This might be the coziest bar in Greenpoint. Factor in the fireplace and the menu of small plates (that changes daily), and you have yourself a certified date spot. If you don’t live in the area, it’s a bit of a hike to get here, but it’s worth checking out at least once. And if you go, be sure to eat something. For how casual this place is, the food is surprisingly good. Expect bowls of bright vegetables and excellent things on toast. Share a few dishes, drink a lot of whiskey, and sit near the fireplace if you want your clothing to smell a little like a bonfire.
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Le Fanfare is not a burlesque show in Paris, it’s a restaurant in Greenpoint from the folks behind Epistrophe Cafe. Go discover it sometime.
Lobster Joint is closest thing to a clam shack that you can find in Greenpoint, and it's absolutely perfect for summer day drinking.
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Clinton St. Baking Company
During brunch hours, it’s not uncommon for people outside Clinton Street Baking Company to wait two hours for the pure, fluffy cakes of ecstasy that this place is known for. We won’t join them…but we can’t blame them either.
The Smith Lincoln Center
That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.
Do you need a big place where you can eat a pricey steak with some people who never stray too far from Grand Central? Try Benjamin Steakhouse.
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Five Leaves has been a Brooklyn hipster staple since 2008. We don't love it as much as other people seem to, but brunch is good, they do a solid burger, and the scene is always entertaining.
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