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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?


Brooklyn Crab

Recommended by: Trish Goff (Model)

Overlooking the New York Harbor, this tri-level seafood shack offers delicious crab and seafood boils Maryland style, as well as other tradition seafood fare. Don’t let the long lines deter you, the wait is well worth it with the delicious platters of fresh seafood cooked in the perfect blend of spices.


Hometown BBQ

Recommended by: Josh Goldstein (Executive Chef, Walters)

Hometown BBQ, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is said to be one of New York’s best barbeque restaurants. Hometown serves up a great variety of meats in a garage that was converted to resemble a Texas dance hall. The American style restaurant abides by a democratic style of ordering your food. There are no reservations; people stand in [...]


Kao Soy

Recommended by: Trish Goff (Model)

Currently Red Hook’s only Thai restaurant, Kao Soy serves traditional Northern Thai cuisine to adoring Brooklynites. The flavorful dishes and homey atmosphere make this the go-to spot for Red Hook citizens in search of authentic Thai.  


The Good Fork

Recommended by: Trish Goff (Model)

This warm and inviting restaurant and bar offers delicious Korean-accented American cuisine. A mix of relaxed comfort food and upscale flavor combinations make this a welcome retreat for anyone looking for delicious, inspiring fare. The chef’s husband, a cabinetry master, built the restaurant, which is a beautiful homage to his love of wood.