Restaurant Week on Grand Street Returns August 12 – 25th!
Williamsburg’s food scene has exploded in the past decade, and Restaurant Week on Grand Street is the perfect opportunity to explore new cuisines, or patron your favorite spot at a discount. With 15 restaurants on six blocks, sorting through all the menus may seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through. Click here for the complete list of restaurants, prices, and menus**. Restaurant Week is a celebration of all the chefs, small business owners, and foodies in Brooklyn, so we’re here to keep it simple for you.
Salvadoran pupusas may be the best comfort food you’ve never had. Although it has been on Grand Street for nearly 20 years, the already welcoming atmosphere of Bahia stepped up its game further with complete indoor and exterior renovations. We recommend the combo of 2 pupusas for appetizers, talapia, and flan for dessert with sangria included with your meal for $24.
The 24/7 Mexican diner + bakery offers one of the best steals of Restaurant Week, and has some of the best prices for the amount of food you get in all of Williamsburg. Guacamole to start, fajitas for the entree, and tres leches cake from the bakery for $20.
Los Primos is another Grand Street mainstay that you must visit if you live in the neighborhood. Serving traditional dishes in an atmosphere that feels like your meal is home cooked, Primos never fails to deliver with flavor. Try the nachos, fried pork chop, and homemade flan for $25.
While Thompson Brooke opened its doors only a year ago, it’s already built a solid reputation with its New England style cuisine and those delectable oysters. Come at happy hour to split an $18 bottle of rose along with your $35 feast. You cannot go wrong with their famous oysters, shrimp and grits, and french toast doughnut.
The latest restaurant to open on Grand Street, Mad for Chicken provides a casual scene to hang out, eat chicken wings, and drink beer. Basically, if you like fried chicken, this is the place to go with your friends. Order the grilled corn, 10 piece wings, and ice cream for dessert for $20.
Take advantage of the summer weather and relax for a bite outside. The backyard is filled with greenery and has umbrellas to shade the lawn chair + bistro seating. With a few menu options available, we recommend the arepas to start, pabellón for dinner, and horchata to drink all for $18.
Restaurant Week’s Mediterranean standout is a particularly good option for vegetarians as the entire menu has flexible meatless options. One example could be tabouleh, vegetable kebab, and baklava for $20.
A surefire hit for a special night out or family dinner, AmmazzaCaffe is Italian dining at its best. Enjoy outside in the backyard or book your reservation for Sunday night from 7-9 pm to listen to live jazz music while you eat. $35 goes a long way when you order tartare crostino (sea trout), reginette (pork shoulder in pasta), and pannacotta for dinner.
A block away from the new G and L entrance on Union Ave, Los Tacos has both the food and convenience. The stylish taqueria and bar make for a nice combo for date nights, casual meetings, and nights out. Queso fundido, quesadillas, and churros with fruit are a great way to go for $26.
Indian Kitchen wants you to share your dishes for Restaurant Week. Bring a friend or two and the price goes down to $11 per person. The menu is extremely flexible as well: you get a vegetable appetizer, 2 entrees of your choice, naan, and rice pudding for $22.
The casual thai restaurant has the most options of any restaurant on the list, so if you like to leave a lot of room to decide what you want, then this is your place. For $19 we recommend the dumpling appetizer, the duck noodle soup (because just look at it), and the coconut custard for dessert.
Gourmet sandwiches galore. The Sandwich Shop offers a steal with $17.75 for a bag of chips, any sandwich, wrap, or bowl, and a can of beer. Our favorite sandwich is the el penzini, with prosciutto and pear for just the right complement of sweetness.
If you’re craving umami, then ramen from Ryujin should be your destination. Their lobster ramen and fries have gone viral for good reason, as its hard to find anywhere else that actually serves you a full lobster in your dish. We recommend the fries, spicy tan tan men, and a cup of sake for $25.
Teaming up with Tacos Lokos 4ever, Crystal Lake is jumping into Restaurant Week providing the relaxed bar feel with delicious snacks to go along. You can get a rice & beans app, two tacos, and a Coco Loko (coconut vodka & pineapple) all for $20.
*Recommended vegetarian option.
**Menus and pricing subject to change before August 12th