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229 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 (Clermont)
From the B,M,Q,R trains to Dekalb Ave - Get out of the train at Flatbush and Dekalb. Walk up Dekalb against traffic 12 blocks. We are located on the left hand side of the street on the corner of Clermont and Dekalb. From the C train to Lafayette - Exit the train at S. Portland and Fulton St. Walk on S. Portland against traffic for 2 blocks
718-222-1510
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent local fair!

Walked here with baby and met family. Small place with cozy and friendly atmosphere. Food is unique and delicious; reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Walked here with baby and met family. Small place with cozy and friendly atmosphere. Food is unique and delicious; reasonably priced.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch in a neighborhood with many good choices. What sets The General Greene apart is the very friendly and attentive young staff. Another plus is that they take reservations and have outdoor seating. Plus they have an outdoor stand where you can get ice cream, a cold drink, or a treat. It was really bustling... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Indoors can get noisy, but outdoors on a beautiful Saturday for brunch—before heading to the Brooklyn Flea—the General was perfect. Belgian waffles, smoked salmon, eggs, fries, pork links, prosecco, coffee, beer, all was good. I'd like to see the bathrooms upgraded. Otherwise, don't change a thing.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were in NYC last week to move one of my daughters out of her college dorm and took the opportunity to met up with my other daughter who just moved to Fort Greene. The weather wasn't that great so we wanted something close by and The General Greene is in her new neighborhood. We met up for dinner and... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We met some family members who are visiting in Brooklyn --- and had a very pleasant experience at General Greene's. The staff was friendly and responsive, the food was above average (though not outstanding) and the prices were reasonable. We were there for Sunday brunch and would happily return.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My husband and I went to brunch here with a friend. We waited for over 45 minutes outside to get a table. Once we were seated, the service was quick and friendly. I ordered cheese grits, a biscuit, scrambled eggs, and friend green tomatoes (which turned out to be one tomato). My husband had eggs, hash, and sausage. My friend... More 

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Milan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Been there 5 times. Food is good (even tough not everything is excellent, soups and salads are splendid, eggs and some sides a bit less), the atmosphere is welcoming, fair value, service is very nice. I suggest it more for a brunch or a lunch but it is just my guess. Since I've never been here for a dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We came here with last minute reservations due to our prior reservations not working out for us, and I AM SO GLAD THEY DIDNT! this place was excellent! great prices, great FRESH food and great service! We were here on NYE which was a busy time for all and they were great with the service and food quality! cant wait... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We had dinner here with our son and daughter-in-law. The portions are ample enough that my wife and I split a fried chicken and a side of three-cheese macaroni. They also had some good locally-brewed beer on tap.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I went here last Saturday with my girlfriend and we were both very happy with absolutely everything we had ordered. Her main was the buttermilk fried chicken (VERY crispy) and mine was a duck special on a bed of kale (impeccable). We are from Toronto where there is a large scene of places that specialize in haute-gauche (yes I just... More 

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Additional Information about The General Greene

Address: 229 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone Number: 718-222-1510
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
    (Clermont)
  • Public Transportation: From the B,M,Q,R trains to Dekalb Ave - Get out of the train at Flatbush and Dekalb. Walk up Dekalb against traffic 12 blocks. We are located on the left hand side of the street on the corner of Clermont and Dekalb. From the C train to Lafayette - Exit the train at S. Portland and Fulton St. Walk on S. Portland against traffic for 2 blocks
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-222-1510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?