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Jun 29, 2011 09:31 AM

Restaurants on either side of the Brooklyn Bridge

Will be walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and looking for a great place for lunch or dinner and dessert on either side of the bridge within walking distance - any cuisine except sushi. Maybe lunch on one side and dessert on the other - thanks!

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  1. I'd have lunch at the Bridge Cafe and then walk over the bridge to Brooklyn to the River Cafe and have their Jacques Torres chocolate dessert which is shaped like the Brooklyn Bridge (if they still do that, that's what we had last time we went)

    Bridge Cafe
    279 Water St, New York, NY 10038

    1. The walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan is nicer, if only because people generally prefer the view of Manhattan to the view of Brooklyn. There are numerous moderately priced and attractive restaurants on Henry Street in Brooklyn, just a block or two from the base of the bridge, including Noodle Pudding, Henry's End, and several others.

      1. With no other criteria I would say Fascati pizza. Also on Henry are a bunch of more posh places, but for me Fascati is the one.

        On the Manhattan side try Hop Shing for Pork buns.

        2 pork buns $1.80(eat while walking), and 2 slices $5.

        Hop Shing
        9 Chatham Square, New York, NY 10038

        1. There isn't much on the Manhattan side - Bridge Cafe was a good suggestion. There's also a little casual spot called Made Fresh Daily on Front St that we've become rather fond of for brunch. Nothing fancy, just a nice place.with simple, fresh food., I've heard Barbarini(?) on Front is good as well, but I can't say myself.

          On the BK side - Henry's End is a classic. River Cafe can be excellent, but VERY pricey. Vinegar Hill House is really solid, with one of the best pork chops in town.

          Made Fresh Daily
          226 Front St, New York, NY 10038

          1. If you wanted pizza, skip the lines at Grimaldi's and walk around the corner to Ignazio's. Nothing mind-blowing, but very good pizza at reasonable prices.