Traif is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

1. Traif

9.2
229 S 4th St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 283 tips and reviews

H B.H Bombz: The white shrimp w pineapple too die for. Bacon doughnuts a must. Ribs n.cinamon bangin

Brian M.Brian Michael: Get the scallops. OMG.

nymagnymag: The bacon doughnuts here are a can’t miss dessert. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more.

Sunday In Brooklyn is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

2. Sunday In Brooklyn

9.1
348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 76 tips and reviews

Lauren S.Lauren Schroeder: Cocktails are awesome and brunch is delicious. Expect a wait on the weekends.

Jenn S.Jenn Swirnow: New favorite place!! The food, the drinks, the service were spot on. Make sure to try the Bloody Mary and Egg & Sausage Sandwich! Will definitely be back

Janice C.Janice Chow: Praline sauce pancakes to die for!!! 🥞 The beef sandwich is amazing too.

Blanca is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

3. Blanca

9.0
261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · East Williamsburg · 35 tips and reviews

Sunaina S.Sunaina Swaminathan: Meticulously crafted Food served with perfection. Pair it with wine and you will be transported to heaven. The whole experience was beyond amazing. Come with an appetite and an open mind.

Kelly R.Kelly Robinson: Definitely get he wine pairing. The sommelier is a genius. Not only is this the best chef's tasting & wine pairing on Earth, but the chef & staff are all so lovely.

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Blanca, winner of the Best Big-Pimpin' Brooklyn award, serves some of New York’s priciest high-concept cooking to just 12 flush diners a night in 20-odd courses of tweezer-plated perfection. Read more.

The Good Fork is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

4. The Good Fork

9.0
391 Van Brunt St (btwn Coffey & Van Dyke), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Red Hook · 90 tips and reviews

Ariel D.Ariel Davis: Avocado chili soup w lump crab was delicious! Very cute spot off the beaten path.

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Head here for a great Korean-American Brunch. Winner of Best of NYC Critic's choice for best foodie adventure: Redhook, BK.

EaterEater: A little something for everyone: you can get a textbook roasted chicken, a serious pub burger, homemade pork dumplings, Korean-style steak & eggs, or a Peking duck leg, if you like. [Eater 38 Member]

Olmsted is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

5. Olmsted

9.0
659 Vanderbilt Ave (Park Pl), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 62 tips and reviews

ErinErin: have a drink in the garden (it's lovely). order a few plates from each section of the menu to share. have dessert, maybe back in the garden. and make a plan to return. fantastic service.

EaterEater: The quirky, comforting, and delicious menu is both whimsical and earnest. It is constantly evolving but standout items have included a novel twist on crab rangoon and the carrot crepe. Read more.

Danielle E.Danielle Elliot: The backyard!

James is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

6. James

9.0
605 Carlton Ave (at St Marks Ave), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 156 tips and reviews

Georgia L.Georgia Luddecke: All of our food was delicious, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the vibe was just what we were looking for. Make sure you get the bread while you wait for your food!

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Here on a Monday? Get the lamb burger—a half-pound puck, dusted in cumin, seared in a cast-iron pan, anointed with warm goat cheese & cipollini onions. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011 Read more.

BrooklynMuseumBrooklynMuseum: Staff Pick! Danny (Curatorial): Great for a date before First Saturdays, but best on Monday night's Burger Night ($20 dollar taste for $7 dollars...take that Wendy's value meal).

Walter's is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

7. Walter's

8.9
166 Dekalb Ave (at Cumberland St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Fort Greene · 144 tips and reviews

Sean Y.Sean Young: Oysters are the best I've had in a long time. Briny and meaty. Artichoke dip also amazing but not if you're on a diet.

John D.John DeCicco: Get the Brussels sprouts. Don't be a dick.

LaurenLauren: I was a brunch atheist--I didn't believe in it and thought it was a waste of valuable sleeping hours. Then I had Walter's chicken & waffles. I am currently searching for an apartment on the block.

