colonia verde

a warm piece of latin american sun in fort greene

Colonia Verde feels like a trendy restaurant lifted from Mexico City and planted in Brooklyn. But it feels just as fit for the Fort Greene crowd as it would any other place. Opened by a trendy husband-wife duo behind a few different cool kid spots around the city (the Freehand Hotel restaurant Comodo, a party forward taco joint in Williamsburg Disco Tacos), Colonia Verde has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.

And what’s not to like? The space itself is inviting, a bar that opens into a greenhouse dining room (insulated from the cold winters and hot summers) that in turn opens into a covered patio. The menu infuses Latin flavor in creative ways from brunchy fare during the day to perfectly grilled mains for dinner and plenty of sharable sides starring fresh local ingredients to fun cocktails (many with mezcal). Plus they host monthly Sunday “asado series” where they invite chefs for a day of grilling in the backyard.

the details

Address219 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn
Hoursweekdays 12-4pm, 5-10pm, weekends 10-4pm, 5-11pm, closed Mondays
Price$$ – most things are $15-30
Aestheticwarm, plant-filled, rustic space with a cozy greenhouse in the back

good to know

Go here for: a breezy brunch, a casual dinner

Order this: anything with duck confit, various salads and salsas for sharing, and definitely end with warm churros, cocktails

Amount of time to spend: an hour or two, or an entire afternoon

When to come: weekday brunch, or a warm evening dinner

Getting here: a few minutes walk from the Clinton-Washington G station

Other things to note: they take reservations via Resy

Last visited: July 2022

Last updated: August 2022

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