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Went to Bonnie's Grill tonight...are people kidding?

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After 8 years of living in Park Slope, our family finally decided it was time to give Bonnie's Grill a try. We'd heard about the terrific burgers and my husband recently read a review that they have amazing pulled pork sandwiches. We were all incredibly disappointed with the food. I had a chicken/bacon/avocado salad that was inexplicably flavorless. My husband had a pulled pork sandwich with a similar problem. My daughters had burgers that had the taste and texture of prefabricated patties. All of this would have been no big deal if we hadn't heard so much about the place over the years. Am I missing something, or are there a lot of people out there who have really bad taste in food?

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Bonnie's Grill
278 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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  1. I havent been, but from my friends who rave about it, i think you did miss something: the wings. I guess i may have seen praise for the burgers on this board but it was my impression that the thing for which bonnies is really known is their wings, but maybe im mistaken.

      1. I personally think that Bonnies burgers are the most overrated anywhere.

        1. I always thought Bonnie's burgers were lousy. I could never understand why people like them.

          1. unfortunately, I've been to a few places in Brooklyn that were hyped up on this board, and thought they stunk, or were so overpriced and inadequately described.........eventually I developed more of a sense of a poster's likes and dislikes so I could tell if we were on the same wavelength....sometimes I posted about them, but sometimes I didn't because I just thought I could see how it might appeal to someone, but not me and I wasn't really invested in returning ever, and felt my review would just keep people away and felt bad to do that to any place in this economy.....places that get little word, like Joe's of Avenue is priced right and the food's terrific, but you don't hear it talked about in great detail or raved as a destination spot...other places for example like Noodle Pudding (which i found to be overpriced, small portions, extremely limited menu, loud, and HARDLY child friendly) and touted as a neighorhood gem.--and lots of places change, so recent writeups can make a big difference, too.

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            Joe's of Avenue U
            287 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223

            Noodle Pudding
            38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201