Hotel Delmano is where you go in Williamsburg when you need a good drink in a setting that’s perfect for a quiet conversation. It’s dark, cozy, and and an ideal date spot. The best part is, it isn’t pretentious. Just know that you have to be seated (no standing), and the space isn’t huge. Still, you can usually find a seat.
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Rose's serves elevated pub grub and an excellent cheeseburger in the original Franny's space, a couple blocks from the Barclays Center.
Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
The Farm on Adderley
The Farm on Adderley is a really good, comfortable restaurant in a neighborhood that seems to have relatively few of those.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
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Maison Premiere is the coolest place in Williamsburg to eat oysters and drink cocktails.
Ammazzacaffè in Williamsburg has above-average Italian food and a nice back patio, and somehow, most people don’t seem to know about it.
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