Park Slope has become one of the trendiest areas in Brooklyn with an abundance of boutiques, shops, and restaurants. Throughout my twenty years of living here, I have tried so many wonderful restaurants and wanted to share them with you.
The 7 Best Restaurants In Park Slope
Casa Azul is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Park Slope. I have been there a handful of times in my life and each experience has never been anything short of fantastic. From chips and guac to tacos, to entrees, this restaurant has a variety of options to choose from.
I consider their quesadillas to be the best I’ve ever had. I would say that it has to do with the handmade organic corn tortilla. Their quesadillas taste fresh and flavorful and are a must-eat for me every time I dine at this Park Slope restaurant.
In addition to quesadillas, other appetizer options include the “Queso Fundido,” which consists of “bubbling cheese fondue, spinach/artichoke, fresh handmade corn tortillas.” If you’re wanting to start your meal with something lighter, the “Guacamole and Totopos” are a good choice.
I’ve only ever tried one entree from here because it was just that good. I always order the “Pollo Rostizado” which consists of “organic chicken marinated in traditional mole negro and heirloom cauliflower.” As much as I love this dish, it would not be fair if I didn’t warn you about its spice level. I am usually one who can handle spices, but this dish pushes my limits. Nonetheless, I continue to order it every single time because it is just that good.
If you’re in the mood for steak, “Carne Asada” is served with “grilled skirt steak, grilled zucchini, onions, tomatoes, and Oaxaca Pasilla Sauce.”
The team members are super friendly and always ensure that the food is tasting good and glasses are constantly refilled.
I would recommend making a reservation online before heading to dine to ensure that there is a table waiting for you at this first-class Mexican restaurant in Park Slope.
Alchemy is my go-to restaurant before seeing a show at the Barclays Center. This restaurant and tavern is known for its savory dishes and delicious desserts, and is one of the highly regarded restaurants in Park Slope.
If you dine here, I would highly recommend ordering an appetizer. The “Crispy Artichokes” served with lemon garlic aioli and the “Zucchini Salad” with arugula, Parmesan, lemon, and olive oil are great options.
My absolute favorite offering from the menu is the “Alchemy Shells and Cheese” which has peas and bacon throughout and is topped with breadcrumbs. If you’re a vegetarian, you can request this dish to be served without bacon.
The “Grilled Chicken Sandwich” is also another of my favorite menu items and consists of bacon, arugula, pickled onion, and garlic mayo. It comes with fries and salad.
I have only ever been to this restaurant for dinner, but they do offer brunch and lunch options as well. Brunch items include “Toad In A Hole” which is fried egg in rustic sourdough and comes with tomato dill cream sauce.
For lunch, the “Grass Fed Hanger Steak and Eggs” is served with fries and salad. It’s a bit more expensive, but a unique offering.
This restaurant also has amazing desserts from the “Sticky Stout Pudding” to the “Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding,”
This restaurant was a winner of the “Time Out” Love New York Awards in 2016, recognizing it as one of the best restaurants in Park Slope.
Zatar has easily turned into one of my favorite restaurants in Park Slope serving delicious Mediterranean / Middle-Eastern cuisine.
I tried “Babaganoush” for the first time as an appetizer and I think it is safe to say that it changed my life. This roasted eggplant dip is drizzled with virgin olive oil and served with a fresh pita. My favorite part was that the pita was hot and I knew it was freshly cooked.
I also had to get the falafel. These chickpea croquettes were fried to perfection and the Tahini sauce complemented them perfectly.
For my entree, I ordered the “Chicken Kabobs,” which came with sauteed peppers, onions, salad, and rice.
I had such a delicious meal at this restaurant. If there is one thing I love to do while eating in Park Slope it is people-watching. The outdoor dining area is conducive to that.
The service was excellent and the food was reasonably priced for the value. I would definitely check out Zatar Cafe the next time you are looking for restaurants in Park Slope.
Krupa Grocery has quickly become a neighborhood favorite among local residents. This Park Slope restaurant has a very extensive menu. Small bites highlights include “Risotto Balls,” “Krupa House-Made Chicken Nuggets,” and “Chicken and The Egg” which consists of chicken liver pate, pickled egg, candied cocoa nibs, and mustard seed.
