206 Garfield Pl., nr. Seventh Ave., Park Slope; 718-499-8092
Chef-owner Saeri Uyoo Park has cooked at Spice Market, Café Gray, and the Modern, but here she mines her own Korean background for dishes like kimchee stir-fry with pork and tofu, and steak tartare with Asian pear and pine nuts.
276 Smith St., nr. Sackett St., Carroll Gardens; 718-875-1980
Like Mary’s Fish Camp and Blue Ribbon before it, the tiny, beloved Pó has made the East River crossing, white-bean bruschetta and chef Lee McGrath’s six-course $50 tasting menu in tow.
3. Five Guys
138 Montague St., nr. Henry St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-797-9380
By early July, the second New York City branch of this Virginia burger chain (the first is in a College Point, Queens, strip mall) should be open, serving up its double-patty burgers, hand-cut fries, and (while you wait) all the free peanuts you can eat.
4. Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
218 Bedford Ave., at N. 5th St., Williamsburg; 718-384-1520
Bedford Cheese Shop’s former home has become a retail annex of the neighborhood’s—and perhaps the city’s—premier beer bar, making it a prime destination for BYO dinners or stocking your fridge.