Olea is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

1. Olea

9.4
171 Lafayette Ave (at Adelphi St), Brooklyn, NY
Tapas Restaurant · Fort Greene · 217 tips and reviews

Nikki 🌺Nikki 🌺: Can't go wrong with any of the tapas! Try the asparagus croquettes, Moroccan olives, Lamb meatballs, and Bacon almond wrapped dates! Also the broccoli rabe is amazing as is the sangria :-)

Julia H.Julia H.: If not for the attentive waitstaff and the delicious tapas (Gambas al Ajillo and Patatas Bravos are some of the best I've tasted), go and check out the beautiful bathroom!

Brette C.Brette C. 😎🎶: Great mediterranean tapas! Fried chickpeas, Patatas Bravas and Cabbage with Olives were scrummy.

La Vara is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

2. La Vara

9.3
268 Clinton St (btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 131 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Charming restaurant plays with Spain's forgotten flavors.Small plates of fried eggplant with honey and nigella seeds & wild salads of salt cod and pomegranate seeds.Critics' choice for best Tapas bar!

miles l.miles lennon: Awesome tapas. Get anything with chorizo.

jacqueline g.jacqueline garavente: The best tapas I've had in the city thus far. Croquetas and "spreadable" chorizo are out of this world.

The Four Horsemen is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

3. The Four Horsemen

9.3
295 Grand St (btwn Havemeyer & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
Wine Bar · Williamsburg · 57 tips and reviews

Laurea d.Laurea de Ocampo: Extensive wine list, well prepared small plates best for sharing, perfect lighting, intimate atmosphere, great for 2 or 4.

Graham L.Graham Lindner: Delicious small plates paired with an excellent wine selection.

JadeJade: Orange wine, amazing small plates

El Born is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

4. El Born

8.3
651 Manhattan Ave (Norman Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Tapas Restaurant · Greenpoint · 29 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The tapas menu at El Born is heavy on the vegetable dishes, but you'll also find lamb chops, foie gras with quince, quail with chocolate, and crispy rabbit. Read more.

İpek A.İpek A.: Such a nice tapas place. Delicious paellas! Especially the one with seafood.

Regina M.Regina Mojica: Cute patio and great tapas happy hour. Will definitely be back!

Xixa is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

5. Xixa

9.3
241 S 4th St (Driggs Ave & Roebling), Brooklyn, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 118 tips and reviews

Nina N.Nina Nirema: Fun, interesting, and flavorful tapas. Try either guacamole and the crab tamale. Gotta add that they play great music, intimate vibe - perfect for date night.

Ana P.Ana Patricia: Can't say enough good things! Unique tapas and the service is always excellent! Little extras at the start and finish of the meal are great treats.

Damon L.Damon Lindsay: I love the deconstructed margaritas, grilled carrot dish, bacon and date tapas, along with the pork belly tapas.

Hibino is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

6. Hibino

9.5
333 Henry St (at Pacific St), Brooklyn, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 135 tips and reviews

DailyCandyDailyCandy: This comfy spot is as close to authentic Kyoto-style as you can get. Daily obanzai (tapas) is a must; the chirashi — a heaping bowl of sashimi, veggies, omelet, and rice — is one of the best around.

CompassCompass: Japanese small plates, daily twists on traditional miso soups and sushi, and a cult-loved in-house tofu recipe.

Carmen N.Carmen N: Very amazing. Homemade tofu, outstanding small plates of vegetables, high quality sushi- try the yellowtail.

MyMoon Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

7. MyMoon Restaurant

8.0
184 N 10th St (btwn Bedford & Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Williamsburg · 52 tips and reviews

Kathleen O.Kathleen OConnor: Try the octopus tapas!!

Brooke W.Brooke Wyatt: Tapas menu is sooooo worth it!!

Alicja P.Alicja P.: Try these two lamb tapas: Brocheta De Cordero and the Chuleta De Cordero. Delish!

Traif is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

8. Traif

9.2
229 S 4th St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 282 tips and reviews

Leyla Y.Leyla Yerlikaya: The chef is a magician! Hands down the best tapas ever; order anything you won't regret

Angel D.Angel Dominguez: Delicious tapas style dishes emphasizing seafood and porcine ingredients Read more.

Robert Tolar H.Robert Tolar Haining: really fantastic small plates to share with your favorite people Read more.

