20 Top-Rated Restaurants In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Prospect Heights is known for its intriguing ethnic diversity, rich cultural community, and mind-blowing attraction centers.

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For the foodies like me, I have compiled a special list to take you into the world of Prospect Heights restaurants and the beauty of mixed cultural food to help you enjoy your stay in Brooklyn and plan your eating routines.

Leading Restaurants In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 

  1. Oxalis
  2. Ozakaya
  3. Faun
  4. Ras Plant Based
  5. Agi’s Counter
  6. Nurish
  7. Leland Eating and Drinking House
  8. Lalou
  9. Sushi Lin
  10. Lowerline
  11. Olmsted
  12. The Nuaa Table
  13. Cataldo’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
  14. Ciao Gloria
  15. Barboncino Pizza
  16. KIT
  17. La Napa
  18. Brooklyn Suya
  19. D’Antan
  20. Sofreh

1. Oxalis

791 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 347 – 627 – 8298

https://www.oxalisnyc.com

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Oxalis is found close to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. I most especially love their two dining options. Which are; a seasonal carte blanched menu for indoor dining and an a la carte menu for outdoor dining.

This means you can stay inside the cozy restaurant to enjoy your food or better still, soak in the cool breeze outside with a well-garnished dish.

I also find it soothing that they accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. All you got to do is let them know your health condition and they’ll prepare a sumptuous meal with ingredients that are compatible with you.

I have got to tell you about their delightful Garden Room. It’s spacious and can accommodate your friends, families, and even business partners. Their airy garden room is available for both cocktail receptions and casual gatherings.

For most readers that would like to stop by just to check it out, the good news is Walk-ins are always welcome.

2. Ozakaya

635 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 929 – 456 – 5956

https://www.ozakaya.com/

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For my Japanese peeps out there, you’ve got to check out Ozakaya. It’s one of the top Japanese restaurants in Brooklyn.

I am totally in love with the way they mix bacon, eggs, onions, scallion, served with soup, salad, pickles and vegetable tempura. It gives their dishes a distinct flavor.

You’re going to enjoy their chicken with Japanese curry and the taste of their cold tofu is miraculous.

The amazing part of this restaurant is its affordability. So, if you want to have a good time with friends on a budget, this restaurant is for you.

Reservations are available too. You can host a small gathering or family reunion. All you have to do is book a reservation way ahead of time, pick a date, time, and party size, you’re good to go.

Ozakaya was inspired by two Japanese words; Osaka and Izakaya. Osaka means large hill, while Izakaya means stay-drink-place.

Ozakaya is a large hill to stay and drink, and have fun with friends and family.

3. Faun

606 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 576 – 6120

https://www.faun.nyc

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Let’s go to Italy in Brooklyn (hehehe). Faun is a global inspiration that has Italian roots. It came to life in 2016, it was named after a mystical roman creature, which is a half-guide and half-trickster.

It’s your regular neighbourhood restaurant with a little more spice. You’ll love the classy lushly planted garden seats, cool breeze from the open space, and a long bar.

The restaurant is not sophisticated, the flavours are simple yet unexpected, and they have a really small menu but the taste is the difference. A lovely and romantic, serene candlelight atmosphere is what they are known for.

I love them cos their dishes are very affordable, from the Foccacia – $7, Brownie – $13, and my goodness Strip Steak – $48. You can have your breakfast, lunch, and dinner with different dishes delighting your taste buds.

Their delicious fresh toast and scrambled eggs will get you asking for more.

4. Ras Plant Based

739 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 622 – 6220

https://www.rasplantbased.com/

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Ethiopian Cuisine will send you straight to the rich spices in Africa. Ras Plant-Based is a colorful brick-walled space covered in murals with a pleasant eco-friendly menu.

They also do their best to purchase high-quality organic and local ingredients without compromising affordability.

It’s just incredible to me that this cuisine is the first of its kind in New York. Now, let’s talk about their food, apart from the fact that they care so much about our ecosystem, their food is pleasant to the eyes as well as tasty to the tongue.

Guys, you’ve got to try their mushroom tibs or mama’s tofu, you can also choose your starch from either injera or rice.

Their ginger guava lemonade is totally out of this world, words can’t explain it. You have to check out their website yourself.

Reservations are also available for parties of over 12 guests. You can book for either partial or full space.

Also, if you’ll like some catering services or event planning for maybe a corporate function, birthday party, or rehearsal dinner, it’s available.

