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Prime Meats

You can't talk about Brooklyn without talking about the Franks. In 2010 Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli opened Prime Meats, two doors down from their decade-old Frankies 457 Spuntino. The…

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Roberta’s

Walk inside Bushwick's Roberta's and you'll find a patchwork setting of communal tables and picnic benches, strings of hanging lights, a rooftop garden, outdoor seating pockets, a tented tiki bar, a shipping…

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Atrium

Tucked in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, Atrium is one of the more unlikely restaurants to boast a list of this depth and value. Helmed by Master Sommelier Alexander…

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River Café

The River Café opened in 1977 on the banks of the East River in Dumbo, then a mostly-deserted section of Brooklyn; it remains, to this day, one of the most fortuitous…

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Buttermilk Channel

A cozy, Southern-inflected, Carroll Gardens neighborhood joint, Buttermilk Channel's wine list has always been much better than it's needed to be. The restaurant, which opened in late 2008, debuted with a…

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St. Anselm

A railroad room with a small bar on one end and a chef's counter on the other, St. Anselm doesn't look like much from the outset. But Joe Carroll's reinvention of…

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Reynard

When Lee Campbell took control of all of the wine programs within Andrew Tarlow's Brooklyn restaurant empire (Marlow & Sons, Diner, Reynard, Roman's), it was almost guaranteed that the lists…

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Donna

A beautiful whitewashed space designed by Brooklyn duo the Haslegraves, Donna is one of the sweetest cocktail bars in all of New York. Aside from the warm staff who can…

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Weather Up

Weather Up, a Prospect Heights pioneer, is all shiny white subway tile flashing with the reflection of golden box lamps above. Always cozy with a solid roster of classic cocktails,…

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Tooker Alley

Tooker Alley's Del Pedro has been bartending in New York since the 1980s, including a decade-long tenure at Pegu Club. This Prospect Heights bar is a low-key neighborhood joint to…