date with someone i only drunkenly know...
so, we had a few drinks, and then a few more.
low and behold he actually called in daylight hours.
now i am stuck with a future dinner date and no location.
live in carroll gardens, willing to dine in brooklyn
reasonable fare, lowkey atmosphere.
first date options, anyone?
How about Boca Luppo? You can keep on drinking, the lighting is low and the food is small plate Italian, so it won't set you back too much. Enjoy.
Not to sound like Dr. Phil, but it sounds like you're not really up for this guy. Try a harshly lit diner-type place like Gravy or Union Smith Cafe and say nice knowin' you after he pays the bill.
Try SteinHoff on the weekend, crowded, so you can pretend not to hear him. Food is good, can order small or large.
But why did you say yes to a date?
to clear things up, this really isnt me but rather a friend.
she is interested in the man but is unsure of where to go and what to do.
he is very attractive so she would want to avoid the dim lighting.
good food is a plus.
Cafe Cubana? It's cheap and casual and you can drink the mojitos to cut down on awkward factor
Go to Frankie's on Court. If it's going well then go across the street to Mini-bar for after dinner drinks.
If you live closer to other end of Smith/Court, try Sample.
Go to Lucali's! Bring your own beer or wine. Sit out on the bench while you wait. It's pizza so it is casual, but with the candle light, has a very slight romantic feel.
Or, you could go to Long Tan and eat at the bar. Not the best thai, but when you eat at the bar, they have some cheap specials, and there are a lot of distractions, so there is always something to talk about.
Chipshop is also a fun place to sit at the bar and get some silly food and have small talk.
Just a few rambling thoughts:
+ great food, charming atmosphere, BYO, inexpensive, near the F train.
- Closed Tuesdays, no reservations so you might have a long wait
+ great food, charming atmosphere, cheap wine, inexpensive, near the F train.
- No reservations so you might have a long wait
+ great food, good atmosphere, takes reservation, Super-cheap Prix Fixe on Tues and Wed
- Might be a little expensive for a first date with a semi-stranger (maybe $65 for 2, plus wine, tax, tip can bring it to $100 easy). Super-cheap Prix Fixe on Tues and Wed makes someone look cheap.
+ Super-fun, inexpensive, great drinks, great music
- very specific menu
? Don't know what it's like in winter
I know this is not a Chowhound favorite by a long shot, BUT I've been in a similar predicament and Pacifico ended up being a memorable choice for fun, though not great, mexican (I like the "mexican meatballs" and the queso fondue dip app) and very strong margaritas. Get a pitcher on the rocks, you'll be feeling no pain (or inhibitions). Have fun.