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Eat It: Enid’s

October 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Here’s our weeky restaurant feature from Eat It: The Brooklyn Food Blog, a great local food blog. Today, the featured spot is Enid’s:

Last weekend I went with a couple of friends to Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave. at Driggs Ave., 718-349-3859) for dinner. I really like Enid’s; I’ve had some of the best brunches there, and I think they have the best Veggie Burger around, but there are some negatives. The technical address lists Enid’s as being in Greenpoint, but since it’s on the border with Williamsburg, and perhaps because of its proximity to McCarren Park, it’s been adopted as a Burg hang out. I’ve read many online complaints that if you’re not a “hipster”, or if you’re more old than young, you won’t get good service there. I once took my parents, neither old nor old looking by any standard, but they’re also not twentysomethings, and we were all but ignored by the hostess. When she did come over, she rudely suggested our party sit at two different tables. We left immediately.

On this particular visit, my friends and I were treated well and were even allowed to lounge a bit after we had paid our bill. Having once been solely a bar, Enid’s returns to its roots during late night hours, so it boasts a number of creative cocktails, albeit a bit weak. I tend to stick with the beer on tap.

For dinner I got the Apple Salad with Bacon Bits and Blue Cheese. I know, you’re thinking, “Bacon Bits!?” but at Enid’s they’re made from real bacon and aren’t just bacon-flavored bits of cardboard. Plus the crispy, tart slices of apple and generous chunks of blue cheese, all nicely dressed in a lemony dressing make this a real pleasure to eat, and it’s filling!

My friend ordered the Veggie Burger, which I say is one of the best around. It’s homemade, not a thawed out pre-packaged patty and is moist to boot. She felt that the bun was dry though and the burger could’ve been hotter, but that it was, indeed, delicious. She got it with mashed potatoes on the side, which comes covered in creamy gravy and a small salad of mixed greens. For photos and more description, follow the link!

Tags: Eat It Brooklyn · Williamsburg

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 t-bomb // Oct 31, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Enid’s is one of Greenburg’s finest establishments.

    The food is good, prices are decent, atmosphere is nice and they have a great house drink, the Harrison.

    It’s one of those places that become “your” bar easily and never encountered bad service.

    Personally, I don’t see any problem with a hostess who prefers you not take your parents from Ohio to sunday brunch.

  • 2 neigborhood threat // Oct 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    The first paragraph describes why I never go there. And – WOW – they actually ALLOWED YOU TO LOUNGE after paying your bill and didn’t run you out the door!

    This is not exactly a glowing recommendation.

  • 3 KyleH // Oct 31, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    T-bomb you’re a nightmare