Greenpoint hasn't traditionally been known for its food. Sure, the Polish spots are hearty and tasty, and we all miss Queen's Hideaway. But a slew of new spots and several spots that have added new food items are making my favorite neighborhood more than a drinking and shopping destination.
Plastic tablecloths, taxidermy and cheap Polish food make for a great night out in Grennpoint. Order and share the following family-style: sauerkraut mushroom pierogi, veal cutlet, stuffed cabbage, pyzy potato dumplings, bigos stew and, if you dare, tongues in horseradish sauce. The overly greasy potato pancakes, however, are skip-worthy.
Faema espresso, dunkworthy cookies and a cute backyard are enough to make a Brooklyn coffeeshop an attraction, but Champion also features yummy goat cheese and pesto baked eggs. Check out the seating situation before ordering.
This is my favorite bar in Greenpoint -- with its laidback demeanor, shuffleboard, backyard, friendly bartenders, charcuterie, and scrumptious craft beers, there's no bar I'd rather frequent, winter or summer.
With a humble attitude, brag-worthy pizzas, greet-each-table hospitality, and a gorgeous reclaimed wood interior designed by the Haslegrave brothers, Paul Giannone has the right formula in Greenpoint. From the Ricotta Da Vegan with vegan fennel sausage, cashew ricotta and arugula, to the Bacon Marmalade Piccante with red onion, everyone except celiacs will be satisfied here.
Opinions are divided on this, the sole Greenpoint Korean restaurant as of this review, but I have an affection for this spot. Mama Kim's serves slightly experimental, modern twists like radish kimchi with boquerones; a hangover stew with pork belly and shoulder; and spicy rice cakes (a.k.a. ddukbokki) that stray from the traditional taste with their heavier sauce. Plus they have my favorite cocktail -- the Corpse Reviver 2, and their drinks are righteously strong in general.
Rent the whole space and hire a pianist to play a birthday shebang for you here. With wine and beer at the bar and panini for your hungry friends, this lovely cafe is even more fun after dark.
Nasi goreng and succulent shrimp in a hiply-lit space draw neighborhood barflies for a late outside dinner in the cool spring air.
Chocolate bourbon pecan tarts? Hazelnut chocolate raspberry tarts? Sign us up! This Greenpoint patisserie also does delicious macarons and croissants, custom cakes, and Counter Culture espressos.