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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theatre
“Catch a movie at the histortic Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM offers art-house and procgressive selection in films from around the world. ”
  • 261 locals recommend
Diner
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“Landmark New York restaurant as important an institution as Coney Island serving world famous cheesecake. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“All-day place and is one my favorites. Set on an iconic, residential street corner that feels like classic Brooklyn. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Clover Club has all the elegance and luxury of an Upper East Side bar infused with the relaxed vibes of Brooklyn. Enjoy the company of friends and family next to their cozy fireplace while you listen to jazz on one of their many jazz nights. This bar offers both evening and brunch cocktails, including the ‘Bloody Maria’ – a twist on the classic cocktail with blancotequila.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Full of spices and foods from around the world, you can find everything you need to make a great meal...and some things you didn’t know you needed.”
  • 97 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“wonderful French food that can't be beat. check this place out if you want a memorable experience of fine dining in Brooklyn.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Reimagined classics served all-day in a neighborhood hangout
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“Best cobb salad around. I go here at least once a week. Busy but good brunch. Great coffee. An all day hangout spot with great food. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bakery
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“My favorite bakery - hands down. The bread is some of the best I have ever had - and I am a baker so I am pretty picky. The croissants and coffee are not to be missed!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Other Event
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“beautiful wood work and high ceilings: a true Brooklyn neighborhood spot with a pool table and jukebox in the back”
  • 65 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Small spot drawing big crowds for smoked meat sandwiches & other Montreal-style Jewish deli staples.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
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“Pub in a former carriage house offering locally sourced beer & snacks plus live events. Also just generally a cool, large, skylight-filled space with excellent weekend brunch choices. Again, as not-brunch people, that's saying quite a lot.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Department Store
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“One of the many shopping experiences along Atlantic Ave. Take a nice stroll along Smith Street to Atlantic or catch the B-57 bus.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Favorite, favorite, favorite ice cream place on Earth! Earl Grey ice cream is a must try”
  • 37 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This place is excellent. If you go, the best things on the menu are the chicken sandwich, fries, and the pancakes. Note: There is usually a bit of a wait for brunch and on weekend nights. They do not take reservations. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Pretty authentic in my opinion! The place tends to be always busy even on weekdays but if you make it just in time, the friendly staff members will accommodate you with great food in generous portions.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is a really popular coffee place with outside benches and on your way to the subway of you take the F train. Or simply on your way of you want to visit around as it is a the cross of smith street, the main street (with court street).”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Diner
“Landmark New York restaurant as important an institution as Coney Island serving world famous cheesecake. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“All-day place and is one my favorites. Set on an iconic, residential street corner that feels like classic Brooklyn. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Clover Club has all the elegance and luxury of an Upper East Side bar infused with the relaxed vibes of Brooklyn. Enjoy the company of friends and family next to their cozy fireplace while you listen to jazz on one of their many jazz nights. This bar offers both evening and brunch cocktails, including the ‘Bloody Maria’ – a twist on the classic cocktail with blancotequila.”
  • 102 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“wonderful French food that can't be beat. check this place out if you want a memorable experience of fine dining in Brooklyn.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Reimagined classics served all-day in a neighborhood hangout
“Best cobb salad around. I go here at least once a week. Busy but good brunch. Great coffee. An all day hangout spot with great food. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Small spot drawing big crowds for smoked meat sandwiches & other Montreal-style Jewish deli staples.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Pub in a former carriage house offering locally sourced beer & snacks plus live events. Also just generally a cool, large, skylight-filled space with excellent weekend brunch choices. Again, as not-brunch people, that's saying quite a lot.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This place is excellent. If you go, the best things on the menu are the chicken sandwich, fries, and the pancakes. Note: There is usually a bit of a wait for brunch and on weekend nights. They do not take reservations. ”
  • 40 locals recommend

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