Travel Guide

Brooklyn, New York City 

Eats & Restaurants 

The food and dining scene in Brooklyn is still young but beginning to challenge Manhattan across the East River. Since the 1990s, new eateries including cafes, bistros, and fine dining restaurants have sprouted in Brooklyn's gentrified neighborhoods. Ethnic foods in Brooklyn once meant Italian but today with greater variety including Latin American, Caribbean, French, Chinese, and Middle Eastern.

Dining in the Waterfront Neighborhoods
Popular dining destinations in Brooklyn's waterfront districts include Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO neighborhood, and historic Brooklyn Heights. Options range from the street food vendors to fine dining restaurants. Many of Brooklyn's classier or upscale restaurants are in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights but eating out here
generally cost less than similar establishments in the touristy districts or upscale neighborhoods of Manhattan. Being across the East River, these waterfront neighborhoods are easily accessible from Manhattan by the subway.
Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, New York City

 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights by GK tramrunner229

Other Destinations for Dining
Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue stretches for five miles (eight kilometers) from Fort Greene to Bay Bridge. The stretch is known for its shopping but also for the varieties of restaurants as well as cafes and delis. Another dining destination is Borough Park, home to a large community of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews and the perfect Brooklyn destination for kosher dining. Many of the kosher establishments are located between 13th and 18th Avenues and include American, East European, and even Chinese restaurants.

Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue, New York City

Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue by Jim Henderson

Brooklyn's Chinatown is situated along Eighth Avenue between 50th and 60th Streets in the Sunset Park neighborhood. There are plenty of Cantonese and Fujian establishments ranging from street food vendors to the family-owned restaurants. Eating out in Coney Island is often associated with hot dogs, burgers, and fries. However, options at this Brooklyn resort goes beyond fast foods, ranging from rotisserie chicken to seafood cooked Chinese style.

Nathan's in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York City)

Nathan's in Coney Island by J. Reed


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