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cgbklyn Oct 12, 2009 04:45 PM

I'm seeing an 8 pm show at St. Anne's Warehouse in Dumbo on Saturday -- a neighborhood I seldom get to. Want to a have a good, early bite beforehand, but I have no idea what's over there. Pretty open. It's a friend's birthday, so would like something nice-ish. Recommendations? Thanks.

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    chorosch Oct 13, 2009 07:10 AM

    I'd try Five Front. Not too far from St. Ann's and should be easy enough to get a table that early. Avoid Superfine if time is an issue.

    1. NYJewboy Oct 13, 2009 08:01 AM

      Yes, Superfine is a disaster, and I am not crazy about 5 Front either. I think you will not do any better than Noodle Pudding on Henry street, just a short walk up.

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        NYJewboy Oct 13, 2009 10:53 AM

        Woops...I meant the wait time at Superfine is a disaster!

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          cgbklyn Oct 13, 2009 12:10 PM

          Wow, sounds like it's really slim pickens over there! I think we'll give Noodle Pudding a try. Thanks!

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            Bob Martinez Oct 13, 2009 12:39 PM

            Noodle Pudding is a fine choice. Keep in mind that they don't take reservations and get crazy busy. Get there early. The other thing you need to know is that it's cash only.

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              chorosch Oct 13, 2009 12:50 PM

              I also agree that Noodle Pudding is solid.... I was just thinking more about the night of the week and the timing. Also, the food is very different at both places. Noodle Pudding has more of an emphasis on game and heavier food. Five Front is a little more "contemporary."

              Overall, Noodle Pudding is probably the superior restaurant, but if you go on Saturday night give yourself extra time for the crowds and the longer walk to St. Ann's.

              http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/noodle-pudding/menus/dinner.html

              http://fivefrontrestaurant.com/menus/...

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                malibu Oct 14, 2009 10:49 AM

                Another vote for Noodle Pudding- so good. Also, another ... FIve Front = 'eh'.

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          chorosch Oct 13, 2009 12:53 PM

          And whatever you do, AVOID Pete's Downtown on Water street.

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            Claire Oct 13, 2009 01:50 PM

            Noodle Pudding may be too busy on Saturday and, technically, it's in Brooklyn Heights. I've had several good meals at Five Front so I'd try that.

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              oystersallday Oct 14, 2009 02:53 PM

              why not hecho in dumbo? i was really impressed when i tried it. some of the best mexican i've had in nyc...albeit not very traditional.

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                Claire Oct 14, 2009 03:04 PM

                Hecho in Dumbo is wonderful, but are they still there. I read somewhere that they were moving.

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                  Bob Martinez Oct 14, 2009 07:31 PM

                  Their website says that they're closing their Brooklyn location effective 11/1/09. The OP might want to call them - sometimes places close ahead of schedule.

                  I've eaten there - the food was fine but nothing was great.

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                    NYJewboy Oct 15, 2009 04:40 AM

                    Gone Nov.1!!!!

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