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Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

Smith Street lunch?

I like to get out for lunch during the week since I work at home. What are some new/good/interesting lunch options on Brooklyn's Smith?

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  1. Arthur's is supposed to have a good lunch. It's only been open for a couple of weeks now, I think. Personally I have not been there, but I hear good things.

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    1. re: egit

      Arthur's has a terrific brunch and wine list - haven't been there yet for lunch, thanks.

    2. How new is new to you? what places do you like?

      Ive been jonesing for a Van Horn fried chicken sandwich for a while, gotta go get one soone . . .

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      1. re: tex.s.toast

        New is, I dunno, the last year to 1.5 years. I've eaten at a lot of places on Smith north of Douglass. Of late I notice several new venues further South. E.g. Brooklyn Canteen (?) looks interesting.

      2. Just had a solid lunch at HBH gourmet sandwiches and smoked meats. Excellant unique sandwiches and apps.

        407 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
        (347) 689-9478

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        1. re: jnab121

          i work from home sometimes, too!

          Most of these places aren't new, but thought I'd list them in case you haven't tried them yet:

          -Brooklyn Canteen has some great food sandwiches and salads - same owners as Seersucker, I believe.
          -Hophap - Thai restaurant that, while certainly not attaining Elmhurst levels of greatness, has affordable lunch specials
          -Cubana Cafe also has some decent items

          Not on Smith but good:

          -Mile End has interesting and delicious sandwiches
          -Cobblestone Foods has some great sandwiches, too - love the turkey and the catfish po' boy (it's not trying to be an authentic Louisiana-style replica)
          -Ted & Honey - a bit further of a walk to Clinton St, but have nice sandwiches, salads and soups
          -Hibino - a walk to Henry st. mainly sushi, salad and cooked specials
          -Fisherman's Dawta - they don't seem to have predictable hours but their Jamaican food is great. I also love how they're counter service. Makes lunch less of a pain to get.
          -Bar Bruno - might also be a hike since it's on Henry and Union. I've only tried their dinner but perhaps lunch is worth a shot. They also have a takeout window.
          -Ferdinando's Focacceria - classic
          -Buschenshank - German food or Pizza, woo!
          -Van Horn -already mentioned (their fried chicken sandwich is great)
          -Defonte's - if you can trek out to Red Hook for a giantic Brooklyn Italian sandwich

          1. re: jnab121

            and thanks for the reminder about HBH - can't wait to try it!

            1. re: waxyjax

              BTW, just so people are looking for the right place it's Smith Canteen It can be very good to great. As waxyjax notes, same owners as Seersucker. Only place in the city I've seen serving burgoo. (It was excellent, but sadly served a little lukewarm -- I still devoured it quickly.)

          2. Dude- get thee to Court Street Grocers and order the turkey club.

            It's the best $12 you will ever spend in your life- and I've been to Cuba.

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            1. re: twan55

              This is interesting to me. Which one is Court Street Grocers, is that the more upscale looking place down around 2nd Place or so, sort of a Union Market clone? What makes the Club so good?