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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Popular neighborhood Italian with Tuscan cooking served in a tiled room or out in the ample garden.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A friend who grew up in the area once said she could never quite figure out whether al di là was a great restaurant 15 years ago or whether it was still great according to the standards of 15 years ago. Regardless, this Park Slope mainstay, though beloved, doesn’t quite earn its estimable 90-minute wait times. The highlights here include the shaved-zucchini salad, topped with flakes of Pecorino and chile pepper, and the Swiss chard-and-ricotta malfatti. And it’s often easier to find a spot at the around-the-corner wine bar, which shares a kitchen with the main dining room.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upstairs in this bi-level bar, boozers chomp miniburgers and nip at microbrews like Sixpoint in the gentlemen’s-club–style anteroom (decorated with Soviet-era globes, paintings of fez-capped men, fireplaces)—before battling it out on the clay bocce courts. Downstairs, spectators are treated to a rotating roster of live talent, such as blaring bands, comedians and a monthly science night.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Pretzel and Chive Dumplings. Korean Fried Chicken. Buy the cookbook when you are there!”
  • 94 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Most people don't come to NYC for BBQ, but Dinosaur serves up delicious food & drinks, and it's great for groups and families!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Two doors down, visit Cheryl's for great breakfast/brunch, lunch/dinner. Live music a few nights a week. Beautiful back patio. Great neighborhood vibe.”
  • 62 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn. Try the "Greatest Chicken Sandwich in the World"”
  • 77 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Cash only. They serve Counter Culture coffee -- one of the best coffee roasters in the area. Fantastic avocado toast, and granola with berry compote. So close, you could crawl there.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fonda is perhaps better known by its Chelsea and East Village outposts, but the original Park Slope location still holds its own — and is still reliably busy. The chicken enchiladas suizas are the thing to get here, though the mole enchiladas are a safe way to switch it up. Pair them with the signature rosalita margarita or any of the other versions (the spicy chipotle-infused blood-orange margarita doesn’t come to play). It’s also a great date spot: lively, not too fussy, and thoroughly dependable.”
  • 65 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“An acclaimed neighborhood restaurant from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom that offers a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu, some of which comes straight from their backyard garden.”
  • 51 locals recommend
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Bar
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“Gastropub with loads of beer options, ciders, and a developing wine list. If you eat meat and see the short rib poutine on the chalkboard, order it!”
  • 67 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for brunch and dinner, good wine and cocktail list, the food never disappoints. With outdoor seating in good weather.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seasonal American fare & unique cocktails served in a modern-vintage Brooklyn space.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Colombian Restaurant
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“Fun and lively South American cantina. Great drinks and food. Friendly and chill. Nice patio. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Nice little hang out spot for beer, burgers, Bocce games , bean bag toss etc. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
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“solid american restaurant specializing in sausages and local fare. it's a big place for brooklyn so there's rarely a wait. ”
  • 46 locals recommend