Clinton Hill food recommendations please!
Hi, I'm getting ready to move to Clinton Hill, and am so excited! I would love suggestions as to where to go for...well, everything: cheap eats, fancy restaurants, eateries, grocery stores, markets, street vendors, you name it, I'm interested. Thanks so much!
Clinton Hill Pickles:
The last owner/operators of the legendary Guss' LES pickle shop have moved to Clinton Hill, bringing Guss' original recipes with them.
411 Dekalb Av. on Classon Ave. 212-334-3616
11am-7pm "most days" CALL AHEAD.
Locanda Vini e Olii can be amazing at times.. We went this weekend and had a great meal.. They made an eggplant pasta.. Somehow incorporated eggplant into the dough.. Had a great little grilled chicken.. nice bottle of wine.. staff is always nice
Locanda Vini e Olii
129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
pilar is awesome. Their Saturday night beef dish is one of my fave foods on the planet. We love Nicoise Pizza on Franklin, especially good for a semi-late night slice with a glass of good wine. Choice is great for a sandwich or a cheddar scallion scone (good lord those are good!) And, Maggie Brown's has a good lunch. As a southerner I get annoyed with all of these faux-southern places, but their biscuits are good and the raspberry butter is awesome. Other dishes have been good but not great. Also an excellent bloody Mary.
455 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Le Grand Dakar on Grand Ave.
Speakeasy on Waverly and Greene (I recommend this place for brunch, but was informed over the wknd that they aren't serving brunch for the summer.... which i don't quite understand)
3 Luigis - good NY slice
Rustik on Dekalb - great wings and standard pub food; my regular watering hole for Monday Night Football
Umi Nom - really enjoy this place
There are also lots of good places that are within 10-15 min walk but technically not in CH. One of my favorites is Saraghina, an Italian wood-oven pizza spot that changes its selection of very good small plates daily. The grilled octopus salad here is among my favorites, as is their various preparations on fresh prawns. The Vanderbilt and James are in Prospect Heights and are also within walking distance or a short drive away.
Good luck with your move to CH and welcome to the neighborhood.
Le Grand Dakar
285 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
435 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
433 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Some earlier Chowhound talk: http://www.chow.com/digest/37312/big-cuban-love-from-a-little-kitchen ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678823
393 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238