Slide into a candlelight leather booth or sit outside in the charming back garden and peruse the menu of seasonal salads, pasta, and main courses. DuMont has been getting raves from locals (and drawing hungry Manhattanites over the Williamsburg Bridge) since 2001. Why? Inspired cocktails and cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere are the delicious formula here. Classic menu items include juicy brick-oven roasted chicken, a swoon-inducing mac 'n cheese, and juicy burgers that
inspired a second restaurant, Dumont Burger, nearby (314 Bedford Avenue).