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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?

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5 Leaves

Recommended By: Ian Mellencamp (Musician)

This chill Greenpoint bistro offers New American fare with an Aussie accent & brunch options. Their granola is a hit among celebrities and locals alike; Ian Mellencamp says it’s his ideal breakfast. www.fiveleavesny.com

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Brooklyn Label

Recommended by: Rachelle Lefevre (Actress)

Although popular for its brunch, lunch and dinner at this warm, inviting neighborhood eatery are equally worth stopping for. Chef Jose Luis Diaz uses his Puerto Rican roots and French training to inspire his cooking, creating unique dishes that keep the locals coming back for more. “If I have time, I make myself a honey [...]

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Glasserie

Recommended by: Daphne Oz (TV Personality)

This restaurant – hoped in the former home of Greenpoint Glass Works – prides itself on creating delicious Mediterranean dishes with the freshest possible ingredients. TV personality Daphne Oz loves the Mezze spread, which includes ten different small bites, allowing you to try a little bit of everything this great restaurant has to offer. www.glasserienyc.com

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Little Dokebi

Recommended by: Pamela Love (Jewelry Designer)

For a smaller venue and more select menu than its older sibling in Williamsburg, Little Dokebi is a quaint little place to get a taste of Korea. From classics like bibimbap to the nontraditional KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), Little Dokebi delivers a fresh take on Korean cooking.

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Paulie Gee’s

Recommended by: Michael Esper (Actor)

A creative Greenpoint pizza joint, Paulie Gee’s takes classic pies and puts unique twists on them – like the hot honey-loaded Hellboy. There’s a secret menu with even more crazy creations, so get adventurous when eating here. www.pauliegee.com