Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The General Greene

229 DeKalb Ave. (Clermont St.) Send to Phone
718-222-1510 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Farm-fresh in Fort Greene.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

  • 0.0 star rating
0.0 rating over 3 reviews

The General Greene Restaurant Review

: Ex-Daniel pastry chef Nick Morgenstern executes a menu that has turned this Brooklyn eatery into a destination restaurant for New York foodies. Start with bar snacks, such as radishes with sea salt and anchovies, and chicken liver toast. Follow up with Baltimore-style lump crab cakes with radish, celery and parsley salad or salt and pepper pork ribs with sumac yogurt: these deceptively simple dishes pack a wallop. As a bonus, nothing on the menu of small- and medium-size plates tops $12. Main courses run just slightly higher, and include standouts like the General Greene fried chicken with green potato salad and collard greens; and the General Greene burger made with Angus beef with cheddar, pickles, red onion, mayo, mixed greens and fries. The interior matches the farm-friendly aesthetic. The bar stools are tractor seats, the menu is constantly tweaked depending on what’s in season, and the desserts are hearty enough to satisfy a farmer after a day of baling hay, such as Morgenstern’s lemon vanilla cheesecake and strawberry rhubarb crisp. Craft beers and cocktails like a gin cup with mint and ginger beer are also on hand to pique the appetite.

User Ratings & Reviews for The General Greene
Discover new restaurants in New York like Cow & Clover
New Restaurants in New York
Find all the New York restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in NYC!


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.