- 1. Luz
177 Vanderbilt Ave., nr. Myrtle St., Fort Greene; 718-246-4000
The menu reads like a Latin American greatest-hits list, from lush arepas to Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken, and the mojitos are good and cheap.
129 Gates Ave., at Cambridge Pl., Clinton Hill; 718-622-9202
A beautifully restored nineteenth-century Clinton Hill pharmacy turned terrific Tuscan restaurant. Try the chestnut lasagnette, and the house wines sold “consumption style”—you get a fresh bottle and pay only for what you drink.
- 3. iCi
246 DeKalb Ave., at Vanderbilt Ave., Fort Greene; 718-789-2778
Civilized and low-key, with a serene garden and a seasonal American menu that makes inspired use of locally grown ingredients.