Brooklyn

Golda

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Overview:

Golda is a 28 seat all-day restaurant in Bed Stuy Brooklyn, known for its excellent multi-roaster coffee program, creative pastries, and a delicious Cali-meets-Middle Eastern menu.

Information:

Address: 504 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 484-7065

Neighborhood: Bed Stuy

Price: $$


 

Fausto

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Overview:

Refined setting for rustic, seasonal Italian dishes plus biodynamic & reserve wines.

Information:

Address:  348 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (917) 909-1427

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Price: $$-$$$


 

Meme's Diner

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Overview

Cozy diner serving comfort food elevated with modern ingredients & preparations plus cocktails. Excellent weekend brunch

Information:

Address: 657 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 636-2900

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Price: $$


 

The Springs

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Overview:

Greenpoint, Brooklyn bar and patio serving cocktails, craft beer and casual food indoors and outdoors.

Information:

Address: 224 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (347) 227-7114

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

https://www.thespringsbklyn.com/

Price: $$


 

Oxomoco

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Overview:

Wood-fired elevated Mexican in a sun-drenched Greenpoint spot from the team behind Speedy Romeo

 

Information:

Address: 128 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (646) 688-4180

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Price: $$$


 

Win Son

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Overview:

Casual spot for contemporary Taiwanese-American cooking, including buns, noodles & salads.

Information:

Address:159 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: (347) 457-6010

Neighborhood: Bushwick

Price: $$-$$$


 

Le Fanfare

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Overview:

Casual Italian fare & craft cocktails in a bright Brooklyn-esque space with communal tables & frequent live musical acts.

 Information:

Address:    1103 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone:(347) 987-4244

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Price: $$-$$$


 

The Bedford

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Overview:

Popular, casual restaurant & a dark lounge offering creative, comforting American food & drink.

Information:

Address: 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone: (718) 302-1002

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Price: $$-$$$


 

Shelsky's of Brooklyn: Appetizing & Delicatessen

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Overview:

Old-fashioned Jewish deli in the heart of Cobble Hill. They offer a wide variety of  deli staples including smoked & cured lox salmon, whitefish, sable and herring. You can get this piled high on bagels or a bialy.  There is a huge range of creative sandwich options that also extend into salads, spreads and deli meats. Check out the Spicy White with smoked whitefish salad, roasted hazelnuts, fennel, oranges, cucumber salad and sriracha chili sauce on rye. 

Information:

Address:  141 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 855-8817

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

http://www.shelskys.com/

Price: $$


 

Evelina

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Overview:

The team behind Emporio and Aurora have created the centrally located Fort Greene locale, Evelina. The bustling space is designed with deep blue banquettes, rustic wood, a sprawling bar and mosaic tiles. The Mediterranean-Italian menu focuses on seasonal ingredients in pastas and shareable plates, with a number of items prepared on a wood-fired grill. The pasta is notably tasty, like squid ink malloreddus with crab meat, sea urchin & chili or the strangozzi carbonara with porcini mushrooms & shaved Perigord trufflles. The restaurant is particularly great for a casual weeknight dinner or weekend brunch. 

Information:

Address:  211 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone: (929) 298-0209

Neighborhood: Fort Greene

http://www.evelinabk.com/

Price: $$-$$$


 

Selamat Pagi  

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Overview:

This Balinese spot comes from the owners of Van Leeuwen. The small casual space is lined with palm leaf wallpaper, natural wood & paper lantern lights. The menu here is vegetable-heavy and packed with unexpected and exciting flavors that are unlike anywhere you typically eat (unless you go to Bali often, which I don't). The menu starts with deviled eggs and prawn crackers with three sambals (papaya-chili-shallot-lime, tomato-chili-shallot, and shallot-kaffir-lemongrass-chili). Entrees range from the classic egg-topped fried rice (nasi goreng) and tasty, tender beef curry (rendang), to a market fish curry and tamarind-glazed tempeh. Weekend brunch is also super satisfying with additions like an ayam goreng fried chicken sandwich topped with pickled slaw & kaffir aioli.

Information:

Address152 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (718) 701-4333

Neighborhood: Greenpoint  

Price: $$


 

Seven Point Espresso

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Overview:

The Aussie cafe movement has now happily reached Crown Heights. Seven Point Espresso is a joint venture between Phil Gijsbers, a Melbourne-based café owner, and Lee Tryhorn, a local expat. The space is a modern, casual venue for grab-n-go coffee or to stay & work on a computer throughout the day. Unlike other coffee shops, SPE has a fantastic menu of assorted breakfast and lunch dishes that are thoughtfully composed, creative and substantial in size. The all day cafe menu offers riffs on classic dishes like smashed avocado toast with hazelnut dukkah & feta, an acai bowl and breakfast pasta made with bacon, parmesan & smokey yolk. Highly recommend this for a weekday workspace or weekend brunch spot. 

Information:

Address: 637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (718) 230-0178

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights

Price: $$


 

Otway

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Overview:

The Clinton Hill space that once housed the short-lived Tilda All Day has reopened as Otway under new ownership but the same chef. The corner restaurant is bright & stylish, resembling a modern bistro. Here, chef/owner Claire Welle butchers whole animals and makes her own crème fraîche, butter, lardo, charcuterie, and bread.  The all-female kitchen produces a small, ever changing menu of American bistro dishes. You'll find offerings such as duck breast with toasted barley & truffle, dorade with oyster cream, and ricotta gnudi with ricotta with cauliflower and brown butter. Great cocktails, killer bread - which is really all one needs in life. 

