If you’ve been spent a decent amount of time in the East Village, you’re probably familiar with Italian spots like Frank and Supper. Gersi is the Carroll Gardens equivalent, and it’s where you should go when you want some casual red-sauce Italian. The space is one long dark room that’s perfect for date night, and there’s a big back patio that’s open when it’s nice out. The only real downside is the the fact that this place is cash-only, but at least they give you free bread and bean dip.
Where we've featured it
Casual Italian: the reliable, neighborhood spots you want to be at every Sunday night. Here are our favorites.
More spots in Carroll GardensSee more
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.
Franks Wine Bar
Franks Wine Bar is a narrow spot in Carroll Gardens from the people behind Frankies 457, which is next door.
More Italian spotsSee more
Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria
The Italian food at Noho’s Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria has the honor of being among the only things in history to improve after a key lineup change.
Kimika is a big restaurant in the bottom of a Nolita hotel that serves great Japanese-Italian inspired dishes.
Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Suggested by our writers
Ugly Baby is a little spot in Carroll Gardens serving excellent, authentic Thai food. Come here when you want to try something you haven’t before.
Frankies (457) Spuntino
Frankies is a tiny, cozy joint with simple Italian cooking, and the food is pretty damn great.
Buttermilk Channel is a true Brooklyn Neighborhood Hang serving some of the best fried chicken in town.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more