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Nov 29, 2011 05:53 AM

Need good place for lunch after cooking class in Williamsburg

Looking for low key reasonably priced place for lunch after a baking class on Saturday - preferably in an area we can walk around since I have not been to this part of Brooklyn for over 20 years.

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  1. Williamsburg is a pretty big place. Can you let us know some idea of what area, how much you'd like to spend, and any particular kind of food or scene you have in mind?

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    1. re: craig_g

      We would like to roam around the area so any restaurant that allows for walking the streets would be great - any cuisine except sushi would be fine - will be with our daughter and boyfriend both 23 so a bit of a scene would be good and for lunch $20 maximum per person - therefore great pizza, thai, sandwich shop would be great.

      1. re: mboxermd

        Brooklyn Star, mentioned below, would be a great choice. The food is very good, and it's trendy but quite friendly.

        Brooklyn Star
        593 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    2. Egg, favorite farm-to-table brunch/lunch spot. I had great pulled pork & duck hash there last weekend. There can be a long wait, later is better (

      I also like Diner. I always bring out-of-town friends here. This is another local ingredients type place, grass fed meat and so forth, a wee bit pretentious and hipsterish, could also have a long wait. ( The same owners have Marlow & Sons next door, completely different vibe and menu. I like both spots. (


      Fatty Cue ( and Brooklyn Star ( are both popular. I haven't been to FC in a long while and haven't made it to BS yet.

      A bit off the beaten path but not a particularly far walk from anywhere is Pies 'n' Thighs, great biscuits, fried chicken, old fashioned donuts, and other stuff.

      One of my all-time faves, although you can't really get a meal here, is Bakeri, beautiful design and attention to detail, excellent sweet & savory baked goods, pretty good sandwiches, nice garden in the back if the weather is decent. (


      A great spot for a daytime beer (especially if the weather is nice for the back garden) and a meat or cheese plate is Spuyten Duyvil ( Across the street are Momofuku Milk Bar and Saltie, a bit of an odd sandwich place w/ good homemade ice cream.

      Another great spot for a drink, although better for cocktails, and in the opposite direction from Spuyten Duyvil, is Hotel Delmano, with a beautiful French country style room, makes you feel like you're not in NYC. ( Opens in the early afternoon on weekends. Some good small plates such as sliced chorizo.

      If you want a coffee, stop by Blue Bottle's industrial chic coffee roasting/cafe facility (

      Lots of folks like Roebling Tea Room, but I'm not a fan.

      Spuyten Duyvil
      359 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Marlow & Sons
      81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Pies 'n' Thighs
      166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      135A N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Roebling Tea Room
      143 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Hotel Delmano
      82 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      150 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      378 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Blue Bottle Coffee
      160 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Fatty 'Cue
      91 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Momofuku Milk Bar
      382 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211