If you’ve ever been to the casual Mediterranean spot 12 Chairs in Soho, you should know that their Williamsburg location is nothing like it. While the original is a bit dark and lacking in any real vibe, the Brooklyn space is light and bright and covered in plants. It’s a great spot for brunches, affordable dinners, or any meals where eating kind of healthy is the priority.
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Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
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Minnie’s is a casual little spot on the LES where you can stop by for a burger or a farro salad without a reservation on a Friday night.
Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
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Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
Shuka is a crowd-pleasing Mediterranean restaurant that will save you when you need to plan a last-minute 10-person dinner.
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A Williamsburg restaurant that’s a good place for brunch, and an even better place to hang out.
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