F.O.B. is a Filipino restaurant on Smith Street that feels a little like someone’s living room. There are plants, exposed brick walls, and, if you look closely, even some old family photographs on the walls. The menu here consists of things like grilled skewers, pork belly, and chicken adobo, and there also a bunch of sides like garlic rice and sliced-up tomatoes with a duck egg. We particularly like that tomato side and the Filipino barbecue, which comes with either chicken or pork skewers. If it’s nice out, you should eat those things on the big back patio.
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From a grocery store with a takeout counter to a tiki-themed spot with a nice back patio, these are our 16 favorite Filipino restaurants in the city.
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Bar San Miguel
A Carroll Gardens Mexican bar and restaurant, owned by Jim Cramer from CNBC. Surprisingly, it is entirely devoid of yelling. It’s pretty damn good, too.
Minibar is a small Carroll Gardens bar with good house cocktails and interesting beers on tap.
Frankies (457) Spuntino
Frankies is a tiny, cozy joint with simple Italian cooking, and the food is pretty damn great.
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Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain, and it’s ideal for when you want some fried chicken with a side of spaghetti covered in a sweet tomato sauce.
Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
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Claro is a great Oaxacan-inspired restaurant that’s even better when you’re sitting in the backyard.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Royal Palms is a great place to day drink while also doing an “activity.”
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