Information:

Address: 930 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone:  (917) 909-1889

Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

Price: $$$


 

Celestine

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Overview:

Celestine is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant located on the Dumbo waterfront. The space is situated just under the Manhattan Bridge and MY GOD what a view! You can see the entire Manhattan skyline and straight passed the Brooklyn Bridge. Patrons will come just for the view but luckily the food is worth staying for. The space is modern and sleek with floor to ceiling windows that flood the dining room with light. . The kitchen, led by Executive Chef Garett McMahan, serves seasonal, soulful fare that draws inspiration from Northern Africa, the Mediterranean coastline, and the Middle East. Graze on mezzes like taramasalata, baba ghannouj and fingerling skordalia. For an entrees check out the "for two" section featuring whole grilled fish with artichoke & couscous or the duo of lamb with kibbeh & saddle.

Information:

Address: 1 John St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:  (718) 522-5356

Neighborhood: Dumbo

Price: $$$


 

The Osprey

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Overview:

The Osprey is a stunning restaurant in the swanky new 1 Hotel near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The hotel itself is incredibly chic and commands a restaurant to match. The venue features multiple dining rooms with waterfront views for all day dining and outdoor seating when weather permits. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in tons of natural light and you're surrounded by reclaimed wood and elegant string lights above. The kitchen offers a seasonal American menu with a local focus. Small plates include head-on prawns, squid with fregola, and steak tartare "caesar style." A major feature of the kitchen will be the Rotisol rotisserie where dishes like branzino, roast chicken & prime rib with horseradish cream and crushed potatoes will be spit roasted. A fantastic meal in a gorgeous space is what can be expected. 

Information:

Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:  (212) 869-4400

Neighborhood: Dumbo

Price: $$$


 

Pretty Southern

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Overview:

Pretty Southern is a cozy Greenpoint spot form the mind of chef Sam Talbot. The space is small and bright, with a colorful outdoor area complete with a large quirky mural. The menu is all southern comfort food - meaning it's all terrible for you - but done so extremely well that it is genuinely worth every calorie. Talbot has put a modern spin on a laundry list of dishes fit to cure any hangover. There is a grilled pimento cheese & tomato sandwich, flaky biscuits, and some of the greatest skillet mac & cheese ever created. Chicken comes fried or rotisserie style in all sizes. Southern style desserts like banana cream pudding and a full bar round out a visit. For picky eaters out there, you can actually find a good amount of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options as well. 

Information:

Address14 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone:  (718) 349-2967

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Price: $$-$$$


 

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

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Overview:

The Miami hit Sugarcane has arrived in NYC from the team that also brought you Sushi Samba. The restaurant takes it's home in the newly expanding Empire Store complex of Dumbo, Brooklyn. The massive space has bright colors and low lighting, with views of Manhattan’s skyline and the Brooklyn bridge. The menu is made up of globally inspired small plates coming from their kitchen which includes an open fire grill & raw bar.  Asian, Latin and American influences mix to create plates like bacon-wrapped dates, an array of crudos and ceviches, and more substantial dishes like chimichurri skirt steak and yakitori chicken. It's a fun place to bring a big group and share some interesting food. 

Information:

Address55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone (718) 473-9555

Neighborhood: Dumbo

Price: $$$


 

Fort Defiance

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Overview:

Fort Defiance is an all day neighborhood spot serving up breakfast, lunch, brunch & dinner. The vintage-inspired setting sort of reminds you of Cheers by way of Brooklyn, where everybody knows your name. Classic cocktails pair with seasonal American dishes like deviled eggs, watermelon & feta salad, and smoke trout. The sandwiches are excellent, particularly the muffaletta or the simple cheeseburger made with ground chuck on a brioche bun. Nice little neighborhood hang. 

Information:

Address:  365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone:  (347) 453-6672

Neighborhood: Red Hook

Price: $$-$$$


 

Dziupla

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Overview:

Dziupla is a cozy, no frills restaurant on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg. The casual, brick-lined space takes up 2 storefronts on the busy avenue and attracts a crowd especially for brunch. The menu is comprised of Polish comfort food re: this is not diet food, it's all heavy carb & meat bombs (whatever). All of the Eastern European homey classics are represented like borscht and a large selection of doughy pierogies stuffed with cheese, sauerkraut and even duck . Entrées are very generous and include stuffed cabbage covered in tomato sauce, a spicy kielbasa, and grass-fed beef goulash. They offer happy hour specials all week and a bottomless brunch on weekends. 

Information:

Address194 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone: (718) 388-6194

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Price: $$


 

Claro

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Overview:

Taking over the space that once housed The Pines is the newest addition to Gowanus, Claro. Much of the space has remained the same with a large central bar, open kitchen and updated rustic touches like decorative tile & dishes from Oaxaca. Outside is a huge wood fired comal baking off fresh tortillas from their house ground masa, perfuming the area with the delicious smell of smoke. The concept comes from the minds of two Union Square Cafe alums, one of whom has split his time between NYC and Mexico for over a decade. This expertise went into creating a dining experience that is truly unique to this city. Inspiration for the food comes straight out of Oaxaca. Menu highlights include barbacoa, salmon ceviche with peanuts and cherries, heritage pork rib memelas (fried corn cakes), and a lobster tostada with sweet corn. The bar program focuses on mezcal, particularly the brand El Buho founded by co-owner TJ Steele. This is a cuisine that is worth knowing, and well worth getting to know at this restaurant.

Information:

Address: 284 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (347) 721-3126

Neighborhood: Gowanus

Price: $$ -$$$