Pizza at Williamsburg Pizza
Williamsburg Pizza: 265 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (map); 718-855-8729; Open Until: 11 p.m. Mon-Thurs; 12 a.m., Fri-Sat; 10 p.m., Sun
Tacos at Tacos Morelos
Tacos Morelos: North 7th Street & Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 347-772-5216; Open Until: 24 Hours, Daily
Fried Chicken at Pies 'n' Thighs
Burger and Fish Sandwich at Dumont Burger
Plain Slice at Anna Maria Pizza
Anna Maria Pizza: 179 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 718-599-4550; Open Until: 2 a.m., Daily
Fried Pig Tails at The Brooklyn Star
Pizza and Meatball Parm at Best Pizza
Miso Ramen at Ramen Yebisu
Cheeseburger (and Fried Chicken) at the Commodore
And if you want something fried to go with your burger, skip the fries and go for the fried chicken. No, fried chicken isn't a "side" like french fries are, but the Commodore's version is deliciously juicy, crisp with golden skin and a touch of sweetness. So you should just order it anyway.
The Commodore: 366 Metropolitan Avenye, Brooklyn, NY (map); 718-218-7632; Kitchen Open Until: 11:45 p.m. Mon-Thurs & Sun; 12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat
Udon at Samurai Mama
Pigs in a Blanket at Huckleberry Bar
The menu is a hodgepodge of sandwiches, salads and vittles that has evolved over time from a number of chefs. For smaller plates, the bar serves its dressed-up version of Pigs in a Blanket, a spicy Italian sausage wrapped in puff pastry with a dab of grain mustard. Other good options include Bacon-wrapped Dates stuffed with gouda and a country-style Baked Mac & Cheese. Sweeter options include the Nutella & Goat Milk's Ricotta Pressed Sandwich, a dangerously good combo with just the right proportions of Nutella, ricotta and bread, or the Chocolate Panna Cotta, served with huckleberry jam, whipped cream and a bit of sea salt.
Whatever's on the Menu at No Name Bar
No Name Bar: 597 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (map); Open Until:Late
Fish Tacos and More at Nights & Weekends
Meatballs at The Meatball Shop
Mini Cheeseburger at Snacky
Our favorite bite here is the Popsie Mini Cheeseburger, a fat, well seasoned three-ounce patty topped with a thin layer of mozzarella and spicy Kewpie mayonnaise on a squishy, mild chewy, sweet baked Chinese roll. For a less meat-centric bite, try the vegetable shiao bing. Describes as an Asian panino, this combination sounds like it shouldn't work, but it really does: sesame-studded bread is filled with mozzarella, spicy mayo, bitter greens, and pickled vegetables, creating a nice interplay of flavors and textures.
Snacky: 187 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 718-486-4848; Open Until: 1 a.m., Mon-Thurs & Sun; 3 a.m., Fri-Sat
Oysters at Maison Premiere
For a surefire bet, go straight for the Beau Soleil, the "Bentley of oysters" with a provocatively delicate flavor. Sweet Kumamotos from Mexico are a popular choice; complement them with the salty Fishers Island bivalves from Fisher Island Sound in New York. For big oysters, try the briny Moonstone or Duxbury, or the meaty Wellfleet. Always get advice from the waiters, however, as the oyster menu is subject to change based on availability. Also, not late night, but Maison Premiere does a killer dollar oyster happy hour.
Pizetta at Manhattan Inn
The mac and cheese is another winner, with amarillo peppers joining the cheddar and pepper jack cheese sauce.