We’ll just get this out of the way now: The Westlight is the end of Brooklyn. That sounds dramatic, but this fancy rooftop bar on top of the even fancier new William Vale hotel in Brooklyn feels like something you would find in Manhattan - and not even downtown Manhattan. That said, you can’t deny that these are some of the best views in the entire city, and the food and drinks are pretty good. Celebrate a birthday here, or bring an out-of-towner who doesn’t understand the difference between Brooklyn and Manhattan anyway. They’ll be impressed. Make a reservation in advance if you want to skip the line.
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If you live near Walter Foods, you come here a lot. I guess if we lived near Walter Foods, we would too.
Al Di La
Al Di La is the ultimate neighborhood Italian restaurant. If you live in Park Slope, congratulations.
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If you have ever been to Pianos to see a band in the back room, you probably didn't expect that it's the kind of place that would turn out some damn good bar food.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken seems primed and ready to be reproduced and franchised all across the country. Whether that’s the actual plan or not, we have no idea. America could only be so lucky. Watch your back KFC. The Bromberg bros are coming for you.
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.
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Mister Dips is a little trailer in a Williamsburg park where you can pick up a burger, some ice cream, and a thing of waffle fries covered in cheese.
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