Best Williamsburg restaurants
Much has changed in Williamsburg since 1950, but steakhouse institution Peter Luger remains satisfyingly the same. The porterhouse for two/three/four is the house specialty: dry-aged in-house and seasoned only with salt and clarified butter. While beef is king, it would be a shame to skip out on their extra-thick slabs of bacon.
James Beard Award-winning chef Missy Robbins continue to pack her Italian stunner with guests coming far an wide for her rightfully famous pasta. You can't scroll on your Instagram without hitting gorgoeus shots of her long mafaldini noodles with pink peppercorns or her soft-serve gelato, sprinkled with your choice of toppings.
Lilia’s James Beard Award–winning chef Missy Robbins is serving her famous pasta and vegetable dishes in a brand-new space, which has a pasta-making room that’s visible to diners and passersby alike. Witness the chefs prepare 10 starchy specials, including fettuccine bathed in buffalo butter, corzetti peppered with Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and summer herbs, and Sardinian gnocchi packed with clams, sea beans and saffron.
Unlike their name may lead on, Sunday in Brooklyn is indeed open for brunch and dinner every day of the week. The rustic three-story space offers cozy vibes and an outdoor patio. Dishes like malted pancakes with hazelnut-maple praline shine on their brunch menu, while pastrami black cod and fried togarashi chicken steal the show at dinner.
Prepare for an evening of attentive hospitality and Nordic cuisine at its best. The restaurant sports a moody, cool style with animal-skin rugs and wood tables covered in black cloth. The mean itself is prepaid for so you can sit back and see the inventive dishes whipped up from the kitchen.
Patti Jackson (Alto) looks to her native Pennsylvania for inspiration at this Michelin-starred throwback restaurant, offering mid-Atlantic regional specialties like chickweed pie, funnel cakes and scrapple. With a brunch menu, a pre-fixe dinner offering and à la carte menu in the tavern, you can choose your own dining adventure.
While not a steakhouse per se, classic dishes like an iceberg wedge with blue cheese and warm bacon dressing will please any purist. More adventurous eaters, however, can chow down on mains like the bourbon-brined pork porterhouse. No matter what item you order, be sure to wash it down with a choice from their extensive wine list.
This bright and airy Williamsburg spot serves food as cheerful and refined as its décor. Under chef Polo Dobkin, the Michelin-starred restaurant cranks out seasonal fare with an emphasis on crisp vegetables (coming straight from their upstate Meadowsweet farm) and uncomplicated fish and meat preparations.
The Commodore offers the city’s best cheap bar eats, served in a seedy venue where folks come to get blotto. The menu has all the drunk food your heart (and stomach) could desire like nachos, burgers and fried chicken. Once you've gotten some food in you, it's time to hit up some of their old-school arcade games.
Any Lima lover could tell you that there’s more to Peruvian food than citrusy ceviche and crisp-skinned rotisserie chicken, though both are still solid option on the menu at Llama Inn. A lively terrarium of a restaurant disjointedly set beneath the BQE, the light-drenched restaurant offers an array of vibrant, Peruvian-inspired fare.