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Midweek reservations?

ChzPlz Feb 26, 2013 11:58 AM

Hi - I'm in Brooklyn for three nights and am thinking of trying
Henry's End, James, and Prime Meats.

All three don't seem to take reservations for small two people. Will I be able to easily get a table on a midweek evening?


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    Bkeats Feb 27, 2013 06:28 AM

    Can I ask why you are planning on going to Henry's End? I used to like the place quite a bit. But things in the area have changed a lot over time and I think there are better options in the 'hood though if you like game, its unique. Last time we went, dinner was just ok. I wouldn't make a trek to go there.

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    1. re: Bkeats
      ChzPlz Feb 27, 2013 08:02 AM

      Good to know. I'm totally open to other suggestions. I've never been to Brooklyn before so I've been mining this board for suggestions.

      I've got three nights, and am staying at the Marriott on Adams near Tillary.

      Any other ideas? What would've your top 3-5 options? More interested in good food than fine dining ambiance. I'd try anything.


      1. re: ChzPlz
        egit Feb 27, 2013 08:55 AM

        I will confess I've never been to Henry's End. This is mostly due to the fact that I only seem to get to Brooklyn Heights on weekends, and it's always been too crowded.

        However, I'm partial to Jack the Horse, right around the corner. Further down, on Atlantic avenue is Colonie, which is excellent. There's a newish place, also on Atlantic called Red Gravy. I guess it's gotten some mixed reviews--mostly due to price/portion, I think. I've yet to try it, but it's not terribly far from your hotel.

        If you're willing to walk 15-20 minutes, there really are a ton of good places.

        1. re: egit
          ChzPlz Feb 27, 2013 09:04 AM

          Great - I had Colonie on my short list. I'll put it back in the plans and check out the menus of your other suggestions.

          Much appreciated!!

          1. re: egit
            ChzPlz Mar 5, 2013 04:12 AM

            Went to Jack the Horse last night. Excellent meal. Thanks for the suggestion! Hopefully Colonie tonight....

            1. re: ChzPlz
              Peter Mar 6, 2013 08:05 PM

              Did you get to Colonie?

              1. re: Peter
                ChzPlz Mar 7, 2013 02:56 AM

                Unfortunately not. Didn't get a chance to go out again. :(

      2. Steve R Feb 26, 2013 01:01 PM

        I've never had a problem getting a table for 2 at Henry's End during the week. If, for some amazing reason, you hit the exact time that no tables are immediately available, they own the Wine Bar 3 doors away on the corner and you can have a drink there... they'll call you or come and get you.

        The game menu's on... get the turtle soup.

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        1. re: Steve R
          ChzPlz Feb 26, 2013 05:01 PM

          Awesome - thanks!

        2. bobjbkln Feb 26, 2013 12:55 PM

          Henry's End and Prime Meats should be OK if you go early (before 7:00 PM). For James check the Barclays' schedule here: http://www.barclayscenter.com/events-... . If there is an event scheduled, work around it.

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