The Saint Austere is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

9. The Saint Austere

8.7
613 Grand St (btwn Lorimer St & Leonard St), Brooklyn, NY
Tapas Restaurant · East Williamsburg · 86 tips and reviews

Ashley S.Ashley Simon: everything is delicious so just split a bunch of small plates. don't miss the polenta, broccoli rabe, ricotta crostini.

Milos P.Milos Peluffo: Good for groups to go and get some Italian style tapas - highly recommend the polenta with chorizo.

HillelHillel: Order the polenta plate. You will be so happy you did. Perfect to split with an additional small plate or two.

Brook Vin is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

10. Brook Vin

8.9
381 7th Ave (btwn 11th & 12th St), Brooklyn, NY
Wine Bar · South Slope · 85 tips and reviews

Design*SpongeDesign*Sponge: Excellent open-faced sandwiches and affordable wines by the glass. Great for a small group to kick back and chat for a while over small plates.

7th.List7th.List: What to look for - A selection of seasonal small plates like pickled vegetables, roasted cauliflower with capers and anchovies, and a tartine of lardo, parsley salad, and truffle oil. Read more.

Premshree P.Premshree Pillai: In a city littered with crowded, loud, impersonal bars, Brook Vin is a very relaxing, adult space for well-curated wines and a small but lovely selection of small plates. This is a neighborhood gem.

Miti Miti is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

11. Miti Miti

8.3
138 5th Ave (St John's Place), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · North Slope · 21 tips and reviews

YuliaYulia: The food is decent but the portions are way too tiny for the price (I know they're meant to be small- they're tapas, but they're really overpriced for the size).

Farid L.Farid Lancheros: The tapas here are awesome as are the cocktails.

Percy H.Percy Holmes: Excellent food and the staff is amazing. The happy hour drinks are the best I've had in a good minute. I'll be back very very very soon. Like next week to be exact!

Surfish is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

12. Surfish

8.5
550 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY
South American Restaurant · Gowanus · 57 tips and reviews

Stephanie C.Stephanie Carman: Excellent place to get tapas, a glass of wine, and hang outside.

David D.David Dinkevich: Fish tacis are a must have from the tapas menue!!! The best tacos. Also there Mussels are delicious! !!

Kimberly A.Kimberly Agin: Omg the ceviche! We got the sampler and did the mixter, white tuna, and mussels. SO GOOD. Also did the zapallitos tapas and sangria which was great too. Sliders were so so. Overall fabulousness.

Bozu is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

13. Bozu

9.3
296 Grand St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Williamsburg · 154 tips and reviews

Allison F.Allison Foster: my all time favorite japanese tapas

Oz L.Oz Lubling: Awesome, awesome Japanese tapas! I recommend getting the tasting menu. If you're in a larger party, you can tell the waiter how much you want to spend and they'll make up a menu for you. Ask for Phil!

JenniferJennifer: Go to Bozu, a Japanese Tapas Lounge, for the most amazing and unique food, drinks and atmosphere. The Wasabi mashed potatoes and mini hamburgers with Bozu's special steak sauce are to die for! Read more.

Colonie is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

14. Colonie

9.3
127 Atlantic Ave (btwn Henry & Clinton St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Brooklyn Heights · 228 tips and reviews

jake f.jake furst: the drinks, apps, small plates and crostinis are better than the mains. you can't go wrong with any of those and it's a lovely atmosphere.

John C.John Condon: You can't go wrong here. Order a mix of small plates & veggies and don't forget the duck rillettes. The steak & scallops are amazing. One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn.

J CrowleyJ Crowley: Order many small plates, like this cavatelli with beef ragu, then split hanger steak as your main. If there's a long wait, head across the street to Long Island bar for killer pre-dinner cocktails.

Blueprint is one of The 15 Best Places for Small Plates in Brooklyn.

15. Blueprint

9.3
196 5th Ave (btwn Union St & Berkeley Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · North Slope · 132 tips and reviews

Justin M.Justin Moore: Somewhere between clover club and milk & honey, a great cocktail spot finally makes it to the slope. Small plates supplement the awesome cocktails.

AskMenAskMen: High brow cocktails like the Swedish Monk & Old Faithful are house recipes, the beer is craft & the food is a combo of small plates, cheeses, & meats -- including a French salami best served hidden. Read more.

Karl F.Karl France: The place has a very upscale vibe. Small plates with a great choice of wines, beers & many signature drinks