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birthday dinner in carroll gardens, cobble hill, BK heights

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tomorrow is my birthday and i want to go somewhere with great food and maybe even a little special for dinner with my boyfriend. we live right off smith street. we find ourselves eating at lunetta, bar tabac, robin. and ki all the time to give you a sense of my taste. anything new or especially good you can suggest would be great. (not necessarily expensive but a a pleasant place to eat great food and then walk home afterwards.) thanks!

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    1. Those are all places we frequent too. You might go to Saul..mid week they even have a 3 course prix fixe. Also, Po, though I've found it a little inconsistent lately.

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      1. re: Nehna

        i was thinking saul, but they're all booked for a private party. bummer!

      2. There's Chestnut, or you could order a few small plates and wine at Sample.

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        1. re: Claire

          I used to love Chestnut but it's been pretty downhill lately from my experience and friends' experiences. So I'd say it's a *risky* choice for a birthday meal.

          Bummer about Saul.

          Sample's a great place, one of our favorite bars, and a good choice if you want to focus more on wine and graze on cheese/meats/etc.

          Black Mountain Wine Bar is another good choice, though we havent been back in at least 4 or 5 months....good wine selection and a more extensive menu than Sample. They have a fireplace, so it can be very cozy on a winter night.

          Oh, you could wander over to Convivium too. Very cozy / romantic vibe downstairs for a birthday meal.

          And if you like Ki, you might try Hibino.

        2. Chestnut is a good bet, especially since they'll have their Wednesday prix fixe tomorrow...

          1. How about Cafe Carciofo or Quercy, both on Court near Kane?