Time Out Market New York is sandwiched (mmm, sandwich) between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges with the best waterfront restaurants—and views—this side of the East River. Just as impressive are the 21 eateries that fill the expansive 21,000-square-foot space in the historic Dumbo warehouse Empire Stores (55 Water St, Brooklyn). Our editors ate countless meals and drank more than a few cocktails to find the best the city has to offer under one roof. Now, your challenge: deciding what to order. Time Out Market New York offers a diverse roster of restaurants and bars, complemented by cultural experiences, so that you can taste classic New York dishes—think hot pastrami sandwiches and incredible pizza—as well as new fixations, including the best bowl of ramen in the city. Click on the eateries to learn more about the restaurants and for a preview of the menus. We promise you won’t leave hungry.
Signature pizza pies
Who better to provide that perfect pie than the first name in pizza, Patsy Grimaldi, the proprietor of Juliana's?
Featured dish: Margherita pie
We quickly learned that Bessou lives up to its name, which loosely translates from Japanese as ‘second home.’
Featured dish: A trio of crispy rice with salmon sashimi, spicy tuna and soy beef brisket
Tomer Blechman draws on his Israeli background for crowd-pleasers like baba ganoush and hummus while adding a creative touch.
Featured dish: Beet hummus with arugula, goat cheese and orange
Fish Cheeks offers a more nuanced understanding of Thailand’s cuisine, celebrating the diversity of the country’s regions.
Featured dish: Shrimp in 3 Crab Sauce
Pancakes and all-day breakfast
Chef Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, who co-own the Lower East Side hot spot, offer their iconic brunch items—think egg sandwiches and latke eggs Benedict—that New Yorkers line up for every weekend.
Featured dish: Pancakes with warm maple butter and wild Maine blueberries
Japanese soup bowls
You know the ramen is special when it garners a Michelin star in the city that specializes in bowls of toothsome noodles. Takatoshi Nagara, the head chef behind the lauded Bigiya Ramen in Tokyo, and his friend Takayuki Watanabe do just that with their acclaimed Japanese noodle soup now in Dumbo.
Featured dish: Tonkotsu ramen
Owner Albert Allaham, who comes from a long family lineage of master butchers, and who also owns a premium meat counter in Brooklyn, brings his expertise to the communal tables.
Featured dish: Hot pastrami sandwich
Antipasti and pasta
SA Hospitality Group has opened Italian-inspired restaurants, serving home-style cooking that has attracted a slick New York scene: FELICE Pasta Bar in Time Out Market is the team’s first foray into all things Brooklyn.
Featured dish: Pasta basilico al pomodoro
Mexican tacos, rotis and tortas
Alta Calidad’s chef-owner Akhtar Nawab brings New York City’s melting-pot sensibility to Mexican cuisine, drawing on his Indian heritage.
Featured dish: Crispy shrimp tacos with chorizo dust and crema
Pastries, coffee and babka
Sure, Seinfeld launched babka into popularity after its notorious episode, but Breads Bakery put it on the map—and into our thankful mouths—when it opened in Union Square six years ago.
Featured dish: Babka
Steak sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs
From the vaunted Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern to the Shake Shack patties, Pat LaFrieda rules the country as the undisputed king of meat.
Featured dish: Sliders (LaFrieda mini burgers, American cheese, pickles) with a side of tots.
Vegan for non-vegans
With BKLYN Wild at Time Out Market, Ivy Stark is embracing a healthy plant-based menu that focuses on local ingredients that are actually local—as in, Brooklyn.
Featured dish: Unicorn plate (purple sweet potatoes, pomegranate, coconut yogurt, pepitas and mint)
Toasts and salads
Avocaderia, the world’s first avocado bar, boasts the best avocado toast we’ve ever had—and we’ve tasted quite a few.
Featured dish: Burrata Dream avocado toast
In this city we adore our taquerias and Mexican food trucks, but for many of us, the first time we picked up a refined taco or guac off elegant dishware was at an Ivy Stark restaurant.
Featured dish: Bocado Verde guacamole (avocado smash, pomegranate, lime, chili-toasted pepitas and hand-made corn tortillas)
The father of FOMO food is back in Brooklyn: David Burke first rose to prominence at the River Café, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, and from there became a global rock star of the culinary world through his eponymous restaurants and television appearances. Don’t miss out on his imaginative takes on American classics.
Featured dish: Maple bacon clothesline
Southern comfort food
The Southern-focused spot specializes in comfort foods we can all get behind. Now we have a taste of down-home cooking, punctuated with a fried Oreo for dessert, right here in Brooklyn.
Featured dish: Fried chicken biscuit sandwiches
Cookie dough confections
You might recognize DŌ’s cookie dough as the dessert that recently went viral online. Taste what all that fuss on Instagram is about at our Time Out Market.
Star dish: Cookie dough
Juices, smoothies and bowls
Loco Coco is focused on delicious plant-based bites that use a Technicolor array of tropical fruits.
Featured dish: Acai Purple Rain (organic acai, banana, blueberry, pineapple, fresh mint andcoconut water)
Founded by Paul Kim and Ken Lo on the Lower East Side in 2015, this wonderful scoop shop is the last word on all things wacky flavors.
Featured dish: Ice cream