From Schwarzwald with Love

Authentic German home style cooking


We grew up in Germany’s Black Forest, but only met in Brooklyn.

As a tribute to our love we opened Black Forest Brooklyn, serving homemade regional specialties and a unique selection of German draft beer, wines & craft spirits.

Ayana & Tobias

Black Forest Brooklyn opened in 2013 in Fort Greene as an instant neighborhood favorite with a warm and casual vibe for breakfast, lunch, brunch & dinner.

A second location opened in the Fall of 2017 at 181 Smith Street in Boerum Hill for lunch, brunch & dinner, featuring outdoor seating in a large backyard.

Oktoberfest 2019

Throughout October 2019 we’ll be serving authentic bavarian food & drink specials in both locations in addition to our regular menu, and throw two special parties, one in Fort Greene and one on Smith Street!

Fort Greene Oktoberfest:

We’ll kick things off on Friday Oct 4th at 9pm at the Fort Greene location with a massive party featuring a live performance by Brooklyn favourite brass band Slavic Soul Party!, a keg tapping ceremony with free beer from the first keg, and a mugholding competition with prizes. Owners Ayana and Tobias will be showing of their Oktoberfest outfits, and hope you will as well!

Tickets: $10 cover at the door, no reservations!

Smith Street Oktoberfest:

On Saturday Oct 12th at 2pm we’ll be cooking up a storm for our first ever Backyard Oktoberfest party at our Smith Street location featuring live music with a German oompah brass band, a 4-course authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest meal served family style in the biergarten*, a traditional keg-tapping ceremony (free beer!), and a mug holding competition with prizes, and lots of beer in big glasses. One seating only at 2pm.

*Event will be held in the biergarten weather permitting, and will be moved into the restaurant in case if inclement weather.

Tickets $45 (includes the 2pm family-style meal, 1L of Hofbräu beer, and additional beer from the keg tapping) very limited seating!

(select the yellow 2pm OKTOBERFEST slot)

Trivia Tuesdays on Smith Street!

Trivia Tuesdays are back on Smith Street! We’re so happy that the NYC Trivia League will be hosting weekly trivia nights every Tuesday at our Smith Street location, starting on October 8th at 8pm. FREE!


LocationS & HOURS

Fort Greene
733 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 935-0300
Email Fort Greene Location

M-F 12pm – 12am
Sa 10am – 12am
Su 10am - 10pm

Smith Street
181 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 522-1806
Email Smith Street Location

M-F 12pm – 11pm
Sa 10am – 11pm
Su 10am - 10pm

Both kitchens are open until 1hr before closing time.






We are happy to take reservations, even for large groups.
Please use the Resy link below to make reservations for up to 10 people for dinner or weekend brunch. For larger reservations and for weekday lunch please call or email us. 


Fort Greene
(718) 935-0300

Smith Street
(718) 522-1806