Recommended by : Athena Calderone (Interior Designer), Melissa Hemsley (Hemsley + Hemsley)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$. Location: .

This is an always-crowded Brooklyn Heights neighborhood favorite. With exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and delicious American Nouveau fare, the owners are constantly supporting local purveyors. Colonie is known to have put the Brooklyn Heights food scene in sync with other Brooklyn neighborhoods – so it’s definitely worth your attention.

“I never liked Oysters until I had them at Colonie.” – Athena Calderone (Interior Designer)