Best of Neighborhood

Best Food Near Fort Greene Park

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


MediterraneanFort Greene
“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.


ItalianFort Greene
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.”

Caffe e Vino

ItalianFort Greene
“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.


AfricanFort Greene
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.”

Gotham Market at The Ashland

NewSeafoodFort Greene
This Gotham West spinoff 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.


JapaneseFort 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.


NewItalianFort Greene
Sophisticated pastas, pizzas and small plates are served at this Fort Greene Italian by Sweet Nuthin’ Hospitality Group (No. 7, Weather Up). Dark booths and woods accentuate the streamlined spice, where cocktails (and an order of caviar for the table) are additional attractions.

Until Tomorrow

NewClinton Hill
House-infused syrups, tinctures and spirits go into the lively cocktails at this homey Clinton Hill bar outfitted with exposed-brick walls and deeply grained wooden fixtures. A Blue Hill alum crafts the bill of fare, including sloppy joes and a sausage corn dog.
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