The new Mekelburg’s location in Williamsburg is similar to the Clinton Hill original: an upscale grocery store up front, with a bar in the back serving high-quality sandwiches, small plates, and craft beers on tap. The sandwiches - like one with wagyu roast beef on an everything baguette, and a banh mi with Peking duck and duck rillettes - are some of the best in Brooklyn, but you shouldn’t overlook the other things on the menu, like the slightly charred three-cheese mac and cheese, and a salt-baked potato with black cod and a lot of caviar. The bar seating and communal tables in the back are great for a casual lunch or dinner, but it’s also not a bad idea to get some sandwiches to-go and eat them across the street in Domino Park.
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Café De La Esquina
The folks at La Esquina were smart to tone it down when they made the venture across the East River to Williamsburg. Café De La Esquina may be slightly pricey, but we are very down with what they're serving up.
L’Industrie is a cash-only pizza spot in Williamsburg with over 30 different types of pies.
Marlow & Sons
Marlow & Sons is one of the original modern Brooklyn restaurants, and it’s still one of the best places to eat in the city.
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JG Melon is an Upper East Side burger institution. It's also the best and cheapest thing you can hit for lunch after the Met.
A classic New York City gem, still standing from a time when horse and buggies were bringing people here to drink. Eat the chicken club sandwich, drink a Stella from the tap, and imagine that you're about to head off for a sweet vacation aboard the Titanic.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
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We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
Reynard serves very good American food in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel, and it’s one of the best spots to impress your parents in Williamsburg.
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