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Top 10 places to eat in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Covenhoven Backyard

The diversity of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, lends to the neighborhood’s character in many ways: from its street fashion to its colorful storefronts to its art and, perhaps most notably, its plethora of cuisine. See the Top 10 Places to Eat!

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights by Shalom Serraf
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Indeed, when it comes to foodie destinations, you’d be hard fought to find one as agreeable as this Brooklyn neighborhood.

Whether you’ve just got a few bucks or want to indulge your gluttonous side with a multi-course meal, below see our picks for the top 10 spots to eat in Crown Heights.

Take a look to see the spots chosen by Diane Pham, from 6Sqft.



$ – CHEAP EATS

Reservoir Dogs

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Reservoir Dogs by Roger Brock
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Reservoir Dogs is not your typical hot dog stand.

This diminutive joint serves up “classic and shishifufu hot dogs & sausages” dressed up in everything.

From cheddar, spicy mayo, banana peppers, guacamole, hot and sweet chili jam, to pico de gallo, sauerkraut, bacon, grilled onions…

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 1pm – 12am
Thursday – Saturday: 3pm – 3am
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

Location: 717 Franklin Avenue

 


Gueros Brooklyn

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Gueros Brooklyn Nachos

Gueros Brooklyn is a cozy spot offering fast and easy Mexican fare and fabulous margaritas.

Not to be missed: the massive-enough-for-two order of nachos.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Location: 605 Prospect Place

www.guerosbrooklyn.com


Pine Tree Sushi

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Pine Tree Sushi

In front, you’ll find the offering of your typical neighborhood grocer.

Nestled at the back of this market is a full sushi bar called Pine Tree Sushi.

The menu features all the classics plus some unique takes like the Rihanna Roll which features “eel, banana and crunch on unagi sauce.”

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 2pm – 11pm

Location: 744 Franklin Avenue

http://pinetreesushi.net


Frenchy’s Finest Truck

This is a bold claim, but we’re gonna make it:

The best croissants outside of France are being baked in and sold from a red truck called Frenchy’s Finest Truck, parked at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

The Nutella-filled beignets are also not to be missed.

Location: 333 Eastern Parkway

www.facebook.com/Frenchy’s


Covenhoven

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Covenhoven Backyard

There is no shortage of craft beers or ciders at this chill and cozy Crown Heights bar.

But, beyond their tasty selection of beverages, Covenhoven boasts a magical list of ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from.

Enjoy it at their backyard area!

Tip: get the cheddar jack sandwich with bacon and add fig jam

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 12am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 1am

Location: 730 Classon Avenue

www.covenhovennyc.com


Gloria’s

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Glorias Caribbean Cuisine

Caribbean food is a mainstay of Crown Heights and if you’re looking for the best of the best in the nabe, this hole-in-the-wall joint is sure to please.

Gloria’s Caribbean Brooklyn explains:

“We specialize in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. Order online for delivery or pickup!”

Just be ready to wait in line!

Hours:
They have different delivery and take-out hours, so check their website.

Location: 764 Nostrand Avenue

http://gloriascaribbeanbrooklyn.com



$$ – MODERATE

The Food Sermon

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights The Food Sermon

While we would characterize The Food Sermon as a Caribbean eatery, this special spot stands out for its healthful take on classics that have been elevated even further with fusion flair.

Foolproof pick: The jerk chicken bowl with coconut ginger sauce.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10:30pm
Friday: 12pm – 5pm (Based on the sunset)
Sunday: 2pm – 9pm

Location: 355 Rogers Avenue

www.thefoodsermon.com


The Crabby Shack

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights The Crabby Shack

Crab legs, crab cakes, crab tacos, crab BLTs, crab mac and cheese….

If you love crab, this sunny spot called The Crabby Shack will surely satisfy.

Hours:
Monday: 3pm – 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Location: 613 Franklin Avenue

http://thecrabbyshack.com



$$$ – HIGHER PRICING

Barboncino

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Barboncino Pizza

Some pizza spots in NYC claim as “the best pizza”, but are truly for pizza amateurs.

Barboncino Pizza serves up the best wood-fired pies, and it’s gotten the Solange seal of approval!

Plus, it has a backyard!

 

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am – 1am
We Have Two Happy Hours Daily: 4pm – 7pm & 11pm – 1am

Location: 781 Franklin Avenue

www.barboncinopizza.com


BKW by Brooklyn Winery

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights BKW by Brooklyn Winery

An offshoot of the popular Williamsburg wine bar, BKW by Brooklyn Winery offers delicious American fare that will tantalize taste buds you’ve yet to activate.

Our favorites: the barbacoa braised short ribs and bacon double cheeseburger.

You also can’t go wrong with any of the wines.

Hours:
Are varied, so take a look here. http://www.bkwnyc.com/hours-location

Location: 747 Franklin Avenue

www.bkwnyc.com


If you’re interested in touring the neighborhood or even other special spots in Brooklyn, take a look at a few of our BTSNYC Experiences, or contact our experts for Private Experiences.

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Photo Credits: Courtesy Shalom Serraf (landscape), Roger Brock (for Reservoir Dogs) and all venues.

The Ship NYC: A Secret Soho Restaurant In A Basement

Dining The Ship NYC Restaurant Bar Counter

If you are walking through Lafayette Street, in SoHo, and see a little door saying The Ship NYC, do walk in and you’ll surely have a pleasant surprise! This secret Soho restaurant, in a basement, will take you on a journey!

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One of our Contributors, Lygia Santos, went to The Ship NYC the other night and tried their amazing drinks and delicious food. This Soho restaurant is a great option of a special night! Owned by Michael Auerbach, it’s definitely an experience worth having in NYC!


“As I walked into the bar founded in 2014, I was immediately approached by one of the owners, Cervantes Ramirez, that gave me a fantastic tour around the place. He is also the head bartender there and very well known in the New York bar scene.

The drinks were both very refreshing and perfect for the NY summer. I tried the sangria with gin, allspice dram, pinot noir, orange, lemon, served on cracked ice and a super traditional pina colada.

If you are not a huge fan of cocktail drinks, it’s ok! You can have one of their excellent draft beers or try their wine list. Oh! The “Bartender’s Choice” is always a good pick if you’re the adventurous type!

The kitchen, managed by Chef Lucas Cerqueira (Brazilian born), is simple, yet extremely tasty.

I started with a slow cooked octopus with celery root puree, horseradish and sunomono. Then I tried the citric ceviche served with red onion, fluke, cilantro and leech de tigre. They were both amazing.

But, if you don’t really enjoy seafood, they have other great options too!

You can order dishes like the chicken liver foie gras, charcuterie and a Korean style BBQ called kalbi sliders. They also offer small bites like the artichoke feta cheese spread and the homemade ricotta.

Robert Jamieson, the owner’s friend, is responsible for the unique and intriguing décor, that portrays the inside of a Ship. Very cool!”

They accept reservation only from Monday – Wednesday, with 24 hours advance. We do recommend!

If you have a sweet tooth, you can head for an additional dessert and coffee at a few places close by. We love Maman, the super famous and traditional Eileen’s Special Cheesecake (that as you can see is a blogger haven), and also Cha Cha Matcha, that has been a sensation since it’s launch!

We also recommend simply getting lost around SoHo! It’s the best way to discover new places!

Opening Hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 3am

Location: 158 Lafayette Street

www.theshipnyc.com

*Cervantes Ramirez is no longer one of the owners at The Ship NYC.*

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Ship NYC

Chris Pitangy: Brazilian Fashionista’s Favorite NYC Spots

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy

For our new NYC Hush Hush Tips, we invited the Brazilian Journalist and Blogger, Christina Pitanguy to share her favorite NYC spots.

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy

We couldn’t be more honored to interview this Brazilian beauty and super powerful women. She shared some of her favorite NYC spots and we have to say, they are all fantastic places to go and #UnCover!

Christina Pitanguy studied journalism and founded a fashion and luxury consultation company in 1995, in Brazil.

A few years later she used her expertise working for a few shopping centers and increased her portfolio with numerous renowned Brazilians brands.

Chris, as friends call her, is part of the elite collaborators for Vogue Magazine and Harpers Bazaar.

Ind addition, she has an important work as Publishing Board Member and Lifestyle Curator for Forbes Magazine Brazil.

Besides her super busy agenda, she still has a lifestyle and fashion website and co-founded Eu Ajudo Foundation, which supports important causes, in Brazil.

Definitely an amazing, multitask beauty…that is still working in community-driven work! A perfect sum!

Here are a few great places from her list:


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy DuMont Burger

“DuMont Burger has fantastic hamburgers, variations of classic recipes and other delicious dishes make the place perfect for a relaxed dinner, in Brooklyn. The place is named after their iconic sandwich. Plus, they also offer a wonderful delivery service!”

Located in South Williamsburg, DuMont Burger was founded back in 2005 by Colin Devlin in partnership with the Executive Chef, Polo Dobkin. They felt that the neighborhood lacked a good burger spot!

Today, they offer countless burger variations and they are great for a casual dining night! Plus, they also have made-to-order artisanal doughnuts and Brooklyn Roasting coffee service.

Location: 314 Bedford Avenue

www.dumontburgerbrooklyn.com

New York City is a place of experience, and this is certainly one that you should attend!

This dressy “supper club is the city’s spot for hot live music, cabaret and even hotter burlesque shows”.

So, if you’re in the mood of some classy burlesque music and fantastic jazz, paired with a delicious dinner and an awesome crowd, go check them out!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Marea Branzino by Ted Axelrod

“The restaurant redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine serving regional foods of Italy. Chef Michael White presents a fresh interpretation of the coastal cuisine and is also famous for his house-made pasta! They offer a 750 selection wine list!”

Located literally across the street from Central Park, Marea is one of New York’s restaurants that make it to the top of the list of best restaurants in the city!

Moreover, this high-end Italian spot is a great place for a special celebration, a business meeting, a place to impress clients, or a place to pamper yourself in – because you deserve it!

Location: 240 Central Park South

www.marea-nyc.com


Nomad

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy The Nomad Restaurant Broadway

“With a blending of the Mediterranean Cuisine and the North African Desert, the ambiance at The Nomad Hotels’ restaurant is a mix of the artwork of Alex Weiss’ wall paint sceneries, imported artwork from Morocco, and the carved iron work of Steel Neal. Chef Daniel Humm offer a menu with fun, colorful dishes!”

The hotel offers a few different dining spaces. From the Atriuam inspired in the airy European courtyards and the Parlour’s elegant ambiance to The Nomad Bar remembering a classic New York City tavern and The Elephant Bar with a grandious 24-foot-long mahogany bar.

In addition, Chef Daniel Humm does miracles in the kitchen and clients always leave the dining experience in “awe”. After all, there is nothing better than having a feast to enchant your taste buds!

Location: 1170 Broadway

www.thenomadhotel.com


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Jeffrey New York

“Jeffrey is a great high-end shopping experience in the Chelsea. You can find gorgeous pieces by Thom Browne, Comme Des Garçons, Raf Simon, Givenchy, Prada and Margiela, plus an amazing shoe selections.”

Their philosophy? They explain that they are always aiming to offer the best and most flawless service, showcasing coveted products in a fun, positive and upbeat ambiance!

Well, they’re going that quite well!

Jeffrey is a shopping experience you have to indulge in. They are a one-stop shop with a great team to assist you, with a focus on customer service. Location is great, since they are right on the border of the Meatpacking District with Chelsea!

Plus, their product selection is super unique. It’s a great place not only for the ladies, but also the gentlemen to shop!

Location: 449 West 14th Street

www.jeffreynewyork.com


Thank you, Chris, for sharing your amazing NYC tips exclusively with us!!!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Alessandra Lima, Ted Axelrod for Marea and courtesy of all the venues.

The Wayfarer restaurant in Midtown is the new Gem in town

Dining The Wayfarer Restaurant Meat

The Wayfarer restaurant is an artisanal American seafood and steakhouse located in the heart of midtown. Crafted by chef Chris Chea, it is one of the must-see – or better yet, “must-taste” – in the city!

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The restaurant is relatively new, but it has been doing a fantastic job! On of our friends went there for cocktails and dinner and had a fantastic time.

Their menu based on a classic american dishes and is heavy on meat.

To start off your day, you can try their breakfast menu that is pretty diverse and has some fantastic options like the Belgian waffle, buttermilk pancakes, the smoked salmon platter, eggs florentine and the avocado toast! You can still order same good from the bakery selection and cereals!

Two of the amazing dishes you can try for lunch or dinner is the oysters tempura with cilantro and a chili dipping sauce, and the braised berkshire bacon glazed with maple syrup and xeres vinegar.

If you’re not into meat, their latest addition to the menu, was sushi!

The menu is complimented by custom cocktails created by award-winning mixologist Christian Sanders of Evelyn Drinkery.

The Wayfarer restaurant can be a bit touristy location, but you’ll definitely find a great, beautiful, local crowd. Well, our true New Yorkers friends are always there.

Before or after your visit to the restaurant, you can cross the street to visit the 1 Hotel, one of Manhattan’s new additions! Plus, the hotels is just so beautiful, it’s worth just to take a look and maybe you’ll stay there on your next trip to NYC!

Hours:
Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 11am
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday & Sunday: 5pm – 11pm

Weekends:
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 12am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Location: 101 West 57th Street

http://thewayfarernyc.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Wayfarer

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