Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
A neighborhood hit in Dumbo, the roasting coffee beans at BRC can be smelled throughout the surrounding blocks. Lines out the door are to be expected, and it’s got that kind of coffee integrity that makes you feel almost guilty for adding milk or sugar to your cup… “I love Brooklyn Roasting Company. They roast amazing [...]
Think of every “best pizza” award there is, and you can bet your money that Grimaldi’s has won it. Located under the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, the classic New York pizza joint is impossible to miss: just look out for and follow the line of both tourists and locals alike streaming out the front door. [...]
Often called the best pizza in America, Juliana’s is pizza royalty. Patsy Grimaldi, a man who knows pizza, fires up thin-crust, coal-oven baked pies that will make anyone swoon. If the place is packed–as it often is–make a harbor-viewed date down under the bridge. It’s always worth the wait. www.julianaspizza.com
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is absolutely worth it if it means you get enjoy an incredible waterside meal at The River Cafe. Nestled directly under the bridge, the fairytale-like restaurant offers views of Manhattan’s skyline and Lady Liberty. The winding entrance to the magical place is lined with lanterns and plants, setting you up for [...]
Vinegar Hill House is a little homey spot for delicious fare. The menu is based on seasonality and ingredients from the very best purveyors. With a market cooking integrity, it’s definitely a gem worth visiting. Make a Reservation. www.vinegarhillhouse.com