The Red Hook location of Somtum Der has a significant advantage over its East Village counterpart: a backyard. Their patio is currently open for outdoor dining, and you can book a reservation online ahead of time to guarantee yourself some somtum with salted egg, pork larb, and sticky rice.
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Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies is a spot by the water in Red Hook that specializes in - you guessed it - key lime pie.
Hoek is a reliable Roman pizza place in Red Hook where you can bring dates, your kids, or a small army of birthday party go-ers.
Although they’re known for their libations at Fort Defiance, this restaurant doesn’t feel like one of those super-cool, pretentious cocktail dens that we all know too well. It has the promise of the perfect neighborhood spot that, if we lived in this hood, we’d frequent all the time.
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Noods n’ Chill
Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
7 Elephants is a takeout-only Thai spot on East Broadway that makes a delicious, peanutty massaman curry.
Thai Farm Kitchen
Go out of your way to eat the tom yum soup and pad thai at Thai Farm Kitchen between Kensington and Windsor Terrace.
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Red Hook Tavern
Red Hook Tavern is from the people behind Hometown Bar-B-Que, and it’s a great spot to sit at the bar, drink wine, and eat an extremely good burger.
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