Need to celebrate a special occasion in Brooklyn? That's what The River Cafe is there for. This restaurant sits on a barge alongside Brooklyn Bridge Park, and it offers a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are prix-fixe, but breakfast is not. (Also, jackets are required for men.) Yes, this place is expensive, but the food is better than the stuff they serve at Tavern on The Green, and it’s just as good a place to go before prom.
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Runner & Stone
Don't make the trek down to Gowanus just for Runner & Stone, but if you want a reliable meal in the neighborhood, go for it.
Roberta’s is the most important pizza joint in New York City, and this commune of Brooklyn culture only gets better with age.
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Bowery Meat Company
An East Village steakhouse that doesn’t really feel like a steakhouse. And that’s a good thing.
Acme has dropped its impressive Nordic menu in favor of a pretty standard Italian/American one. It's now much more about the scene than the food.
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Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Celestine feels like a casual neighborhood restaurant, but this Mediterranean spot is on the water in Dumbo and has excellent views.
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