Hamburgers at the newish Yellow Hook Grille are hard to beat—thick, juicy, and satisfying, carfreeinla reports. This burger elbows aside her previous Brooklyn favorite, served at the Salty Dog a few blocks south. The cheddar-bacon-onion version is so huge that to eat it, some disassembly may be required. Fries are thin and crisp.

Also recommended: the steak tidbit sandwich (skirt steak on garlic toast with melted cheese) and a standout club made with fresh-roasted turkey. Yellow Hook, which opened in February on the site of defunct Italian old-timer Lento’s, also serves pizza, pastas, steaks, chicken parmigiana, and other entrées.

For dessert, head a block up the street to Anopoli, an old-school Greek diner that makes its own ice cream (“It’s a time warp, except there’s no irony,” The Engineer observes). Sundaes are splendid—no Reddi-wip, just real whipped cream. The counter guy, an artist at heart, might whip up a banana split made “a little different, my special way,” with the banana cut in chunks instead of split. “I think I detected a hint of *love* when I tasted it,” writes The Engineer.

Yellow Hook Grille [Bay Ridge]
Formerly Lento’s
7003 Third Avenue (at Ovington), Brooklyn

Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Family Restaurant [Bay Ridge]
6920 Third Avenue (at Bay Ridge), Brooklyn

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