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Birthday Dinner Brooklyn Sat night... Suggestions needed

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Hi - I am coming in to town to celebrate my sister's birthday Sat night -- she lives in the slope -- and loves Al di La -- but alas no reservations accepted, and I'd like to have a firm time/location..

Does anyone have any suggestions for a place with innovative, clean cooking that would be a special treat (leaning toward Italian, French or New American places, but open to other suggestions too).

Thanks!

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  1. Applewood

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    Applewood
    501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    1. Second Applewood. Or, Convivium Osteria...they are on Open Table and usually not hard to get a reservation.

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      Applewood
      501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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      1. re: jinx

        Ditto ditto. Applewood or Convivium. Both are great. Applewood is more special. Convivium is more... convivial?

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        Applewood
        501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

          1. re: Mister Meatball

            Thanks for the responses -- Applewood's apparently VERY busy.. (only res. 5pm) and Convivium has nothing...

            But I'll keep these on my hot list. If you ever need any info on Boston, don't hestitate.

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            Applewood
            501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

            1. re: oscarsdude

              Stone Park Cafe is a bit easier to get into than Applewood and Convivium. Open Table shows they have a 5:45P and a 9:15P available.

              http://stoneparkcafe.com/index.html

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              Applewood
              501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              Stone Park Cafe
              324 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              1. re: oscarsdude

                If you only tried open table, you should definitely call the restaurant/s. Many busy places do not release all of their tables to the online reservations.