Greenpoint newcomer Di An Di’s menu options

The end of year lists and awards for new Greenpoint restaurants keep piling up. While Greenpoint has plenty of under the radar affordable eats, some higher end establishments like Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave.), which currently holds the neighborhoods’ only Michelin star, continue to win praise.

French-Canadian restaurant Chez Ma Tante (90 Calyer St.) was awarded “neighborhood restaurant of the year” by Eater NY, as voted by their readers for “serving clean, flavorful fare with just enough edge to keep things interesting. That means dishes like a pig’s head terrine next to a particularly stunning Caesar salad, or a pate as an appetizer before a standout chicken confit.”

The modern Vietnamese restaurant Di An Di (68 Greenpoint Ave) was voted in the same reader’s poll as having “best design of the year,” for its “neutral palettes, neon signs, rounded corners, copper-colored accents, and lots and lots of well-placed plants.” The pho is great too.


The”top NYC restaurant newcomers of 2018” list as identified by editors in a separate Eater NY post shouts out Di an Di and Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop (110 Franklin St.) for their quality food. Hint: you should really try Paulie Gee’s Freddy Prince slice that includes a hidden bottom crust of full of sesame seeds.

To survey their editors (and editor friends) Eater NY also compiled a list of the neighborhoods “dominating NYC’s dining scene in 2018,” and Greenpoint is cited five times, primarily for Di An Di and Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop.

The Infatuations list of New York City’s Best New Restaurants Of 2018 includes, you might have guessed it, Di an Di and Paulie Gee’s Slice shop, along with Bernies (332 Driggs Ave.), the Millenial Bennigans across from McCarren Park.

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  1. Most of these restaurants although good are insanely overpriced and only meant for the rich or the gourmets.

    Give me either the old standbys like the polish rests., pizzerias, Chinese rests., Peter Pan etc. etc, or even some of the sanely priced new “hipster” restaurants like Freuda, Amarin, the old Jimmys(now chez ma tante) or even the Lobster Joint.

    You can get good food without going bankrupt.

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