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Almar: Where the Dumbo General Store and Hecho en Dumbo used to be

Steve R Sep 21, 2011 05:05 AM

Last night, we got together with some Dumbo friends & went to AlMar, (a combination of the owners' names). The owners 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. Decent wines, nice crostini, very good meatballs, salads and assorted other things to start. Our friends had mains of chicken & swordfish and both were good in both quality and quantity (or so it seemed). My wife and I both had pastas and they were excellent (nice meaty version of bolognese, made with spinach fettucine, for me & a paparadelle with several varieties of fresh mushrooms for her). 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. Nice addition to the area & we'll definitely go back.

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Noodle Pudding
38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

AlMar
111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  1. bobjbkln Sep 25, 2011 01:33 PM

    We ate there a couple of nights ago. Had some excellent salumi. The mains were a rabbit with polenta and a calamari stew. Both were really good. An owner came out to speak with us. He was very friendly, but insisted that their only connection with Noodle Pudding was that both owners came from there. I guess they want to be judged on their own. Prices were quite reasonable. Only complaint was their rather limited beer selection (didn't look at the wines). From what I understand the daytime setup is similar to the Dumbo General store days. And like DGS, Hecho en Dumbo (and Noodle Pudding) it is all cash.

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    Noodle Pudding
    38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    AlMar
    111 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. re: bobjbkln
      Steve R Sep 25, 2011 04:37 PM

      "An owner came out to speak with us. He was very friendly, but insisted that their only connection with Noodle Pudding was that both owners came from there."

      I never meant to imply otherwise.

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      Noodle Pudding
      38 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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