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Jan 15, 2012 08:06 PM

Williamsburg birthday dinner

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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  1. 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.

    149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Peter Luger Steak House
    178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    193 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. 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.

      77 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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

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      1. re: chompchomp

        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.

        El Almacen
        557 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      2. 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!

        80 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211