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The Brooklyn Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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12355134111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29%20%281%29.jpgDoes Brooklyn have its own unique culinary identity apart from Manhattan? Are all the young, ambitious chefs and restaurateurs opening in Brooklyn these days? And are any Brooklyn restaurants worth the train/cab/boat/helicopter ride from the Upper East Side? These are all questions that can be debated, endlessly. But one thing's for certain: There are a lot of terrific new restaurants in Brooklyn right now. Here they are, in map form.

Take a peek at Eater's Brooklyn Heatmap:

Restaurants are listed based on opening date. Some of these establishments recently reopened after complete revamps:.


04/05/13: Added: Xixa, Mama Joy's, OTB
05/03/13: Added: Alameda, Franny's, Fritzl's Lunch Box
06/07/13: Added: River Styx, The Grand, The Bounty, Old School Brooklyn
07/12/13: Added: The Elm, Glasserie, King Noodle, Motorino
08/02/13: Added: Atrium Dumbo, Luksus, Court Street Grocers Hero Shop, Home/Made
09/06/13: Added: Whiskey Soda Lounge NY, Fitzcarraldo, Mile End, Shalom Japan.
10/05/13: Added: Marco's, Hometown, La Botaneria, Onomea, Morgan's.
11/08/13: Added: Saul, Bergen Hill, The Randolph Brooklyn, Ethiopian Lunch Box at Mama Joy's.
12/07/13: Added: Dover, Grindhaus, Martha.
01/03/14: Added: 1 Knickerbocker, Luzzo's, Black Forest Brooklyn
02/07/14: Added: Lachlan, Emily, El Born, River Cafe, Hill Country, Union Pizza Works.
03/07/14: Added: French Louie, The Runner, Egg, Colonia Verde.
04/04/14: Added: Docklands, Max, Lucky Luna.
05/02/14: Added: Glady's, Okonomi, Dotory, Dziupla.
06/06/14: Added: Meat Hook Sandwich, Delaware and Hudson, Montana's Trail House.
07/03/14: Added: Meadowsweet, Pacifico's Fine Foods, Shake Shack Dumbo, Bar Chuko, Donna, Ganso Ramen.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Meadowsweet

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149 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-0673
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Polo Dobkin makes his return to the old Dressler space with Meadowsweet. He and his wife, Stephanie Lempert, have brightened up the space, added an herb garden, and are now turning out dishes like chicken and dumplings and a hand-rolled ravioli. Robert Sietsema is already a fan. [Krieger]

2. Pacifico's Fine Foods

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798A Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(917) 966-2670
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Former Back Forty chef Shanna Pacifico's new restaurant is a serious addition to this booming section of Crown Heights. The Brazilian and American menu includes fresh fava bean dip, yuca-pork fritters, and squid a la plancha. [Instagram]

3. Ganso Ramen

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25 Bond St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 403-0900
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Owner Harris Salat has teamed up with chef Tadashi Ono, formerly of La Caravelle and MaisonO, to revamp the menu at his popular ramen spot. The restaurant is now Ganso Ramen, and the new menu includes chicken broth-based ramens as well as buns, wings, gyoza, and other snacks. Salat and Ono currently have two more Ganso offshoots in the works. [Official]

4. Bar Chuko

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565 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 425-9570
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The team behind ramen hot spot Chuko recently opened this izakaya up the street. Bar Chuko serves cocktails and Japanese bar food like pork jowl yakitori and okonomiyaki with bacon. [Instagram]

5. Shake Shack

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1 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn's newest Shake Shack (and only its second ever in the borough) has the same menu as all the others except for one notable special: a concrete made with a slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie. This outpost also carries the new hand-cut fries. [Official]

6. Donna

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27 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(646) 568-6622
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This beloved Williamsburg cocktail parlour makes its triumphant return, six months after an electrical firedestroyed the space. The menu is twice as long, and now includes frozen drinks, drinks on tap, and large-format punches. [Official]

7. Meat Hook Sandwich

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495 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-4665
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Celeb butcher Tom Mylan and the rest of the Meat Hook team have just opened this tiny sandwich shop offshoot of the Williamsburg butcher shop. So far the word is very good on the menu of offbeat sandwiches, which includes a gyro-flavored sausage and steak tartar on a roll. Go for broke and tack on a whole lobster for an extra $40. [Photo: Robert Sietsema]

8. Delaware and Hudson

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135 N. 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-8191
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Former iTrulli chef Patti Jackson has opened Delaware and Hudson in the space that once held Egg (which has now moved to North 3rd Street). She serves a $48 four-course menu, which includes a choice of entree, family-style sides like chickweed pie and rabbit terrine, and desserts. [Foursquare]

9. Montana's Trail House

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445 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
A new restaurant with cowboy leanings in Bushwick. The space looks like a saloon and the menu, from Al Di La and Union Square Cafe vet Nate Courtland consists of "Appalachian" style food like root beer braised brisket and roasted trout with country ham. There are also switchels on the cocktail menu and a patio out back. [Facebook]

