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.
As the first Brooklyn location of this small chain of Thai restaurants, it is also the largest at 7,500 square feet. Filled with materials like wood, brick, slate, concrete, and wrought iron, the dining room’s décor is a combination of industrial chic and art deco.
Located just north of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, this pizzeria offers crispy, thin-crust slices of New York pie staples along with specialty versions like goat cheese and bruschetta on whole wheat, smoked mozzarella with provolone and prosciutto, and vodka sauce with fresh mozzarella.
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.
At Mile End Delicatessen, in Brooklyn, Noah and Rae Bernamoff serve Montreal-style bagels; Noah is from Montreal and, as is typical, thinks their bagels are better than New York’s. New York's are hard, boiled, the hole irregular; theirs is softer, sweeter, as if a metaphor for Canadian life.
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.
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.
Organic, eco-friendly ice cream and fair-trade coffee help you feel virtuous while you indulge.
A Union Jack is displayed with stately pride in the front window of this traditional British restaurant, located along Park Slope's busy Fifth Avenue.
A local coffee shop chain based out of Ithaca, Gimme! Coffee has locations in upstate New York and in New York City. At this tiny Williamsburg branch, the shop contains small black tables, a single bright-red bench, and white walls hung with a rotating collection of contemporary artwork.
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.
Peter Luger lets the steaks speak for themselves, and it works: the chain, including this tavern-like Williamsburg location, is consistently voted the best steakhouse in NYC and earned one Michelin star in 2012.