10 Fancy Restaurants In Brooklyn, New York City - Updated 2021

fancy restaurants in brooklyn

Once an old-school industrial and immigrants’ area, Brooklyn is nowadays a high-end New York City’s borough, a nightlife and art hub. Prices went significantly up during the last 20 years and progress appeared thanks to its beautiful and waterfront neighborhoods. Brooklyn Bridge is perhaps the most iconic landmarks of Brooklyn, which actually connects it to Manhattan, but the borough is also home to fascinating parks, museums, amusement parks and more. Brooklyn’s foodie scene happens to be as splendid as the borough itself, featuring plenty of top-notch restaurants, especially in the Williamsburg area. Follow us to see what the best fancy restaurants in Brooklyn, New York City look like so you know which ones to visit on your next trip!

1. Harvey

This relatively new American bistro is located inside the Williamsburg Hotel and is led by talented chef Nicholas Caicedo. This modern property brings seasonally inspired and freshly prepared dishes to its visitors in a fancy and stylish environment. Doors are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even drinks, so the menu is rather long. Just to give you an idea, lunch and dinner dishes include wood oven pizzas, refreshing salads, salmon, seafood, burgers, and more, but also tantalizing desserts and innovative cocktails.


Address: 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: Harvey

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm, 6pm - 10.30pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 4pm, 6pm - 11.30pm

2. The Osprey

Situated within the luxurious hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the Osprey offers market-driven American fare in a very inviting setting just next to the East River. The river and Brooklyn Bridge views are tremendous, while the premises do feature thoughtful details, like hanging plants from the ceiling, also hanging tiny lanterns, and a beautiful wooden wall displaying a collection of bird feathers. The menu is equally splendid - from beet hummus to chickpea stew to seared scallops, along with imaginative cocktails to wash it down, one dish is better than the other!

The Osprey

Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Website: The Osprey

Opening hours: 7am - 3pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (daily)

3. Blanca

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Grilled Pork and Wild Boar.

Posted by Blanca NYC on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blanca welcomes guests from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner only and serves tasting menus in a charming tiny place. The setting is made up of an open kitchen with 12 bar chairs in total, where all the action takes place. You must be looking for gourmet and quite pricey dishes to reserve a seat here. Sadly, special dietary requirements are not taken into consideration. The place is also available for private events that host up to 12 guests.


Address: 261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Website: Blanca

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 6am - 9pm; Sat: 5pm - 8pm (closed Sun - Tue)

4. Reynard

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Posted by Reynard on Thursday, 1 November 2018

Working towards eliminating food waste, which unfortunately occurs a lot in America, this hotel restaurant, Reynard is open from morning through midnight, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, as well as a variety of desserts and spirits. The philosophy behind is the zero-waste policy and using every piece of food in a creative way, whenever possible. Dishes include cauliflower sandwich, fried oysters, dry aged steak, while the pistachio profiterole will help you digest a fine meal.


Address: 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: Reynard

Opening hours: 7am - 12am (daily)

5. Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge

Correctly guessing from its name, Kimoto restaurant features Asian-inspired dishes. While the literal word meaning is ‘the one who lives beneath the trees’, but 'Kimoto’ is also a Japanese brewing method. The Zen-motivated interior design is complemented by a rock wall and countless fabulous plants, while the casual setting is ideal for gatherings, such as birthdays, and other celebrations. Specialty rolls (like the Samurai one!), plates with noodles and teriyaki, and signature cocktails, such as the tasty Midnight Bonfire, are only some of the restaurant’s delicacies.

Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge

Address: 216 Duffield St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Website: Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 1pm - 12am; Fri: 1pm - 4am; Sat: 12pm - 4am (closed on Mon)

6. Westlight

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Posted by Westlight on Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Located on the 22nd floor atop the boutique hotel William Vale, this well-appointed rooftop bar offers breathtaking views of New York City. Come here to join a rare spirit, a classic cocktail or any other drink of your choice, while various delicious small plates, like spicy coconut cashews or shrimp cocktail dumplings, are well-paired with your drink. Stylish details, such as floor-to-ceiling windows, a honed stone bar, and also black-and-white tiled floors complete the picture. On a warmer day, the outdoor terrace is your best bet.


Address: 111 N 12th St 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: Westlight

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 2pm - 2am; Sun: 2pm - 12am

7. The River Café

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Right under the Brooklyn Bridge, and just over the river, the stunning River Café has been offering an incredible dining experience for over 40 years. Vistas of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of New York along with some Instagram-worthy photos are a few of the reasons to pay a visit. But the food and drink menus also deserve your attention since the freshest (and seasonal) ingredients are used to create American and international-style dishes. Dress code for men is jackets and preferably ties for after 4 pm, while weekend lunches can be slightly more casual.

The River Café

Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Website: The River Café

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 11.30am; Sat - Sun: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 11pm

8. Antica Pesa

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Antica Pesa Brooklyn on Saturday, April 3, 2021

Open daily for dinner, Antica Pesa is passionate about serving Roman-inspired dishes using organic, local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. The restaurant brings a chic and atmospheric ambiance similar to the one opened in Italy back in 1922 by the same family. Italian imported cheese and olive oils, homemade pasta and desserts are featured on the menu, with a farm-to-table attitude. Signature cocktails consist of flavors from lavender syrup to chocolate bitters to agave nectar and will blow your mind away.

Antica Pesa

Address: 115 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: Antica Pesa

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 11pm

9. Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park
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Elegance is the first word that pops up when you browse through this restaurant’s photos. An outstanding dining experience awaits the visitors of Eleven Madison Park, which gladly overlooks the stunning Madison Square Park, right in the heart of New York City. Besides an 8 to 10 course menu available at the main dining room, there is also a bar serving drinks and other light snacks. The interior design might be quite controversial, but impressive, while the menu is fairly innovative with dishes resembling pieces of art.

Eleven Madison Park

Address: 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

Website: Eleven Madison Park

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 12pm - 1pm; Mon - Wed: 5.30pm - 10pm; Thu - Sun: 5.30pm - 10.30pm

10. La Nonna

Posted by La Nonna Ristorante Bar on Saturday, 9 February 2019

Another notable Italian-inspired restaurant, La Nonna is the story of an Italian chef who brought his love for creating dishes into the elegant neighborhood of New York City. This place is much more than a typical pizzeria, while the menu features, besides grilled pizza, a number of mouth-watering pasta dishes, meat or fish dishes, antipasti plates, and deeply Italian salads as well. The place is also suitable for private events, be it a birthday party, a shower, or graduation. ‘Come as a guest, and leave as a friend’, is what the owners aim for.

La Nonna

Address: 184 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Website: La Nonna

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11.30pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

Get a 'fancy' taste of Brooklyn

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If you are visiting Brooklyn and looking for a gorgeous restaurant with great vistas, stunning interiors, and excellent food quality, then you have just read the right article. This much-promising city has lovely dining venues that you will be spoilt for choice.

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