10. Glady's

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788 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-0249
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Michael Jacober recently turned his Crown Heights sandwich shop Gladys into a sunny Caribbean restaurant. The menu has jerk chicken and lobster, curry goat, smoked duck sausage, and oxtail stew. The prices are low, and so far diners seem to be digging the new menu. [Photo: Gladys]

11. Okonomi

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150 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Okonomi is the tiny new Williamsburg restaurant from Yuji Ramen's Yuji Haraguchi. Right now, Chef Yuji is serving a set menu, which includes a simple assortment of fish, vegetables, rice, and soup for just $9. In the coming months, the chef will expand the menu to include ramen, street food, and omakase tastings. For the time being, Okonomi is only open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend. [Facebook]

12. dotory

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353 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-1399
At this South Williamsburg newcomer, chef Haegeen Kim serves playful versions of traditional Korean dishes. The menu has sandwiches, bibim bop, pancakes, noodles, and snacks. In her Hungry City review, Ligaya Mishan praises the taco-like crispy nori with vegetables and creamy tofu. [Facebook]

1. Meadowsweet

149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Polo Dobkin makes his return to the old Dressler space with Meadowsweet. He and his wife, Stephanie Lempert, have brightened up the space, added an herb garden, and are now turning out dishes like chicken and dumplings and a hand-rolled ravioli. Robert Sietsema is already a fan. [Krieger]
149 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. Pacifico's Fine Foods

798A Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Former Back Forty chef Shanna Pacifico's new restaurant is a serious addition to this booming section of Crown Heights. The Brazilian and American menu includes fresh fava bean dip, yuca-pork fritters, and squid a la plancha. [Instagram]
798A Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

3. Ganso Ramen

25 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Owner Harris Salat has teamed up with chef Tadashi Ono, formerly of La Caravelle and MaisonO, to revamp the menu at his popular ramen spot. The restaurant is now Ganso Ramen, and the new menu includes chicken broth-based ramens as well as buns, wings, gyoza, and other snacks. Salat and Ono currently have two more Ganso offshoots in the works. [Official]
25 Bond St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Bar Chuko

565 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
The team behind ramen hot spot Chuko recently opened this izakaya up the street. Bar Chuko serves cocktails and Japanese bar food like pork jowl yakitori and okonomiyaki with bacon. [Instagram]
565 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

5. Shake Shack

1 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn's newest Shake Shack (and only its second ever in the borough) has the same menu as all the others except for one notable special: a concrete made with a slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie. This outpost also carries the new hand-cut fries. [Official]
1 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

6. Donna

27 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249
This beloved Williamsburg cocktail parlour makes its triumphant return, six months after an electrical firedestroyed the space. The menu is twice as long, and now includes frozen drinks, drinks on tap, and large-format punches. [Official]
27 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11249

7. Meat Hook Sandwich

495 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Celeb butcher Tom Mylan and the rest of the Meat Hook team have just opened this tiny sandwich shop offshoot of the Williamsburg butcher shop. So far the word is very good on the menu of offbeat sandwiches, which includes a gyro-flavored sausage and steak tartar on a roll. Go for broke and tack on a whole lobster for an extra $40. [Photo: Robert Sietsema]
495 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. Delaware and Hudson

135 N. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Former iTrulli chef Patti Jackson has opened Delaware and Hudson in the space that once held Egg (which has now moved to North 3rd Street). She serves a $48 four-course menu, which includes a choice of entree, family-style sides like chickweed pie and rabbit terrine, and desserts. [Foursquare]
135 N. 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Montana's Trail House

445 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
A new restaurant with cowboy leanings in Bushwick. The space looks like a saloon and the menu, from Al Di La and Union Square Cafe vet Nate Courtland consists of "Appalachian" style food like root beer braised brisket and roasted trout with country ham. There are also switchels on the cocktail menu and a patio out back. [Facebook]
445 Troutman St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

10. Glady's

788 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Michael Jacober recently turned his Crown Heights sandwich shop Gladys into a sunny Caribbean restaurant. The menu has jerk chicken and lobster, curry goat, smoked duck sausage, and oxtail stew. The prices are low, and so far diners seem to be digging the new menu. [Photo: Gladys]
788 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

11. Okonomi

150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Okonomi is the tiny new Williamsburg restaurant from Yuji Ramen's Yuji Haraguchi. Right now, Chef Yuji is serving a set menu, which includes a simple assortment of fish, vegetables, rice, and soup for just $9. In the coming months, the chef will expand the menu to include ramen, street food, and omakase tastings. For the time being, Okonomi is only open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend. [Facebook]
150 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

12. dotory

353 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
At this South Williamsburg newcomer, chef Haegeen Kim serves playful versions of traditional Korean dishes. The menu has sandwiches, bibim bop, pancakes, noodles, and snacks. In her Hungry City review, Ligaya Mishan praises the taco-like crispy nori with vegetables and creamy tofu. [Facebook]
353 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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