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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Also known as "Little Odessa" due its tight-knit Russian and Eastern European communities, Brooklyn's Brighton Beach is a lively neighborhood with many high-rise residential buildings. Traditional ethnic restaurants and food markets line Brighton Beach Avenue. The beach and boardwalk here are more laid-back than nearby Coney Island, catering largely to locals. Splashy nightclubs attract partiers in the evenings.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cinema
“For those who love going to the movie theatre to see the latest Block buster movie, you'll love this theatre!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“It is a popular summertime destination for people from all over New York City. As the weather heats up, families pack picnic baskets and come out to barbecue, loll on the sand, and swim in the waves. Filled with playgrounds, and with two large baseball diamonds on its eastern border, as well as tennis, volleyball, basketball, and handball, this park has plenty of room for all types of active outdoor fun.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Russian Restaurant
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“Enjoy delicious Russian food right on the beach as the sun sets. In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Go after a swim- many people in their beach attire. In walking distance to Coney Island.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Known for authentic Middle Eastern, Russian and Uzbek food. Checkout those kebabs!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Bistro with a full bar & contemporary decor offering Turkish fare & breakfast classics. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Wise Espresso Bar has some delicious food with generous portion sizes. We always leave the place satisfied!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Large space with great coffees, wifi, desserts, turkish. This place is quite popular in the area and I highly recommend to try out.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautifully situation on the waters of Sheepshead Bay. Fabulous seafood and Turkish desserts. Reservations recommended, see if you can get a table on the deck.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Popular local restaurant, in fact one of the most popular due to its historic and long running tenure. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Basic and gourmet food. A little more pricy than others, but fresh and convenient location. I go there for a quick restocking. If you have a car, go to Whole foods, that's where I usually shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Russian Restaurant
“Glossy waterfront lounge & restaurant serving upscale Asian-French fusion food, plus rooftop drinks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“$$ · Ukrainian . This comfy restaurant with regional decor specializes in updated versions of classic Ukrainian fare. - Opens at 11:00 AM”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A true Brooklyn gem and icon, in business for almost 100 hundreds. Totally worth the troop out to Sheepshead Bay for unbeatable clam chowder, oysters, calamari and huge seafood meals to be shared. Also, the best marinara sauce in Brooklyn. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and drinks. Live music every night. Opens at 6:00 pm until 2:00 am and 4:00 am on the weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Russian Restaurant
“Enjoy delicious Russian food right on the beach as the sun sets. In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Go after a swim- many people in their beach attire. In walking distance to Coney Island.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“Known for authentic Middle Eastern, Russian and Uzbek food. Checkout those kebabs!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Bistro with a full bar & contemporary decor offering Turkish fare & breakfast classics. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Wise Espresso Bar has some delicious food with generous portion sizes. We always leave the place satisfied!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Large space with great coffees, wifi, desserts, turkish. This place is quite popular in the area and I highly recommend to try out.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautifully situation on the waters of Sheepshead Bay. Fabulous seafood and Turkish desserts. Reservations recommended, see if you can get a table on the deck.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Popular local restaurant, in fact one of the most popular due to its historic and long running tenure. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Russian Restaurant
“Glossy waterfront lounge & restaurant serving upscale Asian-French fusion food, plus rooftop drinks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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