This legendary New York–style parlor serves excellent pizza pies from its coal ovens. Although sometimes inconsistent, when they're good, the thin crisp crust is slightly blackened, and the fresh mozzarella oozes satisfyingly. Grimaldi's is still one of the city's premier pizza spots and, paired with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, this is a top-notch New York experience. Grimaldi's popularity allows them to be picky: no slices, no reservations, no credit cards; and
there are usually no empty tables so expect a wait. Impatient foodies have been known to phone in a to-go order, swoop past the lines, and then enjoy their pizza in the nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park.