Good food has long been easy to come by in Brooklyn, and we’re not just talking about pizza, hot dogs, bagels, and cheesecake. In addition to having hundreds of longstanding neighborhood institutions, Brooklyn sees new restaurants open their doors for business every week. Here are a few recent arrivals that have generated some serious buzz.
This 40-seat, Latin-inspired restaurant is esteemed restaurateur Akhtar Nawab’s first new venture in nearly a decade. The menu includes plenty of well-known items like tacos, as well as more elaborate creations like octopus and pork belly with avocado aioli. The restaurant, located a mile east of NU Hotel, opened its doors to the public in March.
552 Vanderbilt Ave; (718) 622-1111
Another March arrival, Atlantic Social is a restaurant and sports bar with room for 250 jersey-clad patrons. The eclectic Americana menu features pizzas, pastas, salads, and creative New American mains. Pool, shuffleboard, and arcade games like Pac Man are a welcome diversion during slow games and following losses.
673 Atlantic Avenue; (718) 623-2852
Filipino food is gaining international popularity, and Fob Brooklyn serves up some of New YOrk’s finests. Beef bola bola dumplings and barbecue skewers are hot menu items at this Carroll Gardens restaurant, which opened this winter. Fob is a 10-minute walk down Smith Street from NU Hotel Brooklyn.
271 Smith Street; (718) 852-8994
Also a short walk from NU Hotel, this new Italian restaurant servese small plates and large dishes with origins across Italy. Chickpea puree, steak tartare, crab-and-basil rigatoni, and pizza primavera are all on the menu. Lady’s opened for dinner in January, and recently started serving weekend brunch.
572 Fulton Street; (929) 307-2822
Norberto Piattoni’s new Fort Greene restaurant is distinguished by its open kitchen, which features an open flame used to torch or char nearly every item on the menu. Feast on charred beets with creme fraiche or a tender chimichurri rib steak before enjoying a flame-warmed seasonal dessert. Ash-roasted sweet potato with whipped cream and elecampane was on Metta’s menu when it opened in March.
197 Adelphi Street; (718) 233-9134
Korean ramen is Mokbar’s most talked-up offering, but Esther Choi’s new Prospect Heights location boasts a large menu of review-worthy dishes. Chow down on house-made kimchi; pork, chicken, or tofu mandu (dumplings), chicken curry katsu, or the fish of the day. Mokbar’s Brooklyn outpost is across the street from Barclays Center, a 15-minute walk from NU Hotel.
212 Flatbush Avenue; (347) 987-3042
Tilda All Day is no more, but duo Samantha Safer and Claire Welle are still hard at work in their Clinton Hill kitchen and dining room on Fulton at St. James. Chef Welle and her team do everything they can in-house, including butchering and baking. The menu is simple and experimental. So far, reviewers have raved about the enoki mushroom; raw lamb with yogurt, hay, and black garlic; and steak with oysters, potato, and leek.
930 Fulton Street; (917) 909-1889
All of these new Brooklyn restaurants are located within two miles of NU Hotel Brooklyn. To ensure you have the chance to try the one that most interests you during your stay with us, call the number provided for a reservation. We hope your stay in Brooklyn is filled with good food.