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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Yummy variety of brick oven pizzas with a great selection of wine, beer and mixed cocktails.”
  • 317 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Black Swan does it all and does it well! This is a sports bar AND a great restaurant. Amazing salads and burgers and a large selection of beers. This place is a favorite amongst tourists and locals. ”
  • 280 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“If you love steak, you should not miss out on Peter Lugar's. This iconic steak house is worth visiting. Although a bit loud, pricey and very busy, this is the place to splurge on an excellent meal. I highly recommend their sizzling steaks and creamed spinach. If you don't like waiting long to be seated (like me), I would recommend getting an early dinner reservation, around 4pm, then walk off the calories over the Brooklyn Bridge. Only downside is it's all cash, no credit cards accepted.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car
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“Retro railcar environment, cool and funky spin on a diner, located under the Williamsburg Bridge. You don't get a physical menu, the servers scribble the day’s offerings directly onto your butcher-paper tablecloth. All the food is excellent! 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249”
  • 304 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Great middle eastern food in Williamsburg. Their hummus and falafel are unbelievable. Not pricy for good food!”
  • 281 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Pat's and Geno's are the two most recognizable spots to grab a cheesesteak for people outside of the city. People who live in the city, however, think of them as a bit of a tourist trap. If you must make the trip over and see for yourself, it's about a 10-minute walk. We'd recommend Pat's, as it's less of a spectacle than the neon monstrosity of Geno's”
  • 134 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“One of the most popular BBQ places in NYC. Dry-rub meats, industrial setting, good whiskey/cocktail/beer choices.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Are you a sushi lover? Take a trip down to Bushwich to this great sushi place”
  • 229 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd - The sprawling indoor/outdoor pub is a beer lover’s paradise, boasting multiple brews on draft and in bottles. To soak up all the booze, there’s an eclectic menu of gussied-up bar favorites like a spiced lamb burger, buttermilk fried chicken, and build-your-own mac and cheese.”
  • 246 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very wonderful, intimate, cozy brunch restaurant! Amazing food. I recommend checking out this place and then walking across the Williamsburg Bridge next door!”
  • 259 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Enormous indoor/outdoor beer garden that’s a godsend for parents in the daytime, and a draw for large drunken groups in the nighttime. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Café
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“Long time favorite coffee jaunt featuring Counter Culture coffee. Every oat milk latte is perfection. They serve breakfast and lunch all day long! Forget about working here cause they're always packed! Still love them though!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 134 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“328 Malcolm X Blvd - Founder Sylvia Woods was called the Queen of Soul Food for a reason, and her finger-lickin'-good ribs are not to be missed. Smothered in barbecue sauce and perfectly tender, her signature dish really is something to talk about/devour.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Chinatown in NYC is worth a visit, especially for tourists who haven't visited many Chinatowns before. The neighborhood is expansive, unique, and bustling with people.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great breakfast/brunch spot. Share the pancakes and order main courses. Ask for their homemade raspberry jam! ”
  • 245 locals recommend