Dine Out From August 11-22 at Dine In Brooklyn 2016


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Brooklyn foodie culture will be celebrated Restaurant Week style from August 11-22 at Dine In Brooklyn 2016.

Borough President Eric Adams says this year’s theme is designed to encourage participants to discover — or rediscover — their favorite Brooklyn dish.

“This Restaurant Week reflects the digital journey that diners are taking to find favorite dishes, both old and new,” he said.

With a digital arsenal of a dedicated website and social media hashtag (#DineInBK), Dine In Brooklyn will feature more than 100 restaurants, allowing patrons to eat their way across the borough.

Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Sushi Ganso, Boerum Hill

Forget newfangled novelty concoctions like sushi bombs and sushi burritos. This 30-seat restaurant serves up classic Tokyo-style sushi and sashimi based around one concept: fresh, quality fish — illustrated by a sea bream fish painted on a mural across from the sushi bar, with words beneath it saying, “I’ve come to Sushi Ganso to be eaten.”

2. D.O.C. Wine Bar, Williamsburg

You might think you’ve dropped into a locals-only spot on the island of Sardinia while dining at this wine cave–style restaurant. These straight-from-Italy wine experts are eager to help you find an accompaniment to your homemade pasta in a pork ragout, farro salad, or brick chicken. And since it’s just a block from waterfront green space, you can burn off calories with some outdoor activities.


Photo via Tuscany Grill

3. Tuscany Grill, Bay Ridge

Feel like a trip to Bay Ridge to check out one of the nabe’s storied Italian restaurants? The R train can be your chariot to a Tuscan trattoria known for their pan-roasted clams, fresh pappardelle with short rib ragout, house-brined pork chop and homemade meatballs. You don’t survive for 20 years serving Italian food in Bay Ridge without a tasty meatball!

4. Black Swan, Bed Stuy

Like Rick’s in Casablanca, everyone goes to Black Swan. This six-year-old English-style gastro pub near the G train has become a hub for locals to watch election coverage or sporting events — or to gobble belly-busting burgers, Swan macaroni and cheese, and other gourmet takes on classic comfort food. It’s enough to turn first-time visitors into regulars.


5. El Born, Greenpoint

Barcelona tapas bites — including patatas bravas, a shot glass of gazpacho, mini chorizo sausages, blistered shishito peppers with bonito flakes, and traditional pan con tomate — are among the dishes on offer. Named for a hipster nabe in Barcelona, with communal tables and sharable dishes, El Born’s all-Spanish wine list has more than two dozen selections, including six cavas.

6. Rose Water, Park Slope

Local? Yes. Seasonal? You better believe it. And for an additional $14, you add wine parings. Try the chilled pea soup with a riesling, roasted pollack with some rosé, and blueberry coffee cake accompanied by a muscat if you’re feeling sweet.

(Prix fixe dinners cost $28, not including tax or gratuity; $15 lunch and $12 brunch specials will also be available at some eateries. For more information on participating restaurants go to the Dine In Brooklyn website).