Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
Address: 53 6th Ave.
Order This: Duck leg confit

Sébastien Aubert, the owner, head chef, and chief waiter at Kaz An Nou, is one of the kindest people in Brooklyn. His restaurant is small, the dishes simple, and he'll treat you as if you're dining in his home. When there isn't live music, fuzzy international jazz records that Madlib would sample (if he hasn't already) fill the cozy spot, located just off Flatbush. Start your meal with the fritters and end with the spicy chocolate cake in coconut sauce. Aubert will take care of everything else. (Except the booze—as it's BYOB, grab a bottle of wine from the liquor store on Flatbush and Saint Marks before you're seated.)