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Is Danny Brown better at dinner?

KiwiGirl625 | May 13, 200809:35 AM

I wanted to take my mother-in-law to dinner at Danny Brown Wine Bar for Mother's Day, but they were only doing brunch seatings at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4pm. We opted for the 1:30 time and had several items from their prix fixe menu: chilled cantaloup soup, arugula salad, smoked salmon, spinach and mushroom frittatta, sweet crepe with berries and carrot cake. It was all fine, but none of it was anything I couldn't make at home and nothing impressed us enough to make us want to go back.

Our server was also kind of annoying because he was trying to be charming but just came off as fake and insincere. Plus, he said I couldn't substitute my dessert course with a bowl of fruit (even though a fruit bowl was an option for the entree course), but when another waitress served us the dessert course and I asked her about a possible substitution, she said she'd check with the kitchen and promptly brought over a bowl of strawberries, blueberries and sliced apples.

I've read this is one of the better restaurants in Queens with Manhattan-quality food, but our visit did not seem to support this. Is is better during dinner, and when it's not a special holiday menu?

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