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Centered around a hilly park of the same name, Fort Greene is known for its well-preserved brownstones, tree-lined streets, and happening flea markets. Fort Greene is worth checking out during a visit to Brooklyn. If you’re in the neighborhood for dinner, here are some highly-rated restaurants to check out.

Gentleman Farmer Fort Greene

Now a year old, Gentleman Farmer buzzes with energy every evening and all day long on weekends. The New American restaurant’s French-inspired appetizers include beet salad, foie gras, and tuna tartar. For an entree, choose from seared codfish, venison steak, smoked duck breast, bison short ribs, and other epicurean delights.

378 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(929) 295-0784

Graziella’s Pizza

Fort Greene’s premier Italian eatery specializes in wood-fired pizza and classic pasta dishes. Make a dinner reservation here, and expect an evening marked by fresh ingredients, large portions, and a charming ambience.

232 Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 789-5663

Habana Outpost

Commercial flights now operate between the U.S. and Cuba, but if you’re in Brooklyn before you make it to Havana, a lovely Cuban dining experience awaits at Habana Outpost. Grilled corn topped with cotija cheese is a popular starter, the Cubanos are first rate, and the pineapple ginger lemonade is refreshing. Habana Outpost is the first solar-powered eco-restaurant in Brooklyn, and hosts movie screenings and parties in the summer.

757 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-9500


Ever had South African cuisine? Many New York visitors try it for the first time at Madiba, a family-owned Fort Greene restaurant serving delicacies like Cape Town soup and ostrich carpaccio. Madiba boasts an expansive menu, flavorful food, and reasonable prices.

195 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 855-9190

Olea Mediterranean Taverna

Mediterranean tapas culture is alive and well in Fort Greene. Olea’s small plates represent Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Spain, and cost between $7 and $12. Large seafood, meat, and vegetarian paellas are also available.

171 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003

Fort Greene is one of Brooklyn’s trendiest and most aesthetically appealing neighborhoods. Stay at NU Hotel, and you’ll be a 20-minute walk or five-minute cab ride from the neighborhood’s culinary treasures.