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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If you end up at Rider, you'll probably enjoy it. But it doesn't need to go on your Brooklyn must-hit list.
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We all get cravings for wings, cheesesteaks and waffle fries sometimes, and when we need to take care of that situation, Wogies is there for us.
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.
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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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