The General Greene

The General Greene

New American Restaurant and Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
  • The folks at Village Voice and The Wall Street Journal like this place. Would you agree?
    • Village Voice
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • Humberto M.
    "Salted caramel ice cream is great too."(4 Tips)
    "Southern cooking come together to champion New Brooklyn cuisine."(22 Tips)
    Brandon A.
    "Always Always Always ask for candied bacon!"(11 Tips)
    Margaret A.
    "The new pastry chef is awesome!"(2 Tips)
125 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • Southern food
  • brunch food
  • healthy food
  • cocktails
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  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedSeptember 13
    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. 🤔
  • Anna E.
    Anna EbbesenSeptember 10
    Come for the ice cream, not for the food...
  • Michael
    MichaelJune 3
    This used to be a local favorite, not sure what happened. Service and quality have disappeared.
  • Phillip R.
    Phillip RJanuary 29
    Avoid. Staff is less than spectacular, food is just barely edible.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SloanNovember 13, 2016
    The brunch was tasty, get the smoked salmon
  • Holly M.
    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.
  • christian svanes k.
    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?
  • Roniel T.
    Roniel TesslerMarch 21, 2016
    My favorite restaurant in the area! Delicious and affordable.
  • Roniel T.
    Roniel TesslerMarch 4, 2016
    Fantastic! The meat/mushroom burger was amazing and the lamb was delicious (that cheesy bread pudding tho :P )
  • Will G.
    Will GoldsteinFebruary 8, 2016
    Great simple brunch, usually no line
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LinLinDecember 19, 2015
    This is so sad. Smoked trout. 🐬
  • Abi B.
    Abi BockDecember 15, 2015
    Get the breakfast donuts to start.
  • Noah S.
    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.
  • Rebecca C.
    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!
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaSeptember 13, 2015
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 2, 2015
    The Middleton is a great cocktail. Made with whiskey, mezcal, lime, maraschino liqueur and earl grey syrup.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 2, 2015
    Fun bar in Fort Greene. Also a Passport Program participant!
  • 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.
  • Adrian H.
    Adrian HannahMay 9, 2015
    Biscuits and gravy was pretty good
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneFebruary 25, 2015
    Cool brunch spot
  • Hari P.
    Hari PatelJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite restaurant in the world. Favorite brunch and dinner of all time.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StewartDecember 29, 2014
    Eggs Benedict on a biscuit was great. Sadly the fried green tomatoes were tasteless.
  • Dylan N.
    Dylan NordNovember 16, 2014
    Best service, food, and drinks in the hood.
  • Lindsey Y.
    Lindsey YooOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the mac & cheese, candied bacon, & burger (the buns are perfect, buttery brioche buns). Watch as all the diners around you turn around to find out what smells - & tastes! - so ridiculously good.
  • Carolyn
    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!
  • 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
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeSeptember 17, 2014
    Ok more quiet spot to use the wifi to work from; the back of the restaurant alongside the windows.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DominguezAugust 8, 2014
    Chicken and waffles!
  • 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.
  • Clinton Hill Chill M.
    Ice Cream was Great
  • 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!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 18, 2014
    lentil soup
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 18, 2014
    side of pork sausages
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 18, 2014
    steak and eggs
  • Varun S.
    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.
  • David S.
    David SchwenMay 12, 2014
    The bacon is to die for.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Artisanal ingredients and Southern cooking come together to champion New Brooklyn cuisine.
  • Jorge A.
    Jorge AzofeifaApril 16, 2014
    Awesome food and courteous service!! Not only the breakfast is amazing, it is great at any time.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BoeseFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Maple syrup Old Fashioned!
  • Rina
    RinaDecember 15, 2013
    Best biscuits. Like buttah
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerDecember 14, 2013
    If it's winter time and your not having the Spiced Cider you are making a mistake
  • Carla F.
    Carla FabreDecember 8, 2013
    Order The Greene Lemonade with gin!!!
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenOctober 13, 2013
    Be sure to split the bacon brussel sprouts with your dinner companion!
