Chez Ma Tante
With its comfort food inspired by French-Canadian traditions and well-edited wine list, Chez Ma Tante is an integral part of the food explosion that has taken place in Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, Greenpoint. Helmed by chefs Aidan O’Neil and Jake Leiber, the bistro, a favorite among locals giving it a distinct neighborhood vibe, is a destination for those seeking great food in a pared-back yet warm setting. Menu favorites include the simple yet otherworldly chips with aioli, pig’s head terrine (we suggest pairing it with the Caesar salad), the New York Times-approved pork shoulder, and the best pancakes you’ll ever eat. Chez Ma Tante is open for dinner all week, and lunch/brunch on Friday through Sunday.