A space with two wood-finished communal tables offers an outdoor complement to a cozy bar serving "sammies" (Croque Madame: thick-cut maple bacon, grilled tomato, red leaf lettuce, citrus aioli, Pullman bread) and small plates. Locally micro-roasted coffee is served with breakfast in the mornings, while a wine list in the evenings runs the gamut from local to South American and European offerings. B, L & D (daily). $$
Comfort food from the South served with love in the heart of NYC. Two Southern Pride smokers produce savory Memphis pork spare ribs, Texas sliced beef brisket, whole barbecue chickens and Carolina pulled pork shoulder. Other delicious dishes include mac & cheese, cheddar cheese grits and trainwreck fries (hand-cut fries topped with melted cheddar and jack cheeses, smoked bacon, scallions, pickled jalapeños and ranch dressing). L & D (daily). $$$
Located in the neighborhood since the 1880s, this classic eatery serves menu items including a grilled mozzarella and basil sandwich with roasted red peppers and balsamic vinaigrette on a baguette, chopped sirloin steak with green peppercorn demi-glace and mashed potatoes and “cowboy” chili with sour cream, cheddar and onion. L & D (daily).
This Polish community center doubles as a concert venue on show nights, playing host to a range of eclectic performers, from pop to punk and metal. The venue also offers a small but Greenpoint-appropriate Polish food menu, featuring potato and cheese or sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi, hunters stew, a kielbasa sandwich—or a platter with all three. A full bar is available and offers nightly drink specials. Open on concert nights. Cash only.
Low velvet couches, high bookshelves and crystal chandeliers create an intimate, library atmosphere in which diners relish duck sliders with sweet hoisin, chili-crusted rib eye, chocolate brownies with peanut butter cream, draft and bottled beer and wines by the glass or bottle. L & D (daily).
Upholstered banquettes and high ceilings complement an array of wicker baskets hanging above a 30-feet-long bar, each basket carrying a story from where it was made in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Choose from some 20 housemade cocktails while ordering small plates that include pork belly bao and piquillo peppers stuffed with braised lamb.