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Best family-friendly restaurants in our neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Check out our roundup of family-friendly restaurants in local Brooklyn neighborhoods—from casual diners to upscale eateries that welcome young families!

Brooklyn Heights

al Badawi

Al Badawi is a Palestinian restaurant offering large, shareable platters served with warm house-made pita. High chairs are available in their large dining room or in their outdoor seating area on Atlantic Avenue.


A relaxed, neighborhood restaurant with spacious booths, Brado serves ultra-thin crust pizza, along with pastas, specialty sandwiches, salads and desserts, plus a carefully curated beer and wine list.

Brooklyn BBQ

Located on Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn BBQ has a classic barbeque menu, as well as wings, paninis, cocktails, beer & wine, plus a kid’s menu. Great place to watch sports with the whole family!

Clark’s Diner

On Clark Street since 1986, Clark’s Diner serves Greek & American comfort food in a casual, neighborhood diner that buzzes at breakfast. They offer a large variety of breakfast options, daily soups, pastas, and much more.


Colonie is on a tree-lined block of Atlantic Avenue, two blocks from the East River, perched on the edge of Brooklyn Heights. Colonie strives to support the New York food community by using as many local farms as possible, while providing our neighbors with a comfortable, inviting spot to drink and dine. High chairs are available, and children are welcome! Outdoor seating on Atlantic Avenue in the warmer months. 

Dellarocco’s Brick Oven Pizza

Bring the family for wood fired pizza, cheese and charcuterie, and calzones. Located on Hick Street, Dellarocco’s has plenty of space indoors and outdoors as well.


Located directly across from Pier 5, Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina offers a relaxed vibe with simple dishes that are expertly prepared from land and sea. Their menu includes oysters, shrimp cocktails, tacos, salads, pasta, and more. Outdoor seating overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Manhattan skyline. Bring the whole family for dinner or weekend brunch!


Felice on Montague Street offers Felice offers an extensive, Italian-driven wine list alongside a rustic menu of Tuscan-inspired dishes. Cozy up in one of their booths for prix-fixe lunch, brunch, or dinner.

Grand Canyon Restaurant

Grand Canyon Restaurant on Montague Street serves diner-style family-friendly menus, including Mexican breakfast, burgers and sandwiches, egg dishes, plus a kid’s menu.


Hibino is a Japanese restaurant serving fresh homemade tofu, Kyoto style obanzai (Japanese tapas), and sushi in both traditional and new style. Hibino is walk-in only, and open for weekday lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays.

Inga’s Bar

The chef Sean Rembold (of Marlow & Sons and Diner) and his wife, Caron Callahan, opened Inga’s Bar on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights, two blocks away from the Brooklyn Promenade. Open daily for dinner and on weekends for brunch, and families are welcome.

Iris Cafe

Part cafe, part restaurant, part bar, Iris Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner near Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Their menu includes breakfast, baked goods, small plates, pasta, burgers, and more.

Noodle Pudding

A neighborhood establishment, Noodle Pudding serves Italian comfort food and welcomes diners of all ages for dinner. High chairs and crayons are available for little ones! Cash only and no reservations are accepted.

Park Plaza

Located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge and across from Cadman Plaza, this family owned and operated restaurant offers American diner fare and barbecue specialties. Park Plaza serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

River Deli

River Deli serves Sardinian brunch and dinner on a quiet corner of Joralemon Street. Their menu features a recipes passed down from the owners’ grandmothers, as well as a selection of classic cocktails. High chairs are available for kids. Cash only!

Vineapple Cafe

Nestled on Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights, Vineapple has been a beloved neighborhood fixture for years. They are open all day, serving coffee & pastries, breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner in their backyard garden, sidewalk café, or dining room. High chairs available!

Yemen Café

Yemen Café was the first Yemeni restaurant in the United States when it opened its doors in 1986. They serve authentic Yemeni food and are known for cultural and a warm, casual atmosphere. Dine indoors or eat in their outdoor pavilion. Don’t miss out on their most popular dish, Lamb Haneeth (slow-roasted lamb).

Carroll Gardens


Abilene on Court Street is a casual bar and restaurant that serves weekend brunch including chicken & waffles, French toast and breakfast burritos. Outdoor seating available with heaters or fans, based on the weather.


