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Looking for a Williamsburg. Fort Greene and Cobble Hill dining expert.

Swankalicious Mar 12, 2010 09:10 AM

I'm looking for someone familiar with these three neighborhoods to recommend one-two good places in each. I'm looking for a source for a story - someone who hopefully has some insider knowledge of what's new and good. If available and interested, please message me. Thanks.

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    Daniel76 RE: Swankalicious Mar 12, 2010 11:17 AM

    Clinton Hill has two good restaurants..

    Umi Nom and Locanda Vini e Olii

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      sushiman RE: Swankalicious Mar 13, 2010 11:46 AM

      In the Burg Walter Foods is the equivalent of Blue Ribbon in the City, getting better all the time.

      Rye is very good.

      Aurora for Italian.

      Brooklun Star for Southern food cooked in the wood buring oven. The corn bread is killer.

      Zenkichi for interesting Japanese, not sushi.

      FIve Leaves

      Baci i Abracci

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        flbart82 RE: Swankalicious Mar 13, 2010 12:41 PM

        Also in Williamsburg:
        Motorino (pizza)

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          sushiman RE: flbart82 Mar 13, 2010 09:29 PM

          MArlow and Sons
          MErcat Negre

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          chewbie RE: Swankalicious Mar 15, 2010 08:12 PM

          Fort Greene:

          - General Greene
          - 67 Burger - very good burger
          - Aqualis: Good, reasonably priced Mediterranean
          - No. 7: Great bar and brunch; very good food; great late night / bar option

          Clinton Hill:

          - 3 Luigi's Pizza: basic NY slice, but very good
          - Speakeasy: Better for brunch than dinner; the guava and banana french toast is very good


          - El Almicen
          - Aurora

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            Daniel76 RE: Swankalicious Mar 16, 2010 07:40 AM

            Fort Greene:

            Madiba and No.7 would be the best two..

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              montyque RE: Swankalicious Mar 16, 2010 10:16 AM

              How much do you wanna spend? If you're budget-conscious like me, check out Graziella's in Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill, home of arugula-and-shaved-parmesan pizzas, and in general a nice, inexpensive Italian joint. Seating on the rooftop in warmer months. Another Fort Greene budget place is Black Iris, Middle Eastern fare that's BYOB.

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                fatema RE: Swankalicious Mar 16, 2010 11:48 AM

                I would add Roman's to the Fort Greene list. Also by the Marlow and Sons group. The menu is italian inspired, relies heavily on locally sourced ingredients and changes daily.

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