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Monica Jun 30, 2011 07:58 AM

What sit-down restaurant on Montague street is considered best in food?

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    Bkeats Jun 30, 2011 09:00 AM

    Hmmmm, best sit down meal on Montague. That's a tough one. While there is variety, I think of the food as generally in the meh vein. Not terrible, not great. Among the Italian choices, I think Buon Gusto is better than the others. For Chinese, Andy's is ok. The Japanese is bleh. Teresa's has decent enough diner/eastern european standards. Heights Cafe has some good american fare. I think the best dish on the street is the crab cake at the Casino but its not open to the public. I would think the more interesting question would be what's the best on Atlantic?

    80 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Heights Cafe
    84 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    128 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      parkslopemama Jun 30, 2011 09:21 AM

      I agree with Bkeats that Caffe Buon Gusto and Heights Cafe are decent, although Montague Street doesn't have anything great. I might add Taze to the list (Turkish place at 142 Montague, 2nd floor). There is also Queen nearby on Court Street.

      84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      142 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Caffe Buon Gusto
      151 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      1. re: Bkeats
        Monica Jun 30, 2011 10:18 AM

        Thank you! Any great place on Atlantic near Court area?

      2. Monica Jun 30, 2011 10:22 AM

        How is Bacchus bistro?

        409 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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          Bkeats Jun 30, 2011 10:24 AM

          Bacchus is better than anything on Montague. Good bistro food. Garden is very nice too.

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            parkslopemama Jun 30, 2011 11:50 AM

            But Bacchus is not near Court!

            Monica, will you have time to travel, or are you looking for a relatively quick lunch (e.g. during jury duty)?

            1. re: parkslopemama
              Monica Jun 30, 2011 05:47 PM

              Parkslopemama, haha, I am looking for a decent lunch spot around the court area(near Marriot hotel). It seems to be there are alot of 'ok' restaurants around there but no place that is 'good'.
              So how is Bacchus? I've been researching and the place seems to have decent reviews.

              Cafe Buon Gusto sounds good too. Height Cafe sounds alright but the menu is very generic.

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          thegforceny Jun 30, 2011 07:15 PM

          I wouldn't waste the calories or money on a single place on Montague. Got to Sahadi's and get takeout if you have time.

          187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            cazique Jul 1, 2011 09:06 AM

            Sahadi's and a bench on the promenade are indeed better than anything you're going to find on Montague St.

            Other ideas in the hotel vicinity are:
            Pete's Waterfront Ale House (good bar food / drink selection) - this is my standard dinner spot at my yearly event at the Marriott
            Bedouin Tent (the other way on Atlantic - middle eastern)
            Brucie (Court St) gets good reviews but I haven't been - also the best ice cream around is at
            Blue Marble (also on Court St)
            Ki Sushi (Smith) is the top Sushi in the area and also closest.

            187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            Waterfront Ale House
            155 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            Ki Sushi
            122 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            Bedouin Tent
            405 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            Blue Marble Ice Cream
            196 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            234 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            1. re: cazique
              Monica Jul 1, 2011 09:32 AM

              I really like Waterfront ale house too but i was there not too long ago and wanted to see if there are new places.
              Brucie sounds nice actually...but their lunch menu is very limited but I definitely want to check them out for dinner. Thanks for the recommendation.
              Not in the middle eatern or sushi mood..
              today is a good day for some nice cool wine and something delicious...will most likely go to Bacchus.

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                egit Jul 1, 2011 09:54 AM

                If you're considering walking to Brucie, you might as well also check out Van Horn Sandwich Shop.

                Van Horn Sandwich Shop
                231 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          2. Monica Jul 5, 2011 06:18 AM

            So we ended up going to Bacchus around 3...it was completey empty and we sat in the garden.
            We ordered some cold white wine and steak sandwiches which were both above average.
            The highlight of the meal was the creme brulee...OMG...it was one of the best tasting creme brulees I've ever tasted including the ones I've tasted in France. Their coffee wasn't bad either.

            409 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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              Bkeats Jul 5, 2011 01:53 PM

              Glad to hear you liked it. I think the place is under rated for its food. I don't think i've ever had a bad meal there. The service is also very friendly. We once went with a group of 6 and had reservations for dinner at 8. The place was packed and they couldn't get our table set for about 30 minutes so they broke out a bottle of champagne and poured it for us as we waited on the house. Made the wait very pleasant.

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