The 10 Best Restaurants on Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

​Atlantic Avenue starts in Brooklyn Heights and runs all the way to Queens, and is known for its array of good eats. Every September, Atlantic Avenue hosts the the Atlantic Antic, a local favorite street fair, which attracts thousands of visitors. In addition to great eats and an annual street fair, there are a number of bars, cafes, boutiques, jewelry stores, and antique shops lining the avenue. 

For cat lovers, Atlantic Avenue is also home to Brooklyn's only cat cafe. The Brooklyn Cat Cafe is a must-visit if you love cats and also hosts various activities including yoga. After dinner, you might want to snuggle with cats or head to the bar Floyd New York, for a game of bocce ball. If you want to partake in some karaoke, you can sing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at Montero's Bar and Grill, a historic bar at the end of Atlantic Avenue near the water. 

If you stroll to the end of Atlantic Avenue, you will reach the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a scenic waterfront park. Or you can simply dine at one of these ten restaurants, which are sure to please even the pickiest eater. From coal oven pizza to authentic middle eastern cuisine, there are many places to dine on Atlantic Avenue.

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    Colonie

    Colonie

    Since 2011, Colonie, a notable restaurant in the Brooklyn Heights section of Atlantic Avenue has been serving first-rate dinners and brunch. They serve seasonal American fare mostly sourced from local farms. The restaurant is a great place for a romantic evening with a well-curated wine list and a menu of small and large plate meals. In fact, this is a spot where you might want to dine with folks with similar palates to share the exceptional small plate dishes including Burrata, Lamb Belly and many others. The menu changes with the season, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a repeat meal. Just to note, they only accept limited reservations, and the restaurant tends to get crowded, so get there early or call ahead for a reservation. 

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    Sottocasa

    Sottocasa

    Those in search of authentic Neapolitan Pizza, should order a pie at this local favorite pizzeria in Boerum Hill section of Atlantic Avenue. Try a Verdure pie with tomatoes, mozzarella, eggplant, caramelized onions, mushrooms, and basil, or order the Boscaiola pie with tomatoes, mozzarella, hot italian sausage, gorgonzola, mushrooms, and basil. There are many pies to choose from, as well as antipastas. The tasty food is not to be missed. If you happen to be uptown in Manhattan, they also have a location in Harlem.

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    Atlantic Avenue Chip Shop

    Atlantic Avenue Chip Shop 

    You don't have to fly across the pond to have some authentic fish and chips—stop in the Atlantic Avenue Chip Shop. This popular restaurant, which is the ideal spot to watch the World Cup and other soccer games, opened in 2005. You can get more than fish and chips on the menu, which also includes English comfort food like Haggis and baked beans on toast. In addition, they have a great selection of single malt scotches, Irish whiskeys and single barrel bourbons, 16 different British draft beers, and two cask ale lines. 

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    This historic Cobble Hill bar that once catered to longshoremen, reopened in 2013 with new owners. The renovated spot pays tribute to the bar’s half century long history with retro décor. Known for some of the best cocktails in Brooklyn, their hamburger is another reason to visit this renovated classic haunt. Known for its tasty burgers. You don’t have to be a lady to order the "Ladies’ Burger," which is a smaller, one-patty version of the "L. I. Burger". The burger named for the bar has two patties, pickles, cheese and “fancy sauce.” Both burgers come with fries. Vegetarians must order the ricotta toasts with mushroom ragout. The fries are addictive, so you might want to order those too. If you aren't in the mood for bar food, just stick to the cocktails. They mix some mighty fine drinks.

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    Grab a seat in the garden, and dine on Middle Eastern classics like hummus, falafel, babaganoush, and other classics. Their fresh and light pita bread is perfect for dipping. Or order a pitza, which is a pizza made from pita bread. The menu also has a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and small plates. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, this is the ideal place to have a serene and light meal before or after embarking on a shopping trip through busy Fulton Avenue and City Point. For years, this restaurant has been an oasis in the middle of a bustling avenue. 

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    Table 87
    Table 87

    Usually when you want a slice of coal-oven pizza, you have to commit to buying a pie, but thankfully all commitment phobic folks can enjoy a single slice at Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza, which claims to be the first in Brooklyn to offer coal-oven pizza by the slice. There are three locations in Brooklyn, including one in Brooklyn Heights on Atlantic Avenue right near Brooklyn Bridge Park. You might want to order more than one slice of this flavorful thin crust coal-oven pizza with house-made mozzarella. The slice is light and crispy. You can add toppings, but the Margherita pizza is so tasty, you might not want to add to it. Just to note, they have gluten-free options. If you can't make it to Brooklyn, you can order a frozen pizza on their website and at various supermarkets. If you're in Brooklyn, order a pie to go and head to Brooklyn Bridge Park to watch the sunset. 

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    French Louie

     French Louie

    French Louie is a local favorite and always attracts a crowd. Located in Boerum Hill, this restaurant has a thoughtful menu of French classics and American-inspired dishes. Indulge in a meal of oysters, anchovy fries, duck au poivre, and other dishes. In the warmer months, sit in the backyard of French Louie dining on lunch, brunch, or dinner and enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Fans of Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens will be happy to know French Louie has the same owner.

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    Beasts and Bottles

     Beasts and Bottles

    Known for its rotisserie chicken, this swanky restaurant in the Brooklyn Heights stretch of Atlantic Avenue has a menu that would also satisfy any vegetarian. Beasts and Bottles is also known for its incredible wine list. The dining experience is memorable and the food is worth the price tag. Open for dinner and brunch, this is a destination, so be sure to make reservations. 

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    Two 8 Two Bar and Burger is centrally located on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, just blocks from Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. The cozy restaurant serves up a quality and budget-friendly burger in an elegant atmosphere. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor area with large picnic tables. Using fresh ground beef from a local butcher, Two 8 Two is a haven for burger lovers. For a perfect, no-frills burger, order the Billy, which comes with grilled onions, cheddar cheese, and house sauce. If you like a well-topped burger, choose from a laundry list of toppings. They also have various non-beef options, including lamb and turkey burgers. If you have a vegetarian with you, they have a tasty veggie burger on the menu. You can also add feta cheese, fried eggs and other toppings.

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    Atlantic Social

    Atlantic Social  

    If you're looking for a pregame snack, a postgame drink, or concert meal, head to the spacious Atlantic Social located on Atlantic Avenue right near Barclays Center. If you can't get tickets to a game, don't worry, you can watch one on their 16 flat screen TVs. The menu is filled with comfort food like loaded cheese fries, mac and cheese, and many others.