11 Best Restaurants in Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope, New York City

Brancaccio's Food Shop

$ Fodor's choice
In need of picnic supplies, lunch, or a take-home meal? Owner Joe Brancaccio has been feeding the neighborhood with his daily-changing menu of sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, and prepared pastas and vegetables since 2010, and the shop just keeps getting busier. There are also house-baked croissants (plain, chocolate, or cheese), imported Italian sodas, and hard-to-find Mexican Coca-Cola (made with cane sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup).

Krupa Grocery

$$ Fodor's choice
The eponymous small grocery that used to occupy this space has been completely transformed into an intimate restaurant serving inventive fare for brunch (during the week as well as weekends), lunch, and dinner. The daily-changing menu might include anything from breakfast gnocchi to a shrimp po'boy to steak with chimichurri, and snacks like simply prepared seasonal vegetables, homemade charcuterie, or chicken liver pâté. The marble bar in the front room is a convivial spot for drinking or dining, and there are a few tables inside and out.

Lot 2

$$ Fodor's choice
The changing menu at this romantic, dimly lit restaurant is short but always stellar. The chef has an expert hand, whether exploring unexpected flavor combinations like candied bacon alongside shaved fennel and watermelon or putting together classics like chicken under a brick or the rave-worthy cheeseburger with duck-fat fries. The Sunday Supper (for $35) is a favorite: it's a set, multicourse menu featuring anything from fried chicken and hush puppies to sausage- and shrimp-studded gumbo.

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Baked in Brooklyn

Follow the smell of fresh bread to this giant bakery with a storefront selling a variety of breads, cupcakes, cookies, danishes, and a select menu of sandwiches. It's especially convenient for picnics in Green-Wood Cemetery. The line of baked pita chips can be found all over the city.

Brooklyn Commune

House-baked pastries and breakfast are served every day of the week at this sunshine-filled eatery. Delicious sandwiches and a variety of tasty vegetarian and vegan options make up the rest of the menu offerings. Dinner isn't served, but weekend brunch is very popular.


On a relatively quiet stretch of Fort Hamilton Parkway, this gastropub pairs a vibrant atmosphere with classic dishes like mussels in a garlic-and-white-wine broth or decadent macaroni and cheese topped with crunchy bread crumbs and studded with bacon. Weekend brunch options are similarly satisfying: try the Ella Fitzgerald sandwich with grilled chicken, ham, and Gruyère cheese, topped with a fried egg. The beer list usually has at least 10 to 15 selections on tap and a few unusual bottles.


The menu at Korzo is Eastern European comfort food with flair, and it's definitely the place to come when you're hungry and you want some very tasty, hearty food. The Hungarian-style burger, served in a fried bread pocket, has a reputation all its own. The "Halušky Petite Hand Cut Potato Noodles" are also highly recommended: think French fries smothered in cheese, bacon, and chives. The vibe here is laid-back and family-friendly, with a TV in the bar up front.

Le Paddock

Run by a French and French-Canadian couple, this casual corner restaurant with lots of windows and wood accents serves an outstanding brunch, with egg dishes and breakfast pizzas like the Alsatian-influenced Flammenkuech, smothered in leeks, Gruyère, and bacon. At dinner, the Mediterranean menu includes mussels, couscous, and more wonderful pizzas from the wood-burning oven: La Windsor pizza, with prosciutto, fromage blanc, blue cheese, arugula, and fig jam, is a favorite. Try something from the inventive cocktail list.

Steeplechase Coffee

Serving coffee made from Brooklyn Roasting Company beans, and pastries and bagels from the best Brooklyn bakeries, this is the perfect place to start the day or to perk up in the afternoon. Locals love to hang out with their laptops, but ample seating and a computer-free area mean you can almost always find space.

The Double Windsor

A place like the Double Windsor is what happens when a few local guys want a casual place in the neighborhood to drink good beer and eat good food, but nothing too fancy. Back in 2009, they couldn't find what they were looking for, so they opened a place themselves and it's become a local institution, for good reason: the beer list is comprehensive, and the comfort food is top quality. Classic black-and-white movies play on the TV in the background, on mute.

Toby's Public House

Loyal patrons of this small spot may have been happy to keep the word from spreading about the top-quality thin-crust pizza, but the secret is undeniably out. There are many delectable options, from classic margherita to fig and Gorgonzola or smoked pancetta and black garlic, and a tempting selection of salads, small plates, and a few pastas.