guide to williamsburg dining

The area of Williamsburg, Brooklyn has evolved considerably in the last decade. Once a neighborhood full of warehouses & loft spaces, it has been completely transformed and modernized. Real estate developers and restauranteurs have flocked here, redeveloping the area into a highly sought after destination. What was once (and still may be) a hipster mecca, is now equipped with the likes of Starbucks, Wholefoods, and Apple. While I have mixed feelings about corporate America taking over this place, there is no doubt that the food scene is remarkable. Here is where to eat:


12 chairs

Mediterranean fare featured in a laid-back, rustic setting.

342 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


Pork-focused American eatery

229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Sunday in Brooklyn

American restaurant with a marketplace, barroom & upstairs dining room & garden.

348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 photo:  T hrillist

photo: Thrillist

Maison premiere

Oysters, cocktails & small plates in a New Orleans-styled setting 

298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Bi-level bistro for eclectic American small plates & cocktails in the National Sawdust venue.

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Delaware & Hudson

Petite American restaurant serving farm-to-table fare & fixed-price dinner.

135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249



Trendy pizzeria offering wood-fired pies, sandwiches, Italian dishes & cocktails.

291 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 photo:  Gourmadela

photo: Gourmadela


Sunny Italian place offering wood-fired Italian fare & housemade pastas.

567 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

 photo: Peter Luger 

photo: Peter Luger 

Peter luger

Cash-only steak icon where old-school waiters serve aged beef in a German beer hall setting.

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 photo:  Village Voice

Fette sau

Popular dry-rub BBQ, beer & bourbon purveyor with an industrial decor 

354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 photo: Time Out

photo: Time Out

Extra fancy

Crab-shack-chic eatery serving New England-style seafood plates, creative cocktails & craft beer.

302 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


emmy squared

Detroit-style square pizzas & signature burger in a spacious 

364 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Set in the Wythe Hotel, this upscale New American eatery offers seasonal eats 

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 photo: Pintrest

photo: Pintrest


American pub with a daily changing menu served in an old-time setting

124 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 photo:  N Y Times 

photo: NY Times 


Small Japanese place serving ramen at night & a traditional set breakfast & lunch menu by day.

150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Egg shop

Sunny little cafe focusing on everything egg including creative sandwiches

151 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

 photo:  y elp

photo: yelp

Pies & thighs

Fried chicken headlines a menu of Southern specialties, including signature pies for dessert.

166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Modern coffee shop featuring espresso drinks & daytime fare in a spacious, industrial-chic space

258 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


llama inn

Restaurant for seasonal, shareable Peruvian dishes & Latin cocktails.

50 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 photo:  Pinterest

photo: Pinterest

Café mogador

Moroccan tagines, couscous & more in comfy yet charming quarters.

133 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 photo: Motorino

photo: Motorino


Casual restaurant featuring artisanal, Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas 

139 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 photo:   meadowsweet

photo:  meadowsweet


Mediterranean-influenced New American dishes in casually hip digs with a bar.

149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211



East Williamsburg corner restaurant offering New American fare & a raw bar.

145 Borinquen Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Kings county imperial

Modern Chinese haunt serving dishes made with local ingredients, including some from its own garden.

20 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Marlow & sons

A New American menu with a farm-fresh emphasis is updated daily

81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 photo:  St. Anselm

photo: St. Anselm

St anselm

Steaks & grilled seafood are the specialty of this unassuming, brick-walled spot.

355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Retro railcar environs & seasonal New American eats 

85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249