In the Wythe Hotel, Reynards opened in 2012 and quickly became part of the increasingly upscale Williamsburg scene, serving sophisticated fare at Manhattan prices to hipsters. The restaurant is from the team who brought Brooklyn the much-lauded Diner and Marlow & Sons, so the pedigree is there and so is the follow through. The high-ceilinged, exposed-brick dining room is a fitting venue for artisanal cocktails and a menu that encapsulates most of the New American food
trends of the last couple years—from a kale salad to great grass-fed burgers to intriguing takes on surf and turf (sea urchin and foie gras, anyone?). It's all enough to make you want to sprout a beard and plant a vegetable garden on your roof.