This summer, take your palate on an international journey without ever leaving Brooklyn. And, best of all, you don’t have to wait in long TSA lines.
More than 100 Brooklyn eateries, serving everything from Japanese to Senegalese, are participating in this year’s Dine In Brooklyn, which runs from Thursday through Aug. 22.
Participating eateries will serve $28 prix fixe three-course dinners, $15 two-course lunches and some offer weekend brunch for $12. Prices don’t include tip and tax.
Visit dineinbk.com to browse the interactive map of restaurants involved and take a look at our top picks:
Pasta and mozzarella are made on-site at this Italian eatery in South Williamsburg where diners are given scissors to cut their own slices of wood-fired pizza. You’ll find Brooklyn and New York-grown items on the menu and locally-brewed beers and Italian wines on the drink list. 26 Broadway, 347-987-4500, South Williamsburg, baranobk.com
Ramen. Bao stuffed with Korean brisket. Bashi burgers and togarashi fries. Asian fusion is what Bashi Channel does best. There’s also sake and specialty cocktails like the Yuzu Sour Drink with whiskey and yuzu fruit. And don’t leave without indulging in mochi and Vietnamese coffee. 1120 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park, 347-221-1970, bashibrooklyn.com
If you’re looking for bratwurst, kielbasa and other authentic German and Austrian delights, you’ve come to the right casual eatery. Owners Fred and Amber Urban serve up German and Belgian beers, hearty sandwiches, burgers and schnitzels. Check the calendar for live music and karaoke nights. 7319 Fifth Ave., Bay Ridge, 718-836-5600, schnitzelhausny.com
This hip, contemporary Spanish restaurant from restaurateur Elena Manich was named after the neighborhood El Born in Barcelona. Pick from an impressive tapas menu. There’s also full bar and American-style brunch. 651 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, 347-844-9295, elbornnyc.com
Colorful artwork and murals created by local artists brighten this small restaurant. On the menu are traditional Senegalese dishes such as fried plantains and the house favorite, Tiebuu Jeun with baked fish and Joloff rice. For dessert try beignets and ginger tea. 1168 Bedford Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-230-0523, joloffjoloff.com
Asya Indian Restaurant
Take a seat on the tufted booth seating under the wood-beamed ceilings and chandeliers at Brooklyn Heights’ Asya Indian Restaurant, which has a local reputation for its top-notch samosas, vegan-friendly menu and wine list. 46 Henry St., Brooklyn Heights, 718-858-6700, asyany.com