Here in the big city, we have a reputation for pushing the boundaries when it comes to fine dining. Tertulia, over in Manhattan, took this to new levels recently, offering guests the chance to dine in semi darkness during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

However, if you crave something truly different in your dining experience, then there are some restaurants in Brooklyn that really fit the bill perfectly.

If you like your dining playful, intriguing, and sometimes plain baffling; then head on down to Do or Dine, over on Bedford Avenue. From the glitzy disco glamour of the disco ball hanging from the funky, curving roof, to the street-hip graffiti murals that adorn the walls outside, this Brooklyn restaurant is serving up lively, unexpected dishes on a grand scale. With fantastically inventive dishes, such as ‘escargot to hell’ or the ‘cold smoked corn soup’ (smoked by your very own blow-torch wielding waiter), to the more traditional fare, such as wonderfully tender beef tenderloin; Do or Dine are sure to have something to tickle your taste buds, and provide an experience that will not be forgotten in a hurry.

Zenkichi, a Japanese restaurant on 6th St, ticks all the boxes when it comes to fabulously unusual restaurants in Brooklyn. One of Brooklyn’s most celebrated places to eat, guests are whisked upstairs to wonderfully atmospheric private tables, each made deliciously secluded by their own wooden blinds; deliciously authentically Eastern and wonderfully romantic for a hot date!

From a fiery, hot sake tasting, to a menu filled with mouth watering Japanese cuisine, the only issue is deciding exactly what to pick. The eight course taster menu is a culinary experience that defies convention and guarantees to please. As far as restaurants in Brooklyn go, this one is truly unique!

We all know that, in terms of places to eat in Brooklyn, we’re all a little spoiled here, with the excellent array of unusual cuisines and fantastically ambient locations. However, for a really unusual cultural experience, head over to Café Glechik; a Ukrainian restaurant in Brooklyn that serves up food inspired by Eastern European cuisine, but with a distinctly American flavour.

Very family friendly, this Brooklyn restaurant offers a relaxing, homely dining experience, with lively décor and a truly welcoming atmosphere.

Restaurants in Brooklyn are numerous and generally extremely good. But sometimes, a few stand out for their true sense of adventure and unique appeal; and in Brooklyn, we all love something a little different!