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Jan 21, 2012 12:06 PM

quick help for my friends BDAY TONIGHT!

we were going to go into the city with a group for girls night but three of the five cancelled. So it's just the two of us. We need a restaurant for the two of us. And preferably somewhere in an area with a good bar scene afterwards. Thinking Smith Street, or maybe downtown. Where should we eat and where should go out after?

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  1. You could always go to Dumont or St. Anselm in Williamsburg and then head to one of the approximately 10,000 bars in the area.

    432 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    St. Anselm
    355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    5 Replies
    1. re: eeee

      probably not going to do W'burg. not really our scene. also, if it helps we are mid 30s,

      1. re: secondbecky

        White Star is the bar you should go to. On Essex street downtown. Have dinner before at Shanghai Cafe.

        1. re: AubWah

          we are looking to stay in brooklyn. heading to smith st but thanks all!

          1. re: secondbecky

            no offense but smith street is absurdly lame

            1. re: AubWah

              I live near Smith Street and wouldn't call it lame. I didn't recommend a place in the area because for my taste the best restaurants (Prime Meats, Buttermilk, Frankies) either don't take reservations or would be a tough bet at the last minute. Additionally, I'm not a fan of the bars near those restaurants (Brooklyn Social is fine, but very crowded on weekends). There are many delightful bars in Williamsburg that are great for people in their 30s and 40s, especially once you get away from the Bedford L - St. Austere, Night of Joy, Custom, etc. etc. etc.

              Frankies 457 Spuntino
              457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Buttermilk Channel
              524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Prime Meats
              465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Brooklyn Social
              335 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Night of Joy
              667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              644 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              The St. Austere
              613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    2. If this comes up again, get dinner at Brucie or Watty and Meg (Court St), and drinks at Clover Club (Smith).

      Clover Club
      210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Watty & Meg
      248 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      234 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      1. re: cazique

        we did clover club! fantastic cocktails.

        Clover Club
        210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201