GUIDE: New York

Best of Brooklyn


    Brooklyn Cider House

    1100 Flushing Ave.


    Cuisine: Spanish

    The dinner experience at Brooklyn Cider House in Bushwick transports you to Spain. In between courses, guests take trips to the gorgeous, huge European Chestnut barrels, where the cider expert will talk you through the deliciousness that shoots from the spouts. READ REVIEW


    Convivium Osteria

    68 5th Ave.

    Park Slope

    Cuisine: Italian


    Husband and wife team and chef-owners Carlo and Michelle Pulixi opened Convivium in 2000 on what was then a desolate stretch of Park Slope just off the bustling Flatbush Avenue. Along with the neighborhood, the restaurant has continued to blossom and it's now easily one of Brooklyn’s most under the radar, wonderful dining experiences. READ REVIEW


    Fornino Williamsburg

    291 Kent Ave.


    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza


    An industry veteran who opened his first restaurant in 1977, Fornino’s chef and owner, Michael Ayoub, became the first Brooklyn chef to be reviewed by The New York Times, and was dubbed the “First Chef of Brooklyn” by them. READ REVIEW


    Mile End Delicatessen

    97A Hoyt St.

    Boerum Hill

    Cuisine: Deli


    Montreal’s Jewish delis are famous for their fatty, oak-smoked slabs of pastrami. Try some with a side of poutine, knowing “you won't find a bigger or more satisfying heap of grease, salt, protein, and starch anywhere in Boerum Hill.”—Village Voice READ REVIEW



    31 Greenpoint Ave.


    Cuisine: Bakery


    The theme among the goods you’ll find at this oh-so-charming Greenpoint bakeshop and café? “Sweet and salty with a touch of spice.” READ REVIEW


    Speedy Romeo

    Multiple Locations:
    Clinton Hill, Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza


    The St. Louis–style pizzas coming out of the wood-fired ovens in both the Clinton Hill and Clinton Street locations of Speedy Romeo have been turning plenty of heads—including those at Michelin, where it has been included on the Bib Gourmand list four years and running. READ REVIEW