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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.

Pizza Place
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“One of the best pizzas in town! They usually have live music during brunch too.”
  • 303 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“An ingredient-driven, seasonal Italian restaurant with a strong wine list and specialty cocktails.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Ok technically not in this neighborhood but it is the best ramen nearby. They also have other izakaya style dishes like okonomiyaki and karaage. Fun atmosphere too. Available for dine in and delivery through Caviar. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“An old favorite - has been around for a while. I like their breakfast and brunch the best but they also have great dinner options, especially the tapas. Has live music on some nights. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Café
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“good for breakfast & lunch. Had nice cakes and tarts and also offers prepared foods to take out”
  • 171 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This amazing spot serves inventive and delicious pizza (you will never imagine loving honey and pistachios on a white pizza until you try the “Emily”pie), sublime burgers (a limited number made daily), outstanding chicken wings, and beautiful salads. It’s worth at least one dinner or weekend brunch during your stay. But please plan ahead because it gets very crowded.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Potent old-school cocktails served in a white-tiled, speakeasy-like atmosphere.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Superb Italian restaurant in an old pharmacy. On a corner of a quiet residential block. Nice side walk terrace. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Outpost is my favorite coffee shop in the area. Great backyard, excellent coffee and tea, solid food menu. If you're looking for a cafe to do some work in, I recommend this quite a bit. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“For many years this was “Sister’s Hardware” and one day I looked up and it was this cool skylit eatery. The Sisters space is genuinely unusual and objectively awesome-looking, from the ceilings to the black brick walls to the massive white wood and marble bar that takes up the front room. And during the day, the huge skylight that lets in tons of natural light. This place is straight up PRETTY. But the food, which includes fresh, solid takes on the usual suspects like kale, burger, mac and cheese et al, is pretty good as well. At night, a DJ takes over in the back room, and the whole space turns into more of a bar and general place of drinking and hanging out. Hanging out can also happen here during the daytime - chill vibes and pretty people fill this place at all hours.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Bakery
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“1 block away • Vegan • Gluten Free • Bakery • Lunch Cozy spot for vegan & organic cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes & sandwiches, with gluten-free options. Outdoor seating”
  • 95 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Across the street • Southern • Outdoor Seating • Happy Hour • Lunch Carefully sourced Southern fare & cocktails dished amid Americana touches & TVs airing old Westerns.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is usually where our guests wind having a bite should they arrive early (it’s just a few doors away from us) or where they eventually land on a lazy night, or where we’ve broken bread with guests when we decide to share an evening out together. It’s great food and a great atmosphere. We’re lucky to find this excellent restaurant right at the corner of our block!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Pub
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“Fort Greene & Clinton Hill’s iconic neighborhood gastropub for local brews, bites & cocktails. They usually have happy hour 3PM-7PM daily and bottomless brunch! ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“No frill delicious sandwiches and large craft brew selection behind a basement market ”
  • 77 locals recommend