Boerum Hill is an ancient-looking neighborhood in Brooklyn. It’s a mixture of old and new buildings, there’s so much to love in this little community.
From the well-adorned accessories at the mosaic townhouse, or the amazing Carnegie Library in Boerum Hill. This is the first and oldest Carnegie library in Brooklyn.
You’re gonna love the relaxing tree-lined streets and the brownstone houses, both are perfect for taking long walks.
Boerum Hill is especially known for its restaurants and exquisite yet affordable eateries. This artistic neighborhood is filled with colorfully lit, beautifully designed, and lively restaurants.
That’s why I have taken my time to compile this list for you and to assist you to make the difficult choice of eating out in the best places.
High Ranking Restaurants In Boerum Hill
- Barbalu Brooklyn
- Xochitl Taqueria
- Rice and Miso
- Taqueria Al Pastor and Bar
- Brain Food The Smart Kitchen
- El Zason
- Juju Cafe and Deli
- Someday Bar NYC
- Big Tiny
- Bar Béte
- The HiHi Room
- Sixth Ward
1. Barbalu Brooklyn
68 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Everyone loves Italian dishes, right? Well, Barbalu is an Italian restaurant. I was so quick to check out their menu, cos the food looks so good.
I wanted to know the price, to my greatest surprise they have affordable food that is worth more than they charge. I love pizza a lot and they’ve got pizza in so many different flavors.
Their pasta is just incredible and well-spiced, but my favorite is their dessert. As you all know I have a sweet tooth, as a chocolate lover their mousse di cioccolato is the best.
The restaurant is cozy, with amazing chefs, and perfect for an evening dinner to linger over wine while eating seasoned white pasta.
2. Xochitl Taqueria
176 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This should be the best Mexican cuisine in the area. They are well-known for their colorful decorations and garnishing of their food to make it appetizing to the eyes.
The origin of their name XOCHITL means flower in Aztec. It’s a family-owned business that prepares delicious recipes with fresh ingredients.
I never expected this amazing restaurant to be so cost-friendly. Their prices start at about $4, you can get good food without breaking the bank.
They take you straight to Mexico with every bite of their food. From their tacos, churros, burritos and of course tamales.
They also offer catering services and events, they just require at least 24 hours of notice from you. They have two locations, one at Clinton Hill and the other at Boerum Hill.
3. Rice and Miso
134 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This incredible cuisine was founded in 2012. I love this restaurant because they are well trained in the art of food garnishing (their food could get you salivating). Even without tasting the food, you already know it’s delicious.
I’m so impressed with the fact that they use mostly organic ingredients. They are huge supporters of healthy eating habits ( we need more of this kind of restaurant ).
There is something so unique about them, which is the incorporation of traditional Japanese fermentation techniques in their cooking, this helps to bring out more flavor in their food.
4. Taqueria Al Pastor And Bar
119 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mexican restaurant alert!!! Now, I’m very sure you love tacos. Al Pastor specializes in tacos. They have high-quality service on-site to give you the best possible eating experience.
They also have inexpensive price rates starting at $2 for chips, tortillas, or bottled water. If you’re looking to save money, as well as to have an enjoyable meal, then this restaurant is particularly for you.
5. Brain Food The Smart Kitchen
111 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
It is called brain food for a reason. Your search for healthy food stops here. They know just how to mix fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients to make smoothies or tasty lunches for you.
I admire them so much because they run a donation campaign to feed the homeless. They donate food every week to about 150 people and made a vow to continue with this rate.
I solidly endorse their mission and I believe they are giving a great deal of help to support humanity.
They also have a well-decorated backyard available for your private events which can host about 56 seated people and 75 standing people.
Even though you have your own space for the event and you just need more help with catering services, they are available too.
6. El Zason
491 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This Mexican restaurant is filled with a lot of amazing dishes, from authentic Mexican rice and beans to different types of tacos and the iconic Mexican cake ( Tres Leches Cake).
They are available all week. 11 am-10 pm on weekdays and 12 pm- 9 pm on weekends. You can easily contact them with questions, make orders, or any information on WhatsApp or by calling.
7. Juju Cafe And Deli
143 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
They have friendly staff on-site to give you a wonderful experience. They sell one of the best rice balls and you can quickly walk in to grab a snack with cold drinks.
