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Apr 11, 2012 07:37 AM

Lunch near the Brooklyn Botanic garden

Looking for a good lunch spot near the garden for a weekday trip to the garden with my 5 year old. He is well behaved and eats a lot of different foods.

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      1. Thank you, I will check those threads. I guess in part I was looking for specific recommendations that are a short walk from the garden because of the 5 year old, and also places that serve lunch during the weekdays (I checked out Franny's and they do not).

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        1. re: cab

          why not just eat at the garden? They have a nice outdoor cafe with sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, etc. The food's nothing special but its not bad and with a 5 year old I'd think its your best bet.

          1. re: cab

            Anything in Prospect Heights is eminently walkable. Vanderbilt Ave., Washington Ave. Even as far down as Franny's on Flatbush.

            I suggest you look up the locations of any restaurants recommended on this thread and on the others we linked. People have different ideas as to what's convenient. Best to make up your own mind.

            1. re: cab

              I believe Ortine, which is several blocks downhill (on Washington) from the Garden is open for lunch as are Gen (Japanese) and Toms. Ortine has its own garden and an eclectic menu. If it were me, I would stay in the garden for lunch if in the area at lunchtime rather than leaving and coming back, with your five year old. there's plenty of walking to do in the garden without going off to find a meal.

            2. Tom's Luncheonette on Washington Ave is close to the Botanic Gardens.

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              1. re: Motosport

                I second the motion for Tom's.

                P.S. With all due respect, Bob Martinez, sometimes telling people to read previous threads does not really help with their specific question. For example, Franny' is not open for weekday lunches, and is a long walk for a 5-year-old

                1. re: parkslopemama

                  Jim Leff used to refer to CH as a "treasure trove of information." That's only true if we take advantage of it. That's why we have a search feature.

                  One of the problems of asking frequently asked questions is that many times the people who answered them 3 or 4 times in the last year don't feel like posting a 5th time.

                  No one *has* to use the search engine but they'd be missing out on some good information if they don't.

              2. CHAVELLA'S! Without a doubt!

                736 Franklin Ave
                (between Park Pl & Sterling Pl)
                Brooklyn, NY 11238

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                1. re: treestonerivershrub

                  And if it were on a weekend could go to the brunch at Barboncino,