Best new Brooklyn restaurant: Prime Meats

  • Photograph: Noah Fecks

  • Photograph: Roberto De Luna

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Photograph: Noah Fecks


The new venture from the two Franks (Castronovo and Falcinelli) behind nearby Frankies 457 Spuntino won over a borough caught up in a wave of dining nostalgia—full of butchery and salvaged decor—with Peter Luger--caliber steaks, turn-of-last-century cocktails and old-fashioned German immigrant fare. The restaurant built a fan base among night owls, early risers and you, thanks to its excellent coffee, house-baked treats and farmer's breakfasts starting daily at 7am, and bygone comforts like goulash and plump weisswurst late every night. Prime Meats 465 Court St at Luquer St, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-254-0327)