Entree options include “Potato Gnocchi,” “Roasted Salmon,” and the “Double-stacked lamb burger” which is made up of “Dellapietra’s lamb, herb aioli, goat gouda, bibb, tomato jam, dill pickle.”
The “Prospect Park Picnic Boxes” are unique and sold for $60 (no submissions allowed). The “Surf & Turf” box comes with an “Angus Beef Burger,” “Nashville Hot Shrimp Burger,” “Krupa House Made Chicken Nuggets,” “Farro Quinoa Salad [add Yellowfin Tuna Poke / 6],” Salt & Vinegar Fried Fingerlings,” and “Blistered Shishitos.”
This restaurant has a variety of seating options available including the backyard garden, street, and indoor dining room.
You can make reservations online using Resy for this and other restaurants in Park Slope.
Calexico has been one of my go-to restaurants in Park Slope for years. Although there are several locations, I have only ever been to the Park Slope location.
Calexico serves the best nachos. Whenever I come to this restaurant, they are a must! These tortilla chips are topped with guacamole, roasted corn, black beans, four-cheese sauce, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream. I usually add grilled chicken to them for some protein. The portion is huge and definitely made for sharing. I sometimes order these as my entree because the portion is just so substantial and filling.
This restaurant has a variety of burritos and bowls. My favorite is “Pollo Asado.” I’ve tried this in both burrito and bowl form and both are equally delicious. The “Pollo Asado” comes with marinated grilled chicken, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. If you order the bowl, it is served with Mexican rice and your choice of black or refried beans.
Calexico has both indoor and outdoor seating. I prefer sitting at an indoor table as there tends to be a lot of people walking along the avenue and I prefer to be in a quieter location. The windows are great for looking outside, though.
This restaurant is open every day from 11:30 am – 10 pm and offers brunch on the weekend from 11:30 am – 4 pm.
Park Slope is home to many restaurants, but not many that are as unique as Bonnie’s Grill. This restaurant is known for its “Hot & Spicy Regional American Cuisine.”
I don’t typically enjoy hot dogs, but I do enjoy the ones from Bonnie’s Grill. My favorite is “The Slope” dog. It is a “Beyond” veggie hot dog, served with tomatoes, avocado, and honey mustard. You may not think at first glance that they would taste good, but I find them to be absolutely delicious.
Another aspect that makes this restaurant stand out is its signature sauces that are made in-house. Sauce options include Ranch, Blue Cheese, House Dressing, Chipotle Mayo, BBQ, Buffalo, and Honey Mustard.
If you’re wanting to follow your meal with something sweet, the “Oreo Bread Pudding” or “Chocolate Peanut Butter” milkshakes make great options.
This restaurant has some of the best french fries that I have ever tasted. I am not sure what makes them so great, but they always stand out when someone asks me about restaurants in Park Slope. I think it is because they have the perfect amount of salt on them, but you will have to give them a try and see for yourself.
Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats is Park Slope’s hidden gem. In addition to the amazing food, this restaurant has a stellar ambiance. Whenever I’ve dined here, there have always been live musicians entertaining diners while they enjoy their meals.
What makes this restaurant unique is that it serves “Real Italian dishes made from real Italian family recipes, prepared and served in a restaurant created and run by an owner raised in a real Brooklyn Italian household.”
I have definitely been able to tell. The food is nothing short of delicious. As far as salads go, the “Spinaci” is delicious and is made with spinach, walnuts, pears, and imported gorgonzola cheese, tossed with raspberry vinaigrette.
The “Parmesan fritters” are also really delicious as well as “Nonna’s famous meatball.”
It wouldn’t be an Italian restaurant without pasta and this restaurant does not lack in the pasta department! The “Spaghetti alla ricotta” and the “Penne alla Florentina” are a couple of options if you’re in the mood for pasta.
The menu is so extensive, that I’d recommend looking online for a fuller picture of all of the great options.
Park Slope is definitely lucky to have Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats!
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