Need to celebrate a special occasion in Brooklyn? That's what The River Cafe is there for. This restaurant sits on a barge alongside Brooklyn Bridge Park, and it offers a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are prix-fixe, but breakfast is not. (Also, jackets are required for men.) Yes, this place is expensive, but the food is better than the stuff they serve at Tavern on The Green, and it’s just as good a place to go before prom.
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The Awkward Scone moved to Bed-Stuy and got a new name. Ursula makes the best breakfast burritos in Brooklyn. Get a side of chile.
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With a couple of locations around the city, Luke’s Lobster is a casual spot to grab a good, simple lobster roll.
Sayra’s Wine Bar
Sayra’s is a nice little wine bar in Rockaway Beach with bar food that’s more upscale than most of the other places in the area.
Hotel Chantelle is where you go when it's your 21st birthday and you need to dance because your internship is totally stressing you out.
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Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Celestine feels like a casual neighborhood restaurant, but this Mediterranean spot is on the water in Dumbo and has excellent views.
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