Brooklyn

Restaurants in Brooklyn

It’s nearly impossible to walk around without bumping into a critically-praised Brooklyn restaurant. The borough is teeming with everything from Michelin Star restaurants like the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Blanca (hidden behind famed pizzeria, Roberta’s) to delicious on-the-go fare at Brooklyn’s many, many food festivals. In fact, every genre of food you can imagine can be found somewhere in the borough. If you simply can’t make up your mind when it comes to restaurants in Brooklyn, just explore the neighborhoods on foot. Visits to the Greenpoint and Williamsburg area are sure fire bets when it comes to finding great food. Both neighborhoods are home to dozens of great eateries that can be found by simply walking along Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue and the outsized commercial area bounded by Wythe Avenue, Driggs Avenue, McCarren Park and S. 5th Street in Williamsburg. Meanwhile, there’s another cluster of great eateries in the area that stretches from the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge to Prospect Park (i.e. DUMBO to Park Slope) and in the rapidly changing north-central Brooklyn neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene.

Originally intended as a simple neighborhood eatery, owners Sharon Pachter and Charles Kiely have gained recognition for executing a small menu of seasonally focused dishes drawn from locally sourced produce.

This tiny Vietnamese sandwich shop in Sunset Park may appear somewhat disheveled and ramshackled, but its cheap, delicious sandwiches account for the intense crowding at lunch times.

This farmhouse-inspired restaurant in Prospect Heights brings a distinct countryside spirit to the city with displayed farm equipment, 19th-century portraits, empty bell jars, and filament bulbs inside a long, black and white dining room with high ceilings.

Graduating at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America, chef Deborah Bicknese opened this unique Spanish tapas place in Prospect Heights to the delight of many.

Customers stuck in the long line that often forms outside this Park Slope diner need not worry: staff keeps patient patrons happy with free coffee, orange slices, sausages, and cookies.

Forced to move to a larger space in Bay Ridge to accommodate its growing popularity, this Mediterranean-style Middle Eastern restaurant run by Rawia Bishara serves home-style dishes based on her mother’s old-world recipes like ground lamb meatballs, stuffed grape leaves, and fatoush — a salad spi

Mod Mediterranean

There’s a hippy, trippy kind of rough-hewn beauty to this Williamsburg outpost from Taavo Somer (Freemans, Peels). Exposed beams and brick everywhere and cut firewood piled high in triangular pods against one wall.

Most of the ingredients at this diner in downtown Williamsburg come from its own six-acre, organic farm located 2.5 hours north and provide fresh flavors for the various breakfast and lunch dishes.

Be prepared to wait. And wait. And wait. Since 1964, Domenico DeMarco has been making one pizza at a time at his shop in the melting pot of Midwood, Brooklyn.

Start your night with dinner at this pint-sized Mexican nook, with welcoming waitresses and colorfully painted walls. Try the tilapia baked in banana leaves with capers and olives, chicken simmered in mole sauce. Get here early—the 11 tables here fill up quickly.