Unless you’re looking for ideas on what to name your luxury dog spa, you should move past the name, Pomp & Circumstance, and focus on the fact that this small Mediterranean spot steps from the Lorimer L station is a good option for casual dates. Get a couple comfortable leather bar seats during Happy Hour (5-7pm everyday), and order a few different dips to eat with the housemade sourdough that’s cooked in a big oven in front of you. Our favorite is the mix of egg and creme fraiche topped with lots of smoked trout roe that burst like briny water balloons when you bite into them.
Where we've featured it
More spots in BrooklynSee more
Calabrije’s Margaritas and Tacos
Calabrije’s Margaritas and Tacos is a bar in Bushwick that specializes in top-notch margaritas.
Peaches is a family-friendly restaurant in Bed-Stuy where you can sit down and eat some grits or ribs or shrimp or a salad.
Bonnie's Grill is a great neighborhood spot with a full menu of divey bar food classics. However, we still need better options for wings in the city, and Bonnie's doesn't quite make the cut.
More Mediterranean spotsSee more
Hart’s is a tiny place in Bed-Stuy with great, unpretentious food and a constantly changing menu.
Pheasant is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg where you and your friends should spend a few hours on a Wednesday evening.
Suggested by our writers
The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more