Smith and Court Streets have exploded with great restaurants and bars over the past 10 years, including Po (276 Smith St., 718/875-1980) for subtle Italian food and Saul (140 Smith St., 718/935 9844) for high-end New American cuisine.
Grab a pizza at the old style Sam’s Restaurant (238 Court St., 718/596 3458) or great affordable Thai at Joya (215 Court St., 718/222 3484).
Try Zombie Hut (273 Smith St., 718/875-3433) for your Tiki bar fix or Floyd (131 Atlantic Ave., 718/858 5810) where you can play a game of Bocce while you drink.
For top quality coffee, stop by D'Amico Foods (309 Court St., 718/875-5403).
For a higher-end meal, down at the waterfront is famed River Cafe (1 Water St., 718/522-5200), offering creative American cuisine and marvelous views of Manhattan . A prix fixe dinner costs $78. It’s also possible to come just for a drink.
In DUMBO , Superfine (126 Front St., 718/243 9005) offers bistro food in a warehouse setting.