Brooklyn's Best Restaurants: Bringing new meaning to the phrase "hiding in plain sight," this haute cuisine tasting table is connected to a large grocery store on an unassuming block of Boerum Hill. The 18-seat, stainless steel counter overlooks the open kitchen of Chef Cesar Ramirez, a creative mastermind who trained with David Bouley. His 20-course menus are of the highly inventive stripe, spanning luxurious, seafood-centric dishes like Kumamoto oysters paired with creme fraiche and bracing Meyer lemon, or Medai needlefish with slivers of marinated onion and jicama. Granted, a meal here will set you back: the prix fixe tasting menus start at $225 per person, before tax, tip or wine. But, hey, you're worth it, right?
Best Restaurants: Make a reservation in advance to get into this tiny18-seat chef's table featuring the innovative seafood combinations of Chef Cesar Ramirez. Each seat has an intimate view of this masterful chef preparing a vast tasting menu of unique dishes. The tasting menu is the only option, but paired with the new wine program this only enhances the allure of this up and coming Brooklyn restaurant. Chef's Table is on the map of New York's best restaurants thanks to a 2012 three star Michelin rating. It is the only restaurant in Brooklyn to earn that highest rating. TRAIN: A, C, G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn, 2, 3 at Hoyt St.