If you’ve ever been to the casual Mediterranean spot 12 Chairs in Soho, you should know that their Williamsburg location is nothing like it. While the original is a bit dark and lacking in any real vibe, the Brooklyn space is light and bright and covered in plants. It’s a great spot for brunches, affordable dinners, or any meals where eating kind of healthy is the priority.
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L’Industrie is a cash-only pizza spot in Williamsburg with over 30 different types of pies.
Ammazzacaffè in Williamsburg has above-average Italian food and a nice back patio, and somehow, most people don’t seem to know about it.
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Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
Acme has dropped its impressive Nordic menu in favor of a pretty standard Italian/American one. It's now much more about the scene than the food.
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Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
Shuka is a crowd-pleasing Mediterranean restaurant that will save you when you need to plan a last-minute 10-person dinner.
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A Williamsburg restaurant that’s a good place for brunch, and an even better place to hang out.
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