  • Gennifer D.
    Gennifer DelmanSeptember 2, 2013
    Great atmosphere. Great brunch.
  • kim f.
    kim fredericksAugust 8, 2013
    Salted carmel sundae.
  • Sammi L.
    Sammi LimAugust 7, 2013
    40 minutes later... I get my Reuben. Hangry
  • Romello H.
    Romello HuinsJune 30, 2013
    Well, over the pass 2 years, I have enjoyed my time and food at "The General Greene", but I have decided to not eat there any more because of the fact that they have gain a "C" grade. Sorry. 💔💔💔💔
  • 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
  • Robert D.
    Robert DeLangheApril 25, 2013
    Olive Oil and Pinenut Ice cream is a must have on a cone.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.February 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi = General Greene, pswrd = 7182221510
  • James G.
    James GDecember 29, 2012
    Lugar-esque candied bacon is a must get
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie ChevallierDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great kale & comfort food. Try the biscuits & sausage gravy.
  • 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.
  • Louisiana
    LouisianaOctober 26, 2012
    Tomato soup is out of this world!
  • Jill P.
    Jill PantozziAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their drinks are delicious! I recommend the fried chicken.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EganAugust 15, 2012
    Chicken is great! New McManus Barbera wine is delicious!!!
  • ECava
    ECavaAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The WiFi password is the phone number (no dashes)
  • Drew T.
    Drew TybusJuly 13, 2012
    Great bourbon selection - and even better bourbon ice cream.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LuceroJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Genital Greene
  • 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.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KalafusMarch 15, 2012
    The seared shishito peppers are fantastic!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BenettiJanuary 7, 2012
    You can order ice cream year round from the bar.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paula B.
    Paula BurleyDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bloody Mary rocks
  • 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.
  • Erica C.
    Erica ChoiOctober 30, 2011
    Good brunch but service takes freaking long.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CorniaOctober 28, 2011
    Order the onion rings and artichoke dip. Yum. New ice cream shop in the back. Delish!
  • Yianns L.
    Yianns LianoglouOctober 23, 2011
    The brunch skillets are a great choice, but larger than you think. Split it with someone else.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie StreitOctober 15, 2011
    Really disappointing. Five leaves of romaine lettuce constitutes a $10 salad. Overrated rip-off.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BouleyOctober 1, 2011
    One half of a piece of toast. You need one half for each egg. Cah-man!
  • 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!
  • Chewsy
    ChewsyAugust 21, 2011
    Order the Home-Made Sausage and Gravy Skillet. Read the Chewsy review here. Read more
  • Dale
    DaleAugust 20, 2011
    They have an 'A' health grade now!
  • 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.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BealeyAugust 13, 2011
    Great desserts and cocktails
  • Veronica P.
    cute brunch spot in Fort Greene Read more
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PatafioMay 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the salted Carmel pretzel or the Kelso beer chip
  • lauren m.
    lauren mannApril 2, 2011
    The candied bacon is super thick, will need a steak knife to cut through
  • Emily G.
    Emily GrossMarch 26, 2011
    Delicious bloody marys, they have a bit of a kick, and they look beautiful!
  • Chris B.
    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!
  • Dale
    DaleJanuary 30, 2011
    Got a B on the health grade.
  • Ana V.
    Ana VisanJanuary 28, 2011
    The mac & cheese is a must. The shrimp grits are good as well.
  • Margaret A.
    Margaret AnaduJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The bacon scallion biscuit changed my life! The new pastry chef is awesome!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 29, 2010
    Try the Cheese Grits
  • Chris H.
    Chris HolmesNovember 4, 2010
    GF raved about the sandwich she had for lunch so I dragged her back for brunch. Her scrambled eggs and kale were bland and my skillett was so so. Menu said "sausage and gravy" but what I got was meg
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rheanne
    RheanneSeptember 25, 2010
    Cocktails are very weak - not great for the price.
  • 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
  • John W.
    John WinterkornSeptember 13, 2010
    Waste of time.
