivium
                                                            Sunday chicken dinner for 2 – Tempo (why did they take this off the menu?)
                                                            Blood orange and olive salad at Franny’s (plus a pizza! plus fava bean bruschetta!)

                                                            1. m
                                                              motl Mar 27, 2009 05:19 AM

                                                              In no particular order of preference:

                                                              1. Baby artichoke pizza at DiFara's.
                                                              2. "Pride of Lucky Eight" at Lucky Eight.
                                                              3. Porterhouse (medium rare) at Peter Luger's.
                                                              4. Casunzei (beet and ricotta-filled ravioli with melted butter and poppy seeds) at al di la.
                                                              5. #1 Classic banh mi at Ba Xuyen.

                                                              1 Reply
                                                              1. re: motl
                                                                sherrinyc Apr 5, 2009 07:19 PM

                                                                This was harder than I thought:
                                                                1. The roast beef sandwich with mozzarella and fried eggplant (and, of course, the secret sauce) at Defonte in Red Hook
                                                                2. The Banh Mi at Ba Xuyen in Sunset Park
                                                                3. Custard-filled steam buns at Pacificana in Sunset Park
                                                                4. The Whoope Pies at Baked in Red Hook
                                                                5. Porterhouse at Peter Luger in Wiliamsburg. I know, it's been said. And it's not cheap. But it sure is memorable.

                                                              2. j
                                                                jinx Mar 26, 2009 09:33 PM

                                                                Not necessarily in order:

                                                                Malfatti at Al di la
                                                                Hanger steak with arugula at Al di la
                                                                Pizza with artichoke and portobellos at Lucali--or any pizza there!
                                                                Burger at Stone Park
                                                                Cavatelli with sausage at Frankie's 457

                                                                1. h
                                                                  hjnavarro Mar 26, 2009 09:34 AM

                                                                  Brooklyn dining is exciting these days! These are our favorites:

                                                                  Hamburger - Peter Luger
                                                                  Hamburger - Bar Tabac
                                                                  Magret de Canard - Grocery
                                                                  Scallops - Sauls
                                                                  Pork Chop - Venegar Hill

                                                                  Bon Appetit!

                                                                  1. famdoc Mar 26, 2009 08:25 AM

                                                                    Since I listed only three in my prior post, I'm entitled to two more. Here's one (and I'd like to know if anyone else agrees):

                                                                    crab prepared three ways at Pacificana in Sunet Park.

                                                                    1. bobjbkln Mar 26, 2009 08:18 AM

                                                                      1: DiFara's Round Pie with Broccoli Rabe
                                                                      2: DiFara's square slice
                                                                      3: Porterhouse for 2 at Peter Luger's
                                                                      4, 4.5: (not restaurants, but) Prosciutto Balls at Joe's Perette and Banh Mi at Ba Xuyen
                                                                      5: Braised rabbit with olives, capers, and prosciutto with polenta crostini at Convivium Osteria

                                                                      1. r
                                                                        Rebecca F. Mar 25, 2009 02:22 PM

                                                                        1-Pizza at Di Fara
                                                                        2-Appetizer of Polenta made three ways with octopus, chick peas and magic at Al Di La
                                                                        3-Taco carnitas from Tacos Nuevos Mexico
                                                                        4-Osso Buco from Heche en Dumbo, only if the marrow is sucked out
                                                                        5-Pork torta from Tacos Nuevos Mexico (I know, I know, but it's the end of the day, my memory is gone and I want a pork torta!)

                                                                        2 Replies
                                                                        1. re: Rebecca F.
                                                                          micki Mar 25, 2009 06:26 PM

                                                                          Not in any particular order:

                                                                          Lasagna at al di la
                                                                          Any braised meat at al di la
                                                                          Cataplana at Convivium
                                                                          Pizza at Di Fara
                                                                          Bahn Mi (Classic) at Hanco

                                                                          1. re: micki
                                                                            EZ Pass Mar 26, 2009 07:58 AM

                                                                            yes, the lasagna at al di la has been particularly good lately.

                                                                        2. EJC Mar 25, 2009 02:03 PM

                                                                          In no particular order...

                                                                          cold noodles @ Yunan Flavor Snack
                                                                          weekend omakase @ Taro
                                                                          moricilla @ La Mancha
                                                                          pork belly @ Fette Sau
                                                                          roast lamb @ Yemeni Restaurant

                                                                          Honorable Mention:
                                                                          pepperoni pie @ Totonno's

                                                                          1. famdoc Mar 25, 2009 11:05 AM

                                                                            Malfatti at Al di La
                                                                            Beet Ravioli with poppy seeds at Al di La
                                                                            Salt-crusted baked fish at Al di La (Anna doesn't make this anymore, but I sure wish she would)

                                                                            1 Reply
                                                                            1. re: famdoc
                                                                              murray01 Mar 25, 2009 11:28 AM

                                                                              Veal Morel at Henry's End
                                                                              Steak at Lugers
                                                                              Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla at Lobo
                                                                              Lamb Pastrami Appetizer at Char No. 4
                                                                              Scallops with Chorizo at Stone Park

                                                                            2. k
                                                                              khuebbe Mar 25, 2009 10:57 AM

                                                                              Oysters and Prosecco at Blue Ribbon.
                                                                              A slice from Ganni's.
                                                                              Any dish with the marinated chicken at Helio's.
                                                                              Pulled Pork Sandwich at the Smoke Joint.
                                                                              Tortas at Chavella's.

