Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill are home to many restaurants where you can enjoy your meal or drinks in the warm summer air. Whether they offer wonderful waterfront views or ooze neighborhood charm, these restaurants deserve to be added to your list of local haunts.
132 Montague Street
This Spanish tapas restaurant might look unassuming from the street, but their back patio is the perfect spot to relax with a cocktail. While small plates are the menu’s main focus, Taperia also has main courses like paella on the menu. Cocktails like sangria packed with fruit or coconut mojitos help make any bad day better.
187 Columbia Street
Alma is located right on the Cobble Hill waterfront. Offering traditional Mexican fare, drinks and a stunning lower Manhattan view (past the Brooklyn industrial piers), this restaurant is a favorite of Brooklynites. Each of the three floors has a unique atmosphere, including B61 Bar that offers up pinball, draft beer and a cozy setting.
524 Court Street
This restaurant is named for the mile-long tidal strait between Brooklyn and Governor’s Island that was notoriously mentioned by Walt Whitman in his writing for The Brooklyn Eagle; Whitman mentioned that Brooklyn farmers walked their cows across the channel to graze on Governor’s Island grass. The menu is a reinvention of classic favorites like duck meatloaf with corn pudding and blackberry gastrique.
80 Montague Street
Teresa’s Restaurant serves up homemade, authentic and delicious Polish food. Everything from blintzes and pierogis to eggs Benedict and thick French toast made with babka is dolled out in this classic Brooklyn Heights staple steps from the Brooklyn Promenade.
270 Court Street
This unassuming bar and restaurant offers interesting twists on American fare, an extensive raw bar and a huge draft beer selection. Sitting on the outdoor patio is intimate and romantic especially while sharing an order of Cajun boiled peanuts or spicy duck fat edamame.