MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
If you’re lucky enough to call One John Street home, this area gem could very well serve as your personal kitchen—thanks to its location at the base of this residential building. The rest of us can simply dream about living on the water as we take in the magnificent views from the restaurant’s soaring windows. Celestine comes from a team of top restaurateurs who have some of Brooklyn's biggest hits under their belts. The small plates menu spotlights dishes from the Eastern Mediterranean (a less talked about collection of countries from Greece to North Africa); and fragrant spice blends season every item. Kabocha squash skordalia, for instance, veers away from tradition with successful results, while short rib manti are the ultimate in comfort food.