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Mar 3, 2009 10:01 AM

Unclear about Di fara's hours. Help!

Some I'm visiting NY and want to go to Di Fara's and Peter Luger one of the days in Brooklyn. So reading through posts here and on yelp, I'm having trouble with the hours for Di Fara's. Some say closed mondays and from 4-6pm on the other days. Others say it's closed 2-4pm to do something to the oven. I'm on a time crunch, so was wondering what would be the best option. Also can I get both a square slice and regular slice? Or do I have to buy a whole pie for the square? (it's only for me and my girl) Also what can I do in brooklyn while I'm waiting to digest the pie before porterhouse at Luger's? I'm thinking this trip will be on a sunday or tuesday.

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  1. DiFara's is closed on Mondays and from 4 to 6:30ish. I find that the optimal time to arrive is 2:45 on a weekday, so I strongly advise that you go on Tuesday. As far as something to do, why don't you walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and then to the JMZ to Luger's - that's a nice thing to do for visitors (or anyone, really) and will help your digestion. Get a map and check out hopstop for directions.

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    1. re: eeee

      It's actually more complicated that that! He's not taking any orders past 8:30pm so that they can be done with orders by 9:30.

      1. re: redgirl

        thanks to both....what about being able to get both a square slice and regular one and not having to buy a whole pie?

        1. re: peppermonkey

          Last time I was there - about two weeks ago - you could get slices of both kinds.

          1. re: MMRuth

            thanks MMRuth! I can't wait to take a bite of these legendary slices

          2. re: peppermonkey

            I've been there more times than I can count. My impression is that they have slices of each, but only at certain times. Specifically, there is usually a waiting line for pies. They make the pies and give them to those on the list as fast as they can. If someone leaves, or in the rare instance they can make pies faster than the crowd can order slices become available.

      2. Just want to point out that unless you are driving, there is no way to get from DiFara's to Luger's (or vice versa) without going through Manhattan, so don't necessarily try to do them on the same day.

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        1. re: bobjbkln

          google maps says I can go from J station to Canal station and then transfer to Jaimaica center-parsons/archer to go to Marcy ave station and then walk a little to peter luger. Will this not work?

          1. re: peppermonkey

            Q and J are subway lines, not stations. You take the Q from Di Fara's to Canal St in Manhattan, then change to the J to go back out to Brooklyn for Peter Luger.

            1. re: peppermonkey

              Yes but your Q to J transfer is back in Manhattan. So there is no benefit for doing Luger's and Difara's on the same day.

              1. re: bobjbkln

                oops...i guess that is going through manhattan...o well maybe we'll just hang around downtown for a while before we head to luger's..or maybe i'll separate the days

                1. re: peppermonkey

                  It isn't necessary to separate the days due to this subway transfer. The transfer will require 10 minutes and the travel time in Manhattan adds another 10 minutes or so. Consider the subway ride over 2 bridges to be sightseeing.

                  1. re: MahatmaKanejeeves

                    that sounds like a good idea. but i would like to walk across the brooklyn bridge per eee's suggestion. Does it rain at the end of March?

                    1. re: peppermonkey

                      "Does it rain at the end of March?"


                2. re: bobjbkln

                  with a weekly pass can I transfer multiple times from manhattan to brooklyn and then back x 2 within 4 hours or so?

                  1. re: peppermonkey

                    You can use your weekly pass all the time. You just can't use it within 18 minutes in the same station. Also, you can call a cab (car service) from DiFara's to go to Peter Luger.