5. Agi’s Counter

818 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone: 718 – 822 – 7833

https://linktr.ee/agiscounter

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When I think pastry, I think of Europe, which simply translates in my mind to Agi’s Counter.  This shop has it all, from your breakfast, lunch, dinner or just confectionaries to treat your taste buds.

Oh, don’t get me started on Leberkase ( pork pate, roasted apricot jam, fried eggs on a soft potato bun), brown butter and toasted caraway.

Guess what guys? Their menu is easy on the pocket, so you can eat all you want on a budget due to their affordability for everyone. Also, reservations are available for specific days like; Saturday and Sunday for brunch service and Thursdays alone for dinner reservations.

Walk-ins are welcome, they also offer dine-ins, including deliveries. Doughnuts are made specially and fresh every Sunday. Also, if you’ll like a private event, they are open to chatting.

6. Nûrish

637 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 484 – 1122

https://www.nurishbk.com/

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Nûrish is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly cafe. They offer nutritious, often organic, and affordable cuisine for customers.

With a lot of dishes prepared daily, you can find organic green juices, smoothies, delicious avocado toast ( you’re gonna love it ), oatmeal, and poached eggs.

If you enjoy chicken, just as I do, then you’ve got to try their farm-raised-roasted chicken wraps ( sounds tasty, right? ). Don’t forget the salmon and shrimp for seafood lovers.

I know most people would wonder what roasted chicken is doing in a vegetarian restaurant, right? That’s okay because they have a vegan-friendly menu, you don’t need to be all vegan to eat there.

Those trying to transition from meat-eater to vegetarians, then this restaurant has great delicacies for you.

Just as the name implies, Nûrish strives to create tasty, healthy, and nutritious food.

7. Leland Eating And Drinking House

755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 646 – 470 – 7008

https://lelandbrooklyn.com/

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If you’re looking for a good neighbourhood spot for local food, natural wine, and well-garnished dishes, I’ve got a special one for you.

This restaurant has something for everyone. What I love most is their in-house curing, they pickle veggies, and dry-aged meats and bake their bread right in their kitchen.

It’s all hand-made, they just buy fresh ingredients and cook from scratch. This helps them to prepare high-quality dishes that give off a made-from-home taste.

Another thing you should know is their friendly staff and excellent service give you an amazing experience.

8. Lalou

581 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 857 – 9463

https://laloubrooklyn.com

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The beauty of this restaurant is its variety of wine, there’s a wine with a specific taste for everyone.

They also have quite a long wine list of over 150 bottles, making them one of the best 20 wine bars in the USA. They also have over 5 press releases with great reviews.

Hey!! This doesn’t mean they don’t serve food, cos they do but on specific days and times. As lunch is served from Friday-Sunday, while dinner is served 7 nights a week.

So, if you’re looking for where to eat in Prospect Heights right now, head out to Lalou.  Reservations are available and walk-ins are also welcome.

9. Sushi Lin

335 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 347 – 627 – 6027

https://www.sushilinny.com/

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Sushi Lin is completely incredible and it’s one of the best sushi places in Brooklyn

Their quality food will blow your expectations away. You have got to taste their salmon sushi with roasted tomatoes, adding Japanese beer to wash it down.

Though they don’t offer delivery, takeaways are available. They also offer both cold and hot dishes, soup, salad, special chef menu handrolls, and of course sushi.

10. Lowerline

795 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 347 – 533 – 7110

https://www.lowerlinebk.com/

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It’s a classic New Orleans-inspired neighbourhood restaurant found in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The restaurant is quite small but they have great service, a warm atmosphere, and tasty food.

Their hot roast beef PO-boy dripping with gravy washed down with ice-cold beer will leave you asking for second rounds.

You’ll enjoy their seafood and okra gumbo, petite lettuce and herb salad. Take-outs and deliveries are available too.

11.  Olmsted

659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 552 – 2610

http://www.olmstednyc.com

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I would love to call them completely organic because most of the ingredients, they use to come right from their garden in the backyard.

This makes the restaurant both seasonal and ingredient menu-driven, mostly because they sell what they produce.

Omg, their old school chocolate mousse is a must for everyone, even their crayfish boil crackers are quite delicious. They also offer snacks, desserts, beverages, and wine.

12. The Nuaa Table

638 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 623 – 6395

https://www.thenuaatable.com/

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You probably can’t go to Thailand but with Nuaa Table, you can enjoy their food. I love the restaurant because of its traditional Thai dishes or putting a modern twist on continental cuisine.

