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30th bday dinner in Brooklyn

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Hi all-

My wife is turning the big 3-0 and I want to take her out for a nice dinner on her bday. We live in the bk heights area but are willing to travel. She eats EVERYTHING. Want to make it special- but nothing too outrageously expensive though. Anyone have any ideas??

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  1. Take her to Frankie's 457 in Carroll Gardens or Tempo, Al di La, Stone Park or Convivium in Park Slope if you're looking for delicious but moderately priced options.

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    1. re: ChowDiva

      Temp[o now has a $25 three course dinner from Sunday thru Thursday, $35 on Friday and Saturday. Was there on Sunday and had an excellent dinner and great service. For apps wife had the goat cheese salad, I had the polenta with sausage, both very good. Wife had the buccatini with sicilian pistachios, I had the rack of lamb ($6 supplement) both very good. For dessert wife had gelato, I had the date dessert, both very good. We were undecided about the wine, so the waitress brought us three glasses of wine to taste, which I thought was very nice. With cappucino, coffee and wine bill came to $101. A great deal. Well worth the money. Portions were also large.

    2. I'd recommend Convivium Osteria on 5th Ave in Park Slope. My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary dinner this year. Incredible food, a great wine list, and it feels like you've left New York and headed to the Mediterranean countryside. I especially love their garden.

      1. I love Rosewater. Have had many good meals there. I've also heard good things about Saul and Grocery, but have never been to either..

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        1. re: lisaclunie

          what do you mean by not too expensive? My favorite restaurant is Brooklyn is The River Cafe, but that is a prix fixe of 80.00 per person. Not Stone Park, see other reviews of that it is down on it's luck for sure.