At this point, Williamsburg is synonymous with the Brooklyn aesthetic that has spread throughout the world. A huge part of that is a style of restaurant started by Andrew Tarlow at Diner, one with local ingredients in a hip, warm space. The neighborhood has visibly evolved this year to accommodate the outdoor dining landscape — with restaurants vying for every square inch of sidewalk and patio space — but that same vanguard spirit lives on, even as places adapt to the new restrictions. While some spots shuttered permanently or temporarily because of the pandemic, the remaining neighborhood institutions continue to serve ever more impressive food and drink offerings, and there are several standout new spots, too.
A number of NYC restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery service. The type of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2017.Read More