Adult-friendly restaurants in Williamsburg
Williamsburg may be known for hipsters, but increasingly it also appeals to us non-mustachioed folk. Here, for instance, are three new restaurants where we won?t be judged for being an adult.
Reynards Nestled inside the newly opened Wythe Hotel, this restaurant from the chef behind Diner and Marlow & Sons has a vintage feel and upscale menu that changes daily. Sample seasonal dishes like the fresh lobster salad ($14) and the pan-seared northern pike with buttery summer squash ($25). Arrive early and grab a pre-dinner drink on the dramatic rooftop. 80 Wythe Ave. (at N. 11th St.); 718-460-8000 or wythehotel.com
Frej Nab Nordic-inspired dishes like beef cooked in hay and pike with potato, sprat and wild herbs off the five-course tasting menu ($45) at this new Scandinavian pop-up. The reservations-only eatery is open Monday through Wednesday in the Kinfolk Studios--just a few blocks from the Bedford L stop--and promises to beat your typical Ikea-cafeteria fare. 90 Wythe Ave. (at N. 11th St.); 347-286-6241 or frejnyc.com
Parish Hall Love the perpetually packed brunch spot Egg? Head to the owners? newest endeavor, now open for lunch, dinner and drinks. Dinner offerings include Long Island fluke ($22) and grass-fed strip steak ($24), and everything is made with locally grown ingredients from farms in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley. 109a N. Third St.; 718-782-2602 or parishhall.net