The Vanderbilt, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 623 0570
Subways: 2/3 to Bergen Street
Concierge.com's insider take:
In 2005, chef Saul Bolton's restaurant, Saul, was one of the first two in the borough to earn a Michelin star (along with Peter Luger). Bolton's follow-up, the Vanderbilt, opened in 2009 and is a more casual take on Saul's fine dining menu. It's not exactly tapas, but the portions are small and best ordered in multiples for sharing. Start with the crispy Brussels spouts with Sriracha, lime, and honey and move on to charcuterie made in-house: kielbasa, spicy merguez, and blood sausage. The sunken dining room in the back is better for dinner, but grab one of the bar tables up front if you're looking for quick bites and a cocktail or one of the local brews on tap.—Danielle Contray
Open Sundays 11 am to 3 pm and 5 to 11 pm, Mondays 5 to 11 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5 pm to midnight, Thursdays and Fridays 5 pm to 2 am, and Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 2 am.