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Lively, tasty dinner for 10 in/near Clinton Hill?

shivohum Apr 13, 2008 07:52 AM

Anyone have any recommendations for a dinner place which:

a) has a fun, lively atmosphere
b) could take recommendations for a group of 10 or 11
c) has good vegetarian-friendly options (but isn't pure vegetarian)
d) has tasty food
e) is not super-expensive (though it needn't be dirt cheap)
f) is in or near Clinton Hill?


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    Claire RE: shivohum Apr 13, 2008 08:33 AM

    Chez Lola

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      bobjbkln RE: Claire Apr 13, 2008 11:17 AM

      iCi meets that crieria. In Ft. Greene.

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      shivohum RE: shivohum Apr 14, 2008 06:07 AM

      Thanks. How about Madiba -- good choice?

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        squinchy RE: shivohum Apr 14, 2008 02:02 PM

        I think not--does not meet criteria d) and e), IMO.
        Nice place to drink, not to eat.

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        sadarami RE: shivohum Apr 14, 2008 06:32 AM

        Luz would be a really good choice

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          shivohum RE: sadarami Apr 14, 2008 09:43 PM

          Hrm -- didn't see any vegetarian entrees. Am I missing something?

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            gold75 RE: sadarami Apr 21, 2008 12:12 PM

            I wanted to add a quick plug for Luz. Based on the recommendations of hounders, I tried Luz last Saturday night with a group of 6. Although they didn't exactly honor the reservation on time, everyone was so nice and the food was very tasty. It has an excellent vibe and I would highly recommend for a fun group night out.

            I thought the arepa de queso was outstanding. We reordered them because they were so delicious (and vegetarian). My companions devoured the whole chicken (they said it was as moist as could be and very flavorful) and really enjoyed the shrimp ceviche and the both beef dishes on the menu.

            The drinks are hit or miss. The mojitos were pretty good, the capirihna (sp) only got better with more sips. ;)

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            cixous RE: shivohum Apr 14, 2008 02:20 PM

            Locanda Vini e Olii

            1. MsAlyp RE: shivohum Apr 21, 2008 08:57 AM

              What about Bonita?
              -Lively and fun Mexican restaurant that is nice, more upscale.
              -can take that many people if u call far enough in advance.
              -I am not sure how many veggie options but I am aware of vegetarian quesadillas.
              -Food is good and reliable.
              -Isn't to cheap but isn't to expensive
              -On Deeklab border of clinton hill and ft greene

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