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Classy meal in Williamsburg, NY?

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theakimberly May 11, 2009 09:16 AM

I am looking for a restaurant in which to have a good classy meal - nice wine, good atmosphere, not too yippy though just something nice; unique, with an adventurous omnivorous menu. does anyone have suggestions? things like tapas places are fun, but would like to branch out.

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  1. malibu RE: theakimberly May 11, 2009 09:30 AM

    Dressler IMO is probably the "classiest". Not sure of what your idea of unique is though. It's my favorite in the neighborhood. You might also want to consider Aurora or Marlow & Sons. You can find these all on menupages.com to see menus.

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      thievery RE: malibu May 15, 2009 07:05 AM

      Yes, Dressler is the go to spot... the rest all depends on how much your willing to trade formality for funkiness. More fine-ish dining in the burg: Marlow & Sons (Wood Block Hipster), Diner (Nostalgic Hipster), Rye (Nouveau Old School), Walter Foods(Nouveau Old School), Zenkichi (Japanese Speakeasy).

      And for pre-drinks with small meat & cheese type plates, Hotel Delmano (Nouveau Pre-War European Hotel Bar)

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        Claire RE: thievery May 15, 2009 09:23 AM

        "Wood block hipster." I love that.

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          planetjess RE: thievery May 16, 2009 11:25 AM

          But where would I go for Old School Nouveau if I were a Nostalgic ex-Hipster?

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            Steve R RE: planetjess May 16, 2009 06:50 PM

            The Manhattan board?

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              2slices RE: planetjess May 19, 2009 09:40 AM

              soho in the 80s

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              2slices RE: thievery May 19, 2009 09:40 AM

              Yes, Dressler

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            selenster RE: theakimberly May 18, 2009 01:39 PM

            as someone else suggested, zenkichi is a lovely option, reminiscent of a dimly lit japanese ninja lair. each dining area is semi-private with a pull-down screen that shields you from prying eyes. you summon your server by pressing on a button. recommended: the omakase! it was ridiculously inexpensive.

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