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One Dinner in Brooklyn

nancyl126 Nov 5, 2012 07:33 PM

I'm looking for one great dinner in Brooklyn at the end of December. I'm coming from Vermont for a wedding and the cuisines I miss especially are Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Thai, Vietnamese, Sushi and Chinese.
I'm not looking to spend EMP or Per Se prices but I'm open to all suggestions.

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  1. Sluggo1407 RE: nancyl126 Nov 7, 2012 03:01 AM

    Since nobody answered you, I'll give it a try. This place gets great reviews on this board all the time:


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      jen kalb RE: Sluggo1407 Nov 7, 2012 11:07 AM

      Frankies is good - Osteria Convivium is also very good in the Mediterranean range - iberian-italian. The do some good fish/seafood in addition to other items (not a pasta place, really)

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        waxyjax RE: jen kalb Nov 7, 2012 07:29 PM

        Italian - i really like Noodle Pudding (the name suggests otherwise, but it is quite genuine). they always have great one-off specials, including pastas meat and fish dishes.

        Seafood - Extra Fancy. I was really impressed by my experience there

        Chinese - here's a solid list of Sichuan restaurants, some of which are in Brooklyn: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkint...

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        Peter Cuce RE: Sluggo1407 Nov 8, 2012 10:24 AM

        I would put Frankie's in the solidly OK category. If someone suggests it, I won't say no, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there either. Al Di La is much more special to me, for Italian.

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          foodwhisperer RE: Peter Cuce Nov 8, 2012 07:36 PM

          I second or third Al di La, they have dishes you won't see elsewhere, all prepared excellently.
          I agree with the "solidly ok" for Frankies. That is actually the perfect description,and more accurate than the hype that calls it "amazing". Rucola is another "solidly ok" spot, with very cordial and great service. If it is "old School" italian with that kind of atmosphere, then I'd suggest Bamonte's. Brooklyn is a big place, so you can also go to Don Peppe's in Queens, which is almost as close as going from Coney Island to Williamsburg, Ozone Park is 15 minutes from Brooklyn.( East New York, Bklyn)

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        cazique RE: nancyl126 Nov 7, 2012 09:07 PM

        Locanda Vini et Olii is outstanding.

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          seb RE: cazique Nov 11, 2012 11:27 AM


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          4Snisl RE: nancyl126 Nov 8, 2012 09:31 AM

          I had a memorably good meal at Al Di La on a cold December evening last year. About a 10 minute walk from a few MTA stations in a pleasant residental area, if that's a factor....

          1. mcf RE: nancyl126 Nov 8, 2012 09:50 AM

            Tanoreen in Bay Ridge. Best Med food anywhere. http://tanoreen.com/ Turn down your volume before using the link!

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              nancyl126 RE: nancyl126 Nov 9, 2012 08:57 PM

              Actually, we've been to Al Di La, Osteria Convivium, Noodle Pudding and Locanda Vini et Olio and really enjoyed our dinners at all of them. We were just looking for somewhere newer...anything in Williamsburgh or Cobble Hill.

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                bobjbkln RE: nancyl126 Nov 10, 2012 12:43 PM

                La Vara is a fairly new Spanish/Moorish/Ladino restaurant that has been well received. We just ate there this week and found the food very tasty. Not in your preferred cuisine list, but Saul, a Michelin One Star new American in Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill is probably worth considering as well.

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                  chompchomp RE: nancyl126 Nov 11, 2012 07:19 AM

                  Betto, Samurai Mama or Allswell in Williamsburg; Roberta's in Bushwick if you want to venture that way.

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