432 Union Ave.
(Between Devoe St. and Metropolitan)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: American Noveau/American Comfort, burgers
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All major
Price: entrees $14-$24
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am – 11 pm; Fri-Sat 11 am – 12 am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
Delivery: Take-out only
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Our favorite Williamsburg restaurant. The regular menu is grounded in a small selection of finely done standards; a house salad, a half-chicken, steak and fries, and burgers. You can do no wrong by ordering one of these, especially the burger. By DuMont’s burger alone they deserve to be famous. From well done to rare there’s a blackened savory flavor on the outside that makes the DuMont burger distinctivley wonderful. The skate with mashed potatoes is equally divine and the mac & cheese entree is to die for. Always well executed and varied specials add to the menu. True to the doctrine of New American cooking, the specials adhere to the seasons. This summer I enjoyed a wonderful herb-stuffed trout, and on Valentine’s Day their entrees of coq au vin and bacon wrapped monkfish medallions were perfect for the occasion. Although open for several years, DuMont has the feel of a decades old establishment. The combination of excellent meals, a Williamsburg-appropriate casual atmosphere, low prices, and downright welcoming staff make DuMont a classic.
NY Mag says:
Casual, cheap, and very young, this Williamsburg hangout impresses with hearty portions of lamb ragout with gnocchi, braised short ribs, thick-sliced duck breast with a poblano tamale, and macaroni and cheese with a lot going on including white Cheddar, Parmesan, and Gruyere, plus a smattering of lardons. A couple of new chefs have reinvigorated the menu, and the cheese plate shows how serious they are. But be prepared to wait in line for a table. Come summer, the garden doubles the space. Recommended Dishes: Skate with Roasted Tomato, $14; DuMont Burger, $9