Brooklyn has quickly become a foodie paradise with local restaurants gaining notice by locals and visitors alike. Some travelers visit Brooklyn specifically for the food and spend their day hopping from one establishment to the next. Whether you’re going to Brooklyn for the food or you just need to grab a bite after a busy day touring the Statue of Liberty or the Met, you’re sure to find great food at these four restaurants.
1. Bouley Restaurant
Bouley Restaurant is an ideal choice if you want romantic ambiance with your meal. When you arrive, you’ll immediately notice the apples on display, which create a welcoming aroma that excites you to see what the chef has cooking. The sommelier will help you find the best wine pairings for your meal to ensure every bite is delicious. Whether you’re trying the duck or looking at the vegetarian options, you’re sure to receive large portions that are worth the price. Many guests leave full, happy, and eager to return.
2. Peter Luger Steak House
The Peter Luger Steak House is another popular choice for lunch or dinner. Many visitors to Brooklyn stop by this restaurant every time they travel to the city. Luger’s was opened in 1887 and became a local neighborhood favorite. Its menu changes by the day, so fans of prime rib or filet of sole should check ahead to make sure they can try some of the best meat in Brooklyn when they arrive. The Peter Luger Steak House also can host corporate events of up to 60 people, making it a popular choice for holiday parties or conference dinners.
3. Pisillo Italian Panini
If you’re looking for cheaper eats or food on the go, check out Pisillo Italian Panini. Along with panini, Pisillo’s also has pasta and other Italian dishes for picky eaters. This restaurant is a great option for getting a taste of Italy in Brooklyn, where most of the ingredients are imported from Italy and the buffalo mozzarella is delivered fresh every week. They don’t make a hot panini or use a press because they want to preserve the quality of the cold cuts, and many guests say they can only eat half of what they order. This is a plus because you can save the rest of your sandwich for later and enjoy Pisillo Italian Panini all over again.
4. Eileen’s Special Cheesecake
If you still have room, after all that food, then stop by Eileen’s Special Cheesecake to try some of the best New York cheesecake in the area. Eileen’s offers a variety of flavors including cookies and cream, mango, red velvet, and strawberry, all served in individual portions that are easy to eat. You can also order a full-sized cheesecake or ship some home so you can have a bite of Brooklyn after your trip.
Most of these restaurants are only a few steps from the top hotels in Brooklyn, which means you should be able to find them easily — or stumble into someplace else that tastes just as good.