Take a Break from the City at This Latin American Spot with Greenhouse Vibes
Ever dined in a greenhouse? Colonia Verde is an all-encompassing example of what it means to be truly organic, not only offering up a visual aesthetic that incorporates mostly wood fixtures, stucco walls, and a flood of natural light—thanks to the greenhouse-style wall-to-ceiling windows—but also an amazingly rustic menu. A true diamond in the rough, this Latin American gem puts the focus on sharing—though, to be fair, you’ll want everything for yourself once you see their gorgeous spread. Between the pulpo al pastor (aka grilled octopus, pineapple, charred onions, and cilantro coulis), cast iron blackened mangalitsa pork chop, and smoky mushroom arepa with avocado salsa, you’re in good hands. For dessert, you’d be crazy to ignore their Little Piece of Brazil (yuca coconut cake with whipped cream and lime zest).
After dinner, head to The Great Georgiana for drinks. The vibe and visuals here definitely complement your experience at Colonia Verde but in a more low-key, traditionally romantic sort of way. String lights are strung around the windows and bar, dark wood accents pair nicely with the brick walls, and the open setting still manages to feel intimate. But you didn’t just come here for the vibe—you came here for the drinks (which you’ll love). Though you can’t really go wrong with the options here, we recommend Delete Facebook (with Tequila Cabeza, lime grapefruit, chili-infused honey, and Aardvark hot sauce) and Ladies Choice (with white rum, passion fruit liqueur, coconut water, pineapple, and green chartreuse).
219 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
The Great Georgiana
248 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn