Top choice american in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

This quiet, residential brownstone block seems an unlikely setting for a Michelin-starred restaurant, but The Finch is the real deal, serving modern American cuisine in a relaxed, stylish setting. The menu is perfect for sharing (though you may want the Japanese yams all to yourself), with cooked-to-perfection mains like Swiss-chard lasagna and confit duck with smoked bread pudding.