The Best Restaurants In Clinton Hill, New York City

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Home to hip families, charming brownstones, clean, tree-lined streets, and friendly neighbors, Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood is quickly becoming a hot spot for boutiques, bars, and restaurants. From five stars to fresh donuts, here’s a list of the best restaurants in Clinton Hill. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.


Beer bar

It’s no surprise that a relaxed, beer hall-style space with great food is a hit in Brooklyn. Mekelburg’s is acclaimed for craft beer selection first, Italian-inspired snacks and bites second. The menu isn’t entirely conscious of your waistline, but that aside, this is a great spot for lunch or a weekend meal with a group of friends. Mekelburg’s also has a mini-market with snacks and niche groceries that pair well with some of the craft beer options from the menu.

Locanda Vini e Olii

Locanda Vini e Olii is nestled in a century-old corner drugstore amid the cozy old-world brownstones. This Northern Italian, Michelin-star restaurant is a fantastic spot for a late lunch or dinner. Try the house-made pasta, chicken liver, totelli, or the rabbit ragu. If you are thirsty, there are too many Negroni options to count. If you’re in Clinton Hill, craving incredible Italian food, and have a little cash to spend, this place is a must.


Vegan Sandwich

One of the hottest dining spots in Clinton Hill, SISTERS is an all-American restaurant with a chic, wooden interior, and life-giving skylights to keep you visually occupied until your food arrives. When it does arrive, it packs a punch. Try the huevos Benedict or the chicken and waffles for brunch, and opt for the burger and fries, the veggie burger, or the grilled cheese for dinner. Aside from being delicious, the food is also Instagram-worthy. SISTERS is also a great spot for a late-night drink and a dance as it’s open late and fully equipped with DJs and an extraordinary cocktail selection.

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