If you’re reading this blog, most likely you are aware that 1000 Dean will be anchored by a 9,000-square-foot beer hall and food court that will churning out delicious food and drink at breakfast lunch and dinner. What you might not be aware of, however, is how many great places there are to eat within just a few blocks of the building. In particular, Franklin Avenue has become a dining destination over the past couple of year. Barboncino has been churning out Neapolitan-style pizza and other Italian specialties since 2011 at 781 Franklin Avenue. After five years at a smaller location on Classon Avenue, Chavela’s opened its current location at 736 Franklin Avenue a couple of years ago, though the Mexican spot’s popularity has only continued to grow, so expect a wait unless you show up right at 6 o’clock! Also serving up great Mexican fare, albeit more for the take-out crowd, is Gueros at 605 Prospect Place.The most recent and arguably fanciest arrival on the strip is Mayfield, which opened at 688 Franklin Avenue to rave reviews in TK. And don’t forget Little Zelda at 728 Franklin or Crosby Coffee at 667 Classon Avenue for a caffeine boost and Wedge Cheese shop at 728B Franklin Avenue if your inner mouse gets a craving.
1000 Dean is a historic 150,000-square-foot commercial building reimagined as the 21st century home for Brooklyn's creative community.