If you’re planning on spending a day exploring the exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum, there’s a high chance that your stomach will want to explore the nearby eateries as well. Nothing pairs better with our tours than a nice meal to discuss the experience afterward.
Rather than risking your luck with Yelp, take a look at our recommendations below for the best food to eat near the Brooklyn Museum.
Here’s our current shortlist of favorite food destinations near the Brooklyn Museum:
Penny House Cafe – 732 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
In need of something quick and tasty that still feels like a Brooklyn experience? Look no further than this bagel shop where the service is only outshone by the quality of the sandwich! Not to mention, there is nowhere more affordable in the area!
Gino’s Cucina and Brick Oven Pizza – 723 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Gino’s boasts a delightfully affordable menu with classic, New York style pizza. This unpretentious pizza joint will keep you full, happy, and feeling like a New Yorker; no sit-down meal required. So get the pepperoni AND the olives – what’s stoppin’ you?
Kimchi Grill – 766 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Wanting something fast, but not quite ready for another day of burgers and fries? Give the Kimchi Grill a try! A Mexican-Korean fusion grill with an emphasis on barbeque, the Kimchi Grill is flavorful enough for any palate, with enough interesting options to keep any diner happy.
Gueros – 605 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hoping to pair Taco Tuesday with a night at the Brooklyn Museum? Stop by Gueros. With a delicious array of tacos, queso, guac, and salsa, Gueros is definitely something to taco about. Try the fried avocado or fried chicken while you’re there!
Lincoln Station – 409 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Locals and visitors alike can be found enjoying the totally affordable and varied options that this hot-spot has to offer. Healthy choices such as soup and salad abound, but there is also a cheeseburger available for only $10.95!
Barboncino – 781 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Barboncino truly has it all from delicious pizza made with the freshest ingredients to a charming atmosphere, inside and out. You can enjoy lunch in garden or pizza and drinks inside the dining room. Whatever you choose, you won’t over-pay and you will get a first-rate pizza!
Banh Mi Place – 824 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
The perfect place for a quick meal with some friends, or a sandwich while listening to your favorite podcast, Banh Mi Place is a Vietnamese dining experience that lives up to every expectation. Try the bubble tea while you’re there!
Show-Stopping Sit Down
Tooker Alley – 793 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Come for the cocktails, stay for the food at this pub-style eatery that will knock your socks off! Monday evening is jazz night, and who knows what the other nights of the week may bring – aside from delicious food that is! Good food and a great time are always available at Tooker Alley where the patrons are encouraged to “live loudly, leave quietly,” a nod to the respectful pub and party atmosphere of this neighborhood haunt.
Bar Corvo – 791 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Feel like you’ve just traveled the world after your visit to the Brooklyn Museum, and want to keep that feeling going? Head to Bar Corvo and enjoy top-notch service, ambiance and delicious meals. Pro-tip: their pasta is the main attraction – perfection, after a day of getting in those steps walking around a museum!
Chavela’s – 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Located at Sterling Place, this Mexican restaurant may surprise you with its authenticity and vegetarian-friendly options! The atmosphere and decor are on the hipster side, but the food is classic Mexican fare. Friendly staff and fun drinks round out this incredible dining experience where there is something for everyone in your group!
Brunch & Coffee
Tom’s – 782 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A location just as classic American as its name, Tom’s delivers an extraordinary American diner experience. With all the great breakfast food you want, like pancakes, eggs, and bacon, Tom’s is the best possible version of the home-cooked breakfast that your family used to make.
Sunshine Co. – 780 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
In the mood for something with a bit more finesse than diner food? Pop into Sunshine Co. – literally next door to Tom’s – for craft cocktails, fresh ingredients and inventive takes on brunch classics. This trendy spot is sure to set you on the right foot for your museum trip with it’s inspiring and unique menu and atmosphere.
Sweet Chick – 341 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hearty breakfast food with an extra helpin’ of southern charm, Sweet Chick offers menu options that are a little outside the typical Brooklyn fare, such as fried catfish and collard greens. So if you want to be a Southerner for the day all while staying right here in Brookyln, Sweet Chick is for you.
Vegan & Juice
Ital Kitchen – 1032 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225
A vegan / vegetarian comfort food spot, Ital Kitchen’s food is so good that even many non-vegan diners say it’s a favorite. Everything about this place is flavorful and lively from the decor to dishes.
Natural Blend – 769A Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Few places in Brooklyn still qualify as a hidden gem, but this is one of them! Affordable, vegan, and Jamaican-inspired, this healthy spot won’t be a secret for much longer! There are menu items for non-vegans too, so if you are the lone vegan in the crowd, this is a good spot to take your friends where you won’t have to compromise quality to suit your needs!
KeLaiLe – 791A Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Though not strictly vegan, there are excellent options for those with specific dietary requirements at this Chinese-American fusion restaurant. There are no surprises here: hot and sour soup, seaweed salad and a plethora of curry dishes are just a few of the many options this tried-and-true restaurant offers.
Union Hall – 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Want to turn quiet drinks into more of an activity? Stop by Union Hall! With live bands, comedy nights, and a variety of games and other social activities, Union Hall is the perfect place to unwind with friends after a night at the museum.
Bar Sepia – 234 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
This is the place for a craft cocktail and maybe a simple bite to eat. Or a glass of wine with a simple meal. Or a beer while you catch up on work before meeting your friends at the museum. No bones about it, the quality here cannot be beat no matter what you are in the mood for.
The Norm – 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
The Brooklyn Museum is home to its own first-rate casual fine dining experience. Patrons of the museum are encouraged to “stop by” for drinks and bar snacks or make reservations for the whole family to enjoy a sit-down meal. What better way to thoroughly enjoy ALL that the Brooklyn Museum has to offer?
Rose Water – 787 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Rose Water’s reputation precedes it as a go-to for a fine meal in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. Fresh ingredients, excellent service, and an amazing menu – the Rose Water misses no steps, and stuns every time.
Stone Park Cafe – 324 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Stone Park Cafe may be a bit of a hike after a long day at the museum (a 24-minute walk, according to Google Maps), but man is it worth it! With a menu dedicated to seasonally appropriate farm-to-table food, your foodie friends are sure to be impressed with your restaurant selecting skills if you bring them here. Just describing the pan-seared scallops or duck breast with a cherry reduction will surely make their mouths water – and yours too! Simply can’t be beat.
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