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10th Wedding anniversary, need to score a table in a week! *Please help*!

twan55 May 21, 2011 03:08 AM

No, I did not wait until the last minute- I have had reservations at a place for months- a place which- when my wife found out about- she nixed.

Anyway, any recommendations for a cute, not-super-expensive place with good food and a pretty room where we could actually score a table on what is admittedly very short notice? I know you're not maitre'Ds, so you can't guarantee anything- but at this point I'll take any and all suggestions and then do the legwork.....

Our budget is around $300 total (including everything), so we're obviously not looking for Brooklyn Fare (and couldn't score a table there for next Friday if we tried...).

Just hoping for someplace sweet, with good food and nice service. We're easy as far as cuisine goes- and neighborhood as well.

Locanda? Would that work? Or Kif? Just throwing those two out there because they seem about what we're looking for (I'm guessing, b/c we've never been to either and they both seem a bit romantic and cool and would fit within our budget.

I had Applewood picked out- but since we'd been there once before and she wasn't into it.

Anyway, I appreciate any help you people can offer with regards to this matter.

501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    Mangita May 23, 2011 02:54 PM

    Go to Dresslers - very nice romantic vibe circa 1890s and you will not spend $300 but you can dress up (in a nice hip way not like your Mom and Dad) and feel in place and the food is great

    149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      girldesigner May 23, 2011 01:59 PM

      Thanks for all the suggestions.

      I love Convivium. A great idea, but we wanted to go someplace different. I made a reservation at Saul. Never been before. Anyone have anything to say about the food there?

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      1. re: girldesigner
        Bkeats May 25, 2011 09:14 AM

        Saul is wonderful. Food is very good. Staff is knowledgable and helpful. Its one of the few places in Brooklyn with a Michelin star so its a nice combination of good atmosphere and food. Have had plenty of birthday and other celebratory dinners there.

        140 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        cazique May 22, 2011 08:39 PM

        Palo Santo is great and not the usual sort of thing.

        Convivium is also a great option for a special, or any other, occasion.

        Palo Santo
        652 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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          Marion Morgenthal May 21, 2011 07:57 PM

          I think your answer is Convivium Osteria (to both couples looking for a place to celebrate). Very romantic, excellent food, definitely within your price range. Also readily accessible by public transportation. There are tables available for next Friday and Saturday evenings--you can book on OpenTable (definitely another plus in my book!). My preference is to sit in the wine cellar.

          It's where my husband and I go just about every year for our anniversary (and we're ahead of you by quite a few years!)

          Convivium Osteria
          68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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          1. re: Marion Morgenthal
            Peter May 23, 2011 11:05 AM

            Convivium is a great choice but I'd also throw out Locanda Vini E Olii. Great food, unexpected for it's location, and ultra-charming interior.

            You'll have no problem getting a table and don't be worried if you show at 7 and it's dessert. The place will be packed by 8:30. (So maybe make a later reservation.)

            You'd likely want to take a car service each way but it will come in WAY under $300 so you'll still be on budget (I can't think of anywhere in Brooklyn to spend $300 for two other than Brooklyn Fare and the tasting menu Roberta's)

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

            Brooklyn Fare
            200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          2. Sluggo1407 May 21, 2011 12:58 PM

            Go to opentable.com and pick a restaurant that suits you. You can reserve online so you will know immediately if you have a table.

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              girldesigner May 21, 2011 12:34 PM

              I have the same problem. My 5th anniversary is next week. I'm wracking my brains trying to think of a nice place to go.

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                Tay May 21, 2011 05:56 AM

                Do you have a car?

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                1. re: Tay
                  twan55 May 21, 2011 08:07 AM


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