'Fort Greene' on Serious Eats

Why the Crowds Come for Brunch at Fort Greene's Walter's

On a quaint corner of Fort Greene Park sits the friendly neighborhood frrestaurantiendly Walter's. The sister restaurant to Williamburg's Walter Foods, Walter's serves similar seasonal fare that made the original so beloved. Chef Josh Goldstein doesn't disappoint with brunch, offering tasty alternatives to the usual eggy brunch dishes. More

Bar Eats: Some Great Small Plates (and an Uneven Burger) at Prospect

Opened just a few months ago in the heart of Fort Greene, Prospect already feels like it's been around for years, a familiar face in a neighborhood that's rapidly growing in the wake of the Barclay Center opening. The place has all the makings of the modern Brooklyn restaurant—reclaimed wood, local art, artisanal cocktails, plenty of locally sourced ingredients—but any presumption of pretentiousness is quickly wiped away with the warm greetings of a very friendly staff. More

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Pratt Institute

When I moved to into a Mattress Factory loft in Bedford Stuyvesant, the food options looked bleak. But it was close to campus and the view was phenomenal. It didn't take long to discover I was on the edge of the blooming culinary scene surrounding Pratt. Pratt students are surrounded by affordable, delicious food options, with many more just a G Train ride away. More

TGI Fry-Day: No. 7's Fried Broccoli

Since opening in 2008, No. 7 has become a mini-empire with sandwich shops in the Ace Hotel, The Plaza and Greenpoint, not to mention a robust catering operation on the side. But the cocktails and decidedly non-lunch food continue to draw local and destination diners to the original 7 Greene Street location. Case in point: the fried broccoli. More

Date Night: Abistro

Abistro's atmosphere derives from its diners. Laughter ricochets off the hard surfaces. A man in a bright yellow t-shirt greets most of the tables. And, suddenly, Abistro becomes a bistro. With its unique take on familiar food and ambiance, Abistro on DeKalb is best for: a vivacious date. More

Daily Slice: Luigi Pizzeria, Brooklyn

Luigi Pizzeria, on Dekalb Avenue right near Pratt, is about as bare-bones as a pizzeria can get: oven, counter, half a dozen pies on display, and only room for 3 or 4 people to fit inside. But the counter guys are friendly, the prices are gentle, and the pizza, while nothing unusual, is incredibly satisfying. More

Date Night: Olea

Olea rightly calls itself a taverna. White-washed walls, turquoise trim, and seahorse motifs evoke Greece, while the embroidered pillows, metalwork, and colorful inlaid tiles around the bar say Turkey. In the evening, with candlelight gleaming along the broad-beamed ceiling, the restaurant is just plain handsome. Like the decor, dishes are mix-and-match Mediterranean. More

Graziella's: Every Neighborhood Should Be So Lucky

I think most neighborhoods have a place like Graziella's. Maybe it's not a pizzeria, but you know the place — it may not be a destination spot, but that's OK. It's where the locals go, a place you wouldn't want ruined by interlopers anyway. I certainly have a place like that in my neighborhood that Girl Slice and I eat at at least once a week. That's what Graziella's felt like to me. Fort Greene residents are lucky to have it. More

Apps Only: No. 7

No. 7 is perhaps best known for their sandwich shop at the Ace Hotel, but they've been making inventive and sometimes wacky dishes at their Fort Greene gastropub since 2008. With a menu stacked with appetizers and bar snacks, I stopped by last week to see what a meal of small plates at No. 7 looks like. More

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