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Where to Eat the Next Time You’re in the Neighborhood

Eater staff’s favorite Williamsburg restaurants, mapped

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This weekend was filled with good food and drink — and great conversation and demonstrations — at Eater Young Guns Summit, thanks to sponsors like Grey Goose, Lightlife, OpenTable, and 25 Kent. Eater’s editors were so excited to host the event, they made a special map just for you.

Here are Eater’s staff recommendations of their favorite coffee shops, bars, and restaurants in Williamsburg and neighboring Greenpoint, for the next time you’re in the neighborhood. Thanks again for joining Eater at the first ever Eater Young Guns Summit.

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1. Café Grumpy

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193 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-7623
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“A reliable favorite for well-crafted coffee, Cafe Grumpy’s Greenpoint location has a neighborhood coffeehouse feel. Take your coffee to go, and stroll through McCarren Park for prime Williamsburg people watching.” — Hillary Dixler, Restaurant Editor

2. Paulie Gee's Slice Shop

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110 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

“Famed pizzaiolo Paulie Gee does the New York slice right at his retro slice shop in Greenpoint. Most people grab one to-go, but the there’s also a roomy back dining room to settle down with a quick beer. There’s also a location of iconic West Village slice shop Joe’s over on Bedford Avenue, and Best Pizza is a solid pick for slices, too.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

3. Chez Ma Tante

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90 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-3606
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“Go for a glass of skin contact wine and any of the house-made meats, like the pig head terrine or the country pate, and the bright and light Caesar salad at this French-Canadian-style bistro. If there during the day, the charming pancakes are the to-go order; they’re among the best in the city.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

4. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

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727 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-3676
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“A Greenpoint institution with plenty of vintage details, Peter Pan is one of New York City’s iconic doughnut shops. Stick with classics like a honey dip or a sour cream doughnut, and enjoy the old Brooklyn vibes.” — Hillary Dixler, Restaurant Editor

5. 西安名吃 Xi'an Famous Foods

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648 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(212) 786-2068
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“The best chain in New York City, fight me!! Spicy cumin lamb with hand-pulled noodles and the cold-skin noodles are standouts, though it’s hard to go wrong on this menu of Xi’an street foods. The sleeper hit is the lamb pao mo, if you’re the kind of person who likes hot soup on hot days.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

6. Mister Dips

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111 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

“My favorite summer spot in Williamsburg is Mister Dips, home to towering soft-serve swirls and a great, casual menu of burgers, chicken, and fries. It’s fully outdoors in the William Vale hotel’s elevated park, so there’s plenty of space to lounge picnic-style or at cafe tables. Don’t miss the veggie burger, which is one of the best in town (the merch is pretty fun, too).” — Sonia Chopra, Editorial Director

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7. Turkey's Nest

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94 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-9774

“The quintessential Brooklyn dive, Turkey’s Nest has somehow survived the neighborhood’s gentrification and remains cash only. It’s best known for frozen absinthe margaritas, which are honestly kind of awful unless you’re a huge absinthe apologist. Order one for the crew anyway, or you’re a narc.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

8. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

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204 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(929) 337-6907
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“It’s a huge chain now, but the quality hasn’t dipped, and neither has the creativity. It’s still a must-try ice cream in New York for any fanatics of the stuff. The texture’s much chewier than other renditions around town, and the strawberry is particularly bright.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

9. Bamonte's

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32 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-8831

“It’s the rare restaurant that can be both a relic and hyper relevant at the same time. But the over 100-year-old red sauce restaurant Bamonte’s is both a time capsule, serving the same large portions of cheesy lasagna and spicy mussels decade after decade, and a Williamsburg hot spot. It’s lively, it’s fun, it’s homey, and it’s super satisfying.” — Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief

10. The Four Horsemen

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295 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-4900
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“I like the Four Horsemen and their super-French wine list full of dry bubbly and bodied whites. I still think about the red endive salad I had a while back with shaved sheep’s milk cheese, pistachios, pink peppercorns, and seasonal fruit. Their plates are simple but vivid, and I’m looking forward to going back.” — Osayi Endolyn, Young Guns Editor

1. Café Grumpy

193 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

“A reliable favorite for well-crafted coffee, Cafe Grumpy’s Greenpoint location has a neighborhood coffeehouse feel. Take your coffee to go, and stroll through McCarren Park for prime Williamsburg people watching.” — Hillary Dixler, Restaurant Editor

193 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

2. Paulie Gee's Slice Shop

110 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

“Famed pizzaiolo Paulie Gee does the New York slice right at his retro slice shop in Greenpoint. Most people grab one to-go, but the there’s also a roomy back dining room to settle down with a quick beer. There’s also a location of iconic West Village slice shop Joe’s over on Bedford Avenue, and Best Pizza is a solid pick for slices, too.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

110 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

3. Chez Ma Tante

90 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Read Review |

“Go for a glass of skin contact wine and any of the house-made meats, like the pig head terrine or the country pate, and the bright and light Caesar salad at this French-Canadian-style bistro. If there during the day, the charming pancakes are the to-go order; they’re among the best in the city.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

90 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

4. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

“A Greenpoint institution with plenty of vintage details, Peter Pan is one of New York City’s iconic doughnut shops. Stick with classics like a honey dip or a sour cream doughnut, and enjoy the old Brooklyn vibes.” — Hillary Dixler, Restaurant Editor

727 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

5. 西安名吃 Xi'an Famous Foods

648 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

“The best chain in New York City, fight me!! Spicy cumin lamb with hand-pulled noodles and the cold-skin noodles are standouts, though it’s hard to go wrong on this menu of Xi’an street foods. The sleeper hit is the lamb pao mo, if you’re the kind of person who likes hot soup on hot days.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

648 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

6. Mister Dips

111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

“My favorite summer spot in Williamsburg is Mister Dips, home to towering soft-serve swirls and a great, casual menu of burgers, chicken, and fries. It’s fully outdoors in the William Vale hotel’s elevated park, so there’s plenty of space to lounge picnic-style or at cafe tables. Don’t miss the veggie burger, which is one of the best in town (the merch is pretty fun, too).” — Sonia Chopra, Editorial Director

111 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

7. Turkey's Nest

94 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

“The quintessential Brooklyn dive, Turkey’s Nest has somehow survived the neighborhood’s gentrification and remains cash only. It’s best known for frozen absinthe margaritas, which are honestly kind of awful unless you’re a huge absinthe apologist. Order one for the crew anyway, or you’re a narc.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

94 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

204 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

“It’s a huge chain now, but the quality hasn’t dipped, and neither has the creativity. It’s still a must-try ice cream in New York for any fanatics of the stuff. The texture’s much chewier than other renditions around town, and the strawberry is particularly bright.” — Serena Dai, Eater NY Editor

204 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

9. Bamonte's

32 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

“It’s the rare restaurant that can be both a relic and hyper relevant at the same time. But the over 100-year-old red sauce restaurant Bamonte’s is both a time capsule, serving the same large portions of cheesy lasagna and spicy mussels decade after decade, and a Williamsburg hot spot. It’s lively, it’s fun, it’s homey, and it’s super satisfying.” — Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief

32 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

10. The Four Horsemen

295 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

“I like the Four Horsemen and their super-French wine list full of dry bubbly and bodied whites. I still think about the red endive salad I had a while back with shaved sheep’s milk cheese, pistachios, pink peppercorns, and seasonal fruit. Their plates are simple but vivid, and I’m looking forward to going back.” — Osayi Endolyn, Young Guns Editor

295 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211