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Fantastic new place in Fort Greene

sullafelix | Jul 20, 2008 04:55 PM

Just got back from the General Greene, which opened on deKalb in early July. Absolutely excellent. The menu is American comfort food tapas. We had crispy chicken with fennel, corn and arugula salad; pork meatballs in tomato sauce; and bean salad (green, yellow and pinto beans). Everything was superb. The chicken was perfectly crisp, with meat that fell off the bone; the minature meatballs swam in tangy, spicy, complex tomato sauce; and the bean salad was lightly seasoned but almost chocolaty in its richness. Lovely space, too, though crowded -- the tables are very close together, and by the time we left on an early Sunday evening it had gotten pretty loud. And although we expected the portions to be small, the $9 crispy chicken was just a drumstick. My other quibble is that the service is a little too intrusive -- someone refilled our water and wiped our table four times during our hour-long meal -- but I imagine that will sort itself out when the staff has more experience. Overall a big thumbs up.

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