Emma Scaramozzino - Updated February 1, 2022
THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO GREENPOINT & THE NORTHSIDE
For many, visiting the SK Showroom is not only an opportunity to try on jewelry, but also a great time to explore Brooklyn. Since moving to our new location on Greenpoint Avenue in May, we've accumulated a list of our favorite restaurants, stores, and attractions. Our clients almost always ask for our recommendations, so we decided to compile all of them into this blog post + a map that you can find here.
RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SPOTS
128 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Oxomoco is one of the first restaurants we tried when we moved to Brooklyn, and our most frequently recommended spot. Earning a Michelin star, Oxomoco is known for their variety of Mexican dishes. "This kitchen team doesn’t stick to one dish or area of Mexico. Instead, it reaches widely across myriad regions, always balancing abundance with fresh and vibrant flavors." — Michelin. We personally recommend the lamb barbacoa tacos and their guacamole.
PAULIE GEE'S SLICE SHOP
110 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Pauly Gee's Slice Shop is the perfect place for a quick bite. Famous for their quick counter service and New York-style slices, this is one of the best pizza places in all of NYC. If you're looking to sit down and have a whole pie, check out the OG Paulie Gee's a few blocks away.
21 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
21 Greenpoint has a little bit of everything. Thanks to inventive chef, Homer Murray (son of Bill Murray), their menu is continuously evolving, featuring seasonal vegetables, local meat / seafood, and craft cocktails.
68 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Authentic Vietnamese food right across from the SK Showroom! The Imperial Rolls are a must-order and the wait staff will take shots with you if you insist.
849 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A cozy spot offering Neapolitan-style pizza made in a wood-fired oven + gluten-free & dairy-free options. The lombardi pie and smashed potatoes are a must-try.
160 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Our go-to spot for wings, burgers, beer and so much more. They also have great gluten-free and dairy-free options.
445 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Pheasant offers a lovely outdoor garden and yummy Mediterranean dishes.
131 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Jungle cafe offers a variety of vegan foods including Asian, Mexican, and American-style dishes. Even if you aren't vegan, we highly recommend stopping by anyway - the mint lemonade and caesar salad is a must!
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Founded by the late actor Heath Ledger, this brunch and dinner spot is known for it's American-style cuisine with an Aussie touch. Our personal favorites are the ricotta pancakes and Five Leaves burger.
SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN
348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A staple Brooklyn brunch spot. For meat lovers, order the spicy biscuits with sausage gravy and egg.
PETER PAN DONUT & PASTRY SHOP
727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
An old-school bakery with counter seating for donuts & pastries, plus shakes & egg creams.
126 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A colorful joint offering classic & creative house-made donuts, plus burgers, sandwiches & more.
50 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Llama Inn is a Peruvian restaurant offering stellar cocktails, food, service, and vibes. Locals say the "Llama Del Rey" cocktail and the ceviche are a must for first-timers.
150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Yuji Ramen is the perfect place to grab a quick and delicious meal.
436 Jefferson St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Faro is a must-visit restaurant for pasta-lovers and foodies alike. Two words: Lobster Pasta.
261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Two-time Michelin-Star winner, Blanca, is a fine dining experience located inside the Roberta restaurant. Each meal comes with around 25-31 courses and they even offer beverage pairings for an additional cost.
134 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Francie is a convivial brasserie with an open kitchen serving up European-inspired dishes & craft cocktails.
47 South 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A two-time Michelin star restaurant offering a Swedish inspired high-end tasting menu in an intimate setting.
74 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A lively restaurant serving global cuisine & cocktails amid plant-filled, industrial- chic decor.
6 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Roberta's is the perfect pizzeria to visit for a classic New York pie.
111 N 12th St 22nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Looking for the perfect rooftop bar? Westlight is your place. Visit for yummy tapas (order the caviar potato skins), cocktails, wine, beer, and views!
97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Another amazing rooftop, but come hungry to this one. Summerly at the Hoxton hotel is not only known for their gorgeous bar and view, but their food as well. The Old Bay fries will be your best friend.
82 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
This popular Williamsburg bar is known for their cocktails and upscale setting that recalls old New York.
WATER TOWER BAR
96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A pool, great food, and cocktails. Need I say more?
GRAND REPUBLIC COCKTAIL CLUB
19 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
The perfect place to meet up with friends and talk over cocktails. A place we fell in love with summer 2020 thanks to covid-era roadies and sunset catching at the adjacent Transmitter Park Pier.
632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
This trendy restaurant turns into Brooklyn's hottest bar after 10 pm. A staff favorite, this place is great for dancing and music discovery.
113 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Ramona is a drinks-only bar offering craft cocktails, wine, and beer in a vintage-inspired atmosphere.
99 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
This yummy brunch spot and espresso bar turns into a speakeasy every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy a variety of specialty cocktails at the bar or by the fire in their cozy outdoor seating area.
16 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11222
This cute vintage clothing store is located right next to Five Leaves (and they boast 2 other locations in BK).
71 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Aurora James founded Brother Vellies in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade by artisans across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.
140 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Alter is an Indie clothing boutique specializing in trendy new & vintage menswear, shoes & accessories.
98 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Lockwood carries a variety of items including home decor, gifts, stationary, and clothing.
146 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Dyphor is a custom build and interior design showroom. Stop in & pick up a poof or hire the owners, Francesca and Ahmad DeShae, to design your entire space.
10 FT SINGLE BY STELLA DALLAS
285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
10 Ft Single is a modest store selling a sizable assortment of men's & women's vintage clothing, shoes & more.
DOBBIN STREET CO-OP
39 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A vintage furniture and decor shop, with a revolving door of designs. The floor typically flips several times a week. If you love it, don't sit on it (or buy it so you can sit on it - see what we did there?).
COPPER + PLAID
655 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Copper + Plaid is a Mid Century, Danish Modern, and Boho Vintage Furniture Store.
DREAM FISHING TACKLE
673 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Dream Fishing Tackle doesn't just carry tackle, they are also known for their mid-century furniture and vinyl assortment.
LILI AND CATA
72 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Our favorite nail salon located directly across from the showroom. They offer waterless mani / pedis as well as wine, beer, coffee, or pastries to enjoy during your visit.
Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
WNYC Transmitter Park is a 6.61-acre public park located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, where Greenpoint Avenue dead-ends by the East River shoreline. Walk the peir plank for breathtaking city views.
103 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Bathhouse is a restaurant and spa dedicated to improving overall wellness. They offer treatments such as massages, scrubs, stretches and facials as well as amenities like their multiple saunas and pools. They even have a restaurant famous for their European style cuisine and sustainable wines.
776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
McCarren Park is a public park in Brooklyn, New York City. It is located on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint and is bordered by Nassau Avenue, Bayard Street, Lorimer Street and North 12th Street. The park contains facilities for recreational softball, volleyball, soccer, handball, and other games.
19 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222