Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is kicking off Dine In Brooklyn 2016 featuring restaurants throughout the borough. Dine in Brooklyn celebrates the five-star flavors that make Brooklyn a ‘must-taste’ destination. From high-end, trendy restaurants to low-key, diverse eateries, from pizza pies to ramen noodles, from northern Brooklyn to southern Brooklyn, take this opportunity to try a new cuisine or restaurant.
Dine In Brooklyn 2016 will take place from Thursday, August 11th through Monday, August 22nd with prix fixe dinners costing $28, not including tax or gratuity; $15 lunch and $12 brunch specials will also be available at some eateries.
Check out 100+ participating restaurants on the Dine in Brooklyn website, dineinbk.com. Be sure to #dineinbk when chowing down at your new favorite food joints. Also, see below for some insider tips and suggestions to a few of the participating eateries.
Ditmas Park is a unique neighborhood in Brooklyn, boasting beautiful Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, and of course, an evolving food scene. Hunger Pang is among the newer restauarants popping up on Church Avenue. This Asian-American fusion eatery is fit for foodies and we suggest you try the Cheddar and Chive Dumplings and Pang Fried Noodles.
Dubbed “Le funky French bistro de Brooklyn,” Chez Oskar has been a Fort Greene favorite since it opened in 1998, although there’s chatter the restaurant is planning a move to Bed-Stuy. Owner and artist Charlotta Janssen gives the cozy restaurant a bohemian vibe with colorful murals that echo the Harlem Renaissance and neighborhood haunts in Paris. Brunch highlights include the Niçoise salad with grilled chicken breast or salmon, the sea salt Nutella crepe and the spicy lamb burger.
If you’re trying to impress a date during Dine in Brooklyn week, check out Kiwiana in Park Slope. This intimate, minimalist-chic bistro is owned by a celebrity chef, offering down-home New Zealand cooking. According to reviews, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!
The southern half of Brooklyn is known for its abundance of Italian restaurant options, all one better than the next! At Salvi Restaurant in Marine Park, you can expect exceptional, traditional Italian fare. Have a big group? Order family style dishes to accommodate the whole family – just like eating at nonna’s!
Fushimi is a staple in the Brooklyn restaurant community, with two locations – one in Williamsburg and one in Bay Ridge. Both locations boast fun vibes, great music, and delicious menu options of a Japanese-French fusion. For a girls night out, or trendy atmosphere, this is the spot to go to during Dine in Brooklyn.