Tree's Company: The Elm Open now
Paul Liebrandt's new spot at the King & Grove hotel (which was once Pillar & Plough) in Williamsburg sticks to French fare (surprise!) with plates of foie gras and turbot for two.
160 N. 12th St. (Bedford Ave.), Williamsburg (718-218-1088)
Royal Treatment: King Noodle Open now
Spam fried rice, kimchi carbonara, and mai tais are on the menu at this new Bushwick noodle spot, but you can start with glazed ribs and boneless ginger chicken, too.
1045 Flushing Ave. (Morgan Ave.), Bushwick (718-456-6543)
Ox News: Ideya Open now
Formerly located in Soho, this Caribbean spot now makes Brooklyn its home, serving up papusas, ceviche, Cuban-style sandwiches, and oxtail stew, plus a half-dozen styles of mojito.
636 Carlton Ave. (Park Pl.), Prospect Heights (718-636-6770)
Beyond the Seaport: Trading Post Open now
Finally, a decent place to eat at the Seaport — this classy joint (pictured) offers three floors of eats, with duck pappardelle, fried oyster po' boys, chimichurri skirt steak, and even pork belly sliders at the bar.
170 John St. (South St.), Financial District (646-370-3337)