Restaurants in Brooklyn

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There is never a dull moment in Brooklyn’s dining scene, which might be the true heart and soul of this borough. Once you think you’ve found the best... Read More

There is never a dull moment in Brooklyn’s dining scene, which might be the true heart and soul of this borough. Once you think you’ve found the best restaurant in Brooklyn, there’s another show-stopper a block away. With a selection of restaurants as varied as its many distinct neighborhoods, expect to find any and every cuisine in this borough. And while some neighborhoods are better than others, you’ll never be more than a stone's throw away from an unforgettable meal, from Michelin-starred restaurants to incredible updates on Italian classics. Here, we’ve highlighted restaurants from top chefs, such as Talde in Park Slope, as well as institutions like Roberta’s in Bushwick.

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  • Alameda Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of Alameda
    Alameda

    The rounded bar of Alameda makes it one of those places that's hard to leave without making a new friend. Whether you're dining solo or meeting a loved... Read More

  • Ample Hills Creamery Stu_Spivack / Flickr
    Ample Hills Creamery

    In a borough packed with artisans who are passionate about terroir, it can be hard to stand out, but Ample Hills Creamery has become a Brooklyn... Read More

  • Battersby Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Tuukka Koski
    Battersby

    Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek, who run the kitchen at Battersby, are known for their excellent flavor pairings. The two have created an incomparable... Read More

  • Berg'n Courtesy of Berg'n
    Berg'n

    From the team behind the Brooklyn Flea, this spacious beer hall is lined with long tables, making it a go-to for groups. The beer list is an impressive... Read More

  • Bien Cuit Bakery in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of Bien Cuit Bakery
    Bien Cuit Bakery

    Bien Cuit owner Zachary Golper has made this tiny Boerum Hill storefront a citywide favorite with his rustic artisan loaves and pastries so flaky they... Read More

  • Buttermilk Channel Courtesy of Buttermilk Channel
    Buttermilk Channel

    Named for the thin slip of water that separates Brooklyn from Governor's Island, over which dairy farmers used to sail to sell their milk in Manhattan... Read More

  • Emily Jill Futter
    Emily

    It takes patience (and commitment) to get a table at this maddeningly popular pizza place on an otherwise unremarkable stretch of Fulton Street, but the... Read More

  • Five Leaves Nicole Franzen
    Five Leaves

    With a prime spot on the corner of McCarren Park, this buzzy bistro is perfect for people-watching over a delicious meal. It's got everything you would... Read More

  • Ganso Ganso
    Ganso Ramen

    This casual, wooden-booth-lined restaurant already had a cult following when renowned chef Tadashi Ono revamped the menu; now the modern Japanese joint... Read More

  • Hugo Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of Hugo & Sons
    Hugo & Sons

    This Park Slope restaurant is a favorite of locals and features Italian-inspired dishes served in a stylish vintage space. Hugo & Sons is open for... Read More

  • Krupa Grocery Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Courtesy of Krupa Grocery
    Krupa Grocery

    The team at Krupa Grocery brings a bright and seasonal menu to Windsor Terrace with a focus on local ingredients from breakfast until dinner. Locals who... Read More

  • La Vara Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Miguel Hererra
    La Vara

    There's nothing from the outside that would indicate this humble neighborhood restaurant on a quiet Cobble Hill corner is a world-class tapas restaurant... Read More

  • Locanda Vini e Olii Locanda Vini e Olii
    Locanda Vini E Olli

    Located inside a restored, turn-of-the-century pharmacy that retains its original signage, this moody little spot serves exceptional Tuscan food. Go for... Read More

  • Lucali Pizza Restaurant in Brooklyn

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    Lucali

    Carroll Gardens is a historically Italian neighborhood with plenty of pizzerias, so the fact that Lucali consistently has a two-hour wait speaks volumes... Read More

  • Olmsted Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Evan Sung
    Olmsted

    Olmsted feels like a slice of pastoral life in the middle of Prospect Heights. Upon arrival, diners are ushered into the back garden, where quails nest... Read More

  • Park Luncheonette Restaurant in Brooklyn Simon Goetz
    Park Luncheonette

    If you're looking for a solid brunch spot to kick off your day exploring Greenpoint, look no further than Park Luncheonette. Park Luncheonette is known... Read More

  • Roberta's Pizza Roberta's Pizza
    Roberta’s

    Roberta's feels like the meeting of unlikely minds: the graffiti-festooned cinder-block garage in hardscrabble Bushwick houses a pizza oven, an organic... Read More

  • St. Anselm Restaurant in Brooklyn NYC Johnny Prime
    St. Anselm

    Don't be fooled by St. Anselm's unassuming storefront: this restaurant is one of the best in the entire city. Come to this local Williamsburg joint for... Read More

  • Talde Restaurant in Brooklyn Courtesy of Talde
    Talde

    Dale Talde of Top Chef fame, along with his partners David Massoni and John Bush, brought Talde to Park Slope in 2012 and it has since become one of the... Read More

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