Brooklyn, NY

  (53 restaurants)     1 2 3
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Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 240-3926
www.amplehills.com
  • "It Came From Gowanus" Ice Cream
    chocolate ice cream w/ salted chocolate w/ chunks of hazelnut crack cookies & brownies; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1122 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); opened in 2011; flavors vary daily (need to call to see what is available); multiple locations
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Brooklyn Kolache Co
520 DeKalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 398-1111
www.brooklynkolacheco.com...
  • Chili Dog Kolache
    kolache (Czech pastry) stuffed w/ all-beef hot dog & chili; call to check for availability
4.5 out of 5
231 ratings
mom & pop bakeshop & coffeehouse that serves up over 20 varieties of sweet & savory handmade Texas style kolaches (Czech pastry) from scratch
3
DeFonte's Sandwich Shop
379 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8052
defontesofbrooklyn.com...
  • Roast Beef, Egg Plant & Mozzerella Sandwich
    top seller; sub sandwich doused w/ "natural gravy" (au jus); looks good
  • Steak Pizzaiola
    sub sandwich of pounded beef chuck seared & cooked in "gravy" (tomato sauce) & topped w/ homemade mozzerella cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
251 ratings
est. 1922; old school deli w/ long lines; location also in NYC (Gramercy)
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Dough
305 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(347) 533-7544
  • Cafe Au Lait Donut
    glazed w/ caramel & coffee; topped w/ streusel (crumb topping of butter, flour & sugar); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1544 ratings
opened in 2010
5
Atlantic ChipShop
129 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7775
www.chipshopnyc.com...
  • Deep Fried Twinkie
  • Deep Fried Mac and Cheese
  • Deep Fried Pizza
  • Deep Fried Candy Bars
    Reeces or Snickers
  • Fish & Chip Butty
    typical British sandwich w/ fried fish, mushy peas fritters, garlic mayo, fries & onion gravy; not necessarily on menu
4.0 out of 5
480 ratings
#30 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); deep-fries everything on menu; you can bring your own food to deep fry
6
Baked
359 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-0345
bakednyc.com
  • Sweet and Salty Brownies
    almost flourless, dark & rich; chocolate brownie w/ salty caramel lava middle filling; "(this will) ruin you for brownies for the rest of your life"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
    banana cream pie topped w/ peanut butter frosting
4.0 out of 5
471 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe] ; opened in 2005 by two "dessert archaeologists - digging and researching and eating their way through the regional desserts of America" (from its website)
7
Bakery La Brioche Cafe
1073 Brighton Beach Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 934-0731
  • Smetannik (Sour Cream Cake)
    multi-layer cake; you can choose the size of your slice (pay by weight); looks good
4.0 out of 5
30 ratings
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Brennan & Carr
3432 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 769-1254
  • Gargiulo burger
    ask for double-dip in broth; looks good
  • Hot Beef Sandwich
    one of Adam's favorites (double-dipped in broth); looks good
4.0 out of 5
545 ratings
9
Butter & Scotch
818 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(347) 350-8899
www.butterandscotch.com...
  • Bourbon Ginger Pecan Pie
    all-butter crust, "lots of" ginger, organic Texan pecans; served w/ a shot of bourbon
4.0 out of 5
260 ratings
"bar & bakery of your dreams" (from its website)
10
Clover Club
210 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7939
www.cloverclubny.com...
  • Gin Blossom
4.0 out of 5
643 ratings
11
Di Fara Pizza
1424 Ave J
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
www.difara.com
  • Pizza with Mushroom & Garlic
    "best pizza on the planet"-Sunny Anderson; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2597 ratings
opened in 1965; cash only
12
Emily
919 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 844-9588
pizzalovesemily.com...
  • Emmy Burger
    Fleisher's grass fed dry aged beef, Tom Cat pretzel bun, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar, cornichon & fries; limited availability for dinner; looks good
  • S'mores Calzone
    s'mores baked inside pizza dough
  • Quinn Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ mozzarella, havarti, pecorino, ricotta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
515 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); specialize in pizza but serves one of the best burgers in town; run by husband-and-wife team
13
Ferdinando's
151 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-1545
  • Vastedda (Spleen Sandwich)
    boiled, dried and aged for 10 days, sliced into small pieces, sauteed in pork lard and served on Sicilian-style bun and topped w/ ricotta & pecorino romano cheese; "one of the best things I've ever eaten"-Scott Conant
  • Sausage Parmesan
    baked in oven, sliced & cooked in tomato sauce; served on homemade roll, as a hero or on a plate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
154 ratings
est. 1904; iconic Italian eatery
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Fish Tales
191A Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-1346
www.fishtalesonline.com...
