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Birthday dinner recs in Bklyn?

pslopeyumyum May 6, 2010 07:16 AM

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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    abr269 May 10, 2010 02:50 PM

    I second Saul.

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

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      StheJ May 6, 2010 09:11 AM

      Grocery on Smith is great, albeit a little cramped.

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      1. re: StheJ
        Asumnuthin May 10, 2010 08:39 AM

        I 2nd Grocery or Saul, both wonderful options

      2. bobjbkln May 6, 2010 08:29 AM

        +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. jen kalb May 6, 2010 08:08 AM

          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

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            TooncesCat May 6, 2010 07:33 AM

            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
              BklnChicken May 8, 2010 05:53 PM

              A birthday is a special occasion! Saul is wonderful.

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