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Good meal in Dumbo?

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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: NYJewboy

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

        1. re: NYJewboy

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

          1. re: cgbklyn

            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.

            1. re: Bob Martinez

              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/...

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

              1. re: Bob Martinez

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

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: oystersallday

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

                1. re: oystersallday

                  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.