The Brighton Beach section of the boardwalk, especially between Brighton 3rd and 6th streets, bustles with restaurants serving traditional Russian dishes. The beach tends to be slightly less crowded in summer than at Coney Island, filled with local sunbathers and Manhattanites who've come out for the day. Brighton Beach is about a mile from Coney Island.
Between Ocean Pkwy. and Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, New York, USA