dumbo area restaurants (Brooklyn)

we are going into brooklyn in mid october and staying in an apartment in the dumbo area. we would like to get some recommendations for area restaurants. ethnic would be best, good food is a must. we left bklyn about 60 years ago and want to look around especially in the grand army plaza, flatbush area. but if a place is accessible by irt(subway) it would be good. looking forward to some good suggestions

For Dumbo, consider Noodle Pudding and Henry’s End.

For Grand Army Plaza, Franny’s is an option.

Definitely head to Julianna’s - she’s the grimaldi pizza in BK to go to

For a fabulous seasonal tasting menu head to brooklyn fare
http://www.brooklynfare.com/pages/chefs-table

I love the other restaurants by the couple who runs La Vara in Cobble hill, dont miss the crispy garbanzos, migas, and if it’s on the menu the alubias con espinaca (garbanzos with spinach) is fantastic. It’s popular so make a reservation
http://www.lavarany.com

Lilia in williamsburg keeps getting glowing reviews, my friend ziggy has a great post about it

http://www.lilianewyork.com

Court street grocers in cobble hill is destination worthy for their breakfast sandwich, you want the one on ciabatta
http://www.courtstreetgrocers.com

Buttermilk channel in Carol Gardens does a great brunch and monday nights they have a special price prixe fixe dinner. Be sure to get the biscuits
http://www.buttermilkchannelnyc.com

Lose the crowd and head to Vinegar Hill House.
If Henry’s End has started their fall game menu check it out if this appeals.

Dumbo:
Gran Electrica - Mexican
Henry’s End - American
French Louie - French

There aren’t a lot of places in Dumbo. The place I go to the most is Superfine. Nothing fancy but a nice casual place. Also good for live music.

If you want ethnic, you have Gran Electrica for fancy schmancy mex.

Head towards downtown Bklyn and check out Yaso Tangbao for dumplings and Ganso for Ramen.

By the way, I haven’t heard anybody refer to the IRT in years. Brings back memories of a misspent college years going up and down on the IRT and BMT.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold