Travel Guide

Brooklyn, New York City 

Eats & Restaurants


Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood was once home for blue collar workers working in the factories and warehouses. Most of the factories and warehouses have since closed and the neighborhood turned into a residential area attracting the city's more affluent urban professionals. Being a neighborhood of expanding wallets, there are plenty of upscale restaurants serving fine cuisines in DUMBO. However, it would be wrong to say there are no medium price restaurants, cafes, and cheap eats including street foods and takeaways in DUMBO.
Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Brooklyn (New York City)

 Grimaldi's Pizzeria by Jim Henderson

Like the stores and art galleries in DUMBO, many of the restaurants here are housed in converted factories or warehouses. Front Street, Water Street, Main Street, and Old Fulton Street are the main destinations for dining out in DUMBO. Many of the classier restaurants catering to the neighborhood's new elite are also located along these streets. However, eating at the classy restaurants here cost less than similar restaurants in glitzy Times Square or the upscale neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Restaurant in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City

Restaurant in DUMBO by dumbonyc

You cannot miss the legendary Grimaldi's Pizzeria at 19 Old Fulton Street situated beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The history of Grimaldi's famous pizza goes back to the early 20th century and is still baked in a coal-fired oven. Jacques Torres at 66 Water Street is a factory and store offering chocolate delights and a favorite with the locals. There is a wide range of chocolate offerings here including bars, bonbons, beverages, and cookies. The famous Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory at 1 Water Street is also underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and another local favorite. The classic ice cream treats here are one of the best in New York City.


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