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Posted by pete on 10/23/2008
dumont is fabulous! the garden in the back is mystical and the food is tasty. this place is simply lovely and perfect for special occasions or a delicious burger.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/12/2008
im new to the neighborhood, used to live in park slope, where i miss all my fabulous restaurants being just a few blocks away. i was very impressed with the meal that i had at Dumont, im still fantasizing about it the next day. really, really good, from the wine to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. the service was not so great at all, i will admit, the people next to us came in a few minutes later and were done with their meal before we were even served!! lucky i wasn't in a hurry!!!...but in the end a restaurant to me is about the quality of the food, and for that, its a winner. very pretty place too.
Posted by Spank on 09/05/2008
Got ready - wore Converse All Stars, Short Shorts, a spaghettini strap top, art school glasses, and had asymetrical hair. It's didn't matter - no second glances - and an overly rare burger. Is this why I moved here? I like DuMont burger, but it's not as hip. This place is like that but with a shot of wheat grass!!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2008
remember when dumont was amazing about three or four years ago? the mac & cheese was fantastic, the burgers were legendary and the artichoke/white bean salad was something you could write home about? fantastic service where the wait staff recognized you and knew what you always wanted? well, gone are those days. it's my opinion that once dressler opened (the same owners, FYI), all the effort that once went into dumont is now concentrated on the more upscale sister restaurant. the last time i went to dumont i had the monkfish wrapped in prosciutto and it was rendered inedible by the overcooked meat on the outside, and its extreme salty flavor. i likened it to eating a salt like football. however, dumont burger, the smaller burger-based outpost on bedford, is still fantastic (though the space is tiny and cramped).
Posted by The Secret Squirrel of Williamsburg on 05/14/2008
Dumont has become a cornerstone to Union Ave and Williamsburg as a whole. I think a lot of times people in New York hear great things about a place and then go in with the idea that it will be a letdown. I feel like Dumont is one of the best places in the burg to eat. I have had tons of things from the menu, none of which were short of delicious. The burger is one of the best I've had in the city. Pricey? Yeah... but it's really good! The Dumac and Cheese is another item on the menu that can't really be countered by any other offering in the area. I think people often get pissy about places that sort of blow up and become destinations for out of town adventurers but the reality is... it happens. Dumont is a great place for dinner. I would recommend it to anyone!
Posted by msmia on 05/03/2008
Finally tried this place after hearing & reading rave reviews for a few years. The wait staff was initially cool and rude but warmed up toward the end of lunch. You still however got the "we're really cool & you're lucky to be eating here" vibe. We ordered a bleu cheese burger & mac & cheese. The burger was not cooked to order - too rare. When we asked for it to be cooked a bit more we were told we ordered incorrectly (told her pink - not raw, pink). Thanks for the lecture - just cook the damn burger as ordered please... When we asked for onion we were told the kitchen "doesn't do that" - eat it as prepared or order something else. The burger was good as were the fries but nothing special for the $14 price tag. The mac and cheese was a big disappointment. I didn't care for the flavor of the sauce and only ate half of the rather small portion. The coffee was old and tasted like it had been sitting around a while. As an aside, the first cup had to be returned as the milk curdled when added to the coffee. We didn't order liquor but the prices were high for a neighborhood place - minimum of $9.00. Overall, I'm glad we tried it since I can now confidently say that I wasn't missing anything .
Posted by Anonymous on 04/26/2008
Excellent mac n cheese and a pretty good burger. If you want a nicer dinner, you might as well splurge a little bit more and go to their sister restaurant, Dressler. Really nice garden in the back, but the inside is crammed with many more tables than makes for comfortable, let alone intimate, dining.