312 Graham Ave., nr. Ainslie St., Williamsburg; 347-889-7002
A deceptively scruffy Brooklyn establishment with outsize, Manhattan-style ambitions.
243 DeKalb Ave., nr. Vanderbilt Ave., Fort Greene; 718-622-5300
A neighborhood spot that feels particularly right for a weeknight dinner, or a glass of wine and a snack at the attractive marble bar.
355 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-384-5054
You don't typically find cooking this good and prices this reasonable at a steakhouse.
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1108 Bedford Avenue, nr. Quincy St., Bedford-Stuyvesant; 718-684-2290
Creative cuisine in disco-ball-clad digs in Bed-Stuy.
127 Atlantic Ave., nr. Henry St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-855-7500
An elegant, seasonally driven spot with an appealingly loose menu format.