In an offbeat enclave on the edge of DUMBO called Vinegar Hill, this intimate eatery has been a hit with Brooklynites since the day it first fired up its burners in 2008. Foodies trek out to the rustic-chic dining room for well-prepared seasonal food, the cozy ambience, and expertly prepared cocktails. Favorites from the small menu include the moist, crispy-skinned cast-iron chicken and the giant pork chop. The homey, vintage-y decor and the clientele are quintessential
modern-urban Brooklyn. Brunch is served on the weekends. If you can't get in here, check out Vingar Hill House's nearby spin-off, Hillside, at 70 Hudson Avenue.