7319 Fifth Avenue
(718) 836-5600 – www.schnitzelhausny.com
In the mood for some incredible bratwurst
of wienerschnitzel? Come on in to Schnitzel
Haus with an appetite and get ready to be
amazed. Fred Urban brings authentic German/
Austrian cuisine to Brooklyn since 2007 with
two generations of family recipes recreated for
you to enjoy tastes from the “old country” at the
Schnitzel Haus of Bay Ridge. Join them seven
days a week in their wood-lined dining room or
have us cater an event for you in their private
lounge, your home or office. Schnitzel Haus has
10 German draft lines and an extensive variety
of bottled German and Belgian beers. They offer
delivery for those that don’t want to cook or
just want to relax and enjoy a taste of a home
GIOVANNI’S BROOKLYN EAT
1657 8th Ave.
It’s not easy to find great gluten-free Italian
cuisine, but Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats has
mastered the gluten-free menu with plenty
of flavor! Giovanni’s offers real Italian dishes
made from real Italian family recipes, prepared
and served in a restaurant created and run
by an owner raised in a real Brooklyn Italian
household. Giovanni hopes you’ll also see
the love and passion he tries to bring to every
element of your dining experience: the fresh
ingredients, the Tafuri family recipes, the
irresistible tastes, the vintage family photos and
heirlooms that make the restaurant feel like
home, and the value for your hard-earned dollar.
7616 3rd Avenue
Somethingreek cook rustic Greek food the
same way their Mama did when they grew up
in Bay Ridge, and they prepare and marinate
their gyros and souvlaki to taste the same as
those they ate at home and in Greece. Their
philosophy: do it right with high quality
ingredients and make it taste good. Freshness
and authenticity are of ultimate importance to
them. Their family, “Bay Ridginals” who have
lived in the neighborhood for more than 50
years, owns and operates Somethingreek. Their
food, from the chicken and pork gyros down
to the tzatziki and hummus, is made in house
using quality ingredients. They employ full-time
onsite butchers to prepare our meats, and Mama
makes their dinner specials daily using her own
recipes that they, her five children, have been
eating for as long as they can remember.
BEST HEALTHY EATERY
1402 86th St.
(718) 234-2229 – www.babyoliveny.com
Healthy eating is at the core of Baby Olive.
Each morning, the staff at Baby Olive hand pick
the freshest fruits and vegetables from locally
sourced merchants to be used in all of the
restaurant’s creations. Quality is the number
one goal at Baby Olive and it shines through
in everything they offer. They are a family run
business, a close knit family that cares about
healthy living. This notion of a healthy lifestyle
is what inspired them to open Baby Olive. From
the bustling atmosphere to the warm service,
our family style approach really shows. Come
on in and try one of their salads, wraps, or even
a fresh fruit smoothie.
80 Wythe Ave.
(718) 460-8000 – www.wythehotel.com
The Ides at the Wythe Hotel offers an art
deco-inspired hotel cocktail bar with a terrace,
snacks & views of the skyline & sunset. The Ides
sets the stage for elegant cocktail receptions,
buffet-style breakfasts, brunches, and lunches.
Our art deco inspired bar has floor to ceiling
views of the Manhattan skyline, features marble
tables, rich leather banquets and antiqued
mirrors that reflect the view. The attached
outdoor terrace also overlooks the city skyline,
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as well as Brooklyn rooftops, and weather
permitting, allows guest to mingle al fresco.
Open seven days a week and allows you to have
a wonderful night out with a wide variety of
food and drink. Nothing quite says “high class
evening out” like The Ides at The Wythe Hotel,
and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
8716 3rd Ave.
(718) 491-2500 – www.bombaytasty.com
Bombay Grill is a modern white-tablecloth
bistro offering classic Indian fare, from curries
to seafood & BBQ entrees. The owners and staff
at Bombay Grill believe that they serve the best
food in town. They promise that their food is
consistently fresh and served promptly. You’ll
receive fast and nice service from a staff that
believes in Bombay Grill’s mission of serving
excellent Indian food at reasonable prices.
They’re so certain that you’ll love their offerings
that they promise satisfaction or you’ll get your
money refunded guaranteed. Bombay Grill is
a testament to the diversity of New York City
and Brooklyn. Nowhere else in the city will you
find people so passionate about Indian food
who serve it so deliciously and with the utmost
GIACOMO’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA &
7902 3rd Avenue
(718) 439-6993 – www.giacomopizza.com
Nobody does Italian food quite like Giacomo’s
Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria in Brooklyn.
