Where to Eat Near the Brooklyn Museum

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The Brooklyn Museum always has an extraordinary exhibit running or a holiday pop-up market or their First Saturday series to attend. And luckily, the surrounding neighborhood has no shortage of exquisite dining and drinking options to keep folks fed and happy when they visit. Here, Edible Brooklyn highlights options for every group size and every time of day. Remember, though, to check on whether the spot you’d like to go to requires reservations.


Cheryl’s Global Soul for hearty brunch-type fare; Tom’s for a perfect old-school diner; and Lincoln Station for coffee shop vibes. Each one is a quick hop from the museum and its subway station.


Chavela’s on Franklin for Mexican; for burgers and beer, Franklin Park; for pizza, Barboncino; for French-Senegalese excellence, Café Rue Dix. It’s also a good idea to stay in the museum itself for The Norm.


Aita Trattoria has a massive lasagna we recommend, and Mayfield is a go-to for oysters and superb French fries. If pasta is what you’re after, go to Cent’Anni.


Tooker Alley, Washington Commons and St. Ends are great nearby options for a drink after a leisurely day at the museum.