Brooklyn has fast become a hip dining spot in NYC! You can find quality restaurants that are up to par with the ones in Manhattan. This became evident in 2002 when Zagat published the first guide for Brooklyn! I used to work for Zagat Survey and it was an exciting time when the Brooklyn Guide came out! With more and more young people and families moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn, certain areas in Brooklyn have become the "IT" areas to live in. When that happens hip shopping and restaurants start popping up!
Peter Luger has been the #1 steakhouse in NYC and it is located in Brooklyn!
Another famous place to eat in Brooklyn is Junior's. This restaurant has the best cheesecake!!! It is actually known as the "world's most famous cheesecake". People line up for blocks to get this cheesecake on the holidays. It's just that good!
Recently I had a chance to go to an eco-friendly eatery in Brooklyn called Habana Outpost. They were hosting a back to school party. The line for the food was so long so I didn't get to eat there but it smelled incredible! Everything is recycled in this restaurant and they have a composting bin and a bike that powers their blender to make shakes! Customers can go on the bike to make their own shakes if they like. I thought that was pretty cool. The food is a nice blend of Cuban and Mexican food. They also have this awesome looking seasoned corn on the cob that they are famous for! I am definetly going to check out the food there soon!
We also have restaurant week (something that has also been a tradition in Manhattan). In March, for one week, a list of restaurants in Brooklyn have a 3 course special for only $23!
Of course there is plenty of great ethnic food to eat in Brooklyn: Puerto Rican, Mexican, Chinese, Thai and the list goes on of great places you can go to eat in Brooklyn!
Have fun exploring!