From extensions of New York City staples, to some of the boldest, most original restaurant concepts out there—Brooklyn is constantly welcoming new establishments boosting the city’s world-renowned food scene. With a few recently opened, and some on the way, these are the new restaurants you need to check out around the borough.
Open for only a few months, Celestine serves Mediterranean cuisine in a gorgeous, light-filled room with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the river, the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and the Manhattan skyline. It’s hard to take your eyes off the view, but you’ll want to once the food comes out. Moroccan bone marrow dumplings, braised rabbit kugel and poached hake fish with chestnuts, chicory and wild mushrooms are just a few of the delicacies that are making this new Brooklyn restaurant the talk of the town.
Celestine: One John St.
Relaxed beach vibes compliment an excellent sustainable seafood menu at the New York City staple. Locations in the Lower East Side, and Chelsea have kept Manhattan visitors satisfied for years, and now a new location is up and running in DUMBO. Its 40-seat private dining room offers a party option unavailable at the other spots.
Seamore’s. 66 Water St.
Last month, New York’s best borough welcomed the opening of the city’s very first sake brewery. Open in Industry City, Brooklyn Kura makes its own sakes with American ingredients, and offers other upscale sakes from breweries around the country. Stop by for the worldly spirits and lively taproom.
Brooklyn Kura. 68 34th St. Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick recently got a new restaurant from the people behind the neighborhood’s critical darling Faro.The walk-in-only restaurant will focus on classic Sichuan options like wontons in chili oil, noodles, and some delightful pickled vegetables.
General Deb’s. 24 Irving Ave. Brooklyn, NY
NEW BROOKLYN RESTAURANTS COMING SOON
OddFellows Soda Fountain
The OddFellows team has taken New York City by storm over the past several years with its nostalgic soda fountains and ice cream shops around the city. Its third ice cream parlor is set to open in Brooklyn sometime this summer, and it will be the perfect sunny-day hangout with a 2,500-square-foot rooftop bar.
Oddfellows. 379 Suydam St. Brooklyn, NY
Also set to open this summer, Gertie is a new all-day restaurant featuring dishes from Marlow & Sons chef Will Edwards. According to some early interviews, there will be a focus on childhood foods including a roast beef Reuben, grilled turkey sandwiches, and some “after-school sweets” like Italian ice and soft serve.
Gertie. 58 Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Restaurants and more
Brooklyn’s restaurant scene is continually pushing the boundary of American cuisine. For more recommendations on where to eat, check out our Brooklyn Restaurant Guide, and be sure to head to our blog for regular updates.