River Deli in Brooklyn Heights

River Deli isn't a deli at all, but has been reimagined as an corner Italian bistro in Brooklyn Heights, while keeping its old deli name.  Brooklyn Heights is one of my favorite neighborhoods (like the West Village without the tourists!) and where I lead a Brooklyn Heights 101 walking tour every few months. 

Go around 7:00 p.m. if you don't want to wait forever, but the wait is worth it, even for Manhattanites who still need to hop on a train to get back to their island.