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June 5, 2008 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Where is a nice place for lunch near the Brooklyn museum?
posted by shothotbot to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by skwm at 8:52 PM on June 5, 2008

There is some OK food in the museum itself. Otherwise, walk across the street and down Washington Ave. It depends what kind of food you like. Here's a reasonably accurate list. Lots of good Caribbean food available.
I think Cafe Shane is pretty good for more American cuisine. The best place though is Tom's, although you may have to wait for a table on a Saturday (and they are closed Sunday). It is old- fashioned American lunch counter/diner food, which I guess doesn't suit everyone. The place hasn't changed much since the 1930s, it's really a treat. Get a cherry lime rickey.
posted by cushie at 8:52 PM on June 5, 2008

If it's a nice day, walk next door to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and have a nice outdoor lunch at their Terrace Cafe, and then check out the most lovely rose garden ever.
posted by extrabox at 9:38 PM on June 5, 2008

From cushie's list, The Islands (Café/Restaurant)
803 Washington Avenue 718-398-3575 is very good
posted by boots at 10:19 PM on June 5, 2008

Chavella's serves yummy and somewhat unusual Mexican food.
posted by moonmilk at 11:41 PM on June 5, 2008

Abigail's Cafe & Wine Bar (NY Magazine review) recently opened at Classon Avenue & St John's Place, a five minute walk from the museum. I was there on Tuesday, and it was still BYOB, if that's a concern. Also, seconding Cheryl's, which is a little closer to the museum.
posted by DannyUKNYC at 12:13 AM on June 6, 2008

I used to work at the museum, so I've been around the various blocks. Cheryl's is indeed great, and the cafes of both the Museum and the Botanic Garden are nothing to sneeze at. A new Thai place, Udom, just opened relatively close (I'm amazed by those negative Yelp reviews, it's been fantastic every time I've gone, and the lunch special is insanely cheap.) There's also Teddy's for excellent Greek food.
posted by doift at 5:15 AM on June 6, 2008

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'm going to give Cheryl's a try.
posted by shothotbot at 7:04 AM on June 6, 2008

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