An industrial enclave of young creatives, Bushwick is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Northern Brooklyn characterized by vibrant street murals and a lively art scene. With lower rents than Williamsburg, its equally trendy neighbor, many restaurateurs are flocking to this hipster mecca offering a diverse selection of food. Here are the top ten eateries you can’t miss on your next visit.
Restaurant, American, $$$
Tucked away behind the dilapidated cinderblock exterior of an old warehouse, you might miss Roberta’s if you didn’t know it was there. The restaurant has a casual, laid-back atmosphere with picnic table seating and concrete floors inside as well as an expansive outdoor patio and garden area offering additional seating and a bar. The incredible wood-fired pizzas and authentic Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients, some of which are grown on-site, have drawn in A-list clientele.
Roberta’s, 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 718 417 1118
Momi Sushi Shack
Restaurant, Sushi, $$$
Momi Sushi Shack
At Momo Sushi Shack, Japanese cuisine is taken to the next level with eclectic seasonal menu items as well as creative twists on sushi rolls. Dishes will suit vegetarians and carnivores alike, offering options from chilled udon with seasonal vegetables to the popular pork belly, which is cooked for six hours in sweet soy sauce and sake. Amongst the metal and concrete of an old garage, patrons enjoy dishes at three long communal tables, which offer the perfect setting for a date night.
Momo Sushi Shack, 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 718 418 6666
Montana's Trail House
Montana’s Trail House
Covered inside and out with gorgeous wood repurposed from a barn in Kentucky, Montana’s Trail House provides comfort food in a rustic setting fit for the Appalachian country. Every detail of the restaurant ties into this theme from the taxidermy and Americana décor to a hidden door within the library wall that leads to an outside patio.
Montana’s Trail House, 455 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 917 966 1666
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
Located inside a tortilla factory, Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, offers authentic Mexican food in a no-frills atmosphere in a tiny cantina within the delivery dock. While patrons view workers boxing up freshly made tortillas, they enjoy tacos, taquitas and quesadillas at an unbeatable price. Double wrapped in fresh tortillas, the flavorful tacos are the main attraction, bringing in crowds that quickly fill the small space.
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, 271 Starr Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 718 456 3422
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Executive Chef Kevin Adey provides a constantly changing selection of seasonal Italian-influenced American cuisine at Faro. The menu focuses on organic and sustainable ingredients, including pastas and breads made from locally sourced wheat flour and milled by Adey in house. A clean, airy space with exposed white brick walls and beautiful wood tables built by local Brooklyn artisans creates an upscale atmosphere.
Faro, 436 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 718 381 8201
Contrary to what the name might have you believe, Dear Bushwick is actually a British-inspired restaurant offering English dishes made with ingredients harvested from the Hudson Valley area. The menu changes quite often, always featuring interesting pairings that one would find in an English restaurant. The interior is decorated with antique birdcages, old British paintings and tin ceilings, while warm candle lighting lends a cozy feel. If the weather is fitting, check out the outdoor patio for a relaxing atmosphere amongst string lights and barrel tables.
Dear Bushwick, 41 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 929 234 2344
Restaurant, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, $$$
Vietnamese street food with French flavors is Falansai’s unique selling point. All dishes are made to order from the beef noodle pho to the summer rolls and the shrimp with crisp okra. The ingredients reflect the mix of heritage in Vietnamese culture, including French and Chinese influences. In a simple and elegant setting, dishes are paired with selected wines and beers, which further enhance the dining experience.
Falansai, 112 Harrison Place, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 347 599 1190
Bistro, Restaurant, French, $$$
With dishes from escargot and moules frites to duck confit as well as a warm, cozy interior, Mominette has all of the makings of a French bistro. The spot also offers a great brunch menu, which includes eggs Florentine and a croque madame sandwich. The French theme is carried out in the décor as well with the garden seating area reminiscent of a scene from Alice in Wonderland, complete with twinkling lights and green vines.
Mominette Bistro, 221 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 929 234 2941
Bar, Pub, American, Indian, $$$
An industrial gastropub with a British-West Indian inspired menu, The Rookery features a front outdoor beer garden with potted plants and casual patio tables and a large horseshoe bar inside. Unique décor elements from vintage floral wallpaper to antique model ships hint at the owner’s British heritage.
The Rookery, 425 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, +1 718 483 8048