Aromi serves homemade pasta, pizza, focaccia, and cocktails. The restaurant has a beautiful wood oven, a cozy indoor dining room, a large back patio, and a welcoming bar.

Buttermilk Channel

Quaint eatery offering a hearty American comfort-food menu & a popular weekend brunch. For the kiddos: wax crayons to draw on the table and a “clown” ice cream for dessert.

East One

East One coffee shop on Court Street offers all-day breakfast, plus grain bowls and sandwiches for adults, plus a kid’s menu with avocado toast, pancakes, and mac & cheese.

Enoteca on Court

Enoteca’s brick oven does double duty, not only turning out brick oven pizza but also serving up other menu items with a distinctive brick oven flavor. The restaurant also serves cheese and charcuterie, pasta, paninis, and calzones. A neighborhood restaurant, Enoteca welcomes children and has high chairs.

Frankies Sputino

Frankies 457 Spuntino serves classic Italian-American food in their cozy dining room and beautiful garden. The menu includes house-made pastas, tasting plates, and their famous meatballs.


Kittery is inspired by the coastal town in Maine, and serves fresh seafood sourced from the coast of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. “Jr Meals” include fish & chips, penne pasta, a burger and more for young customers. Come for dinner or weekend breakfast.

Le Petit Cafe

Casual, cash-only French cafe on Court Street with an open kitchen and an atmospheric back garden.

Luana’s Tavern

Luana’s Tavern is a local family-owned tavern founded by husband & wife team Enrique Miron and Alana Kaloshi Miron, who met at the tavern 14 years ago when it was a bar called PJ Hanleys. They decided to name their restaurant after their oldest daughter, Luana. Visit for brunch or dinner and enjoy the outdoor patio seasonally.

Santo Brúklin

Santo Brúklin is a great family-friendly spot serving American and Brazilian dishes, plus brunch and creative cocktails. Located on Court Street, Santo Brúklin has a covered and heated outdoor patio. Reservations are recommended.



Cobble Hill

Bee’s Knees Provisions

Bee’s Knees is a wine tavern serving brunch, cheese boards, oysters, small plates, craft beer, wine and coffee, plus a highly curated provisions store with cheese to-go. Dining available in their back yard.

Café Luluc

Café Luluc is a casual, neighborhood French eatery with garden seating that is heated in the colder months. The restaurant welcomes diners young and old! Open daily from 9am to 10pm. Cash only.


Gersi opens daily at 4pm for dinner on weekdays and 10am on weekends for brunch and dinner service. Enjoy Northern Italian food and homemade pasta in their enclosed heated garden in the winter, which is covered and cool in the spring and summer. Children are welcome!


Lobo serves Tex-Mex standards and margaritas. The kid’s menu includes burgers, quesadillas, and chicken fingers. Outdoor seating available. Cash only!


Burgers, hot dogs, and shakes at this casual spot! Kids menu includes chicken fingers, sliders, hot dogs, and grilled cheese.

Panzerotti Bites

Panzerotti Bites was opened by a young couple from Pulglia, Italy and serves the traditional panzerotto, a pocket of dough filled with savory or sweet ingredients. The food is easy for little ones to eat, and Panzerotti Bites has a beautiful backyard space.

two8two Bar & Burger

Indulge in a burger from two8two, which sources their meat daily from local butcher Los Paisanos. two8two also serves hot dogs, crafts cocktails, and craft beer. The restaurant is kid-friendly with a lovely outdoor patio.

Boerum Hill & Downtown Brooklyn

As Your Are | Ace Hotel

As You Are is a restaurant, bakery and bar serving up seasonal modern American fare in a stylish dining room. Expect bright, creative and soulful cooking packed with vibrant flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is very accommodating with strollers!

DeKalb Market Hall

Brooklyn’s largest food hall is located on the lowest level of City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Pick up crêpes for breakfast, grab noodles for lunch, or takeout dumplings for dinner…DeKalb has over 35 places to eat or drink and is open until 10pm daily. Sixpoint Brewery, also located on this level, is also a family-friendly spot to hang out with beers and snacks. Pair your visit to DeKalb with one of City Point’s special events for the whole family—click here to peruse their full calendar!

