Where To Eat in Dumbo

Short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, Dumbo has plenty of charm and great restaurants. And with killer views of the Manhattan skyline, a visit here is always worthwhile. Urbanologie rounds up some of the top places for U to try.

The River Cafe
One of NYC's - and arguably the world's - most iconic restaurants, tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge, with its mesmerizing views of the churning East River and Lower Manhattan. Michael O'Keeffe has run the restaurant for 40 years. 

Classic and specialty pies from a coal-fired oven in a modern space by pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi, whose magic touch has earned this restaurant the title of serving the best pizza in the US.

Cecconi’s has been a London institution since 1979 and has gone on to open up additional locations in Miami, Barcelona, West Hollywood and Berlin. Now it has landed in NYC, with the opening of Cecconi’s DUMBO at 55 Water Street in Brooklyn’s Empire Stores.

This new raw bar grill inside the Empire Stores building makes a visit to Dumbo well worth it. The restaurant serves “globally-inspired small plates”, which come from three kitchen concepts – an open fire grill, raw bar, and a traditional kitchen.  

This new Eastern-Mediterranean spot is located at Dumbo’s waterfront. The kitchen, led by Executive Chef Garett McMahan, serves seasonal, soulful fare that draws inspiration from Northern Africa, the Mediterranean coastline, and the Middle East.