I love how appetizing their foods are. They make you love vegetables, it’s well-cooked even with lightly brown prawns. You’ve got to try their hamburgers, it’s just delightful.
Delivery, dine-in, and takeaways are available. This warm and lively restaurant is known to serve lunch, dinner, and solo dinners.
8. Someday Bar NYC
364 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Someday Bar was opened in 2019. I love that it’s women-owned and run. They have over 100 different beers in cans, bottles, and drafts.
Another great reason why I like their bar is the use of Neon lights, it makes it a perfect place to host your private parties, all you have to do is give them a call to reserve a space for your party.
They serve tasty, colorfully garnished food that goes well with either an ice-cold cocktail or better still washed down with cold beer.
9. Big Tiny
244 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
I love this wooden-built French restaurant. It’s just a perfect place to relax and linger over wine. They are open from Monday to Sunday for their dinner menu and from Saturday to Sunday for brunch.
It’s an affordable restaurant, you can get a 4 cheese pizza for as low as $6. Their low prices don’t compromise their high-quality food. Enjoy your food with beer or wine sold there in the restaurant.
221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I appreciate their effort to curb the covid-19 virus, by offering both inside and outside sitting. Outside sitting can be in the front or back, while inside sitting will require proof of covid-19 vaccination.
This Pan-Latin-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant are open all week long at different times. They’ve got different menus, depending on what you want to eat. It’s a cost-friendly restaurant with most of your favorite drinks.
11. Bar Béte
263 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
I love them because they are so inexpensive, you can get a beer for $5 or wine by the glass for $13. This is the only bar on my list that offers low prices for drinks except for their wine by the bottle.
They also serve tasty meals to go with your drinks, my favorite is their steak and salad.
Reservations are available but for indoor dining only, this cozy restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday.
190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This north Italian restaurant is situated at the heart of Boerum Hill. They are a carbon-neutral establishment in which its dishes change with the season.
Take-outs are available as well as reservations but you have to book a seat ahead of time. You can also host events or just get their caterers to cook for your casual or formal dinners.
I love how organized their menu is. It’s divided into four parts, that is breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Their prices are very reasonable, I always appreciated inexpensive restaurants to accommodate both rich and middle-class readers.
Rucola is very budget-friendly, pricing their coffee at $2. Each food they serve is worth more than the price.
409 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
I love their fried chicken, it’s big, brown, crunchy outside but soft inside, very juicy. This restaurant was opened on April 17th, 2003.
You can get tasty French dishes here, both cash and credit cards are available. They are available all week long at different times.
I love their dining room, it looks like royalty with its sophisticated, fully stocked wine bar and a beautifully adorned garden to share romantic moments.
14. The HiHi Room
138 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
HiHi Room is a very simple eatery that’s open throughout the week at specific times. They have two menus, one for lunch and one for dinner with both containing a little happy hour menu.
15. Sixth Ward
166 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I love fast foods and that’s what they specialize in. Comfort foods like mouth-watering burgers are readily available.
As a meat lover, I’m happy with their BBQ meat with tomato sauce. Another fun thing about them is that they show all major sporting events, cool right?
They’ve got their regular menu as well as specials. They’re open every day of the week at different times.
I’m quite impressed that they are tech-savvy enough to use SpotHopper as their email marketing platform to help them make more sales.
You can either make orders online or book reservations. Their special menu is for dine-in only, so drop by the shop and have a bite of your favorite dishes at a reasonable price.
81 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I love these guys for one reason mostly and that’s the fact that they have mastered the art of seasoning.
In short words, I’m trying to say they are good cooks, they know the right amount of salt, pepper, or garnishing leaf to bring out the flavor you desire.
They are open every day at specific times. This creative, warm, and friendly restaurant was established in 2011 and it’s an attraction to a diverse mix of people from all over the city.
If you’re looking to host your events, look no further. You can host both big and small parties, Catering services and reservations are also available.
I’m proud of them, though still new they have got about three press releases, which is incredible. Their menu is divided into three parts, which are brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Their prices are not exactly inexpensive, it’s pretty fair and very much worth the price of the quality.
I want to appreciate you all for reading till the end of my list. If you’re around Boerum Hills, check out these restaurants and give back your honest review.
I would love to know, which restaurant is your favorite? Which cuisine did you visit? Let me know in the comments.
Also, share with your friends and family, you might help someone in need of a good eatery.