Piccola Cucina Casa

This Sicilian restaurant on Nevins Street offers a seasonal menu that showcases Italian culinary diversity: from grilled octopus from Puglia to schnitzel Milanese from Lombardy. The restaurant’s atmosphere blends rustic Italian charm with a welcoming Brooklyn vibe, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

DUMBO & Vinegar Hill


Located on Front Street in the heart of DUMBO, AlMar warmly welcomes local families to enjoy Italian fare in a cozy setting. The kitchen consistently offers a substantial specials menu sourced with the finest local and imported Italian ingredients. Come for brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

Cafe Gitane

Located on a quiet block in Vinegar Hill, Cafe Gitane offers French Moroccan fare seven days per week. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and pair your meal with a glass of French wine.

Cecconi’s Dumbo

With waterfront views of the Manhattan Skyline, Cecconi’s Dumbo is a modern day classic Italian restaurant open for dinner, as well as Friday lunch, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, this elegant and upscale restaurant serves high end cuisine in a beautiful setting.


Dumbo’s newest restaurant, Nina offers a unique blend of Mediterranean cuisines and is open for dinner and weekend brunch. Kids are welcome, but best to dine early.

The Osprey | 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The 1 Hotel’s fine dining restaurant is located at the entrance of Brooklyn Bridge Park and offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menus showcase the chef’s Australian heritage. The interior space is spacious, and guests can dine on the large outdoor patio when the weather is warm. Kid’s menu available, plus high chairs and crayons for younger diners!

Randolph Beer

Randolph Beer is a great place to bring the family on Sundays, when kids are welcome all day long. Families are also welcome weekdays until 6pm and Saturdays until 2pm. The brewpub serves shareable snacks, bowls, sandwiches, and a brunch menu, and pour-your-own beer for adults! Play arcade games, pinball, and skee-ball, and try out feather bowling (book a lane here).


With chill vibes, great hospitality, and seafood shack bites, Seamore’s brings Montauk to the Water Street sidewalk. They take walk-ins and reservations for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and even offer a Kid’s Menu. Stop by during the summer months to dine outside.


Local, seasonal Mediterranean and American fare is offered in a converted warehouse space with an open kitchen. Sunday brunch includes live music.

Time Out Market

Visit Water Street’s Time Out Market to have a little taste of everything, from pancakes to wood-fired pizza to Indian, Mexican, and more! The two-level food market consists of 21 food stalls and a rooftop bar. Schedule your visit around one of the Market’s live music shows, workshops, or kids & family events: click here for their full calendar.

Westville Dumbo

Fresh produce & locally sourced meats lead the list of ingredients at this popular American spot. Customers can eat in their shaded outdoor courtyard when the weather allows.

Fort Greene & Clinton Hill


Aita’s goal is to make you feel as if you are arriving at your friend’s house for a cozy meal. Enjoy Italian fare and natural wine inside or one of their outdoor spaces. Aita serves in their heated Outdoor Gazebo all year-round. The restaurant is kid-friendly and has high chairs and booster seats. Outdoor tables also safely support clip-on high chairs if families prefer to bring their own.

Café Paulette

Café Paulette is a French bistro in Fort Greene serving all day classic and seasonal French fares and a selection of natural wines. Inside is a cozy and friendly atmosphere, with a comfortable outdoor space facing the trees of Fort Greene Park. Visit for lunch, an afternoon snack or meal, dinner, or weekend brunch. Café Paulette is less than 5 minutes walking distance BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, and Barclays Center.


Evelina is an upscale bistro in the heart of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Evelina focuses on fresh, beautiful ingredients, sourced both locally and from around the globe. With dishes changing daily to reflect seasonal produce, they craft their menu with a delicate balance of timeless flavor and innovative perspective.

Los Dos Hermanos

Los Dos Hermanos is a Mexican tapas bar and restaurant in Fort Greene. Opens at 3pm on weekdays, with weekend brunch from 12-4pm. Their menu features standard Mexican fare, from tacos to quesadillas and enchiladas, plus shareable Mexican tapas. Dining available indoors and outdoors.

Peaches Prime | Gotham Market at The Ashland

Brought to you by the owners of Peaches HotHouse, Peaches Prime is a modern neighborhood brasserie showcasing a contemporary take on New York City culinary classics. Visit Peaches Prime, located at Gotham Market at The Ashalnd, for dinner or weekend brunch.

