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Walking distance to the Brooklyn Bridge?

pohtown Jun 30, 2010 02:07 PM

Hello, we're going on the walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and have no idea where we might walk to in the area for a good casual meal.... All cuisines are on the table.
Thanks for any help.

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    flower_puppy RE: pohtown Jun 30, 2010 02:14 PM

    5 Front - bistro food with nice outdoor area
    Superfine - southern american food in brick loft-like space
    Noodle Pudding - delicious local italian place in Brooklyn Heights, fresh flavors, but busy
    Jack the Horse - delicious bistro food
    Grimaldi's - order pizza to go, eat it in the park
    Henry's End - upscale American with a focus on game
    Rice - mediocre food, but good ice cream, adn nice outdoor eating area
    Fascati Pizza - good local pizza place
    Iron Chef House - good local sushi, reasonably priced

    I also heard a rumor that the Red Hook Lobster Pound is serving lobster rolls at Fulton Ferry near the ice cream light house.

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    1. re: flower_puppy
      gnosh RE: flower_puppy Jul 1, 2010 04:08 AM

      FYI: Lots of those places (Henry's End, Jack the Horse, Noodle Pudding) are only open for dinner. Five Front no longer exists--it has undergone a name change, and I don't know if it's any good.

      However, if you will be there at dinner time I think Jack the Horse would be fun--it is a classic neighborhood place w/a bar and good food in the midst of the most beautiful part of Brooklyn Heights. Casual but not cheap. Iron Chef would be good too, though it is small. They are the kinds of restaurants I'd like to stumble into if I were a visiting a new place.

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        JennS RE: gnosh Jul 8, 2010 03:20 PM

        Five Front is now called Brooklyn Bridge Gardens. The menu is pretty limited and the food--beet salad, crab cakes, 1/2 chicken over polenta, burgers, etc--is mediocre. The outdoor area is still nice.

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          andrewr RE: JennS Jul 13, 2010 12:12 PM

          Brooklyn Bridge Gardens seems to be making decidedly less ambitious food than Five Front for similar prices. The outdoor garden is still very nice, but this is mediocre food at a high price premium.

          Brooklyn Bridge Gardens
          5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      2. re: flower_puppy
        Joltingjoey RE: flower_puppy Jul 13, 2010 09:20 AM

        Just want to thank flower_puppy for the recs. Just spent a delightful weekend in Brooklyn Heights. Although we're native New Yorkers, we've lived in Rhode Island for 40 years, and never really got to know Brooklyn. We tried Jack the Horse and Iron Chef House and enjoyed two excellent dinners. Both were attractive, very friendly and had moderate prices.

        Iron Chef House
        92 Clark St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        Ann900 RE: pohtown Jun 30, 2010 03:19 PM

        Are you looking for restaurants-on the Brooklyn or Manhattan side?

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          flower_puppy RE: Ann900 Jun 30, 2010 04:06 PM

          Oh yeah, I didn't specify, but all the places I listed are on the Brooklyn side.

          1. re: flower_puppy
            pohtown RE: flower_puppy Jun 30, 2010 06:32 PM

            Brooklyn side. Sorry, I should have been more specific.

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              LNG212 RE: pohtown Jun 30, 2010 06:47 PM

              If you want the Brooklyn side, then you've posted on the wrong board. You need to post on the Outer Boroughs board.

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                gnosh RE: LNG212 Jul 1, 2010 04:09 AM

                ? This is the outer boroughs board.

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                  LNG212 RE: gnosh Jul 1, 2010 05:44 AM

                  It was originally on the Manhattan board. Obviously it got moved but my post remained.

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                    montreal traveller RE: LNG212 Jul 6, 2010 10:21 AM

                    Were going to hit Grimaldi's or Frannys after a run across the bridge-would friday or saturday lunch be busier?

                    1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                    1. re: montreal traveller
                      jen kalb RE: montreal traveller Jul 6, 2010 10:29 AM

                      I dont think that Franny's is open for lunch on Friday - Sat and Sun only.. Grimaldi's is not worth a special visit.

                      1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                      1. re: jen kalb
                        montreal traveller RE: jen kalb Jul 7, 2010 08:01 AM

                        Thanks for the heads up

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