Pretty Porcelain’s brushed with dainty design details across its furniture, fixtures and color scheme to create a shabby-chic kind of space that makes you want to wear a flowing, white nightgown and carry a candlestick. What started as an Austrian restaurant went on to host chef Kate Telfeyan’s “Vaguely Asian” pop-up series, and she has since rewritten the menu as co-owner to great success. It is also now only open for dinner, which includes dandan lasagna with tingling black sesame sauce, nori-fried pork chops, kimchi-brined chicken and steamed whole branzino.
Walking the line between Brooklyn and Queens, Ridgewood has the best of both boroughs. It’s on her majesty’s side, for the record, with Bushwick right nearby. There is, of course, plenty to do in the neighborhood, including a wide variety of restaurants and bars to visit. Whether you’re following sweet teeth to a 1930s-era local favorite bakery, or hopping out of a taxi and into one of the area’s buzzy newcomers, you'll slake your taste.
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