As if there wasn't already enough eateries in Brooklyn to lure you off the island and gain a few L-Bs, now there's one more, very edible reason to cross the bridge to 'Billyburg. Enter new restaurant and bar, The Bedford, that opened up, yep, you guessed it, on Bedford. Focusing on American food, The Bedford gives traditional classics a fresh, modern twist with super scrumptious specials and daily menu changes. Sourcing ingredients that go from 'market to table', we're salivating at the prospect of some high quality comfort food and delicious wines on cold winter evenings. Our ideal dinner menu (hint, hint)? Steamed butter and diamond shell clams with garlic, pancetta and fushimi peppers for entree and a pasture raised burger with gorgonzola, applewood smoked bacon, grilled onion and fries for main. Plus, the decor—classroom chic mixed with a dark'n'stormy—is pitch-perfect for a winter tipple. Done and yum!
110 Bedford Avenue (at North 11th Street); Brooklyn; 718-302-1002