Best Restaurants in Crown Heights/Prospect Heights

October 25, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Trendy eaters can't miss these top-rated restaurants in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights, the cutting edge of Brooklyn's culinary scene.

James
New American · Prospect Heights · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

“Creative” American fare with a “local” focus matches with an “awesome” drink list at this “charming” Prospect Heights haunt also known for its “top-notch” burgers; quartered in “welcoming” whitewashed-brick digs, it's “convenient to BAM” and the Barclays Center, but also a local brunch magnet.
Ali's Roti Shop
Caribbean · Crown Heights · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.7

“Mouthwatering” rotis made with “fresh dough” and meaty fillings ( “ask for them spicy” ) bring the “Trini flavor” to NYC at these low-cost Trinidadians; despite “no-frills” setups and sparse seating, expect a “line of loyal customers” at prime times.
Chuko Ramen
Japanese · Prospect Heights · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.9

Prospect Heights’ “ramen of choice” comes with more elbow room now that this Prospect Heights Japanese “favorite” has moved up the block to roomier digs; it ladles out the same “exceptional” pork or vegetarian “slurpers” merging “full-bodied” broths and noodles with “just the right chew” , but now takes credit cards too.
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
Barbecue · Crown Heights · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.3 · Service 3.6

Those who “hail the meat god” rely on this “no-fuss” counter-serve chain for “delicious” BBQ “fixes” (including “perfectly toothsome brisket” ) offered “cafeteria-style” ; “barebones” setups and “insane” lines are part of the package, but so are “reasonable” prices.
Morgan’s Barbecue
Barbecue · Prospect Heights · $
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.7

“Legit Texas BBQ” distinguishes this Prospect Heights smokehouse, where the “satisfying” choices include brisket and pulled pork, plus sides like Frito pie; the no-frills interior is joined by a sidewalk seating area in summer, and the adjacent Elbow Room stall supplies “inventive” mac ’n’ cheese.
Zaytoons
Middle Eastern · Prospect Heights · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.3 · Service 3.8

For “tasty” , “reliable” Middle Eastern fare, stay tooned to these nothing-fancy Brooklyn standbys where “tables are close” but the prices are “terrific” ; Carroll Gardens and Clinton Hill are BYOB (and the latter has a hookah bar), while Prospect Heights boasts a “pleasant garden.”