Best Food Near Fort Greene Park

Surefire finds near Fort Greene's namesake green space
March 16, 2017
by Zagat Staff

These cozy neighborhood haunts pair perfectly with a day spent lounging in the sun at Fort Greene Park.

Spanish · Fort Greene · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

“On the keeper list” in Fort Greene, this BAM-area “favorite” features “delightful” Med plates (including notably “wonderful tapas” ) set down in “cozy” , “colorful” digs by an “accommodating” crew; since “everyone in the neighborhood” knows about it, be ready for “bustling” crowds and “long waits” , especially for brunch.
African · Fort Greene · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

The “down-home” South African dishes are “strangely addicting” at this pioneering Fort Greene “original” , where “friendly” folks bring on the “hearty” traditional meals; “fun” digs with plenty of “relaxed” personality help keep “everyone very happy.”
Caffe e Vino
Italian · Fort Greene · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.4 · Service 4.0

“Delightful” , “rustic” Italian food is the thing at this “tiny” Fort Greene trattoria near BAM; the “unpretentious” setting (complete with “requisite brick wall” ) can be “cramped” , but the “attentive” servers will “get you out well-fed” before curtain time.
Italian · Fort Greene · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

Its seasonally attuned Italian menu “changes every day, but the quality doesn't” at this “hip” , snug (and now tip-free) Fort Greene sibling of Marlow & Sons that's a “memorable” blend of culinary “passion” and “neighborhoody” vibes; no reservations means waits are “standard” , providing time to size up the bar's “talented mixologists.”
Gotham Market at The Ashland
Fort Greene · $$

This Gotham West spin-off inside an upscale Fort Greene residential building hosts vendors like Apizza, Boqueria, Flip Bird and Bar Granger, plus the bi-level Mason Jar for Southern fare (with the option of full-service dining) and rotating neighborhood businesses as part of an incubator program. Breakfast spot Egg @ The Bird will be there too, and the airy communal atmosphere, with big windows, brick accents and white subway tile, extends out to sidewalk seating.
Japanese · Fort Greene · $$$

Hidden behind a door at Walter’s in Fort Greene, this elegant Japanese izakaya serves eclectic contemporary bites to go with sake, whiskey and beautifully presented cocktails. The setting is dark and softly lit, with vinyl records adding to the speakeasy mood.
Until Tomorrow
Cocktail Bar · Clinton Hill · $$

House-infused syrups, tinctures and spirits go into the intricate (and creatively titled) cocktails at this chill Clinton Hill bar drawing locals with happy hours and a hip soundtrack. Elevated bar bites might include chicken mousse toast or a lamb belly sandwich, all in compact digs outfitted with exposed-brick walls and deeply grained wooden fixtures.