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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Baba Cool Cafe
Baba Cool is an all-day cafe in Fort Greene that’s an ideal lunch option for vegetarians.
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Head to Skinner’s Loft when you’re looking for rooftop drinks in Downtown Jersey City.
The Gowanus location of Dinosaur BBQ is a huge space that’s an ideal place to come with big groups.
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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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