Modern American in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Yet another Williamsburg throwback, this inviting eat-and-drinking spot with a long mahogany bar channels an early 1900s vibe. The menu is small but well executed, with choices like Long Island duck breast, braised short ribs and bacon-wrapped monkfish, plus classics such as mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon, meatloaf sandwiches and raw-bar selections (oysters, shrimp cocktail). Great cocktails.

Stop in at happy hour (5:30pm to 7pm weeknights) for $6 burgers and $6 old-fashioneds.