Bar Beau

American in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Cafe by day and restaurant and cocktail bar by night, this unobtrusive, friendly local place has a loyal clientele. Alongside the rotating menu of cocktails ($14 to $16; try the aromatic Paisley Island) are moreish small plates like deviled eggs with the spicy Japanese condiment yuzu kosho, and skirt steak with chili eggplant and yogurt.

Meat and veggie options share equal weight on the menu.