Brunch on Smith St?
November 13, 2012 6:50 PM   Subscribe

Hi everyone, I have been tasked with finding a suitable location for brunch on Smith St. in Brooklyn for a sizeable group of people...let's say 10-12. Would love recommendations that are reasonably priced and tasty! Thanks to any Brooklynites who are able to help.
posted by duvatney to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Bar Tabac - French themed. You could get a table for that many if you show up at 11 AM (early)
Also New St Clair at the corner of Atlantic/Smith - but that is very classic diner, not hip at all.
Robin des Bois.
posted by sweetkid at 6:58 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Smith Street goes from Downtown BK all the way to Red Hook. Is there a specific portion of Smith Street you are limited to? The Cobble Hill area will probably have the best options. There are also a number of options on Court Street (a block over, parallel to Smith) Buttermilk Channel is a little further down in Carroll Gardens on Court Street, but it is fantastic and I believe takes reservations for parties larger than 5.
posted by at 7:00 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ceol. Ask for Alex, tell 'em Petro the Masshole sent ya.

Robin des Bois is gone, alas.
posted by vrakatar at 7:06 PM on November 13, 2012

Haven't made it there yet, but I hear great things about Buttermilk Channel.
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:22 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

Clover Club has a wonderful backroom. Buttermilk Channel is delicious. But I wouldn't consider either of them reasonable if that's how you're phrasing "inexpensive." But not unreasonable, either.
posted by griphus at 7:42 PM on November 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

I just want to say that people might think you are jerks if you go to Buttermilk Channel with 12 people the weekend before Thanksgiving...even if you have reservations. Just saying.
posted by sweetkid at 7:58 PM on November 13, 2012 [2 favorites]

People are going to think you're jerks if you go anywhere with 10-12 people for brunch in Brooklyn. Who cares?
posted by at 8:08 PM on November 13, 2012 [6 favorites]

2nd vote for Bar Tabac.
posted by Sylvia Plath's terrible fish at 9:04 PM on November 13, 2012

Char. No 4 has a great brunch, you might be able to get their back room for a party of 12, but they don't have a table that's big enough to sit that many people at once.

Cafe Luluc also has a decent brunch. Small tables, but they could push a bunch together.

61 Local is a bar, but they have small plates that could be good for a light brunch.
posted by hooray at 8:01 AM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks to everyone who chimed in! It is great that we have several good options. I'll revisit the thread to let you know how it turns out.
posted by duvatney at 2:21 PM on November 14, 2012

Response by poster: We went to Buttermilk Channel! We were a group of five, and we came a few minutes after opening and were seated right away. The food was delicious. The server was professional but a little overhasty with our table. I was a little disappointed because I ordered a cheddar waffle and only got...half a waffle. I mean, it was cut in half (quarters?) and plated all fancy, but for $5 I should get a full waffle, amirite? Regarding my poached eggs and salad and hashbrown, I have no complaints. They were all perfect.

They were playing old songs (Let's Stay Together, Respect, My Girl) and my four young, handsome gay male companions and I were singing along. There was even some harmonizing going on. We were by far the most exciting table in the whole place.

It was a good experience. Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by duvatney at 5:58 PM on November 18, 2012

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