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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.
American Restaurant
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“Though best-known for it's Southern-Inspire comfort food (Duck meatloaf or buttermilk fried chicken, anybody?) the burger is an underrating darling garnished with local Cheddar, grilled onion, dill pickles, and sauce on toasted, fluffy brioche”
  • 90 locals recommend
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
Pizza Place
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“Some of the best pizza you'll ever have. Also, the calzone is amazing. Get there when it open or a little earlier.”
  • 93 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
BBQ Joint
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“Outstanding BBQ! Texas Style. Wonderful place to see Red Hook. Live Bands on the weekends.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great outdoor spot for drinks and seafood. Packed when the weather is right, but you'll realize why when you get there. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“IT'S 10 p.m. on a Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook, and the band is playing in the back room. The place is crowded. No empty seats at the bar, and all four booths are overflowing, two with drinkers playing Scrabble. There are a lot of goatees and black-rimmed glasses, and young women with small tattoos of geometric designs and flowers. A Johnny Cash CD plays in the narrow front room; he is performing an acoustic version of the song ''One'' by U2. ''Have you ever heard this record?'' asks Matt Dilling, who is serving drinks. ''This record is awesome.''”
  • 52 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Go back in time and enjoy an ice cream float at this old-fashioned ice cream parlor. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Red Hook Lobster Pound is the source of lobstericiousness in NYC. We serve the areas best lobster roll, with mayo or butter, steamed lobster dinners, amazing hot dogs, and finally french fries. We are a fixture at markets around town including Smorgasburg.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Pioneer Works often has something interesting going on - either art installation or performance-wise. There's a related bookstore on Van Brunt St. If nothing else, it'll get you to Red Hook, an interesting neighborhood on the waterfront to poke around in on. Some of the older residential streets still feel like a fishing village from days gone by. There is a pier at the end of Conover Street with a great view of the Statue of Liberty, a few good restaurants and multiple bars. Fairway is a huge supermarket where you can purchase lunch or breakfast and eat it outside on the water. Or you can shop at IKEA if that is more up your alley. In season on the weekends, there are multiple Latin food trucks on Bay Street. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Off-the-beaten-path Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood. The neighborhood is more sparsely populated, so some people might not feel comfortable walking around at night. Van Brundt Street is the main drag.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Alma has fantastic Mexican food, and an even better view of lower Manhattan. The bar on the top floor is fun too.”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“ Amazing cocktails, delicious hash browns at weekend brunch, Monday burger night, Wednesday oyster special.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“Two words: Breakfast. Sandwiches. A bacon-egg-and-cheese on a roll is a Saturday late-morning standby, but the righteous brunchtime subs at this beloved Carroll Gardens market-café are a welcome upgrade from that bodega classic. We’re talking Balthazar ciabatta loaded with scrambled eggs, salty Cabot cheddar and arugula, or a Taylor pork roll with American cheese on a Martin’s potato bun, delivered straight to the cozy dining room”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Decadent and delicious. People come from Manhattan to have their whoopie pies.”
  • 27 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Steak and Kimchee Fried Rice!!! Considered the best restaurant in Red Hook by a majority of my friends. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Though best-known for it's Southern-Inspire comfort food (Duck meatloaf or buttermilk fried chicken, anybody?) the burger is an underrating darling garnished with local Cheddar, grilled onion, dill pickles, and sauce on toasted, fluffy brioche”
  • 90 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Popular neighborhood Italian with Tuscan cooking served in a tiled room or out in the ample garden.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Some of the best pizza you'll ever have. Also, the calzone is amazing. Get there when it open or a little earlier.”
  • 93 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn. Try the "Greatest Chicken Sandwich in the World"”
  • 77 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Outstanding BBQ! Texas Style. Wonderful place to see Red Hook. Live Bands on the weekends.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great outdoor spot for drinks and seafood. Packed when the weather is right, but you'll realize why when you get there. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Go back in time and enjoy an ice cream float at this old-fashioned ice cream parlor. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The Red Hook Lobster Pound is the source of lobstericiousness in NYC. We serve the areas best lobster roll, with mayo or butter, steamed lobster dinners, amazing hot dogs, and finally french fries. We are a fixture at markets around town including Smorgasburg.”
  • 28 locals recommend

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