Since I moved to the Chocolate Factory last fall, I've found a few places I like on Myrtle Ave., but can still use some recommendations.
Maggie Brown - pleasant and comfortable, the place in this neighborhood where I'd take people who don't do ethnic. Menu is kind of quirky but what they have is well prepared. I had no problem with the service.
Yamashiro - first-rate sushi, stylish surroundings with just a few too many tables jammed into the front room.
Sapolo - Chinese and Spanish menus but the staff is all oriental. I've only had Chinese there, Cantonese style; very tasty, and the service is attentive.
John's Donut & Coffee Shop - had breakfast there once at the counter, OK but nothing special, opens early and closes at 4pm.
The vote's still out:
Zaytoons - the one time I ate there, the spinach pie was huge but not very appetizing (not to me anyway). Next time I'll try something else. Any recommendations?
I'm not so happy with:
Kum Kau - the one time I ate there, the dish didn't taste quite right and the waitress forgot to bring the rice until I reminded her.
Five Spot - the actual food was fine, but a DJ playing rap & hip-hop at an ear-splitting level ruined it for me, and the waitress rounded up the bill to even dollars (helping herself to 97 cents).
Frankly, since it's a 10 minute bus ride from home to Atlantic Ave. & Clinton St., I've had more meals in my old neighborhood than the new one. But especially when the weather turns, I'll make the trudge up the hill from Park to Myrtle more often, and can use your informed suggestions where to eat when I get there.