For Italian fare that doesn't mess around, Enoteca on Court in Carroll Gardens is home to top-notch ratings and reviews.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Enoteca on Court.
Enoteca on Court is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Enoteca on Court tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Catering from Enoteca on Court will take your party to the next level.
This restaurant serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Street parking is readily available near Enoteca on Court's Court Street location.
For those who travel by bike, Enoteca on Court offers bike racks for diners.
The average check at Enoteca on Court will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Enoteca on Court accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant's evening menu is rated top-of-the-line.
Visit Enoteca on Court for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
Enoteca on Court knows how to serve up amazingly tasty dishes that keep you full for days, which is why you should head there straight away for the best meal this week!
For tasty Mexican fare, Brooklyn's Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos is hard to top.
Head to Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos for creative, vegan bites.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Tables at Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
Can't get enough of Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Diners at Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Travel by bike to Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos and store your bike at a nearby rack.
You won't have to hand them your (whole) wallet at Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos — meals often run less than $15.
When the check comes, be prepared to pay in cash because that is what Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos accepts.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you are ready to taste the latest flavor trends of Mexico, make your way over to Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos.
A stay at King and Grove Williamsburg places you in the heart of Brooklyn, convenient to Williamsburg Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. This romantic hotel is close to Grand Central Terminal and Empire State Building.
Make yourself at home in one of the 64 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and 42-inch flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include a turndown service and wake-up calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning in public areas, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Bembe serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Brooklyn's Williamsburg district.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bembe provides a fun vibe with a great happy hour atmosphere.
Bembe frequently features a DJ or live music.
In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Bembe, so plan accordingly.
Bembe has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Keep your wallets padded. The meals here won't empty them too much.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Bembe.
Jonesing for a cup of your favorite java? Nunu Chocolates' got you covered.
Free wifi is available as well.
Parking by the coffee shop is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
Bike parking is also available outside the coffee shop.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Nunu Chocolates.
Nunu Chocolates serves up freshly brewed coffee, so make your way over and enjoy a good cup of Joe.
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
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The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.