I love their cute two dining options menu, which is a dine-in and take-out menu. 

13. Cataldo’s Restaurant And Pizzeria

554 Vanderbilt Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 857 – 6700

https://cataldosbk.com/

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Cataldo’s restaurant and pizzeria are a family-owned restaurant in Brooklyn that serves mouth-watering old-school Italian food.

They keep putting a smile on the faces of customers by going the extra mile just to get a variety of delicious Italian wines and beer to go with your meal.

Besides that, they love to host events, I call it their middle name, no matter the size, big and small occasions. They love the fact that their food brings people together. Deliveries are also available.

14. Ciao Gloria

550 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 716 – 666 – 2426

https://www.ciaogloria.com/

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I have a sweet tooth and they have their pastries waiting for me. From Oatmeal creme pie to carrot cake, they have all I love. What keeps blowing my mind away is how affordable they are. I don’t care how broke you are, you can still afford them.

I must confess, that I love the structure of their outdoor seating with a ceiling. It’s made of wood but completely open on one side, making it airy and cool to stay in.

Thanks to their creativity in adding a ceiling to shelter you from cold, wind, and snow.

15. Barboncino Pizza

781 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 483 – 8834

https://www.barboncinopizza.com/

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I can barely make a choice with Barboncino Pizza, they have different flavours of pizza and sometimes I think they make these recipes by themselves.

It feels like I should buy all the Pizza they sell, just to taste them individually. They look so crunchy, slightly burnt layers, filled with toppings, just the way I love my Pizza.

Even, Barboncino was featured as one of the best of best pizza restaurants in Brooklyn. They have over 10 press releases with great reviews. Deliveries and take-outs are also available.

16. KIT

657 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 719 – 636 – 2900

https://linktr.ee/kitbklyn

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It’s a small cosy restaurant with well-garnished food, so beautifully and colourfully arranged. Though it’s more of a wine bar, you can find coffee, queers, beers, and jelly cakes.

The shop is stocked with wine, with a lot of flavour variety to choose from. 

17. La Napa

656 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Phone: 347 – 435 – 0920

https://www.lanapamarket.com

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There’s something special about them that I love. It’s just the careful arrangement of the food by the chef.

They indeed know the art of making food look appetizing, they decorate it beautifully, placing each ingredient in a specific manner or order.  

I also love the restaurant setting, the lights hanging from the ceiling, various tall chairs and tables, also smaller chairs and tables at a corner close to the window, giving you an amazing outside view.

18. D’Antan

858 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 347 – 365 – 9674

https://www.dantanbk.com/

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This is an Italian restaurant with more focus on wine, serving more than 100 natural wines by the glass.

Before we get to the food, we have to talk about how beautiful the bar is. If you’re an introvert you’re going to make friends here.

I’m saying this because of their seating arrangements, they’re so close together with beautiful round light balls hanging from the ceiling.

Apart from wine, they have a dinner and dessert menu. Also if you want to enjoy the cool breeze while eating, then their outdoor setting is perfect for you.

19. Brooklyn Suya

717 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Phone: 718 – 513 – 0122

https://www.brooklynsuya.com/

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Suya is known as a Nigerian delicacy, to be honest, it’s just your regular roasted or barbecued meat, but what makes it unique is just the Suya Spices.

One thing I  love about suya is the hot chili. I love it when it’s peppery, that’s my joy. The spice can be used in any dish.

Brooklyn Suya restaurant makes me so happy by putting their signatures suya spice up for sale. If you don’t want to eat meat but enjoy the aroma and the flavour of the suya. Deliveries are also available.

20. Sofreh

75 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NYC 11217

Phone: https://www.sofrehnyc.com/

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This is a Persian restaurant that is completely ingredient-driven.

The restaurant is very beautiful, I love its white walls, tall chairs at the counter, smaller chairs close to the wall and a private sofa.

Sofreh looks like a very luxurious and classy restaurant. Judging by their beautiful structure, one would think that food is really expensive but it’s affordable.

I also love the dress code of their waiters. Reservations and private events are available.

Finally,

I hope you enjoyed reading it even more than I did writing it. I’ve been doing the talking, now I want to hear from you, let me know in the comments, your thoughts on my list.

Which restaurant is your favourite? And which restaurant would you visit?

Don’t forget to use this list as a guide to help you decide quickly and effectively where to eat in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, that suits your personality and needs.

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