Brooklyn Restaurant Picks

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Brooklyn Restaurant Picks

By James Rini
Since we’re in restaurants all day long, and it’s sort of a job requirement to love food here at Bikelane, we get asked for restaurant recommendations all day long. This week, we’re giving you a partial list of the best restaurants in Brooklyn for weekend eats: late night, brunch, casual and specials are all represented.

Now the reason the list is partial is because there are just too many good places. In recent years, Brooklyn has become famous for its food. But for those from Brooklyn, it’s always been the best. I’m going to share some of my favorite local places.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza has a cult following here in the city, and with 9 locations throughout the boroughs, they make it easy for us to get our fix. Artichoke Basille’s is delicious all day, but they’re especially a great late night snack with some locations open until 5AM.

East Village: 321 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10012
Greenwich Village: 111 MacDougal Street, New York, NY
Chelsea: 114 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Williamsburg: 148 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Park Slope: 59 5th Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11217
Bushwick: 18 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn , NY 11237
Bay Ridge: 9102 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
FIDI: 70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005
Astoria: 22-56 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
Cebu Bar & Bistro
If you’re looking to brunch in Bay Ridge, look no further. Take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather with Cebu Bar & Bistro’s outdoor seating, and if you’re having trouble deciding on what to get, you can’t go wrong with the Tomahawk Steak for two.

8801 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209
You’ll seldom see Ho’Brah with empty seats. This popular taco joint has lots of gluten-free menu options and all of their tacos are served on homemade tortillas!

Bay Ridge: 8618 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Staten Island: 412 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
La Nonna
For a taste of authentic Italian food, go to La Nonna in Williamsburg where Chef Morena serves up his grandmother’s Southern Italian recipes. Enjoy their fantastic wine selection while you dine in their chic space.

184 Kent Ave., Brooklyn NY 11249
Maison Premiere
An amazing brunch spot with an extraordinary oyster selection, plus an absinthe bar -- Maison Premiere has it all! Heralded as the best place in New York for New Orleans cuisine, get your seafood gumbo fix at Maison Premiere.

298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
What do you do when you can’t decide between a burger and a burrito? You go to Burgritos and get both rolled into one!

173 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Bogota Latin Bistro & Miti Miti
Bogota Latin Bistro and Miti Miti have captured the neighborhood with their tasty maduros and empanadas. For the folks in New Jersey, we’ve got some great news! Miti Miti recently opened up their New Jersey location, and George and Farid -- the masterminds behind the sister restaurants have a Greek restaurant opening up in Park Slope this fall!

Bogota Latin Bistro:
141 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Miti Miti:
138 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This is certainly not the last word on Brooklyn weekend eats! There are so many other places we could list, but we’ll start with these and fill you in on others. Share some of your favorites--we love to hear about great restaurants and local businesses.