755 Dean St. (at Underhill St.)
What is it: A laid-back gastro pub that doubles as Pro-Cro neighborhood joint, nestled in a quiet corner of Dean at Underhill.
Why we love it: You can enjoy a drink and a chat with the friendly regulars or sit down to a meal from new executive chef David Glenn, who hails from the successful pop-up New Orleans-inspired café the Tchoup Shop.
Who to bring: A good friend; or somebody you admire and want to know better.
What to order: Try out one of the flavorful small plates, like brisket duck boudin balls with creole mustard and bread and butter pickles ($7), or crispy confit chicken wings with chipotle jam and cilantro and lime crema.
Dean Street fun fact: The owners went to middle school together on Long Island!