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#1 Rich

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

Excellent dinner for four last night at Argo on Coney Island Avenue between Ave P and Quentin.

 

Argo is a BYOB Georgian restaurant located in the Midwood/Gravesend area of Brooklyn (depending on which local map you believe). Outstanding value, excellent service and a very attractive room.

 

Highlights included pickled veggies, baked eggplant "rollitini" with a creamy cheese, a bread with fried egg in the middle - more on that later, chicken livers, pork/beef dumplings and homemade sausage.

 

The bread was the most interesting item of the night. Chewy bread with a nice crust, oblong shape with hole in the middle containing the fried egg. The yolk is broken, butter is added and it's mixed. The bread is broken and dipped in the mixture and eaten - absolutely delicious.

 

Dinner after a 30% tip came to $31 a person - outstanding value.

 

We arrived at 7pm and left just before 9:30pm. The place was completely packed all evening. :ph43r:  :ph43r:  :ph43r:

 

Highly Recommended!!!



#2 Steve R.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:13 PM

The place was just about empty for the entire time we were there (in case anyone needs a translator for Rich's sense of humor).  I found this place on line by one of my favorite bloggers (yes, there are still bloggers) and the complete review (with pictures) can be found here:   http://www.eatthewor...restaurant.html   We ate more than we should have (Rich actually forgot several other things that we ordered, like the excellent dolma and the lamb stew inside a bread dough top) and still didn't get to try any chicken dishes or the fried potatoes with fried meat or sour greens or the herring or quite a few other things that I think would be really good.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

True , no one else was there. I think there was one outgoing order. But the kitchen was cooking away.

 

My thinking - they're running some sort of book in the back room(s).



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

 

My thinking - they're running some sort of book in the back room(s).

 

That reminds me of a similar meal in an empty Georgian restaurant in Israel some years ago. It was basically us and friends, too much food and chacha and the owner sitting in the corner with his laptop. He overheard our conversation and at the end of our meal asked if I know about computers and if I could help him with a problem. Of course I know nothing about computers but I walked over to see what it's about... turned out his porn streaming kept buffering. I suggested a reboot and a cold shower.


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#5 Rich

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:04 PM

Oh, that was you?



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:17 PM

The Georgian place on Avenue B really is busy.  Oda House.  Who knew there were all these Georgians, not to mention the Serbians in Kafana on Avenue C?



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:52 PM

I enjoyed my one meal at Oda House, the kachapuri and the trio of spreads.