Adam Platt, New York Magazine’s food critic, has again compiled his yearly “101 Best Restaurants in New York” guide, and while it is very Manhattan-heavy (Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin and Per Se are the top three picks), a few Brooklyn names have graced the list this year.
Platt writes that when he first began compiling the 101-best list in 2006, Brooklyn was a very “minor” culinary destination, but today the borough has “become a primary dining destination for thrill-seeking swells.”
This year, , on Flatbush Avenue, was honored at number 48. Platt writes that Brookyln’s greatest culinary achievement thus far “is still the fresh-baked pizza pie.” He recommends the clam pie first, but also notes the “excellent” pasta and “ethereally sweet” pork sausage.
Previously, , naming them New York City’s 8th best pizzeria.
Unfortunately, Franny’s was the only restaurant in the neighborhood to make Platt’s list, with plenty of great dining options in Park Slope and Prospect Heights getting panned for big Brooklyn names like Peter Luger in Williamsburg, and Roberta’s in Bushwick.
Commenter StefNYC1 even wrote: “How in the world (did) Frankie's 457 and Prime Meats even make it on this list and not ?”
What are your picks for the best Brooklyn restaurants of 2011?