The Best Restaurants In Greenpoint Right Now
Greenpoint may not seem like one of the most obvious of choices to travel to for dining options – after all there’s only one subway and everything’s pretty spread out. But, once you get past the transport links and into the area, you’ll see why Greenpoint is actually the most obvious place to visit for dining options. Here are a few reasons:
Those looking for a slice of Italian’s best should be well acquainted with New Jersey’s very own pizza maker, Paul Giannone, who has opened up a slice of Italian heaven on Greenpoint Avenue. Neapolitan-style pies are made in his carefully constructed wood-fired oven while guests sit and enjoy the cosy, cabin-like space complete with miss-matched chairs and reclaimed wood tables.
60 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
You may have heard about this place when it opened towards the end of last year thanks to a celebrity bartender none other than Bill Murray who served on opening night. Unfortunately, he doesn’t work there full-time so you may not catch him there any time soon but, you will catch former Extra Fancy chef, Sean Telo, dishing out pizzas and other roasted items in many delicious forms.
21 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
Ever found yourself wanting to use the phrase ‘Hey, I know a great little place’ with your friends? Well Le Fond is pretty much the epitome of said phrase. The cute little spot sits on an unassuming corner of Norman Avenue, it doesn’t get overly crowded but it’s the kind of place that families and dates come for a long night of great wine and even better food.
105 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn
Anella’s cosy space is perfect for relaxing over a long brunch, taking in their pastry basket with homemade jam or a romantic dinner to enjoy their Italian-accented and seasonally-changing menu of favorites like homemade pappardelle, mussels and hangar steak.
222 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
Cherry Point‘s chef, Julian Calcott (who also worked at famed west village joint, The Spotted Pig) has developed a menu inspired by his stints in Europe’s top kitchens — Kokotxa in Spain and (the now closed) Viajante in London. The restaurant lies in a former Polish butcher’s shop from the 1930s – a theme that is very much continued in the meat-centric menu.
664 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
Born from the James Beard Award-winning team behind Maison Premiere, Sauvage is the mature, older sister to the famed bar on Bedord Avenue. The restaurant serves a bistro-type menu from their beautiful restaurant that sits right next to McCarren Park that feels like it was plucked right out of France and filled with Brooklyn people. Sauvage also has a killer brunch that’s perfect to enjoy in the warmer months from one of their outdoor tables whilst you sup on French wine and feel all, you know, French-y.
905 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
Pretty Southern is the healthy answer to all of your fried chicken prayers (or, about as healthy as fried chicken can be at least). These guys have a small little spot tucked away to the side of McCarren Park and offer every cut of chicken your heart desires – and it’s all available gluten-free.
14 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Xi’an Famous Foods
Yes, that’s right, the wildly popular cheap-eats chain is in Brooklyn too. Housed in a former bookstore, customers can grab and go or take advantage of their backyard to sit and enjoy their noodle and dumpling feasts during the warmer months.
648 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
Amami Bar & Restaurant
If this guide hasn’t already given you enough reason to peruse the perimeter of McCarren Park in search of eats then, allow us to introduce you to another one, in the form of Amami. When it opened last year, Amami soon gathered crowds of hungry patrons desperate to try some of their signature sushi styles and unique concoctions. This is a spot that will not disappoint even the pickiest of eaters – and they even do a brunch.
57 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
This hip Danish spot comes complete with boutique beers and a pig-roast on Sundays all served in their wood-clad restaurant. If you’re on the hunt for something unique that also tastes amazing, Tørst is your spot.
615 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn