The 10 Best New Brooklyn Restaurants of 2013

12/18/2013 4:00 AM |

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Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue
267 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights

With so many new barbecue joints popping up around the borough, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but we love the feel-good vibes here. Start with a Frito pie and follow it with some caramelized, dry-rubbed, slow-smoked brisket; a few hefty, charred-to-perfection pork ribs; and some creamy mac n’ cheese. It’s impossible to have a bad meal!

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Sweet Chick
164 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Communal picnic tables and blaring Southern rock bring house-party vibes to this fried chicken joint. A touch of rosemary in the batter gives their juicy, crispy-skinned chicken its signature flavor, and the junk food-lovin’ herbivores among us went nuts for their softball-sized hunks of vegetarian fried “chicken.”

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15 Main Street, DUMBO

Go for the house-made, applewood-smoked potato bread—a round, crusty, chewy loaf redolent of campfires and chimney smoke—and stay for the quinoa tagliatelle in a creamy, lemon-kissed cauliflower sauce or the hearty Mediterranean entrees like juicy chicken breasts and meltingly tender eggplant in a delicately spiced yogurt sauce.

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Runner & Stone
285 Third Avenue, Gowanus

Its $1 palmiers—unbelievably light puff-pastry elephant ear cookies—may be the best way to spend a buck in Brooklyn; plus, the baguettes with house-made butter taste like Paris. And when the bakery turns into a restaurant at night, they serve—in a rich, savory mushroom broth—some of the borough’s best roast chicken.