BROOKLYN — Eat your heart out Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Or, rather, eat your heart out in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Five of the borough’s best restaurants are in the two Brooklyn neighborhoods, according to a list compiled by Yelp.
Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in Brooklyn, released Tuesday, ranks the borough’s top 100 restaurants based on star ratings and the number of reviews to determine the best and most popular eateries in the area.
Clinton Hill’s Lunitas, a coffee shop and bakery at 1039 Fulton St. that also sells handmade baby goods, comes in at number 29 with four and a half stars and 78 reviews. A popular item at the cozy cafe according to Yelpers is signature sandwich The Fulton: scrambled eggs, herbs, tomato and avocado on a cheddar chive biscuit. And don't forget to try a breakfast empanada with some fresh chimichurri sauce.
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Fort Greene’s Lulu & Po, at 154 Carlton Avenue, comes in at number 35 with four and a half stars and 115 reviews. The tiny restaurant, named after chef and owner Matthew Hamilton’s wife and daughter, beat out other burger giants in DNAinfo New York’s Brooklyn Brackets with its double-patty burger. The bone marrow, pork chops, fried Brussels sprouts and fresh parsley salad are favorites among Yelp reviewers.
Number 41 on the list with four and a half stars and 157 reviews is Clinton Hill’s Luigi Pizzeria, at 326 Dekalb Ave. Yelp users rave about the restaurant’s affordable slices and friendly service. Some even caution to say the pizzeria serves the best pies in the city, with one reviewer calling it “legendary.”
Fort Greene newcomer Wallabout Seafood, at 271 Adelphi St., comes in at number 76 with a solid five stars and 28 reviews. The modern and elegant seafood restaurant is set in a refurbished brownstone and is popular for its tuna tartare, grilled octopus and celery root puree, according to Yelp reviewers.
Next on the list is Fort Greene’s Humo Smokehouse, at 336 Myrtle Ave. The barbecue joint comes in at number 77 with four and a half stars and 97 reviews. Humo offers a menu of ribs, pulled pork and brisket cooked in-house on a wood-burning smoker and brushed with a custom dry rub to create a unique "Tennessee-style flavor." Yelpers dig the brisket and one reviewer said the smoked black beans have “just the right amount of meaty chunks mixed in.”
Other restaurants in the area that made the list are DUMBO’s Juliana’s Pizza, at 19 Old Fulton St., that came in at number 19 with four and a half stars and a substantial 837 reviews, and Downtown Brooklyn’s Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare at 200 Schermerhorn St. that came in at number 23, with four stars and 170 reviews.
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