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May 6, 2010 07:16 AM

Birthday dinner recs in Bklyn?

Can anyone recommend a great restaurant (American or Italian preferred) in Brooklyn to take my wife for a b-day dinner? We're in Park Slope and have been to all the great ones here -- Al Di La, Applewood, Convivium, Blue Ribbon, etc. -- and I'm looking for a nice place, romantic, no kids, great food, but that we've never been to before.
We have a car so can travel to other nabes...

Al Di La
248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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  1. Have you tried Bino (formerly Po) or Saul? Both are on Smith Street, and both are delicious -- although Saul is more of a special occasion joint. Or were you looking for somewhere a little bit further out in Brooklyn?

    276 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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    1. re: TooncesCat

      A birthday is a special occasion! Saul is wonderful.

    2. Frankies 457 Court Street Spuntino has very tasty italian food and, if you can sit out in the garden, a pleasant ambiance. I dont know what you mean by no kids. Aliseo and Locanda Vini e Olii in Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill respectively also serve up good italian food in sophisticated surroundings.

      Frankies 457 Spuntino
      457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      665 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

      Locanda Vini e Olii
      129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

      1. +1 for Locanda Vini e Olii. Also like iCi in Ft. Greene. Somewhat more upscale and further away: there's Dressler and Marlow and Sons in Williamsburgh

        Locanda Vini e Olii
        129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

        1. Grocery on Smith is great, albeit a little cramped.

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          1. re: StheJ

            I 2nd Grocery or Saul, both wonderful options

          2. I second Saul.

            For amazing italian I highly recommend noodle pudding in bk heights!