  • Manhattan Fish Chowder
    sweet & hearty tomato base w/ fresh cod fillet, potato & celery
4.0 out of 5
70 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; since 1996; get fresh fish every morning (at 2am!)
15
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
birdsblack.com
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie
    salted caramel is put into apple pie mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
616 ratings
renovated to restore the original tin walls and wood floor
16
Graziella's
232 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 789-5663
www.graziellasmenu.com...
  • Arugula & Parmesan Pizza
    crispy thin crust; cheese pizza once baked in wood-burning oven is then covered w/ baby arugula and topped w/ shredded parmigiano reggiano and extra virgin olive oil drizzle
4.0 out of 5
337 ratings
opened in 2004; pizzas made w/ Italian flour and tomatoes and baked in a 100% wood-burning brick oven; rooftop patio available from May through September
17
Hometown Bar-B-Que
454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
www.hometownbarbque.com...
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro; looks good
  • Beef Ribs
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; Aaron recommends side of potato salad; looks good
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
    babyback ribs, smoked in white oak & then deep-fried; topped w/ chopped cashew & scallions; looks good
  • Lamb Belly
    smoked for 8-10 hrs on white oak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
841 ratings
opened in 2013; first-come-first-serve walk-up counter-service bar-b-que hall until BBQ is sold out; live music on weekend nights
18
Jacques Torres Ice Cream
62 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875-9772
www.mrchocolate.com...
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
    chunks of pistchio-chocolates in ice cream filling; "it's the best one you're going to find ever...best one in the country...probably the world!"-Duff Goldman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
77 ratings
Jacques Torres chocolate shop is next door
19
Jimmy's Diner
577 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-7174
jimmysdinerbrooklyn.com...
  • Empanadas
    deep-fried pastry stuffed w/ picadillo (meat mix of ground beef, onions, roasted garlic, tomato puree, green olives, golden raisins); topped w/ homemade salsa verde & queso fresco; looks good
  • Skillet Apple Waffle
    homemade waffle topped w/ skillet-cooked glazed apple & pancetta mix & powdered sugar; "meat candy sensation"
4.0 out of 5
634 ratings
opened in 2007; in Williamsburg neighborhood ("college campus just w/o the college"); Other Recipes: Deviled Eggs | Turkey and Bacon Chili
20
Korzo
667 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-1199
www.korzorestaurant.com...
  • Halusky
    potato dumplings w/ sheep's milk cheese & topped w/ bacon
  • Hungarian Langos
    fried flat bread topped w/ berry mix, whipped cream, fresh berries & caramel sauce
  • Korzo Slav "Fried" Burger
    beef burger, slow-braised pork neck, house-fermented sauerkraut, caraway seeds, juniper berries, high-altitude Bryndza; looks good
4.0 out of 5
359 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); husband-and-wife team who met in 2nd grade in what was then Czechoslovakia serving Central European comfort food
21
L&B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 449-1230
www.spumonigardens.com...
  • "The Square" (Pizza)
    thick-crust pizza; looks good
  • Spumoni
    ice cream
4.0 out of 5
2696 ratings
est. 1939; started as a spumoni and ice shop and eventually pizza in the 1950s
22
Locanda Vini e Olii
129 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-9202
www.locandavinieolii.com...
  • Grilled Duck Breast w/ Fig and Shallot Marmalade
    a must for duck-lovers
4.0 out of 5
251 ratings
couple leased property from closed drugstore and kept the name "Lewis Drug Store" on the storefront
23
Michael's of Brooklyn
2929 Ave R
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 998-7851
michaelsofbrooklyn.com...
  • Veal Smash Job
    veal chop smashed thin on the bone, lightly fried, topped w/ house made Filetto di Pomodoro sauce & fresh handmade mozzarella
4.0 out of 5
146 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); since 1964; three-generation family owned
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Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
www.peterluger.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    dry-aged; for 2 persons; looks good
  • Sizzling Bacon
    thickly sliced; waiter-recommended
4.0 out of 5
4114 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); #4 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); established in 1887; "vatican of meat"; cash only or Peter Lugar credit card
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Piattini Ristorante (CLOSED)
9824 Fourth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 759-0009
  • Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwich
    pistachio gelato in brioche
4.0 out of 5
46 ratings
CLOSED
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