Black Forest Brooklyn
Black Forest Brooklyn is a staple for anyone who craves German cuisine but who isn’t too keen on the long flight there. The biergarten and kaffeehouse has become a staple for traditional German dishes, with a draft beer to match any palate. Sitting at the communal tables and taking in the cozy atmosphere is a perfect way to enjoy a personally built schnitzel, or freshly made wurst. Both indoor and outdoor seating make this the perfect venue for indulging your inner foodie and taking a well-deserved breather.
Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 935 0300
Berlyn is located right across from the famed Brooklyn Academy of Music, and its twist on traditional German cuisine perfectly complements its surroundings. The menu features light, gorgeously plated dishes with a selection of wines from Germany and Austria. Pair that with the space’s modern décor, and you’ll become an immediate repeat customer. Be sure to try the lemon buttermilk panna cotta for dessert after a night of taking in classical music and dance performances.
Berlyn, 25 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 222 5800
No. 7 Restaurant
No. 7 Restaurant is the perfect eatery for new residents and born-and-bred Brooklynites alike. So roll up your sleeves and dig into a selection of delectable appetizers and mouth-watering entrées and sides. No. 7’s Sunday dinners provide simple and sweet home-cooking, and you don’t even need to worry about the dishes afterwards. Be sure to try one of their specialty cocktails along with dinner or brunch.
No. 7 Restaurant, 7 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 522 6370
Look no further than Habana Outpost for your new favorite summer restaurant. The authentic Mexican and Cuban cuisine provides the perfect culinary getaway, while the décor maintains that hip New York City urban feel that we all know and love. Try their spectacular burritos or mouthwatering sandwiches while watching one of the many outdoor films that they feature throughout the summer.
Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 858 9500
Olea is your culinary ticket to the Mediterranean; its pan-Mediterranean menu with gastronomic influences from Italy, Greece, and Spain will whisk you away to Europe. Extensive menus for every meal feature both traditional dishes and unique innovations. Olea’s high wood-beam ceilings and specialty cocktails give you a break from the hustle and bustle that await you once you step outside.
Olea, 171 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 643 7003
Baba Cool Café
Looking for Instagram-worthy food at the friendliest shop in town? Baba Cool Café is your best bet. With breakfast served all day, you really can’t go wrong at this Brooklyn-based restaurant. Not in the mood for breakfast food? The sandwiches, salads, and baked goodies like apple honey cake and lemon ricotta biscuits are sure to satisfy. With vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options also available, grab a chair and enjoy some of Baba Cool’s delicious bites over your morning paper.
Baba Cool Café, 64B Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 689 2344
The Smoke Joint
If you’re looking for some down-home barbecue in the middle of the city, look no further than The Smoke Joint. From award-winning hot dogs, to finger-licking pulled pork, they have it all. The hole-in-the-wall dining area is dwarfed by the open kitchen, and the sweet aromas of maple, hickory, and mesquite permeate the air.
The Smoke Joint, 87 South Elliott Place, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 797 1011
Smashburger is one of the hippest burger shops in the neighborhood. With freshly made burgers and sweet shakes, it’s perfect for on-the-go eats or a delicious lunch out. They take burgers to a whole new level with choices like truffle mayo and Swiss cheese or spinach and goat cheese. The chicken sandwiches and salads are also not to be missed.
Smashburger, 74 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 222 1101
In search of a new restaurant with a rustic atmosphere? Then give Roman’s a try. With a seasonal menu that changes daily, you’re always bound to try something that will keep you coming back. Their extensive wine list combined with other delectable cocktails will have you coming back on weekends and weeknights.
Roman’s, 243 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 622 5300
Madiba is here for your South African food cravings. The restaurant pays homage to South African home cooking with plenty of room to choose and share. Durban-style curries and extensive seafood choices round out the majority of dishes along with small plates, or istatah, and sides including roti and knoffel brood – grilled garlic bread.
Madiba, 195 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 855 9190