The 6 Best Restaurants In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Black Forest Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Black Forest Brooklyn, Brooklyn | Courtesy of Black Forest Brooklyn
Photo of Larissa Klaus
26 October 2018

Brooklyn’s charming Fort Greene neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it serves as a New York City designated Historic District. So whether you’re lucky enough to live in the area or you’re simply here to pay a visit, these are the six best restaurants to try.

Black Forest Brooklyn

Restaurant, German, $$$
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Black Forest Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Black Forest Brooklyn, Brooklyn | Courtesy of 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.

No. 7 Restaurant

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, American, $$$
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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 all the comforts of home cooking without the need to do the dishes afterwards. Be sure to try one of their speciality cocktails along with dinner or brunch.

Habana Outpost

Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Cuban, Mexican
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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.


Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, Turkish, Tapas, $$$
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Olea, Brooklyn
Olea, Brooklyn | Courtesy of Olea
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.

Baba Cool Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Italian, $$$
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Baba Cool, Lafayette Avenue
Baba Cool, Lafayette Avenue | Courtesy of Baba Cool
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.


Restaurant, American, $$$
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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.


Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Roman’s, DeKalb Avenue
Roman’s, DeKalb Avenue | Courtesy of Roman’s
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.

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