Greenpoint rising: The Brooklyn waterfront’s bar and food scene blows up

It isn’t just the Bounty and Achilles Heel sailing onto Greenpoint shores: The neighborhood welcomes a fleet of new restaurants and bars to its waterfront.



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Move over, Williamsburg—the northern tip of nearby Greenpoint has become an up-and-coming dining destination, with new restaurants and bars popping up all along the waterfront. The spanking-new set spans Mediterranean small plates, New American fare, updated classic cocktails and draft beers. These four Greenpoint spots are worth the G-train hassle.

Grilled Beets at Glasserie

Grilled Beets at Glasserie Photograph: Jessica Lin


Sara Kramer (Reynards) and Sara Conklin (Cipriani) look to another seaboard—the Mediterranean—as inspiration for this airy small-plates spot, serving lamb tartare and Aleppo-pepper-spiced quaffs. 718-389-0640,

  1. 95 Commercial St, (between Box St and Manhattan Ave), 11222
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Brooklyn Star vets Nick Padilla and Waine Longwell are behind this stunning wood-paneled bar, with American bites (pimento-cheese toast, bourbon-slicked radishes) and reworked classic cocktails on offer. 347-227-7296,

  1. 195 Franklin St, (at Green St), 11222
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River Styx; Roasted Chicken

River Styx; Roasted Chicken Photograph: Courtesy River Styx

River Styx

From the wood-fired oven, chef Dennis Spina turns out braised pork, black bass in jura wine vinegar and paccheri with swordfish and kalamata olives at this laid-back Mediterranean-influenced eatery, launched by the team behind Roebling Tea Room. 718-383-8833,

  1. 21 Greenpoint Ave, (between the East River and West St), 11222
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Broken Land

Post up at the red-stained oak bar for draft brews (Bronx Pale Ale, Victory Donnybrook Stout) and tipples named after Simpsons jokes (an Aperol-gin Vassar Basher) at this no-frills neighborhood tavern. 718-349-2901.

  1. 105 Franklin St, (between Greenpoint Ave and Milton St), 11222
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You forgot The Bounty, Jimmy's Diner, etc.