New to Park Slope (PPW and 13th)
Like to walk... love ethnic Greek, Italian, Spanish, etc etc. The previous overview of PS is old... where do you recommend (willing to leave the environs if easy walk or subway. Also... recommendations for markets, grocery stores, etc. Help and thanks.
re: jen kalb
Can you tell me what you like about Fez? Is it just good for the neighborhood or a good restaurant in general? I've only been there once and thought it was kind of mediocre. The braised lamb shank was nicely tender but was served with a clear consomme with two dried prunes and two dried apricots. There was no body to it whatsoever. Hummus sorely needed some sort of acid -- either that or some salt. The service and artwork there is very charming but I was underwhelmed by the food. I think I'd rather much go to Atlantic Ave for my Moroccan fix.
re: Miss Needle
hm, its been a while since we have been. The tagine I remember wasnt as you describe, and the little salads, etc were fresh and tasty. I thought it pretty good by the standards of Brooklyn Moroccan - it must be 20 yrs since I ate Moroccan on Atlantic Ave,however. We will have to revisit and see if I can still recommend.
back in the day the Almontaser family had several restaurants with Moroccan food down around Atlantic and Court. some history is on this thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/241377 Someone else will have to answer about the current situation. There were a few Moroccan restaurants in Bay Ridge more recently (better) but I havent kept up on them. Fez was about as good as the best we had in Bay Ridge and better than the Atlantic places, but it needs a revisit.
re: jen kalb
Well, that's why I was asking, because I am on Atlantic ave all the time and have never seen a north african/moroccan restaurant there (yemeni excepted). But, since I really like moroccan food, I was hoping I had overlooked some gem.
Never made it to the place in bay ridge (maison de couscous) before they closed and haven't managed to try Fez, either. Guess I will just stick to making couscous and tagines at home.
Double Windsor has great food. I also really like the French place on PPW and Prospect, Petit Paris.
There is a new Italian delivery only place down PPSW, Piccoli. We had a good experience our first time and the owner also owns one of my favorite neighborhood places in Carrol Gardens.
The new Middle Eastern place on PPW and 17th is good. They make their own bread fresh for each order.
Thistle Hill on 15th and 7th ave is very good. 12th Street Bistro isn't bad.
My favorite sushi in the area is Ten (7th ave).
Enzo's on PPW and 16th makes a great Grandma pizza. HIt or miss otherwise.
Rhythm and Booze on 10th ave is a friendly neighborhood pub and has a good burger.
There is a new Greek place but I haven't tried it yet.
Fonda on 7th ave is worth a try. I was underwhelmed my first visit but liked it much better the second time.
There is a lot of great Mexican food up in Sunset Park, which is not too far and Brooklyn's Chinatown is within striking distance too. Sorry if that info is remedial.
I highly recommend Al Di La (5th ave in Park Slope).
Chip Shop will deliver to you, love their chicken mushroom pie among other things.
Probably my favorite restaurant in all of Brooklyn is Tanoreen in Bay Ridge. Worth the visit (Try the Fette, brussels sprouts, most of the cold mezze).
The butcher on PPW and 16th is very good. Union Market on 7th ave has great stuff but is expensive. Grab is a nice little provisions shop on 7th ave.
Hope this fills in any gaps you haven't already discovered for yourself.
7523 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Al Di La
248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
1998 Williamsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10461
Rhythm and Booze
1674 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
404 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
The Double Windsor
210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Piccoli to Go
157 Prospect Park SW, Brooklyn, NY 11218
If you don't have time to go to Sunset Park, I find that the best Mexican is Tacos Nuevo Mexico. Chinese is another story. Best one I've found is Red Hot, but it's still not that great. Hancos makes a decent banh mi, and I see that they've recently started serving pho. Haven't tried the pho so don't have an opinion.
For something sweet, you're right by Ladybird Bakery!
1112 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
85 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tacos Nuevo Mexico
4410 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
349 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215