Visit These 6 Newly Opened Restaurants in Gowanus and Park Slope

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According to this article in May 2021, Park Slope led Brooklyn’s restaurant boom this year. As we made our way out of the pandemic, data shows that Park Slope had more restaurant permit applications than other zip codes in the borough. And we believe it! We’ve definitely noticed a string of new openings in Park Slope, our neighboring neighborhood, AND Gowanus, where we’re located.

We’re thrilled to see how resilient the Park Slope and Gowanus communities are. So, we encourage you to continue to support local businesses, and check out these restaurants which vary from casual fare and takeout, to more dinner-oriented, sit-down style dining. 

Victor (Gowanus)

285 Nevins Street – At Nevins & Sackett St.

Making its debut in the summer of 2021, Victor offers a Mediterranean menu with a range of foods prepared in their wood-burning oven. From roasted oysters, to oven-roasted chicken, prawns, and fish, this restaurant offers a tasty selection of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. With plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, it’s a great spot for groups. Just be sure to book a reservation.


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Peri Peri Grill House (Park Slope)

173 4th Ave – At 4th Ave & DeGraw St.

Peri Peri, a fusion of South African and South Asian cuisine, opened their Flagship Bed-Stuy location in 2018, and have now set-up shop in Park Slope. With a range of chicken and meat options, sauces, spices, and sides, this is a great location for lunch or take home dinner. No need to stop at the grocery store for a rotisserie chicken when you can get a whole flame-grilled chicken here, blended with unique Per Peri spices.

Fai Bene (Gowanus)

255 3rd Ave – At 3rd Ave & Union St.

Right around the corner from our offices on 3rd avenue, you’ll find ​​Fai Bene, which means “do good” in Italian. This newly opened restaurant took over the space of Gowanus’ beloved Two Toms, which closed in 2019. Eguady Gomez and Lenny Fermin have partnered with with Italian Chef: Andrea DiGregorio, to bring authentic Italian Food to Gowanus. 


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Harlem Shake (Park Slope)

119 5th Ave – At 5th Ave & Sterling Pl.

With a flagship store located in Harlem at 124th street, this “old school” fast-casual restaurant reflects the culture and community of Harlem. Harlem Shake’s novelty menu includes throwbacks to 1950s style hamburgers, all-beef hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, handmade shakes, beer, and more.


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Gowanus Corner Cafe (Gowanus)

400 4th Ave – At 4th Ave & 6th St.

A self-proclaimed family and minority-owned business on 4th Ave and 6th Street, Gowanus Corner Cafe is a cozy corner spot that specializes in breakfast classics, sandwiches & salads, and coffee. This is a casual spot to checkout if you want to grab a quick and affordable breakfast with a friend or colleague in the neighborhood. 


Le Succulent (Park Slope)

291 5th Ave – At 5th Ave & 1st St.

This charming bistro in Park Slope features a lovely fusion of West African and French cuisine. Melanie Delcourt and her husband Xavier Delcourt opened Le Succulent in December 2019, right before the pandemic hit. Some BCL members have already experienced this restaurant when we held a going away celebration for former member, Christine Pluta, here. In addition to a fabulous dinner, we enjoyed a beautiful and rich cake (pictured below). Thankfully, Le Succulent made it through the pandemic and is still creating tasty dishes for the neighborhood!


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Have you checked out any new restaurants in the neighborhood? Let us know in the comments!