Dino Restaurant is located in Fort Greene Brooklyn. We tried its Italian food at the terrace, and both the atmosphere and the food were very nice.
We recently found ourselves in Fort Greene, Brooklyn visiting my aunt who had come up from North Carolina and was staying with a friend in the area. She met us at the Brooklyn Flea Market and after poking around the different vendors, we decided it was time for some food, so we strolled down DeKalb Avenue looking for someplace that jumped out at us. I spotted Dino Restaurant because of the small sandwich board outside that said “Garden is Open!” Never one to turn down an opportunity to eat outside in the too short terrace season of New York City, we checked out the menu. After seeing multiple options for a delicious lunch, the three of us walked inside.
Dino Restaurant is a narrow little Italian place with a dark wood interior and intimate little tables. It would be a very adorable date night, or a great place to have brunch on a Sunday morning in Brooklyn. We passed right on through the restaurant to the backyard garden. The back yard is triangular shaped and we got a table at the very end of the yard, which I happen to think is the best spot, as you are afforded a bit of privacy. There was even a neighbor cat who was exploring the yard. The cat was a gorgeous black and brown and surprised us by walking under the table unexpectedly. This is a good thing to keep in mind if you are not a cat lover, as you might want to ask for a table indoors or in the front on the sidewalk.
The atmosphere was very relaxed, and luckily we were not in a hurry, as the waiter took a bit to get to our table, despite the fact that the restaurant was not very busy when we were there. Even so, the service was impeccable, and the waiter was friendly. In fact, when he mistakenly told us that one of our meals did not come with fries, we ordered home fries to go with the grass fed bison burger. The dish did, in fact, come with fries and the waiter was kind enough to take the home fries off the bill. Aside from the bison burger, we also ordered the Dino’s BLT and the pasta with kale and ricotta cheese. Everything was delicious!
The food at Dino Restaurant was typical italian comfort food, and the list of items on the dinner menu includes some mouth watering crostini, as well as an interesting wine list. This is a great place to come if you are visiting some of the neighborhood attractions including the Brooklyn Art Museum, or the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea Market. It is also near to Fort Greene Park in a beautiful section of the city that we don’t have a chance to visit nearly enough. If you are looking for a neighborhood place to eat Italian food with a distinctly American twist, we ruskommend Dino Restaurant in Fort Greene with 4 boquerones.
Information about Dino Restaurant
Ruskommendation for Dino Restaurant: 4 boquerones
|Service:||(8.5 / 10)|
|Food:||(8.0 / 10)|
|Quality/Price:||(8.0 / 10)|
|Atmosphere:||(8.0 / 10)|
|Average:||(8.1 / 10)|
- Address: 222 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
- Telephone: (718) 222-1999
- Average price per person: $15
- Hours: (Mon-Thu) 11:00am-12:00am; Friday 11:00am-1:00am; Saturday 10:00am-1:00am; Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm
- Subway: G Line up to Clinton – Washington Avs; A,C up to Lafayette Av. y B,Q up to Atlantic Av.
- Official Website of Dino Restaurant