Best Things to Do In Brooklyn


Exterior of restaurant, Chez Ma Tante

Chez Ma Tante 7 min. walk

Within the confines of its white-washed brick walls, Chez Ma Tante serves dishes that blend Canadian, European, and authentic New York influences. Don’t sleep on the chips with garlic aioli, kohlrabi and apple salad, and grilled pork shoulder.

Interior of Sauvage

905 Lorimer St 7 min. walk

Sauvage is French for ‘wild’ or ‘natural’ and this Greenpoint restaurant has a naturalist wine menu to match. From brunch and lunch through to dinner and dessert, this spot serves it all, but don’t miss the main draw: hand-crafted cocktails at its white-marble bar.

Cocktails at Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave 15 min. walk

Step off Bedford Avenue and into the Big Easy at Maison Premiere, a cocktail bar with an outdoor garden. Be sure to make a reservation: these New Orleans-style cocktails, oysters, and small plates are in high demand.

Interior of Glasserie

95 Commercial St 10 min. by car

Like its name suggests, Glasserie is located in an old glass factory in Greenpoint. Go for the rustic vibe and stay for the acclaimed menu of Mediterranean bites, from flatbread and tahini to tuna crudo and carved lamb.

Hot pastrami at Frankel's

631 Manhattan Ave 8 min. walk

Visiting Brooklyn without eating in a Jewish deli is like going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Stop by Frankel’s in Greenpoint for New York classics like bagels with smoked fish, pastrami sandwiches, and brisket.

Beef Tartar at Cherry Point

664 Manhattan Ave 9 min. walk

Only in Greenpoint can you find spots like Cherry Point, a former butcher shop that has been turned into a stylish bar and restaurant. On the menu: homemade charcuterie, ethically sourced oysters, and inventive cocktails.