Friday, July 13, 2007

Mayor Says 'Nowhere to Go for Lunch' in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn!

The Mayor and his staff are enjoying the peace and calm of Brooklyn Heights, reports the Brooklyn Paper. (They're staying in the OEM Building off Cadman Plaza East -- technically Downtown Brooklyn -- for a couple of weeks while the Mothership is being repaired.)

“The only problem we have is there is nowhere to get lunch,” said one officer who was relocated to the OEM building from City Hall.

Nowhere to go for lunch! OMG! Whatsa matter you guys!!!

Please, Mayor and staff, if you're reading this, make sure you visit several of the restaurants on this list before you leave next Friday:

Rice Dumbo 81 Washington Street: Mayor, you are SO in the delivery zone. But why not walk down to 81 Washington Street in DUMBO? Go out to Cadman Plaza East (the one they've blocked off with all the police stuff?), take a right and walk under the overpass. Take you five minutes and you'll be there. I recommend the Indian chicken curry -- chicken in a luxurious, creamy, mild curry, with mushrooms and raisins, served topped with yogurt, banana, almonds and raisins - mango chutney served on the side.

Teresa's, 80 Montague Street: Forget the sandwiches. The best little perogies in Brooklyn Heights. Get 'em boiled and served with applesauce and onions. The blintzes have been called "sublime." And don't talk to me about the borscht! Hard boiled eggs in the borscht, Mayor.

Lassen & Hennigs 114 Montague Street: It's the best take-out deli on the street, maybe in Brooklyn, been here for more than 50 years, with sandwiches named for Brooklyn neighborhoods -- like the "Boerum Hill" (fresh turkey with cranberry sauce, red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a honey raisin roll). So order out!

Tutt Cafe 47 Hicks Street: Best Middle Eastern food in Brooklyn Heights. Many like the Lambajin - a 10" Middle Eastern pizza with lamb, onion, tomato, parsley & spices. Get some Loomi to drink.


Monty Q's 158 Montague Street: Do you like organic field green salads with dried cranberries, blue cheese and rasberry vinaigrette? I recommend adding the grilled chicken. An absolutely fabulous salad, just right for summer.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria 19 Old Fulton Street: You kiddin' me? They start lining up at 11 o'clock, while the staff fires up the coal brick ovens. Grimaldi's was rated as "New York City's Number One Pizza" by Zagat and Citysearch. You just walk down Cadman Plaza West, for God's sake! (It turns into Old Fulton.)

Fortune House 82 Henry Street: Called the "best Chinese take out in Brooklyn Heights." It's not Chinatown, but it's clean and the food is good, solid Chinese comfort food. Norman Mailer used to order the Moo Shu pork for lunch (the Moo Shu chicken is also great). It's no more than five minutes from the OEM building. All the judges eat there.

Any other suggestions for the Mayor?

Previous post on this topic: Just a Few Changes as Mayor Comes to Brooklyn

Photo of mussels courtesy of Lassen & Hennigs


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fascatti's Pizza on Henry Street (they didn't close for their summer break yet did they?) is the best traditional pizza in Brooklyn Heights. Right next to Fortune House.

Anonymous said...

Five Guys is awfully fun and friendly, plus the burgers are great.

Anonymous said...

Is the Queen on Court open for lunch?

e.p.c. said...

Cranberry's makes a great set of sandwiches and wraps for lunch.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on Cranberry's -- the mom makes the best pumpkin muffins. The rice pudding is nice, too.

Anonymous said...

And I forgot to add -- they should try Dallas BBQ on Livingston. It's not too far, and they deliver as well.

Sammy said...

What about the Archives restaurant in the Marriott? It's expensive but I understand they have a nice lunch.

B.G. said...

I understand that they like Park Plaza, or at least understand the concept because it reminds them of Manhattan diners. But I have to say that while I think it's just right for breakfast, you have to be pretty choosy about getting your lunch there. I mean, what is it with those "crab cakes?"

Anonymous said...

Poster number three -- the fixed price lunch at Queen blows anything else out of the water. It's pricey (about $25)but that shouldn't stop the Mayor. Here's the link:
http://www.queenrestaurant.com/menu_
fixed.htm

Anonymous said...

Ick on Plaza Diner. Yummy for Fascati, five guys, fortune house, clarks diner is better, Iron chef Or whatever that japanese place on clark is called..yummy too, water st pub on water st in dumbo...should I go on???

B.L. said...

Iron Chef -- that really good? I never know with sushi.

Anonymous said...

iron chef is ok. but fine for lunch in the hood! there are 2 othrs across henry on clark that are ok. one is sea asian (i think that's the name) and the other is actually near the entrance to the subway. I've had my california rolls there and they were yummy.

Anonymous said...

Cranberry's is awful! Try siggy's.

bj said...

Nice blender fruit smoothies at Siggy's. Like the salad/sandwich deal at the Busy Chef. Find someone and split lunch.