Five Leaves is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

8. Five Leaves

9.3
18 Bedford Ave (at Lorimer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Greenpoint · 494 tips and reviews

CindyCindy: Perfect for brunch, little bit pricey for dinner but good. Phenomenal pancakes with ricotta ! I recommend them

SkeeterNYCSkeeterNYC: When you order a burger and you have to choose between truffle fries and regular fries. Get the truffle. Read more.

Erin S.Erin Sparling: Refer to this place only as "Heath Ledger"

Battersby is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

9. Battersby

8.8
255 Smith St (btwn Degraw & Douglass St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Boerum Hill · 84 tips and reviews

Chet M.Chet Mancini: 5 course tasting menu was exquisite. Excellent service, and the wine pairings are generous.

Eliot S.Eliot Shepard: This is a good fucking restaurant.

Dave W.Dave Wolf: Tasting menu is delicious. And a great value. But it takes 3 hours to get through all 7 courses.

Esme is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

10. Esme

8.8
999 Manhattan Ave (Huron), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Greenpoint · 37 tips and reviews

Aileen O.Aileen Olmedo: Came for brunch, sat by the window and had really good food👌🏼. Get the Parmesan French toast!

Maria L.Maria Lambert: Savory French toast is amazing for brunch. Can't go wrong at dinner- everything is great. Menu has improved a lot since first few months they were open.

EaterEater: Check out recently opened Esme. They are serving chicken and buckwheat waffles, borscht "salad," and donuts for dessert. Read more.

Westville DUMBO is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

11. Westville DUMBO

8.8
81 Washington St, Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · DUMBO · 14 tips and reviews

Dustyn W.Dustyn Winder: Super kid-friendly (kids' menu, crayons, high chairs) and great happy hour specials. Love getting a four vegetable platter. Beets w/ walnuts and goat cheese is a particular stand-out.

Jarel H.Jarel Hill: Great big burger. Fries are Gucci too

✨Kelsey✨✨Kelsey✨: The salmon salad is perfect and the menu also includes a variety of great vegetarian and vegan options.

Fancy Nancy Brooklyn is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

12. Fancy Nancy Brooklyn

9.0
1038 Bedford Ave (at Lafayette Ave), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 30 tips and reviews

Emily W.Emily Wilson: 🚨: Best burger in the neighborhood. Cooked perfectly with sharp cheese and caramelized onions, it's rich like a bistro burger without being over the top. Plus, it comes with very, very good fries.

Cheap Best HiddenCheap Best Hidden: Fancy Nancy has a sherbet punch with pineapple juice and it's not a club, so you can bring any purchases from Bed, Bath and Beyond with you, NO COATCHECK REQUIRED. Read more.

when we roam w.when we roam when we roam: The lunch box burger!

Westlight is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

13. Westlight

9.0
111 N 12th St (at Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 69 tips and reviews

Marie P.Marie Porras: The views of Manhattan are amazing, but the deco & cocktails are well worth the trip. Nice staff too.

Bridgette B.Bridgette Bek: Best burger in the 'burg

Heather G.Heather G: The hummus of my dreams.

Eva Jean's is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

14. Eva Jean's

8.7
30 Kosciuszko St (Spencer Ct.), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 17 tips and reviews

Sabrina M.Sabrina Majeed: A great addition to the neighborhood! Pastrami Eggs Benedict for brunch; white bean soup for dinner! Good cocktails and coffee.

ArdavanArdavan: Great food, great cocktails.

Joshua P.Joshua Perez: Magic Hour - Happy Hour - 2 for 1 cocktails!!!

Prime Meats is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in Brooklyn.

15. Prime Meats

9.3
465 Court St (at Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 237 tips and reviews

Anna O.Anna Ohare: Delicious poached eggs with cream cheese, smoked salmon and grits!

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Try the exceptional Black Angus burger, ground daily, with a satisfying crust from the grill that gives way to a gorgeously pink interior that coats the mouth like steak tartare. Read more.

The New York TimesThe New York Times: Start with six oysters, a tankard of Sixpoint IPA and a plate of German cured meats. (Party like it’s 1899!) Now salad, steak. #bklyn4life. Read more.