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alaninf Jul 17, 2006 10:33 PM

Looking for a spot to take a 'slopian' on a date, so it must be outside the slope.
Would like modern fine dining, fusion would be nice. No Italian food. Would travel anywhere in Brooklyn.
Something like The Good Fork in Red Hook or Dresslers. That style. Prefer not going to Williamsburg. But please recommend.

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    eeee Jul 17, 2006 10:38 PM

    How about Chestnut?

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    1. re: eeee
      Peter Cuce Jul 18, 2006 12:48 AM

      Yeah, can't do any better than Chestnut.

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      PAL Jul 18, 2006 05:34 AM

      Luz is a great date restaurant. Pretty good fusiony latin cuisine and, importantly, good drinks. Myrtle and Vanderbilt.

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        jen kalb Jul 18, 2006 03:30 PM

        I was going to recommend Luz also - a good date atmosphere, cool but not crowded or loud, at least in my experience - the food is better than pretty good and the drinks do look great.

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        HWiley Jul 18, 2006 03:44 PM

        Saul or Chestnut. Both great menus, but they have quite opposite atmospheres. Saul might be slightly more impressive (for sure with their tasting menu - they will take care of you), and they did get a michelin star. It is slightly more pretentious, and Chestnut has a bit more of a local feel. Chestnut certainly takes great care in their dishes as well. But this is just my opinion! I don't know how else to compare/contrast the two that well. Others might be able to distinguish better. I have only been to Chestnut once, and Saul many so perhaps I'm a little partial to Saul (again, the tasting menu really provided an unforgettable experience). But I definately look forward to future visits to Chestnut.

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          Brooklyn Boy Jul 18, 2006 04:18 PM

          Olea in Ft. Greene is great! Lafayette and Adelphi, I believe.

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            jcf Jul 18, 2006 05:01 PM

            I love, love, love! Grocery (Smith Street) and I think it's really romantic.

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              raybird Jul 19, 2006 08:46 PM

              one more option - five front in dumbo. they have outdoor seating and it's close to the promenade. you could even get a drink at the river cafe afterward, or ice cream at the ice cream factory.

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                noodles Jul 21, 2006 02:43 PM

                What up with that? No Williamsburg? I used to be Anti-Burg, when I lived in the Slope for 7 yrs. Now I live over here. You are missing out on some GREAT chow. Diner, Dressler, Marlow, Sweetwater, and finally, the newest addition to the crown, that is a RUN dont WALK is Baci Arrabiaci on Grand St between Driggs and Bedford. It is worth the trip for the best executed Italian (northern) since Al Di La hit the Slope. They food is immaculate, and the service is on point. Do not biff the burg, I know it is out of the way, but it will be worth your time and effort.

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