Encyclopedic beer list up the road from Barclays. Cozy, mod space with plenty of screens and a light funk soundtrack. Forty bottles joined by fourteen brews on draft. Plenty of fried finger food, p... read more
Gourmet fast food for Clinton Hill. Small corner space mixes old-school tin ceilings with new-school neon lighting. Chef Paul Ceriello does wings from mild to “ghost” hot. (Insert G.O.B... read more
Chicken ‘n’ waffles meets fine dining. Elevated approach sees fried birds hitting the golden, crisp, and juicy trifecta. Classic waffles joined by bacon and cheddar or rosemary and shro... read more
American comfort food in a rustic Prospect Heights kitchen. Exposed rafters, wood reclaimed from bowling alley lanes, thirty antique chairs. Hamburgers, kale and leek soup, breakfast egg sandwiches... read more
Old Sunshine Foods bodega ups its egg game. White walls, wood-slatted bar complete with DJ booth fill appropriately minimalist corner eatery. Food served late into the night, but brunch springs ete... read more
Cajun-inspired bar and restaurant from pals of Dumbo’s reBar. Dangling fish sign marks upscale neighborhood watering hole a block away from bustling Franklin Avenue. Hanging plants and white ... read more
Peter Endriss (the Runner) of Per Se and Chris Pizzulli (the Stone) of Blue Ribbon Brasserie combine on a bakery and restaurant along the Gowanus. Pretty place runs through three stories. Design ma... read more
Vacationland into Carroll Gardens. Corner spot with ample yardage does its best impression of Maine coastal dining. Ayuh, they’re serving lobstah rolls, with meat shipped straight from Kitter... read more
Pastries and sandwiches in a garden café. Fold-out wooden tables and chairs scattered about a high-ceilinged space; plants and a tiled fireplace add charm. Donuts brought in from neighbo... read more
Was spinoff of Rent-inspiring East Village original, totally fitting since the nabe approximates the EV of yore, right down to creeping gentrification. Former Life Café NINE83 now resuscitat... read more
Liza Queen of the late Queen's Hideaway reboots with some old weird America. Name comes from the broth that greens leave behind, inspiration derives from diners and such, complete with blue plate s... read more
Locavore bar and restaurant linked with Clinton Hill organic grocer. Hodgepodge of wood paneling and chalkboard menus is fittingly crunchy. Kitchen serves up pork roulade, crab cakes, and mushroom ... read more
A block from the Gowanus Canal, but proprietors assure the public they don't source clams there. Instead, it's classic New England casual shack-chic, including clam roll, lobster roll, and raw bar.... read more
Slightly hidden down a side street near the East River, this seemingly cozy sidewalk cafe turns into a late night bar hotspot. As if the place were carved out of a giant tree, everything on the ins... read more
Low-pretense neighborhood spot nods to fading Billyburg blue collar cred. Industrial elements in the design, with long bar made of Pennsylvania barn wood, front doors reclaimed from a Jersey artill... read more
Opened in the summer of 2010 by the folks behind Soft Spot in Williamsburg, this speakeasy-style bar offers classic and original cocktails, as well as a small menu of hearty American dishes by chef... read more
Not a Knickerbocker allusion: name comes from space's long-time tenant (the original Dutch Boy Paints sign is hanging inside). Beast and Soda Bar bloodlines among the crew here, serving Crown Heigh... read more
Williamsburg's inevitable cupcakery, run by two Polish girls who wish to "make you high on sugar." Less gauche than certain forerunners (cough, cough, Magnolia), think smaller, airier ‘cakes ... read more
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, now filling the gaping gruyere hole in your childhood. Bread from Blue Ribbon and Sullivan Street Bakery repels Kraft singles. Think Vermont aged cheddar, notably... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...