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The General Greene

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

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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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.
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