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JKFinally Jan 15, 2012 08:06 PM

Want to take my wife back to her early years 'hood for a birthday dinner, but admit to my ignorance and seek guidance for a hip place with quality food that takes reservations.....Tx

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    piegirl74 Jan 17, 2012 12:35 PM

    Miranda!! Cozy, romantic and the food is consistent and wonderful. Staff is warm and makes you feel at home. Reservations on opentable. We eat here every Sunday!

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    Miranda
    80 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. chompchomp Jan 16, 2012 11:18 AM

      Zenkichi is very fun. I've heard good things about 1 or 8 but haven't been myself. Sadly, williamsburg just isn't a good 'hood for reservations.

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      Zenkichi
      77 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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

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        chewbie Jan 19, 2012 09:04 AM

        I love 1 or 8 but don't think they take reservations. If the OP can do an early dinner, should be OK to walk in.

        A casual option is Rye, which I've always had great experiences with. El Almacen is my go-to Argentinian steakhouse place. Sometimes a bit crowded and noisy, but a party of 2 can usually get seated within 30 minutes and the wait isn't bad if you enjoy a sangria at the bar.

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        El Almacen
        557 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Rye
        247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      2. bobjbkln Jan 15, 2012 09:06 PM

        Hip, quality, reservations, and birthday special: Dressler. Old school Italian: Frost (not hip but more "early years' hood"). And then there is always Peter Luger.

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        Dressler
        149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Peter Luger Steak House
        178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Frost
        193 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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