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Dinner in/near Red Hook/Carroll Gardens?

EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 04:40 AM

I'm headed to Jalopy (315 Columbia, basically at the BQE) and am looking for a good, inexpensive to moderately priced dinner within a 10 (or I suppose 15) minute walk. No cuisine preferences. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    vatl619 RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 05:53 AM

    the good fork on van brundt in red hook

    1. missmasala RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 06:51 AM

      have never been there, but many people like red's produce just down the street. it's spanish tapas.
      Otherwise, have also heard good reports about the falafel at Mazzat, further down Columbia (towards union st)
      Plus, there's a new coal oven pizza place on Van Brunt--haven't tried that yet either.
      I'm not a fan of the Good Fork (and it's far from Jalopy, more than a 15 minute walk i think)---but I realize I'm a minority on this board.
      If you want more upscale, there's Alma on Columbia st--food's nothing special, but the view is nice.

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        chow_gal RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 10:11 AM

        Court Street: Buttermilk Channel, Frankie's 457 or Prime Meats (not moderate though).

        Hnery Street: Lucali's.

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          edbk RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 10:25 AM

          Good Fork is a great choice, but it is about a 20 minute walk. I love Red's Produce. They have spanish style tapas and a great wine list. I go there often since the are very reasonable. I would also suggest Ferdinanado's which is also a great value and has great Italian food.

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            boccalupo RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 10:34 AM

            - Petite Crevette on Hicks is a 5 minute walk and is BYOB. Old Brooklyn Wine is right nearby on Union. Simple seafood preparations.
            - Ferdinando's on Union for Sicilian fare.
            - Kevin's in Red Hook is about a 10 -15 minute walk. I've only been for brunch and it was quite good. I think it is BYOB and seafood focused.
            - I've been to Red's Produce and it is fine for wine and tapas and only a block away from Jalopy.

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              malibu RE: boccalupo Mar 31, 2009 11:28 AM

              I second Kevin's. Really good.

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              EricaJo RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 11:38 AM

              Hmmm, Red's Produce is looking like a top contender -- since we're hitting Jalopy at 9, so low key and close by sounds pretty good. Ferdinando's also sounds good.

              Am storing some of these other ones for future reference. Would love to hear more!

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                boccalupo RE: EricaJo Mar 31, 2009 12:45 PM

                Check Ferdinando's hours as they do not stay open too late weeknights. Open later on Fri. and Sat.

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                  EricaJo RE: boccalupo Mar 31, 2009 12:46 PM

                  Good tip. Thanks!

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