You’ll find authentic Italian cuisine prepared
by renowned Italian chefs and real brick oven
pizza baked in a wood-burning oven imported
from Italy. Giacomo and his family have been
in the Restaurant/pizzeria business for over
40 years. They love their customers, that’s why
they offer online ordering through their website
and their easy to use mobile app. Place your
order for pickup or delivery and make sure you
download our app to stay on top of special deals
475 Driggs Avenue
(718) 963-2555 – www.fushimigroup.com
Get an authentic taste of Tokyo without
traveling far at Fushimi in Bay Ridge. Fushimi’s
dishes are extremely exquisite to the taste buds;
the cream of the crop. They boast impeccable
food, superior service, trendy ambiance and
opulent decor. The Bay Ridge location serves
the neighborhood with pride and offers a
terrific version of Fushimi’s Asian cuisine.
There’s no more convenient place to go for
some of the best food in the city of New York.
BEST KIDS FRIENDLY
AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY
623 Vanderbilt Ave.
(347) 725-4061 – www.amplehills.com
Kids love ice cream, and there’s no better place
to take the kids for a “sundae” treat than Ample
Hills Creamery. Founded in the spring of 2011
by married couple, Brian Smith and Jackie
Cuscuna, they were at first terrified that no one
would show up — but were wildly unprepared
when they did. In just four days, Brian and
Jackie sold out of ice cream! They hadn’t
prepared to be so popular; to churn enough ice
cream for the never-ending line, they had to
close. While Ample Hills has grown a lot since
those days, Brian and Jackie are still balancing
it all: imagining new flavors, managing the
day-to-day and taking care of their children
since day one.
THE GOOD FORK
391 Van Brunt St.
(718) 643 6636 –www.goodfork.com
The Good Fork Restaurant and bar offers an
unforgettable taste of Korean food conveniently
located within your community. Opened in
March of 2006 by carpenter husband Ben
Schneider and chaffed by wife Sohui Kim, The
Good Fork is a mom and pop shop unto itself.
With its signature curved wood ceiling and
handmade architectural details, it feels like
being inside a boat or the diner car of an old
train. It boasts an eclectic, globe-trotting menu
that has one foot in comfort food and the other
in fine dining. You won’t regret it.
606 5th Avenue
Great food is the universal love language—
especially when it’s Latin influenced. As
Brooklyn natives, Empanada Loca wanted to
provide their own South Slope neighborhood
with a unique experience of the worldwide
comfort food—empanadas. Here at Empanada
Loca, they’ve grounded themselves in the
traditions of Latin American cuisine. Hailing
from Colombia, their head chef, Rosa Suarez,
masterfully recreates the generations-old
recipes passed down to her by her mother.
From those roots, they’ve developed an
inspired recipe for over 42 types of Empanadas.
Alongside their crave-worthy empanadas,
they’ve assembled an array of carefully crafted
sauces and other fusion dishes. Although the
flavors they put into our plates are expansive,
the integrity of each meal remains constant.
Whether baked or fried, food should be honest,
and that’s how they make it; using only top
notch ingredients and sourcing locally and
grass-fed meats whenever possible.
BEST LUNCH DEAL
STONE PARK CAFE
324 5th Ave.
(718) 369-0082 – www.stoneparkcafe.com
Stone Park Cafe, which opened in September
2004, was the longtime dream of owners
Josh Foster and Josh Grinker, childhood
friends who grew up in Park Slope. Foster
and Grinker wanted Stone Park Cafe to offer
value, comfort, and superb food for diners
in Park Slope and for anyone who wants to
experience the heart and soul of Brooklyn.
Their aim is to raise the bar in Brooklyn, using
our collective background in some of the city’s
finest restaurants to create a dining experience
that is casual and unpretentious, focusing
on fresh, seasonal ingredients, served in a
comfortable neighborhood environment at an
affordable price. In 2011, the pizzeria located
right next door to Stone Park Cafe’s kitchen on
the 3rd Street side of the restaurant became
available, and Josh Foster jumped at the chance
to develop a private party venue to operate
alongside the restaurant. Their lunch deals
provide good meals for under $20.
7523 3rd Ave.
(718) 748-5600 – www.tanoreen.com
Indulge yourself in a taste of the Mediterranean
at Tanoreen in Bay Ridge. They opened in 1998
Tanoreen opened as a ten table, storefront
in Brooklyn, & has since taken on a partner
(Jumana, aka ‘The Daughter’), expanded to
a larger location. Their falafels are delicious
and authentic. Rawia describes herself as the
daughter of a passionate, imaginative home
cook. Jumana can now describe herself as
the daughter of a passionate, imaginative
restaurateur & author.