One dinner, outer boroughs. Suggestion?
We have a babysitter for Saturday night 2/16, and a car, and want to go somewhere new. Outer boroughs preferred. Anywhere other than Heights/Cobble/Carroll/Slope area (that's where we live). Any cuisine is fine. Shouldn't break the bank, but doesn't need to be cheap.
Ideally we could walk in without a reservation sometime between 6 and 8, without waiting too long. (2 people.)
And to throw a couple out there, does Sripraphai or Spicy Mina fit this bill?
Sripraphai is great, for sure, but as a mom who rarely has a babysitter, one night when we did, but weren't exactly feeling flush, we went to Moto in Williamsburg near the Marcy Ave subway. It was romantic, inexpensive, and had a great accordion/trumpet/saxophone trio playing. The atmosphere was great and I would prefer a night out somewhere like this, as there's more to it than just the food. I think we spent 60 bucks!
Probably the majority of the places in Queens discussed on this board are like this. Few take reservations. That gives you a lot of options. The only issue is sometimes there are lines ... the lines at Sripraphai can get quite long on the weekends. Maybe at 6 it's not bad, I'm not sure. The couple times we decided to go on a Friday/Saturday we ended up going elsewhere, so we've stuck to going there during the week.
I'm of course a big de mole fan so that's my suggestion. It can get busy too but not nearly as bad. If you get there earlier (before 7) I can't imagine waiting too long. The food really is excellent and the prices are great and it's byob. And they're so nice!
Hmm... I'm curious now what the deal is. We tried to reserve for a large group last year and were told they don't take reservations. I'd like to know because I would love to have have a birthday party or something there but I've always written it off because of the reservation issue.