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Sep 2, 2009 11:08 AM

gift certificate ideas for a couple of brooklyn hounds

need some restaurant suggestions for a gift certificate for some friends who live in brooklyn. they have varied and broad tastes and a true appreciation for great food. doesn't need to be fancy schamcy. will need to use a credit card for purchase as we live out of the area.

gift will be around $100 for two guests.


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  1. I can think of very nice places that we go in Brooklyn where $100 would cover it but these wouldnt be "gift" worthy (in my opinion). And, it would be more like $150 to be able to cover decent wine, tax and tip in places like Henry's End, Saul, al di la, Dressler, Applewood and others (yes, I know you can eat in each of these places for less but, as a gift , you want to do it right and not cut corners). So, with that in mind, how about a gift certificate to Sahadi's, one of Brooklyn's best ethnic markets (they have a web site if you're interested in seeing what they have to offer)?

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    1. re: Steve R

      thanks steve. applewood looks closest to what i think they would like. sahadi's is a good suggestion. just might go that route.

      even a place with a grittier feel that has exceptional fare would be fine -- they are very casual folks. a hidden jewel of some sort of ethnic variety would be great.

      thanks again!

      1. re: sukisooo

        What about getting them gift certificates to two places: $50 for Grand Sichuan place Bay Ridge, and $50 for Sripraphai, which is a Thai restaurant in Queens but not hard to get to. (If you search the board you will read about them ad nauseum.) Also--I think $100 for one of the most of the "nicer" restaurants in Brooklyn is fine. Not tragic if it doesn't cover expensive wine, etc.