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chrispra Feb 6, 2013 09:00 AM

Any ideas? Looking for something more than just a dinner. Any neighborhood and good for a group please...

  1. scoopG Feb 6, 2013 11:19 AM

    Try this thread:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/323649

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      chrispra Feb 6, 2013 11:29 AM

      Thanks but I'm afraid it may be a little cold out for an outdoor dinner.

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        scoopG Feb 6, 2013 11:55 AM

        All of the places from that thread offer fine indoor dining. River Cafe & Bouillabase seem to fit fit your bill.

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          chrispra Feb 6, 2013 12:05 PM

          Thank you for these suggestions.

    2. bobjbkln Feb 6, 2013 12:22 PM

      Are we in a time warp? The date of the link is 2006. The River Café is closed due to Sandy damage. Bouillabaisse is gone for many years now. My usual suggestion for something out of the ordinary is Locanda vini e olli ( www.locandavinieolii.com ) Tuscan food in a converted old fashioned apothecary.

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        chrispra Feb 6, 2013 12:32 PM

        Thank you Bob, Locanda is actually up there on my list; I love the seafood charcuterie that they have. I just wasn't sure about what the possibilities were in that nabe for after dinner and figured it couldn't hurt to pick the collective brain. :)

      2. Steve R Feb 7, 2013 09:32 AM

        I'm really not sure what you're asking for but I'll assume that you're not necessarily going for the best food but an "experience" type place that has food that's good enough. If so, then you might want to try one of the big Russian places in Brighton Beach (some even have a show), or Tommaso's (where the owner sometimes sings opera), or the bowling alley/restaurant in Wmsburg one of the large Chinese places in Sunset Park's Chinatown. There are also cocktail bar places like Clover Club or Char No.4 (bourbons) that are upbeat places for groups to eat (a little later than the usual Bklyn dinner hours).

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          jen kalb Feb 7, 2013 10:21 AM

          along these lines (rather than hipper venues, about which I know little), we are liking Baku Palace in Sheepshead bay, which has a show later on (we havent seen, however). Food is very good, Im sure many of these places with food of russia or its former republics would be fun.

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          chrispra Feb 7, 2013 10:25 AM

          Thanks for all the feedback. Made reservations at Locanda last night. Now hopefully we won't get buried by snow.

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