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChoiAugust 12, 2010
    please get the thick cut candied bacon and the salted pretzel ice cream!
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RosenblumJuly 20, 2010
    Skip the broad beans.
  • Alice B.
    Alice B.July 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious Sangria! "Small plates" such as the yogurt pork ribs have become HUMONGOUS.
  • 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
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon Acton-BondJune 27, 2010
    Always Always Always ask for candied bacon!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchochJune 24, 2010
    Wish the ice cream cart was out more often. It's amazing.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BerkowitzJune 5, 2010
    Grilled chicken sandwich with avocado = good
  • Shanté S.
    Shanté SmallsMay 28, 2010
    come with friends to share plates. Must try: candied bacon!
  • Lucky Monkey
    Lucky MonkeyMay 16, 2010
    And the ice-cream cart is back!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LeibsohnApril 10, 2010
    Get the candied bacon. Salty and sweet. Sooo good.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GoldfondApril 5, 2010
    Def get breakfast and get the candid bacon
  • Arzan Sam W.
    Arzan Sam WadiaApril 4, 2010
    No seafood. Food is good but service iffy.
  • Alice B.
    Alice B.March 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Trying out the unfiltered grenache...
  • Adam F.
    Adam FlanaganMarch 27, 2010
    They have the best burger here, and have a dale's pale ale with it.
  • janice r.
    janice rivera-hallMarch 13, 2010
    Yummy brunch spot in ft greene...
  • Mark O.
    Mark O'NeillMarch 6, 2010
    Have the candied bacon. But make sure you have a friend to split it with.
  • Stanley W.
    Stanley WongFebruary 1, 2010
    candied bacon, roasted beets, salted caramel ice cream...need I say more (YUM!) Read more
  • Lacey J.
    Lacey JoJanuary 31, 2010
    Don't get the kale... It isn't cooked. Brunch is so so, good bloody marys!! Slow service, good music. Medium meh...
  • Jim C.
    Jim ColganJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the kale and the potato hash
  • ✨Song✨
    ✨Song✨December 6, 2009
    candied bacon is like transcendent boneless ribs. A++ NOM NAM NOM!
  • Antoine (IHMDJ!)
    Antoine (IHMDJ!)September 21, 2009
    The Pepper Ribs are served with a pink colored yogurt sauce... looks slightly bizarre at first, but tastes amazing
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilSeptember 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Ice cream = $1 cheaper if you buy it from the cart (vs. off the menu). Chocolate = da best. Salted caramel is good too.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SperberSeptember 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Salted caramel ice cream is spectacular and so are all the cocktails. Oh, and the mac and cheese. Yum!
  • ChowMama Stacie B.
    ChowMama Stacie BillisAugust 30, 2009
    cuke mint lemonade, braised chicken with olives, quinoa salad, beets. (I think S&P ribs are overrated!) too bad I often have bad service.
  • Sebastien K.
    Sebastien KuoAugust 11, 2009
    caramelized bacon, hands down!
  • Kristen T.
    Kristen TaylorAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    salted caramel ice cream (no pretzels) from the cart.
  • John D.
    John DeCiccoMay 27, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get the Celerita or the Greene Lemonade, made with celery and cucumber, respectively. seriously refreshing on a hot summer day.
  • Vixen 5.
    Vixen 5May 17, 2009
    Good eats in a spot that has changed hands more than weed in the village
  • katie n.
    katie naglApril 16, 2009
    Venture to Fort Greene to see what NY Mag has been raving about. Order the ham and gruyere bread pudding! (ps: BAM is within walking distance if you want to catch a movie)
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando GobboFebruary 11, 2016
    Boa comida .. Bom ambiente
  • Maira A.
    Maira APortugalApril 21, 2015
    Otima pedida!
  • Ruben
    RubenSeptember 6, 2012
    Brooklyn zit vol culinaire toppers. Burgerlovers: probeer hier de General Greene burger. Supervers, zelfgemaakte mayonaise, add extra kaas en bacon! Vergeet het vergif van McDo: dit is top!
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