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Want to go to Williamsburg for Dinner Saturday night - where?

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UpperWestFam Oct 17, 2011 08:34 AM

I'm a Manhattan person - mid-40s. Don't know Williamsburg much. I know Bedford St is the main drag, but that's about it.

Would love to head over for dinner with some real out-of-town friends, but don't know where to go.

Anything but Indian. Want a fun atmosphere, solid food.

Then of course, if you have suggestions as to where to go after, that would be great. Just for drinks, or even better, drinks and LIVE MUSIC.

Thanks!

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  1. Silverjay RE: UpperWestFam Oct 17, 2011 11:55 AM

    It's Bedford Avenue actually.....What kind of food do you want? Dressler is upscale contemporary American. Diner is more casual farm to table contemporary American as is Marlow & Sons, Fatty 'Cue is a riff on Asian bbq, Traif is funky small plates. I really enjoyed my one meal at newcomer Lighthouse, which is like nouveu American. It's an interesting space too. Another poster recently had a nice meal at Cantina Royale, which is a Mexican tapas place. These are all interesting, maybe good to great…..Drinks: Maison Premiere, Dram, Post Office for cocktails or spirits if they aren't too crowded. Spuytil Duyvil for pricy, rare Belgian beers, Barcade for American craft beer, Mugs Alehouse for craft beer and neighborhood feel, Radegast Beer Hall/ Garden for big mugs of German beer. St. Anselm maybe for wine?..There's not many bars with live music. Rose on Grand has a good rep though.

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    Spuyten Duyvil
    359 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Marlow & Sons
    81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Diner
    85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Dressler
    149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Radegast Hall
    113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Mugs Ale House
    125 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Rose Live Music
    345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Barcade
    388 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Fatty 'Cue
    91 S 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Traif
    229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    St. Anselm
    355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Dram
    177 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Maison Premiere
    298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Post Office
    188 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Cantina Royal
    58 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Lighthouse
    145 Borinquen Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      UpperWestFam RE: Silverjay Oct 17, 2011 02:08 PM

      Thanks so much - DOH! I knew it was Bedford Ave... my bad (but that's what I get, right!)

      Saturday night - if I don't make a res... 1 hour wait or so? May just want to walk around and see what's what. Have wanted to go to Marlow & Sons and Traif.

      Thanks.

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      Marlow & Sons
      81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Traif
      229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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        gort RE: UpperWestFam Oct 17, 2011 02:29 PM

        If you're interested in Traif, I strongly recommend calling to see if you can get a reservation. I was there this past Friday, and the place was jammed. We were there for quite a while (think we left around 11.45), and there really wasn't any let up in the crowd.

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        Traif
        229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      sushiman RE: UpperWestFam Oct 19, 2011 07:35 AM

      Aurora or Il Paiolo for Italian. 1 or 8 for sushi. Marlow and Sons or Dressler for great american ingredients. Walter Foods for if you like a place like Blue Ribbon. Rye. Anella in Greenpoint and now Calyer for Puerto Rican tapas.

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      Aurora
      70 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Marlow & Sons
      81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Dressler
      149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Walter Foods
      253 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Rye
      247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Anella
      222 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

      1 or 8
      66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Il Paiolo
      106 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Calyer
      92 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

      1. Foody4life RE: UpperWestFam Oct 19, 2011 11:38 AM

        We enjoyed a food, drink and music filled day and evening in Williamsburg a couple Saturdays ago that turned out great for our group in our 40's+!

        We started with a bit of grazing at Smorgasburg on the Williamsburg waterfront. Get there earlier in the afternoon as later in the day, vendors close up shop as they run out of food. Red Hook lobster rolls were great. http://www.brooklynflea.com/2011/05/17/here-comes-smorgasburg/

        We then went up a couple blocks to Rosarito Fish Shack for a few margarita's, some mini fish tacos and more. Fun spot. Mixed reviews from locals, but the tequila was flowing and we enjoyed.

        Later, we went over to Brooklyn Bowl and were able to jump on a lane. We arrived around 6:00 so there was no wait. An hour later, waits were 2+ hrs for a lane. We ate dinner there as well - as we were staying late to see a couple bands.

        We really enjoyed Brooklyn Bowl's Blue Ribbon fried chicken along with sides of slaw and the best collard greens north of the mason/dixon. The fried chicken was addictingly good. Nice crunch, great spices and super juicy. Pitchers of Brooklyn lager and pilsner brewed next door and consumed throughout the evening were great!

        Brooklyn Bowl is one of the best live music venues in the city. Great sound and lights, lots of space for about 500+ to view the show along with comfy lounges in other nearby areas if you're not into standing for the show. A huge bar and plenty of staff make it easy to get drinks and Blue Ribbon serves food late. http://www.brooklynbowl.com/food

        Yeh, we probably skewed the average age up about 10yrs, but we had a great day and evening in Williamsburg.

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        Brooklyn Bowl
        61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Smorgasburg
        27 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Rosarito Fish Shack
        168 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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