sourdough pizza, natural wine, you know the deal

Leo epitomizes the (north) Brooklyn trendy restaurant in a way that a Manhattan restaurant could never. It’s a neighborhood favorite. A reliable spot for an unplanned weeknight dinner, but also cute enough to bring out of town friends when you’re looking to avoid the chaos of Manhattan restaurants or even Bedford on a Saturday night. It’s not the kind of place that appears on many hit lists, but it does have a bit of a cult following among those who live in the neighborhood.

Leo knows its place and does it well. Sourdough goods and natural wines. Bagels in the morning, pizza by night. A well curated wine list. Soft serve or tiramisu for dessert. Laid back atmosphere, spacious for city standards, with enough tables packed in to feel cozy. Plus a take away cafe bakery next door for when you want an upgraded bagel or breakfast sandwich on a weekend morning.

the details

Address123 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn
Hours5-11pm Monday – Thursday, opens at noon on Friday and 9am on weekends
Price$$-$$$ most things on the menu land in the $10-30 range and are sharable
Aestheticsimple, unpretentious, artisanal casual bistro vibes

good to know

Go here for: a cute casual dinner, a weekend lunch

Order this: butter beans, literally any of their pizzas, dessert

Amount of time to spend: an hour or two for a leisurely meal

When to come: weeknights on the early side, or weekday daytime

Getting here: take the L/G to Metropolitan Lorimer, or JMZ to Marcy

Other things to note: 

  • They take reservations for dinner via Resy.
  • They have some outdoor seating during warmer months too

Last visited: February 2022

Last updated: September 2022

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