Residents of the Court House Apartments, located on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, are right next to some of the best, most exciting neighborhoods in Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. That means they also are steps away from some of the best local restaurants in the borough, which line the main drags of Atlantic Avenue, Court Street and Smith Street. It’s pretty easy to eat well, every night of the week, without traveling more than a few blocks from the Court House Apartments. Here’s a dining guide for the week that showcases seven of the many excellent restaurants nearby.
Perfect combo to start your week | Jin Y. via Yelp
Monday: Shake Shack
It’s the perfect day of the week for some of New York City’s best and most popular fast food. Walk four blocks north from the Court House Apartments for a Shack Burger and Shake — if it’s a nice day you can eat it right on the steps of nearby Borough Hall. There’s no better way to start off the week.
Raw bar happy hour | Colonie via Facebook
Located on the corner of Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue — three blocks from Court House — Colonie is known for its farm-to-table, local food. For a quick Tuesday dinner, Colonie offers a raw bar happy hour from 5:30 to 7 pm. Or you can settle in at the gorgeous dining room for plates of fresh fish, salads, veggies and meats.
Some sliders and some pops | 61 Local via Facebook
Wednesday: 61 Local
Venture down into Cobble Hill to grab a craft beer at 61 Local — it’s just three blocks away. This hip, artsy spot is known for its excellent selection of drafts, which is accompanied by a menu of sandwiches, snacks and sharing boards. Once a month, on Wednesdays, the Atlas Review literary magazine hosts readings here — check out 61 Local’s full calendar. Nothing like beer and literature to get you through hump day.
Grape leaves stuffed with vegetables | Omar S. via Yelp
Thursday: Tripoli Restaurant
This area of Brooklyn was once known as a hub for Middle Eastern food, and you can still sample some of the best on Atlantic Avenue. Tripoli Restaurant is only one block away from Court House, and it’s known for its Lebanese dishes. It’s a low key, affordable restaurant with grape leaves to die for. Spend a relaxing evening here in preparation for a night out tomorrow.
Start off with a fancy salad | Battersby via Facebook
Looking for a fancy Friday night out? Try the five-course tasting menu at Battersby, which serves excellent American food on Smith Street. When you’re finished, walk north along Smith Street and try out the many bars the area has to offer. By the end of your bar hop, you’ll be back at Court House.
The famous Turkey Leg Sandwich | Kimberly L. via Yelp
Saturday: Henry Public
Start your Saturday evening early with an oyster happy hour at Henry Public, which runs from 4 to 6 pm. Follow that with a burger or turkey leg sandwich for dinner, paired with an expertly crafted cocktail. When you’re ready to call it a night, you only have to travel two blocks home.
The Iris Breakfast Biscuit | via Facebook
Sunday: Iris Cafe
Top off your week with a relaxed brunch at Iris Cafe, an uber-charming restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The coffee is strong and the food is local, fresh and phenomenal. It’s everything a casual neighborhood spot should be — and it’s just a nice stroll away.
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