When you venture out to one of Brooklyn’s busiest neighborhoods, you can find it bustling into the late hours of the night, and into the early morning. The variety of food on Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay is overwhelming. From Russian, Italian, Turkish, and many delicious seafood venues, you’re in for a treat wherever you go. Please join me on this food adventure, as I explore the different cultures, cuisines, and culinary wonders of Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay.
First off I’d like to start by mentioning that Emmons Avenue has over 30 businesses on the strip, and about 90% are food establishments! Just recently three new locales were added to the strip. The French Brasserie, Karver, with an extensive menu including brunch, lunch, dinner, and many options for dessert. If you’re a connoisseur of French cuisine, don’t miss out on this trending new spot, both the mouthwatering food and the pleasant ambiance are surely to bring you a pleasurable experience.
While the weather is warm, you must try and get a table in their outdoor seating area which is directly in front of the beautiful bay. A must try here is Karver’s ‘Spreads & Grilled Breads’ small plate, escargots for appetizer round, and with the entrées all being so tasty, just come back until you’ve tried them all. Great place for a date, family dinner, brunch with the girls, or afternoon business meeting.
Another chic new hub to pop up on Emmons Avenue is Blu Bar and Grill. This trendy new spot, looks nothing short of a hip upscale restaurant in Manhattan, but conveniently local in the heart of Brooklyn, no need to travel that one hour on the subway! Here visitors can stop by for a delicious Mediterranean food experience and cocktails galore. With beautiful outdoor seating, the view of the bay adorned by artsy street lamps, extra-large table-side umbrellas, all below the new and fancy The Vue condos, you’ll be sure to have a luxurious experience. Must try for your next romantic spot to woo that special someone, have a family dinner, or simply some after work happy hour drinks.
For our third gem, which also opened up not to long ago is Next Door. This place offers some pretty good Italian food in the neighborhood. A bit more on the trendier, and casual side compared to Il Fornetto, a few blocks away.
Next Door serves a sautéed octopus appetizer, which is to die for. For the main course I would suggest a personal pie made in their brick oven, or the tagliatelle in ragu sauce. Enjoy this all and tall glasses of wine outside or in both areas are beautifully designed for a comfortable ambience.