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Dumbo lunch?

rebloonin Mar 7, 2011 01:42 PM

Looking for lunch this Wednesday in Dumbo. I live in Brooklyn but don't know that hood very well. Any suggestions? Looking to not break the bank but not go for cheap burritos either. Some place with a yummy menu (pardon being vague) and where my cousin can get a glass of wine. We'll be heading there around 2:00. We both *try* to eat healthfully when possible so while we're not aiming for a bowl full of lettuce I think we're also not aiming for just pizza. Thanks for the feedback and ideas! :)

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  1. bobjbkln RE: rebloonin Mar 7, 2011 05:17 PM

    For a simple lunch type place, I'd suggest the Dumbo General Store.

    ETA. Seems like they are changing their menu to match Hecho en Dumbo the former night restaurant here that moved to Manhattan. Might be a good choice, but it was not what I was recommending.

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      rebloonin RE: bobjbkln Mar 7, 2011 05:38 PM

      What does ETA mean? Estimated Time of Arrival?? :)

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        bobjbkln RE: rebloonin Mar 8, 2011 11:08 AM

        ETA = Edited to add

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          rebloonin RE: bobjbkln Mar 8, 2011 11:37 AM

          Gotchya, thank you. So you are or you are not recommending the Dumbo General Store? :) Sorry for my confused state :)

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            bobjbkln RE: rebloonin Mar 9, 2011 11:29 AM

            Sorry, I guess I missed your time-frame. Where did you end up?

            I liked the food in Hecho in Dumbo, but I can only assume that this is a new chef, so all bets are off. I thought the former conventional menu at DGS would meet your needs; but I did a little follow -up on the web and saw that things had completely changed.

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              rebloonin RE: bobjbkln Mar 14, 2011 09:52 PM

              Sorry for the late response. We actually wound up eating on Smith Street. Dumbo didn't happen. Thank you for the suggestion though!

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                squid kun RE: rebloonin Mar 15, 2011 12:35 AM

                Find anything good on Smith St.?

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      lazylghtng RE: rebloonin Mar 17, 2011 10:47 AM

      For future reference, the General Store is uninspired with spotty service. It's centrally located and a good hang, but the food is just serviceable (and overpriced, imo). The best lunch in the hood can be found at Superfine and reBar (across the street from one another).

      Or walk up to Henry St. in the Heights and head to Siggy's for excellent mediterranean food with a super-healthy twist.

      126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Siggy's Good Food
      76 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      147 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        JonL RE: lazylghtng Mar 17, 2011 03:36 PM

        Agreed. I've enjoyed both Superfine and reBar---SF a number of times and rB once.

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          Steve R RE: lazylghtng Sep 21, 2011 05:00 AM

          Just an update on this discussion: the Dumbo General Store is gone and the new owners have renamed the space AlMar (a combination of their names). They are both from Noodle Pudding (the floor manager/owner was my favorite bartender at NP & the chef was, well, a chef) and we had an excellent dinner there last night with some Dumbo friends. Decent wines, nice crostini, very good meatballs, salads and assorted other things. Our friends had mains of chicken & swordfish and both were good. We both had pastas and they were excellent (nice meaty version of bolognese, made with spinach fettucine, & a paparadelle with several varieties of fresh mushrooms). It still looks like the place is a work in progress but it's more than worth a visit now and will probably get better as they get their feet wet.

          Noodle Pudding
          38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          mahler5 RE: rebloonin Sep 10, 2011 06:04 AM

          Has anyone eaten at Pedro's?

          73 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            jdf RE: mahler5 Sep 10, 2011 06:55 PM

            Yes. Once. Service was terribly slow and food was completely bland and not very good.

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            yaniv RE: rebloonin Oct 30, 2013 12:51 PM

            leave dumbo. there is no good food here.

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              waxyjax RE: yaniv Nov 6, 2013 12:32 PM

              that's pretty much true....i worked in DUMBO a very long time ago and remember getting great curries at Jimi's - which is a little store that is the neighborhood lunch salad joint. at the time the staff were former sherpas from Tibet and the non-American items were always great and cheap. but i have no idea how it is now.

              i also love Almondine - great soups!

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