Best Restaurants in Park Slope

April 2, 2018
by Zagat Staff

Organized from North to South Slope.

Patsy’s Pizzeria
Pizza · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.7

Turning out “Naples-good” thin-crust pizza since 1933, this East Harlem “treasure” and its separately owned offshoots offer “generous portions” of “hit-the-spot” Italian-American fare as well as an “excellent variety of salads” ; while “nothing compares” to the original, all the “dependable” locales are “magnets” for families.
Convivium Osteria
Italian · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.4

“Superb” Mediterranean cooking and “ambiance to burn” define this Park Slope “date-night” nexus where the mood's “intimate” and service “shines” ; a “quality” wine list, “fantastic” garden and “particularly romantic” cellar are bonuses, and if that’s not enough, it’s an “easy walk to Barclays Center.”
Middle Eastern · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.7

“Dinner is a pleasure” but Park Slopers flock to this “affordable” Israeli-Mediterranean mainly for its daily brunch; since it’s usually a “mob scene” on weekends, insiders “go at off times” for a calmer taste of the “tasty” fare.
Italian · Park Slope · $$$

From Joe Campanale and chef Erin Shambura, this Park Slope trattoria in the former Franny’s space delivers housemade pastas and other rustic, seasonal dishes with a strong selection of Italian and French wines. The refined setting, with a marble bar, terrazzo tiling and khaki banquettes, also has a warm-weather patio.
Bogota Latin Bistro
Brazilian · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

“It's always a party” at this “hyper-popular” Park Slope Pan-Latin, where the “tasty” , “Colombian-style” eats and “exotic drinks” whisk you to “Bogotá” ; “decent prices” and a “friendly staff” help keep the “good times” and “noise level” going strong.
Nargis Bar and Grill
European · Park Slope · $$

Uzbek and Central Asian cuisine is the focus at these Brooklyn restaurants that are strong on salads, dumplings and kebabs (fired over wood coals), as well as rice and noodle dishes. Traditional ceramics, pillows and other crafts from Uzbekistan adorn the interiors.
Vietnamese · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

Alums from San Francisco's famed Slanted Door present an “expert balance of flavors” via “well-prepared” modern Vietnamese fare at this “serious foodie destination” in Park Slope; while a “beautiful” back patio and a few “creative cocktails” help distract from “cramped” conditions, it's the food that has fans “coming back.”
Rose Water
American · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.4

An enduring Park Slope “favorite” , this “charming” New American offers a “beautiful representation of the seasons” via “excellent” locavore fare, including a “delicious” brunch; the “tight” environs are “worth squeezing into” , and there’s a “gorgeous” patio in the summertime.
Scottadito Osteria Toscana
Italian · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

Whether for an “intimate dinner” or brunch, this Park Sloper “steals hearts” with its “tasty” Northern Italian fare and “Tuscan farmhouse” setting ( “sit by the fireplace” ); “warm” service and well-priced wines complete the picture.
al di la Trattoria
Italian · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.3

“Not much changes” yet it “always feels special” at this Park Slope “classic” that earns “Brooklynite love” with its “superb” Venetian fare, “decent prices” and “lively” , “warm” vibe; yes, the “no-rez policy” and inevitable “wait” are a “drag” , but getting into the “wine bar annex” is “easier” – or there's always a “more civilized” , rarely crowded lunch.
Bonnie's Grill
American · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.5

Park Slopers refuel at this “short-order joint” offering “damn-good burgers” and other basics in “classic diner” digs; it's “fun sitting at the counter” and the grub's “well priced” , but since the dimensions are “slim” , “good luck getting a seat on the weekend.”
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
American · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.1

The Bromberg brothers “consistently get it right” at these “beloved” New Americans where “down-home” cooking ( “wonderful” matzo ball soup, “ballin’” fried chicken) make for “comfort-food heaven” ; the original SoHo “standby” is a late-night “haunt for off-duty chefs” , while the Bakery Kitchen has “intoxicating” smells of baking bread, and though they're not inexpensive, they remain “perennial favorites.”
American · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

Nestled in an “intimate” carriage house, this “somewhat overlooked” Park Slope steakhouse offers “quality” cuts as well as “quite good” American accompaniments; fans admire its “calm” mood and midrange tabs, while a “lovely patio” allows it to “double in size” in good weather.
Thai · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.9

Park Slopers sing the praises of this “family-friendly” Joya sibling, where the “reliable” Thai dishes are both “inexpensive” and “generously portioned” ; if the high “volume of music and chatter” inside rankles, there's always the “rear garden.”
Stone Park Cafe
American · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

Locally prized as a “culinary gem” , this “charming” Park Slope New American owes its “popularity” to a “creatively prepared” menu “backed up by an informed staff” ; the “casual but elevated” style extends to a “spectacular brunch” “if you can get in.”
Hugo & Sons
French · Park Slope · $$
Food 3.7 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.5

Though its “airy” dining room is done up like a retro “French bistro” , the “varied” menu skews Italian at this “upbeat” “neighborhood joint” on Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue strip; there's also a “neat” little side pizzeria turning out “savory, thin-crust” pies from a wood-burning oven.
Asian · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

A “seriously good” Pan-Asian menu with a “playful sensibility” (e.g. the “fantastic” pretzel pork dumplings) makes Dale Talde’s Park Slope namesake a “hip” neighborhood destination; reservations are now taken, but if there's a wait, it's best spent sipping “nifty” cocktails from the bar.
Mexican · Park Slope · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.9

These “humming” Mexican “charmers” put a “modern” spin on things using “unexpected” ingredients in the “consistently” “delicioso” dishes; thanks to “excellent margaritas” and “great happy-hour options” things can get “loud” , but in Park Slope the patio provides a respite.
Camperdown Elm
American · Park Slope · $$$

In the South Slope, this New American spot named for a historic Prospect Park elm tree offers artful dishes by chef Brad Willits (a vet of Agern and Aldea) in a simple space designed with reclaimed wood and vintage-style lighting fixtures.