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Lunch around Metro tech brooklyn

Monica Nov 18, 2009 10:11 AM

I am taking my 19 months daughter to my husband's office in Metro tech area next Friday. Any good place to eat around the area? We like everything.

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    chorosch RE: Monica Nov 18, 2009 10:25 AM

    At Metrotech proper, there are only a couple of sit down places. One is a Metro Cafe, and the other is a kind of glorified bar and grill. For anything more interesting, I would head up to Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. Or, if you don't mind a 10 minute walk, there are lots of places on Smith St or Atlantic Avenue.

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      jen kalb RE: chorosch Nov 18, 2009 10:38 AM

      Isnt there a Westi Indian place (Justin's) nearby? maybe on Lawrence? Ive never been but I think there have been posts. MetroTech itself is exceptionally sterile foodwise.

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        chorosch RE: jen kalb Nov 18, 2009 10:43 AM

        You may be right. There are lots of restaurants on Lawrence, but I can't think of one I'd want to be in with a child at lunchtime... they tend to be a little, um, rowdy.

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          parkslopemama RE: chorosch Nov 19, 2009 05:45 PM

          Hmmm, this may a little tough. Let me ask for more info: What kind of luck have you had with your kid at restaurants so far? How important is it to have a highchair? Kids' menu? Some parents prefer loud places, where their kid's noises are not so noticeable, others do not.... Also, what is your price range?

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            jen kalb RE: parkslopemama Nov 19, 2009 06:07 PM

            Another option in that general area - a few blocks away - is Ruthies on DeKalb, tasty southern cooking. Juniors, of course is not far. Ive never been so cant recommend. Both wil be fine with a child (as would the middle eastern places on Atlantic, tho they are farther.

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              Monica RE: parkslopemama Nov 20, 2009 09:00 AM

              I think i prefer loud places i suppose. prices don't matter so much. thanks for your help!

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            chow_gal RE: jen kalb Nov 20, 2009 10:34 AM

            Yes. Justin's is a Guyanese-Trini place on Lawrence with really good roti: chicken, goat, oxtail, shrimp. There's 'pie' - actually a macaroni and cheese casserole - which would be good for a kid.

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              parkslopemama RE: chow_gal Nov 21, 2009 05:18 PM

              Some of my favorite places to grab a quick lunch in or near downtown B'lyn(Justin's Carribean, Fast & Fresh Mexican deli, Nicky's Vietnamese sandwich shop) are either crowded or dingy. On the other extreme, you have places like Morton's Steakhouse and Archives (at the Marriot) which are spacious but pretty expensive. I think that good "middle brow" places -- with decent food but large enough that your family would be comfortable -- might include Junior's (Flatbush Ave.), Heights Cafe (Montague St.), or Downtown Atlantic (Atlantic Ave.). I've had pretty good luck with my kids at those places. Hope that helps!

        2. engarcon RE: Monica Nov 21, 2009 07:21 PM

          Stay away from Lawrence St or Bridge Streets....those are local places nothing great...head over to SMith Street or Atlantic Ave or Montague St...

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