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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?


Colonia Verde

Recommended by: Julia Stiles (Actress)

This Latin American spot in Fort Greene showcases fresh ingredients through innovative and shareable dishes. The open and airy setting (and beautiful garden) makes it an ideal spot for sharing dishes such as Polpo al Pastore, Duck Confit Tacos and Picanha with friends.



Recommended by: Ted Allen (Host, Chopped)

Dino serves up rustic Italian comfort food in a setting that makes you feel like you’re eating in one’s living room. With a fun outdoor area that’s more like a backyard, exciting specials and reasonable prices, it’s a great neighborhood go-to. Make a Reservation.



Recommended by: Keija Minor (Editor-in-Chief, Brides)

High school buddies turned restaurateurs Alan Cooper and Stephen Cohen’s ingredient-focused New American restaurant in Fort Greene is a favorite amongst food lovers in the Fort Green area, and for good reason. The 46-seat space features wood from the original Coney Island boardwalk, and the walls of the restaurant are adorned with early twentieth-century photographs. [...]



Recommended by: Laura Benanti (Singer/Actress)

Walter’s is exactly what a restaurant-bare neighborhood like Fort Greene needs: a cozy eatery with a friendly environment, serving reasonably priced, good quality comfort fare. Their raw bar carries a nice selection of oysters and shellfish, and their pork and beef meatballs are amongst the most popular of appetizers. While dinner and cocktails are what generally [...]