Sun-Wed, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Thu-Sat, 5:30pm-11pm
F at York St.; 2, 3 at Clark St.; A, C at High St.
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Add Atrium DUMBO to the list of higher-end restaurants that have come to define Brooklyn’s Silicon Alley. Flush with a two-tiered dining room, hanging industrial lights, and a wall of potted plants (it's the former space of Governor), Atrium has a cool sense of design that matches the neighborhood. From the glistening, New Age kitchen in plain sight, the chefs put a flashy spin on dishes clearly meant to impress. For rich starters, the pork belly—a hefty chunk wrapped in succulent fat—is a better choice than the buttery (and artery-clogging) veal sweetbreads. Of the two fish options, the snapper tastes freshest, while the chicken breast includes a yogurt-and-pine-nut garnish that makes the dish appetizing. The kale and bacon side dish is a nice, relatively light side (or at least lighter than the creamy corn). And if you're not hungry, sit at the cozy bar for a drink: The friendly bartenders are well versed and can whip up drinks to match any mood, from a Lavender and Bergamot (rum, Luxardo, Dolin Blanc) to a Tea and Kalamansi (Bourbon and Cocchi).Recommended Dishes
Red snapper, $25