On the surface, Lady’s looks a little like another generic spot serving pizza, pasta, fluke crudo, and steak tartare. And it sort of is. They serve those things - but at least they do them pretty well. This isn’t really a place you should travel across the city for, but it’s great to know about if you need to get a last-minute meal near the Barclays Center. It’s large, the vibes are perfect for date night, and you should be able to walk in a get a table without much trouble. Order some pizza or pasta, and everyone should be happy.
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The Saint Austere is a casual Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg with housemade pastas and a good Happy Hour.
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Bar Fortuna is the semi-hidden cocktail bar above Casa Apicii, and it’s a great place to impress someone before or after dinner.
A bit more touristy and a bit more parent-y than we remember, but Peasant still has a few home run dishes worth visiting for.
The food at Otto isn't awful. Otto is, however, an overpriced tourist trap that seems to exist only to make Eataly look civilized and affordable.
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James is a great Prospect Heights restaurant with a somewhat predictable New American menu, but it’s Perfect For a date or a meal before a Nets game.
Roman’s is a neighborhood restaurant in Fort Greene where you can get a nice plate of pasta and some seasonal vegetables.
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