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Birthday dinner recs in Bklyn?

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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...

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

Applewood
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?

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    Bino
    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.

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      Frankies 457 Spuntino
      457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Aliseo
      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

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        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!