Brooklyn Fare, the acclaimed gourmet supermarket in Downtown Brooklyn, stays ahead of the curve by offering high-quality goods and a very unique culinary project — the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare. This upscale three-Michelin Star restaurant — attached to the grocery — provides an unbelievable dining experience, consisting of 15 unique dishes.

While the Chef’s Table is an original and crafty dining experience, it’s certainly not the only option for upscale dining in Brooklyn near Nu Hotel. To explore the broad culinary offerings of our borough, here are some worthwhile alternatives to Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare.


Smorgasburg is arguably the most respected and well-rounded collection of food vendors in all of New York City. Smorgasburg locations rotate across the borough seasonally, spending winters at the Indoor Winter Flea and summers split between the Fort Greene and Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea locations. The food stands at Smorgarsburg offer an exciting selection of high-grade cuisine. Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue — chosen by The Village Voice as the best BBQ in NYC — got its start at Smorgasburg and now operates several brick-and-mortar locations in NYC. Asia Dog at Smorgasburg combines classic American hot dogs with an array of surprisingly complementary condiments and flavors from Asia. We could go on and on, but we’ll leave the exploring to you. After all, one of the best aspects of Smorgasburg is the element of discovery!

Barclays Center

While being the newest, fanciest and most famous arena in the NBA, the Barclays Center doubles as one of Brooklyn’s most interesting culinary destinations. Whether you’re watching the Nets or attending a show or concert, be sure to explore the local vendors that comprise the arena’s eating options. For mouth-watering local burgers, stop by Brooklyn Burger at Barclays and divulge into an impressively high quality meal. David’s K Deli is an excellent food vendor at Barclays, serving thick-cut corned beef, rye bread and homemade knishes. With these options and more, Barclays offers one of the best unique dining experiences in all of Brooklyn.

Food Trucks

Like all of these culinary attractions, Brooklyn food trucks offer varietal and fun eating around Brooklyn. There are a ton of reputable trucks and hot spot locations to enjoy this creative and mobile dining destinations. The Red Hook Ballfields are picturesque in the summertime and known for the incomparable Salvadorian cuisine hawked by Solber Pupusas. You’ll also find some amazing Colombian and Mexican fare at this food truck haven. Curry ‘N’ Bites is another well-known truck that frequents DUMBO neighborhood along with Manhattan. For more ideas, check out this list of the 7 Best Food Trucks in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine.

Nu Hotel, located in one of the borough’s most food-forward locations, provides comfortable hotel rooms near Barclays Center, Park Slope, Cobble Hill and many more destinations.