Siblings Assaf and Naama Tamir, alums of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co., are behind this casual New American eatery in South Williamsbug. The sunny space is outfitted with black ceiling fans, exposed brick and communal wood tables. Bend an elbow at the cherry-wood-and-steel bar and order a cocktail, like the Cherry Blossom (framboise, cherry brandy, gin, lemon, prosecco) or the El Duderino (a White Russian with tequila instead of vodka). To eat, choose from a seasonal menu of raw-bar plates, pickles, salads and entrées, including whole fish with roasted fennel and beets, and rib eye with charred jalapeño, all executed by chef Nicholas Cox (La Esquina).
145 Borinquen Pl
|Cross street:||at Keap St|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Sun 6pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 6pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Metropolitan Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. Cash only|