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Old 08-27-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Hi everyone. I am a native Staten Island resident and I am not that familiar with Brooklyn. I spend a lot of time in Manhattan, so I never went to Brooklyn besides passing through the Gowanus or going to my boyfriend's house in Bensonhurst. Well anyway, I have been dating my boyfriend for almost 3 years and we are planning on getting married next year. He lives in Brooklyn, but we never spend any time there at all. We are either in Manhattan or Astoria . So since I am going to be moving to Brooklyn, I would like to get more familiar with the area. I already know my way around, but I am not at all familiar with things to do there. So I would like to surprise my boyfriend and treat him to a romantic evening out.

I have already heard about Peter Luger Steakhouse, but would like some other options.
*Just some info: we don't like any food like Chinese, Sushi, Cajun, etc. or any other "exotic" kind of food. We prefer Italian, French, and Greek food.

Also, besides going to the movies (which neither of us like to do) what else is there to do in Brooklyn? Are there any nice lounges that aren't overcrowded with skanky girls and guido-type of guys? We like low-key kind of places with good music and good drinks.

Any other suggestions?


Thank you!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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*Just some info: we don't like any food like Chinese, Sushi, Cajun, etc. or any other "exotic" kind of food. We prefer Italian, French, and Greek food.
So you want to venture to one of the most culturally diverse areas in the US...in search of the immigrant food of 100 years ago?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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So you want to venture to one of the most culturally diverse areas in the US...in search of the immigrant food of 100 years ago?
That is what we like. I'm not going to force myself to eat diverse food if I don't like it and am not interested in it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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That is what we like. I'm not going to force myself to eat diverse food if I don't like it and am not interested in it.
Just breaking your balls. My wife won't eat anything weird either. She's as picky as a toddler.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Smith street in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill has some decent resturants. No club/lounge scene, No guido types- mostly yuppie transplants with kids.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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I suggest going to Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights (near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade).
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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Try Henry's End
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Does Bubba Gump's have an outlet in Brooklyn?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Mulino's on 133 5th ave and Douglass, is the best Italian food in all of Brooklyn


Athena on 6Th ave and 14th street, Best Greek food on earth


TJ's on Smith (Italian) is good also.

actually go to Smith Street, everything is all there, every nationality of food
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I know you said you're not really into movies, but there is some movie theater that my friend told me about (I think it's in Williamsburg) but they have table side dinner service with movies. She said the food was pretty good. I think the concept is interesting.

I'm also a big fan of Brooklyn Bowl. It's a bowling ally/restaurant/bar/lounge/live music venue. Their food is very good. It's of the classic "All American" variety: Burgers, fires, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, etc. If you check their music schedule, you can pick a night that has an artist or music genre that you like.
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