2019: Brooklyn Voted Tanoreen Best Appetizers!
7523 3rd Ave.
(718) 748-5600 – www.tanoreen.com
When you’re looking for the best way to start a great meal, head to Tanoreen in Bay Ridge for the best appetizers in Brooklyn! Following years of frequent dinner parties & teaching friends how to cook, chef Rawia decided to open a restaurant to share a simple idea: Cooking delicious Palestinian & Middle Eastern food as she does for family & friends, but with her unique twists. Tanoreen’s cookery style was born first & foremost as a form of expression inspired by her mom and then influenced by her time traveling abroad & living in the New York. In 1998 Tanoreen opened as a ten table, storefront in Brooklyn, & has since taken on a partner (Jumana, aka ‘The Daughter’), expanded to a larger location.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Xin Best Appetizers!
8320 Third Avenue (347) 662-6222 www.xinbrooklyn.com
This cornerstone Chinese restaurant may be new to the neighborhood, but, boy has it made a lasting impression. Xin, an upscale restaurant for Chinese cuisine located in the heart of Bay Ridge, boasts not only a menu full of classic plates, but also a hearty list of specialty drinks, desserts and – you guessed it – appetizing appetizers. From everyone’s favorite barbecue spare ribs, to a modernized calamari and Chinese popcorn shrimp, Xin’s extensive menu of starters serves up something for just about everyone, making it a clear cut choice for best apps in the borough.