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Jan 4, 2012 06:29 AM

Brooklyn For Dinner with 4 College kids

Hey Chowhounders,

I am visiting a friend from college in NYC. We are all pretty adventurous with food but we don't have a huge budget. Looking for a cool hip place in Brooklyn with great food and entrees hopefully less than 20 bucks. any suggestions? A good beer and spirits list would be ideal as well.


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  1. Roberta's is those things - waiting at busy times is definitely a possibility but its priced very well (sharing a mix of pizza and non pizza food 20 buck is an easily met price point) good drinks and some more adventurous things even though its not always apparent on the menu (for example the lamb breast is a lot more than it appears).

    261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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    1. re: tex.s.toast

      Couldn't agree more about Roberta's which will even be adventurous getting to.

      That said, if you have a bent for Thai food, any of the following will do: Joya (Cobble Hill), Song (Park Slope) or National (Fort Greene) are kinda hip spaces and have good-sized dishes for the money. Pad See Yu and Pad Kee Mao our favorites, also Prik King (Chicken with string beans and chilipaste).

      One other strong rec: Paulie Gee's Pizza on Greenpoint can read more by searching this board.

      215 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      295 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Paulie Gee's
      60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

      723 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      1. re: Mike R.

        if you like fried chicken and delicious pies, Pies and Thighs is inexpensive and delicious. Not the fanciest beer and wine list, but it's affordable

        If your schedule is flexible and you like oysters, hit up the happy hour at Maison Premiere when the oysters are a dollar each! get there early! great liquor list

        Pies 'n' Thighs
        166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Maison Premiere
        298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      2. Take a look at Strong Place. Good food, good drink.

        Strong Place
        270 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        1. why not mix it up and get a cantonese feast at pacificana in sunset park?

          813 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

          1. DuMont in Williamsburg.

            432 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211