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Drinks/Light dinner in Ft. Greene?

subinai Aug 16, 2006 06:19 PM

recommendations please!!! I'm open to anything.

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    erikka RE: subinai Aug 16, 2006 07:56 PM

    Ici is probably your best bet.
    http://www.icirestaurant.com/

    1. EJC RE: subinai Aug 16, 2006 07:59 PM

      Olea for light greek tapas, a reasonable wine list, and a gorgeous room.

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        jen kalb RE: EJC Aug 16, 2006 09:02 PM

        I may sound like a broken record, but Luz would fit this bill.

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        schofiek RE: subinai Aug 17, 2006 02:34 AM

        Pequena is really delicious.. all their dishes come in an appetizer and dinner portion and their margaritas are the best!!
        86 S Portland Ave

        1. subinai RE: subinai Aug 17, 2006 04:34 PM

          I ended up going to Habana Outpost. It was really good. I enjoyed it. I need to hang out in Ft. Greene more often.

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            jen kalb RE: subinai Aug 17, 2006 05:13 PM

            was the food any good? The one time I went by there it looked pretty minimal and unappealing.

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              erikka RE: jen kalb Aug 17, 2006 06:24 PM

              Loud, crowded, long waits...not worth it. You're better off going to Habana in the city.

              (Unless you're one of those Shake Shack types who digs the wait and eating outside in the dirt)

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                subinai RE: jen kalb Aug 17, 2006 07:51 PM

                I had the cuban. It was better than other versions I've had in the city. I'm sure better are out there, but I'd go back and order it again.

                My favorite was the grilled corn with queso fresco.

                six points drafts are only $2.50!!!! they also serve frozen mojitos, which i haven't seen or had before. I don't know if that is good or bad. They went down easy though.

                The lines are long and it was pretty crowded when I went (8:30ish).

                I really liked the atmosphere. It almost felt like a BBQ or party rather than a restaurant.

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              JackS RE: subinai Aug 17, 2006 05:07 PM

              Check out Stoneholm, on Lafayette just east of South Elliott. They've got a great wine collection and a knowledgable wait staff (I'm a sucker for the dry cabernet sauvignon there). They've also got light fare. I usually get a panini, which isn't mind-blowing but it gets the job done. The wine is the main thing there.

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                mjlr68 RE: subinai Aug 18, 2006 12:45 PM

                Pequena on South Portaland is a great little mexican place...good food, especially the fish tacos. It's small so there's often a wait. Afterwards head a few steps to the corner and have a drink or two at Moe's.

                If you're looking for something a little quieter or cosier, try the Stonehome on Lafayette...wine bar with food. I didn't eat anything when I was there, but the wine we had was great, and it was a very cozy atmosphere during the blizzard that was happening outside, not that you can visualize those conditions now!

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