The Best Restaurants Near Prospect Park

Where to eat near Brooklyn's largest green space
November 15, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

The largest green space in the borough, Prospect Park is like the Central Park of Brooklyn — spanning from Grand Army Plaza on the north end all the way south to Flatbush. There are so many reasons to visit including the LeFrak skating rink, the Zoo and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, but one thing's for sure — you're bound to get hungry. Here's where to eat nearby.

Butter & Scotch
Crown Heights · $$

A sweets specialist with Smorgasburg roots, this Crown Heights bakery/bar offers rotating items from their repertoire, which includes pies, cupcakes and different flavors of caramel corn. There's also wine, cocktails and banquettes for kicking back.
Glady's
Crown Heights · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

“Like going back to your roots” say fans of the “delicious” “homestyle” fare off a well-edited menu at this “affordable” Crown Heights Caribbean; tropical drinks, rum flights and a turquoise palette add to the “cool” island feel.
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.
Talde
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.
Krupa Grocery
American · Windsor Terrace · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.9

This “neighborhood find” in Windsor Terrace supplies “tasty” American fare breakfast through dinner (plus a “creative brunch” ) in an “unassuming” space with a back patio; with the “upbeat” staff also dispensing “tasty” cocktails, it’s a “local secret” where those in the know “keep coming back.”
Olmsted
American · Prospect Heights · $$$

A chef with an all-star history (Per Se, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Chicago’s Alinea) has teamed up with a farmer to open this Prospect Heights American drawing from super-local sources, including its own backyard garden. The woodsy interior brings nature inside with the beginnings of a live green wall, and has a chef’s counter for watching the action.
Mayfield
American · Crown Heights · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

“A real find” in Crown Heights, this “comfortable” New American offers a “creative” lineup of “Southern-influenced” plates in charmingly “rough-and-tumble” digs; staffers who “know what they're doing” suit the happening neighborhood, but the “price point is vintage Brooklyn.”
Camperdown Elm
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.
James
American · Prospect Heights · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

“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.
Butterfunk Kitchen
Soul Food · Windsor Terrace · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.0 · Service 4.0

From the Brooklyn Commune team, this Windsor Terrace soul food spot digs into old-time recipes and offers its own take — such as sweet lemonade fried chicken – served with traditional sides like collard greens and black-eyed peas. Decorated with vintage family photos, the homey dining room is child-friendly (with a ‘kid’s plate’ on the menu) and hosts gospel nights on Sundays.