Best in Brooklyn or queens
looking for recommendation for French/Italian or American cuisine in Brooklyn or queens. Bill for couple with bottle of wine should be $150 or less. Food should be of consistently high quality and not boring I.e. No broiled salmon on menu. If Brooklyn then preferably downtown or nearby, if queens then LIC or closely.
In LIC, I have not been but my wife loves M Wells as its close to where she works, but since it will be closing and relocating, it may not be an option for a while. Don't know much else about the area.
On the other end, if you're looking for the "best" in those categories that are within walking distance of downtown Brooklyn, you have a lot of options in your price range. For old school Italian, I like Queen. Menu changes regularly so while there is salmon you won't have to go near it. On the less old school Italian variety, I'll suggest Lunetta though there are CHers who don't like it, I've never had a bad meal there. Frankie's Spuntino is great too but I wouldn't consider it close to downtown. For French, my standbys are Bacchus, Sue Perette and Jolie which again not everyone will agree with. I have heard that Jolie is moving though. On the new-American front, I think Saul's is at the top. Colonie is a new great entry.
Frankies 457 Spuntino
457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
140 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
116 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
320 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
409 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
270 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
M. Wells Diner
21-17 49th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
127 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
re: Glendale is hungry
thanks to everyone for all your helpful recommendations, we tried Tournesol and loved it; one further note-on monday, tuesday and wednesday- tournesol has a $25 tasting menu- hard to beat that.
I like the breadth of their wine list- including many wines from the southwest such as Bergerac
50-12 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101