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Oct 17, 2006 03:01 PM

A little off topic - Smith Street - Drinks

I am meeting a group on Smith Street tomorrow evening in Brooklyn and would like two recommendations for a group of 6. First - an interesting bar in the vicinity to gather in before dinner. And, two, a nice place to nosh which be more friendly than expensive. Any and all recommendations most welcome!

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  1. Meet at Brooklyn Social Club for proper cocktails, then walk to Chestnut for dinner and get the $25 3 course mid week deal.


    Meet at SAMPLE for interesting wine and sangria, then walk to newly opened La Lunetta for Italian.

    Search on the board for reviews.

    1. Both are excellent suggestions from Chow Gal and would be my suggestions as well.

      1. Sometimes the first response just hits the nail on the head. Bklyn Social and Chestnut... perfect for a Wednesday night. (written only in case you needed more input).

        1. Oh I just remembered that Sample is having its 3rd anniversary party on wednesday night, so it might be a little busy to get 6 in.

          1. brooklyn social for drinks and then frankie's 457 for more good drinks and nibbles.

            or, brooklyn social for drinks and then chance for good drinks and dim sum/small plates. The food at chance is asian, good, and, if you stay away from the main courses, very inexpensive. last time i was in to pick up take out i watched the bartender stuffing glasses with lots of fresh mint and sugar cubes (and some with kiwis) for mojitos. they looked very good!

            4 Replies
            1. re: missmasala

              How about Brooklyn Social followed by Porchetta on Smith Street. I had dinner there last night and it was terrific. I think they have a nightly prix fixe menu, too.

              1. re: Claire

                Really? The early reviews after the opened were very poor so we have avoided. What did you have for dinner?

              2. re: missmasala

                Here's a variation.

                Minibar - tiny little bar right across the street from Frankie's on Court Street or Abilene for drinks; then Frankie's for dinner.

                1. re: chow_gal

                  6 at mini? so long as noone else is there when they get there, eh.