The General Greene

The General Greene

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor$$$$
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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    The experts at The Wall Street Journal and Men's Health Mag recommend this place
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  • Carolynheart icon on user image
    CarolynSeptember 21, 2014
    The fried chicken & waffles are great, as is the fried green tomato Benedict -- and the doughnut trio is a can't-miss!
  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyMay 13, 2014
    Enjoy your meal (get the mac and cheese to start) and then, if the weather is nice hit up their ice cream stand outside for your walk home.
  • Rebecca C.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca ChadwickNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoked trout for brunch was really good. Start with a brioche doughnut if they're still available!
  • Holly M.heart icon on user image
    Holly MooreOctober 31, 2016
    I'm done with The General Greene. Even with only four people in the restaurant service was terrible, food only meh. Used to be one of the top area restaurants, but their best days are behind them.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    There are a few types of guys it is always worth getting to know. One is a bartender, the other is a pastry chef. Here, you can do both. Go ahead, order that chocolate-hazelnut pudding and a beer.
  • Noah S.heart icon on user image
    Noah SellingDecember 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The selection, prices and cleanliness were just a few of the reasons this is my new favorite grocery store.
  • Sabrina M.heart icon on user image
    Sabrina MajeedSeptember 13, 2017
    The sangria had no fruit and the service could be better. It literally says on the menu "ask your server for today's ice cream flavors", but when we did she told us to go look outside at the menu. 🤔
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerMarch 4, 2016
    Fantastic! The meat/mushroom burger was amazing and the lamb was delicious (that cheesy bread pudding tho :P )
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesJune 1, 2015
    Really delicious brunch spot! Their outdoor seating area is really great. You can't go wrong with anything here.
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra PJune 15, 2013
    If the hand made mozz is on the specials, do not miss out! Altho, save room for the salted caramel sundae w pretzels
  • christian svanes k.heart icon on user image
    wonderful food but surprisingly incompetent service. after ordering, we waited 90 minutes for our meal. did they fire the entire floor staff and replace them with high schoolers?
  • Kory W.
    Kory WesterholdJune 17, 2012
    Everyone goes crazy for the breakfast, but they actually have a FANTASTIC dinner menu as well. The fried chicken is to die for.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The popular cheddar and smoked ham scramble is a perfect mix of flavors. Other food on the menu, like ranchero eggs and pinto beans in a skillet, could use a little more flavor and spice. Read more
  • Aleks I.
    Aleks IvicAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    General Greene Burger is simple but phenomenal! This is our go to spot for dinner these days.
  • Jorge A.
    Jorge AzofeifaApril 16, 2014
    Awesome food and courteous service!! Not only the breakfast is amazing, it is great at any time.
  • Adrienne R.
    Adrienne RhodesMay 25, 2014
    If you're coming for dinner, the cheese grits with mushrooms (creamy, savory, fluffy, delicious!) and the fried chicken (crispy, crispy, crispy) can do no wrong!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 15, 2010
    We like the migas- a scramble of eggs with cheese, pico de gallo, red or green hot sauce, shredded cheddar, and leftover tortillas, usually fried into chips
  • Leslie L.heart icon on user image
    Leslie LinLinDecember 19, 2015
    This is so sad. Smoked trout. 🐬
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 2, 2015
    The Middleton is a great cocktail. Made with whiskey, mezcal, lime, maraschino liqueur and earl grey syrup.
  • Zach Aarons
    Zach AaronsJanuary 1, 2012
    The ice cream cart outside during the summer is very special. I get the salted caramel pretzel. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCSeptember 29, 2010
    On weekends for brunch, you'll want to get the skillet eggs, but TRUST me, get the burger. It's one of the best I've had in BK. The bacon & cheese are a must as extras.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 21, 2014
    They have a cute ice cream truck outside with sweets and ice cream, the salted caramel was really nice
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezAugust 17, 2011
    Delish panini's and other brunch items for super cheap, considering its all organic! Salted caramel ice cream is great too.
  • Corin L.
    Corin LianidesApril 17, 2010
    Order the half bottle of champagne -- great deal for 2 people and comes out to be less than the cost of 2 glasses. Chorizo hash is delicious, too, and the burger.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Artisanal ingredients and Southern cooking come together to champion New Brooklyn cuisine.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 30, 2011
    Taste: Deviled eggs, 8-ounce grilled steak, salt and pepper ribs, dirty rice, salted caramel sundae, chocolate-chip cookies, Read more
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealySeptember 30, 2010
    The candied bacon is as good as everybody says, but if you're having it as an appetizer you could easily split it between three or more people.
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerMarch 21, 2016
    My favorite restaurant in the area! Delicious and affordable.
  • Hari P.heart icon on user image
    Hari PatelJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite restaurant in the world. Favorite brunch and dinner of all time.
  • Meghan Kathleenheart icon on user image
    Meghan KathleenOctober 13, 2013
    Be sure to split the bacon brussel sprouts with your dinner companion!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BuckleyMay 2, 2010
    The salt-caramel ice cream is something else! I recommend getting it with a scoop of something else though, it can get a bit intense after a while...
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerDecember 14, 2013
    If it's winter time and your not having the Spiced Cider you are making a mistake
  • Michael
    MichaelJune 3, 2017
    This used to be a local favorite, not sure what happened. Service and quality have disappeared.
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie ChevallierDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great kale & comfort food. Try the biscuits & sausage gravy.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LeachOctober 1, 2011
    Make sure you come to this hot spot to over pay and under eat. Get the kale - you're bound to get at least one full leaf!
  • Elevine B.heart icon on user image
    Elevine BergeSeptember 17, 2014
    Ok more quiet spot to use the wifi to work from; the back of the restaurant alongside the windows.
  • Kole h.
    Kole hansenNovember 9, 2012
    The Mac and cheese was awesome but the burger left something to be desired. The only real down side was the amount of time it took to get food on a slow night, 25 minutes for the starter.
  • Yianns L.
    Yianns LianoglouOctober 23, 2011
    The brunch skillets are a great choice, but larger than you think. Split it with someone else.
  • Chris B.heart icon on user image
    Chris BoeseMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I am ridiculously addicted to the roasted Brussel Sprouts! Just thinking about them makes my mouth water!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CorniaOctober 28, 2011
    Order the onion rings and artichoke dip. Yum. New ice cream shop in the back. Delish!
  • Drew T.
    Drew TybusJuly 13, 2012
    Great bourbon selection - and even better bourbon ice cream.
  • Will G.
    Will GoldsteinFebruary 8, 2016
    Great simple brunch, usually no line
  • Emily G.
    Emily GrossMarch 26, 2011
    Delicious bloody marys, they have a bit of a kick, and they look beautiful!
  • Mark E.
    Mark EganAugust 15, 2012
    Chicken is great! New McManus Barbera wine is delicious!!!
  • Robert S.heart icon on user image
    Robert StewartDecember 29, 2014
    Eggs Benedict on a biscuit was great. Sadly the fried green tomatoes were tasteless.
  • Carla F.
    Carla FabreDecember 8, 2013
    Order The Greene Lemonade with gin!!!
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 2, 2015
    Fun bar in Fort Greene. Also a Passport Program participant!
  • Chewsy
    ChewsyAugust 21, 2011
    Order the Home-Made Sausage and Gravy Skillet. Read the Chewsy review here. Read more
  • ECava
    ECavaAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The WiFi password is the phone number (no dashes)
  • Louisiana
    LouisianaOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tomato soup is out of this world!
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