Saraghina Caffè

Milanese-born Brooklyn restaurateur Edoardo Mantelli has long admired the Viennese-style cafes of fin-de-siècle Milan and the cultural influence they had on his native city. Saraghina Caffè’s menu features an extensive raw bar, snacks and appetizers, as well as more substantial pastas and mains.

Park Slope & Gowanus

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Located in the heart of Gowanus, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que warmly welcomes everyone (including dogs!) and has outdoor seating areas. The restaurant serves Southern-style meat and draft beers.

Pasta Louise

Pasta Louise was founded by Allison Arevalo, who sold fresh pasta from her stoop during the pandemic before her restaurant was finally able to open its doors in July 2020. The restaurant on 12th Street serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is nearby the café on 8th Street, where you can pick up pasta, sauce, coffee, and soft serve ice cream to go.


A mainstay of Park Slope for almost two decades, Miriam does Israeli food in true New York style. At Miriam Restaurant the cuisine is uniquely, distinctly Israeli. The menu is seasonal, and many ingredients come straight from Israel. Miriam serves brunch every day, plus dinner seven days a week, starting at 4pm.

Prospect Heights


Faun is a stylish eatery with an Italian-American menu based on local ingredients, plus a leafy back patio. High chairs available for kids! Come for an early dinner or weekend brunch.

Patti Ann’s

Patti Ann’s is a family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom (of acclaimed Olmsted and Maison Yaki). Chef Greg marries the nostalgic Midwestern comfort food of his childhood with the fine-dining techniques learned throughout his career to offer a menu that’s totally different from his other restaurants. Come for all-day breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner all day!

Red Hook & Columbia St. Waterfront

Brooklyn Crab

Brooklyn Crab offers great seafood, drinks, & games. It’s the perfect place to bring the family, especially on a warm day when you can enjoy the roof deck, spacious patio with mini golf and games, and views of the water.

The Good Fork Pub

The Good Fork is a neighborhood restaurant that feels like home. Chef Sohui Kim (of Gage & Tollner and Insa) and her husband live down the block, blurring the lines between their kitchen at home and the restaurant kitchen. Enjoy their innovative Korean-inspired pub menu and drinks in the dining room behind the main bar, or in the cozy back garden. High chairs available.

Hometown BBQ

Hometown BBQ serves Brooklyn style barbecue in their large open-seating space in Red Hook. Order easy-to-share pit-smoked meats and sides for the whole family. No reservations accepted; expect a lively line on the weekends.

Jalopy Tavern

Jalopy Tavern is a restaurant with live music attached to the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Jalopy is very family-friendly and serves pub food including tacos, burgers, and sandwiches, as well as weekend brunch.

Mex Carroll’s Diner

Mexican & American fare is served at this casual diner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The kid’s menu includes pancakes, burgers, macaroni and cheese, and more.

Sunset Park

Industry City

From Korean comfort food to Instagram-famous avocado toasts, Industry City’s Food Hall is a delicious culinary gathering place in the center of Industry City’s campus. There’s also plenty of food to sample beyond the Food Hall—from Hometown Bar-B-Que to Japan Village’s food hall. After your meal, play in one of the campus’s courtyards (check out the sand pit or the ice rink, depending on the time of year!) or attend a family-friendly event, like Rock + Roll Playhouse on Summer Saturdays.

Multiple Locations

Bar Bruno | Carroll Gardens & Greenpoint

Bar Bruno serves Mexican food with a touch of New York bistro classics: a great burger and fries or a delicious pan-fried chicken. Enjoy a fish taco with a cold michelada or a hibiscus margarita on their sidewalk café. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Black Forest | Boerum Hill & Fort Greene

Black Forest Brooklyn is a German restaurant & beer garden with a warm and casual vibe, serving homemade regional specialties and a unique selection of German draft beer, wines & craft spirits. Black Forest has two locations: one on Fulton Street in Fort Greene, and one on Smith Street in Boerum Hill, featuring a large backyard.

Table 87 | Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus & Industry City

Family owned and operated, Table 87 serves fresh coal over pizza by the slice at three locations in Brooklyn. The menu also includes small plates, pasta, calzones, paninis, and more.


Updated: January 2024. Main Image: Yemen Café

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