Henry’s End is a neighborhood spot that's been around for decades, and it sort of looks like a dive bar. Granted, it’s a cleaner than a dive, and they serve veal four different ways. This is the sort of place that’s about one paint job, one new set of china, and one Vinegar Hill House alum away from being featured on the cover of Bon Appetit. We doubt any of that will happen, however, so stop by the next time your aunt’s in town and she wants to eat somewhat fancy food in Brooklyn Heights.
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Bonnie's Grill is a great neighborhood spot with a full menu of divey bar food classics. However, we still need better options for wings in the city, and Bonnie's doesn't quite make the cut.
Rose's serves elevated pub grub and an excellent cheeseburger in the original Franny's space, a couple blocks from the Barclays Center.
Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
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A Prospect Heights restaurant serving some of the most inventive, delicious food in New York City.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Jeffrey’s Grocery in the West Village is one of the few restaurants in town we return to regularly. It is Perfect For pretty much everything.
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Noodle Pudding is a cash-only Italian restaurant near the Brooklyn Bridge. The pastas are always reliable, and the vibe is Perfect For Sunday Dinner.
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