Best Restaurants in Bay Ridge

October 25, 2016
by Zagat Staff

These local favorites are the top-rated restaurants in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Middle Eastern · Bay Ridge · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.4

“Complex flavors abound” in the “breathtaking” Med–Middle Eastern dishes at this Bay Ridge “local gem” , where chef Rawia Bishara’s “pride shows” as she “works the room” alongside the “skilled” staff; the “warm and hospitable” room is typically “packed – and that says it all.”
Greek · Bay Ridge · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

Bringing Bay Ridge an “exceptional” “taste of the Mediterranean” , this Greek neighborhood fixture produces “perfectly cooked” whole fish and other “innovative” specials; sure, it's a “splurge” , but the staff is “hospitable” and there are bonus “outdoor seats” on the garden deck.
Tuscany Grill
Italian · Bay Ridge · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

Beloved in Bay Ridge for its “excellent” contemporary Tuscan food at midrange prices, this “quiet” , “cozy little neighborhood” Italian has a “comfortable” vibe perfect for “dates” and other “happy occasions” ; valet parking and “welcoming” service are further reasons it's “been around for years.”
Bakery · Bay Ridge · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.7

It’s “more than great bread” that draws Bay Ridgers to this “marvelous” Italian bakery/cafe – the panini, salads and pastries are all rated “delish” as well; its “small” , blue-tiled space, with tables indoors and out, is “always jammed” on weekends – clearly “they’re doing something right.”
Italian · Bay Ridge · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.1

A neighborhood “staple” since 1964, this ever- “crowded” Bay Ridge Italian serves up “generous portions” of “terrific” classics “just like mom makes” , in “casual” environs; “get ready to wait in line” at prime times, but the all-around “enjoyable” experience and “reasonable” tab ensure it's “well worth it.”
Italian · Bay Ridge · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

“Fuhgeddaboudit” – this “busy” Bay Ridge “staple” continues to “stand the test of time” as a supplier of “wonderful” Italiana and “old-world” service; assuming “you can handle the noise” , its “lively scene” and “local color” are an all-around “hoot.”
American · Bay Ridge · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

A “Bay Ridge anchor” since '87, this “stroll down memory lane” supplies “outstanding” American fare dispatched by “old-time waiters” who “treat you right” ; the decor may “need a little uplift” , but the “value” is intact, notably its “early-bird specials” Monday–Thursday.
David's Brisket House
Bedford-Stuyvesant · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 2.9 · Service 3.7

Catering to Brooklynites with a “big taste” for “lots of meat” , these delis turn out “piled-high” sandwiches stuffed with “phenomenal” pastrami, brisket and other classics; they’re “nothing special to look at” , but are “one of the musts” in the neighborhood.