We frequently blog about Real Estate news in Brooklyn's wonderful neighborhoods and the lifestyles that people enjoy in those neighborhoods. This blog is devoted to some of many Brooklyn's neighborhoods such as Sunset Park, Homecrest, Coney Island, Midwood and Bensonhurst that are a treasure trove of amazing restaurants from one end of the borough to the other to be experienced.
Sunset Park is one such neighborhood.Known as little Chinatown, 8th Avenue between 65th Street and 50th Street is jam packed with an astounding array of Asian restaurants, from Chinese to Thai to Vietnamese. There are restaurants that specialize in duck, such as the corner restaurant and take out (the name escapes me) on 8th Avenue and 61st Street. There is always a long line for the freshest, most delicious roast duck you can imagine. Try a 1/2 duck with a side of steamed Chinese broccoli with brown sauce and you will keep coming back for more. The prices cannot be beat and this little place is a gem amongst many in this neighborhood.
Homecrest is another Brooklyn neighborhood that has several wonderful restaurants to experience. On Kings Highway and East 8th Street there is a Georgian Russian restaurant called Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia). This restaurant has many absolutely delicious, home cooked dishes prepared to perfection. Try the spicy lamb soup called Kharcho , Khachapuri - the white pizza prepared with a special blend of cheeses and a poached egg on top in a delicate philo dough, the garlic chicken which takes a while to prepare, but is heavenly and the dumplings called Khinkali. There are many beverages to choose from but the bright colored green soda Tarkhun (Georgian: ტარხუნა) is different and very refreshing. If Turkish food is what you desire, then Memo's (awarded Best Cheap Eats by New York Magazine) on Kings Highway corner of East 19th Street is sure to delight you. Try the freshly made Baba Ganoush with freshly baked bread to start. Their lentil soup is second to none with an incredible taste and texture. The chicken chops with rice and salad is always terrific as are all of the salads and kebobs and adanas.
Without any doubt, as a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and a true foodie, I can say that Brooklyn New York has some the absolute finest Italian food and pizza to be found anywhere. A must to be experienced when in Brooklyn is Gargiulo's in Coney Island. The room is gorgeous, the food absolutely superb and the service is top notch. New Corner's restaurant a long established gem located on 72nd Street and 7th Avenue is also not to be missed. Start with the Sea Food salad or zuppa di mussels in a red sauce and order the Lobster Fra Diavolo for a truly unforgettable meal. Of course there are dozens of fine Italian restaurants in Brooklyn, but these are two neighborhood long established gems to be experienced. For truly the best pizza anywhere, go to Totonno's in Coney Island, Di Fara's on Avenue J and East 15th Street or L&B Spumoni Gardens on 86th Street in Bensonhurst. You will not be disappointed with any of these choices.
Of course, as a Brooklyn Real Estate Broker servicing many of Brooklyn's amazing neighborhoods for the last 26 years, I have many more favorite restaurants. To learn more about Brooklyn neighborhoods and Brooklyn Real Estate news, call or email us anytime.