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Mar 30, 2010 07:29 PM

Rehearsal dinner for wedding - in Brooklyn

My fiance and I want to have my rehearsal dinner somewhere near Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. I looked into Frankies, but they wanted something ridiculous like $100 pp before tax and tip (family style pasta/salad/dessert w/ beer and wine).

Does anyone have recommendations for a more economically sound venue that has above par food?

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  1. I highly recommend Chestnut on Smith Street - I've been eating there for years and my husband and I had our rehearsal dinner there in September. In addition to consistently wonderful food and service, they have a lovely back garden/patio and they seated us in the far corner so that we were somewhat removed from the rest of the crowd. We ordered off the regular menu, but there were only 16 of us. It will definitely be less than $100 per person.

    Other good nearby options are Robin Des Bois on Smith (not the greatest food but the most charming back garden) and Jolie on Atlantic.

    Buttermilk Channel is also great but they don't have an outdoor space.

    271 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Robin Des Bois
    195 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    320 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Buttermilk Channel
    524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    2 Replies
    1. re: scarlet starlet

      Chestnut might be a good option, but the dinner will be in November. Weather might not be very permitting...

      1. re: the_state

        Chestnut is pretty small, so unless you reserve the entire restaurant (which I think they don't charge too much for), it won't be a particularly intimate affair.