Dine in Brooklyn—the borough’s own take on Restaurant Week—finally returned last summer. And with the announcement of yet another round of reduced-price promotions ($12 for brunch, $15 for a two-course lunch and $28 for a three-course dinner) extended from March 20th-30th, it appears we’re officially back on track. So whether you’re itching to experience someplace new, or merely angling for an excuse to visit an old favorite, here’s just a handful of notable participants, plucked from a list of 60+spots.
Launched this past fall, Williamsburg’s luxe, multi-room ristorante hasn’t wasted time getting involved in Brooklyn’s restaurant week. A thrifty three-course dinner includes options like roasted sardines with burrata, chef-made spaghetti topped with mussels and hazelnut cake and Nutella foam, and you can pluck two items from a sizable lineup during brunch—look for sliced bresaola over arugula, or cage-free eggs teamed with ricotta toast.
65 Kent Ave., Williamsburg
It’s a treat to see Rob Newton’s popular Vietnamese bistro on Dine in BK’s list, so don’t sleep on dinnertime favorites like spring rolls stuffed with Berkshire pork, chicken pho dressed with fried shallots, and chilled coconut rice, pebbled with vibrant pomegranate seeds.
329 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
What you save on a dinner of fried manchego and shishitos, root beer-glazed pork ribs, and squares of s’mores cake at BKW, you should absolutely funnel towards vino from sister business Brooklyn Winery.
747 Franklin Ave., Crown Heights
Friend of a Farmer
A saving grace on Montague Street, this antique-embellished resto is essentially a loving showcase for farmers, featuring local fried oysters over fresh creamed kale, ranch hand shepherd’s pie lined with free-range beef, and a “just picked” fruit plate doused with maple cream.
76 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights
Come for Lebanese lunch or dinner (potato kibbeh! Kafta kebab! Rosewater clotted cream!) and stay for the floor show (live singers! DJ sets! Belly dancers!)
8221 5th Ave., Bay Ridge
Part of a new guard of area eateries, hoping to redeem fast-casual Chinese food with antibiotic and hormone-free poultry and pasture-raised, 100% natural beef, Hunger Pang is strutting its stuff during Dine in Brooklyn by way of pork, chive and cheddar dumplings, tamari and honey-roasted chicken, and flourless chili-chocolate torte.
1021 Church Ave., Kensington
Overwhelmed by options at Gotham Market at The Ashland? Not only does it occupy the cushiest quadrant of the rambling food hall, Boqueria is the only vendor taking part in Dine in Brooklyn, rolling back prices on patatas bravas, serrano ham croquetas, and quail eggs and chorizo over toast.
590 Fulton St., Fort Greene