With so many streets in New York chock-full of wonderful restaurants, bars and historic attractions, we’re making it easier for you to navigate them all by highlighting the best bits on every block. Here are the top three spots you must check out on Atlantic Avenue.
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Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights
Every nabe in New York is beautiful in its own regard, but then there are breathtaking ’hoods like Brooklyn Heights. The area, with its perfectly preserved brownstones, quaint carriage houses and tree-lined streets, is also home to popular haunts on Atlantic Avenue. Before watching the sun set over the East River, hit up a speakeasy bar reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles, grab a bite at a humble restaurant serving mouthwatering comfort food, and pick up a bottle of vino at a knowledgeable wine store.
Brunch lovers flock to this barnyard-chic eatery for duck hash, eggs Benedict served on biscuits and tantalizing monkey bread coated in toffee sauce. 127 Atlantic Ave (718-855-7500, colonienyc.com)
This dimly lit, Marie Antoinette–inspired speakeasy settled in the basement of the bistro Chez Moi serves rich and decadent sips in silver-plated chalices. 135 Atlantic Ave (347-227-8337, boudoirbk.com)
Oenophiles can slip into this sophisticated wine shop—currently selling more than 75 variations of rosé—to snag libations and free samples in the tasting room. 123 Atlantic Ave (718-330-0963, heightschateau.com)