                                                                              1. y
                                                                                yellowmittens Mar 25, 2009 10:51 AM

                                                                                The first two were already mentioned, but I very passionately second them!!

                                                                                1. Pannelle at Ferdinando's

                                                                                2. The Fisherman's Breakfast at Farm on Adderley

                                                                                3. Migas at Lobo

                                                                                4. Roasted Eggplant, Goat Cheese, Tomato Marmellatta Panini at Paninoteca 275

                                                                                5. Sicilian Pizza at Spumoni Gardens

                                                                                1. b
                                                                                  BrooklynBananafish Mar 25, 2009 09:32 AM

                                                                                  1. The Fisherman's Breakfast at Farm on Adderley
                                                                                  2. Cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage at Fiore.
                                                                                  3. Any pizza or calzone at Lucali's.
                                                                                  4. Warm Date Cake with toffee sauce & fresh cream at Moto.
                                                                                  5. DuMont Salad at DuMont.

                                                                                  2 Replies
                                                                                  1. re: BrooklynBananafish
                                                                                    matttroke Mar 25, 2009 09:55 AM

                                                                                    How about an all brunch top 5 (and all Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, 'cause that's where I eat):

                                                                                    The pancakes at Luluc.
                                                                                    The smoked salmon scramble at Buttermilk Channel.
                                                                                    The soppresata and mushroom scramble at Bocca Lupo.
                                                                                    The hashbrowns at Char 4.
                                                                                    The lamb burger at Clover Club.

                                                                                    1. re: BrooklynBananafish
                                                                                      Steve R Mar 25, 2009 12:30 PM

                                                                                      So, I'm not the only one around here eating at Fiore, huh? That cavatelli dish is great. So's the shaved artichoke salad.

                                                                                    2. t
                                                                                      tiger2 Mar 24, 2009 07:55 PM

                                                                                      1. Cavatelli with Faiccos hot sausage & sage butter at Frankies 457
                                                                                      2. Steak and eggs korean style at The Good Fork
                                                                                      3. Pannelle at Ferdinando's
                                                                                      4. asopado (whatever the special is- seafood, chicken, etc.) at Palo Santo
                                                                                      5. slow rendered duck breast at The Grocery

                                                                                      1. malibu Mar 24, 2009 06:03 PM

                                                                                        1. Cheeseburger with frites and mayo at Diner
                                                                                        2. Beet Gnocci at Baci & Abbraci
                                                                                        3. PIzza at Marlow and Sons
                                                                                        4. Egg & Cheese on a roll at La Villita
                                                                                        5. any Ragu at Aurora

                                                                                        1. bigmackdaddy Mar 24, 2009 05:46 PM

                                                                                          1. Chicken Soup with Heavily Buttered White Toast at 7th Avenue Donuts (followed by a Boston Creme and Coffee).

                                                                                          2. Slice or Square with a side dish of Meatballs at DiFara

                                                                                          3. Kowloon Squid with Soy Sauce, and Fried Duck Tongue appetizer at Pacificana

                                                                                          4. The Lent dishes at Tomasso

                                                                                          5. Omakse with a side Japanese Spare Rib app and Renkon app at Taro Sushi

                                                                                          1 Reply
                                                                                          1. re: bigmackdaddy
                                                                                            bigmackdaddy Apr 17, 2009 08:38 PM

                                                                                            I'd also like to add:

                                                                                            Seafood soup at Honduras Maya

                                                                                            Plain & pork tamales with sour cream at Honduras Maya

                                                                                          2. NYJewboy Mar 24, 2009 03:52 PM

                                                                                            1. Risotto nero at Al Di La
                                                                                            2. Grilled octopus w/chick peas at Al Di La
                                                                                            3. Square pie at Di Fara
                                                                                            4. Steak at Peter Luger
                                                                                            5. Grilled lamb sausage and peppers at Noodle pudding

                                                                                            1 Reply
                                                                                            1. re: NYJewboy
                                                                                              NYJewboy Feb 28, 2010 12:31 PM

                                                                                              I am beginning to think Noodle Pudding is seriously under rated.

                                                                                            2. o
                                                                                              Olive123 Mar 24, 2009 02:57 PM

                                                                                              I can't believe this didn't get responses! Perhaps people just can't decide? Here are mine:

                                                                                              1. The polenta with musrooms at TEMPO.

                                                                                              2. Pizza (plain) at LUCALI.

                                                                                              3. Pizza (regular slice/regular pie) at DIFARA.

                                                                                              4. The crispy pancake at CAFE LULUC.

                                                                                              5. Winter white salad at AL DI LA.

                                                                                              I know, two pizza. I don't mean to be unimaginative, but they really are fantastic.

                                                                                              1 Reply
                                                                                              1. re: Olive123
                                                                                                Fleur Mar 24, 2009 10:48 PM

                                                                                                Thanks for reminding me! The Polenta with Wild Muchrooms at TEMPO is absolutely divine.

                                                                                                Hope everyone is aware that TEMPO is participating in BROOKLYN RESTAURANT WEEK.

                                                                                              Show Hidden Posts