Miss Favela is Brazilian restaurant below the Williamsburg Bridge, and it feels like a beach party in Rio. It’s painted in bright colors, it isn’t the least bit fancy, and sometimes there’s live music. When there is, feel free to get up and dance. That’s what happens here. The food itself is simple Brazilian stuff like chicken croquettes, steak with french fries, and giant platters of grilled meat. It probably won’t blow your mind, but it’ll get the job done. And the real reason you come here is to drink a few pitchers of caipirinhas and dance on your chair anyways.
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Union Hall is a bar in Park Slope with some nice couches, a few bocce ball courts, and a venue in the basement where they host ticketed shows.
You’re going to need an hour on the train to get to Tanoreen. But if you appreciate Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food, it’s more than worth it.
Although they’re known for their libations at Fort Defiance, this restaurant doesn’t feel like one of those super-cool, pretentious cocktail dens that we all know too well. It has the promise of the perfect neighborhood spot that, if we lived in this hood, we’d frequent all the time.
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Beija Flor is a colorful, group-friendly spot in LIC where you’ll find some of the best Brazilian food in NYC.
Via Brasil is a classic Brazilian spot in Midtown where you should eat feijoada while listening to live jazz.
TAP is an all-day counter-service spot on the Upper West Side where you should pick up savory Brazilian tapioca crepes for lunch.
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A Williamsburg restaurant that’s a good place for brunch, and an even better place to hang out.
A local Infatuation mainstay, Esperanto’s got that little something special that that’s kept it in heavy rotation since before Ave. C was cool.
Beco is an all-day Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with an airy space and outdoor seating.
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