Intimate, brick walls with plenty of floor-to-ceiling glass. They have a bar as well as seating for groups of 2 or 4 people.
I love the small plates, and the fact that the kitchen is open until at least midnight (later on the weekends). A great place to get some healthier food if you get home late from work.
They have plenty of wine by the glass, and they're all pretty good (and Italian). The cheapest glasses are $6.
Menu--they have small plates of veggies, antipasti, an assorted cheese plate, an assorted meat plate (think prosciutto and sorpressatta) and something like 8 types of bruschetta for $2.50 a piece--a great way to taste different things.
Good food. A little nicer than Joya, but a little pricier, too. I don't know yet if the food quality is better enough to justify the price hike.
Smaller, more intimate. Maybe a little echoey for a date, but good with a friend.
I had a falafel sandwich for lunch today. Sad to say, I think that either the falafel was overdone or the oil wasn't changed out recently. The falafel tasted a little either overdone or oily. The rest of the sandwich (pita, lettuce, tomato) was great.
The service was friendly. No issues there.
I liked Osaka, and I would go back.
The menu is quite expansive. Much more than sushi or sashimi. They have warm and cold sake.
Atmosphere is cozy-ish and brightly lit, so maybe not a date place at night, but great to go with friends to talk about how your date went the previous night.
I paid a little over $30 when I had dinner and 2 Sapporos with a friend.
This a great, chill place. Lots of wood.
I hear that this place was brought over, plank by plank, from Germany. I haven't verified this, though.
Anyway, the beers are good, so is the liquor. The jukebox is nice, and the crowd is all friendly and easy to talk to, not bad overall. I've been there quite a few times when I wanna chat with a friend over a drink or two.
Generally a cool place. Very wooden, like an Irish pub, but narrow, like most other bars in NYC.
The beer selection is sizable (I think 8 taps) and well-picked. They have live bluegrass jams on Sundays, which is nice. They don't have a kitchen, so eat before or you're stuck with pretzels.
My band has played there a couple of times. That was cool.
The crowd is a mix, and quite variable. A sausage fest most of the time, but the bartenders are cute.
Sometimes they have beer tastings, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Great and cheap (but crowded)
If you want your red curry Thai hot, they make it Thai hot...so make sure you know what you're getting into before you ask.
They have all the chiles a Thai restaurant is supposed to have
(Many Thai restaurants don't.).
Why they automatically offer chopsticks is something I'll never know. Thai people normally reserve chopsticks for eating noodles, but I can get over that.
They have a cool DJ booth.
The outdoor eating space in the back seats 25 or so and is a real treat in the summertime.
In short, I love the place, and would highly recommend it.
Oh...and Brooklyn is the better borough!
I like this place. It has a simple, but pleasant atmosphere. Joya has the best Thai food, but this place is great for $5 lunches in reasonably sized portions. I wouldn't go out on a date here, but I would go with friends for some eats before a night of hard drinking. Probably also great for takeout.
OVERALL: great place to sit (if there's room) and have drinks with 2-3 friends. great for guys, girls or mixed groups.
ATMOSPHERE: Classic Italian. This place used to be an Italian social club. It's narrow, and can get crowded quickly after 10pm.
SELECTION: The signature cocktails are delicious, look really cool, and are reasonably priced (I think at $7 each). They also offer grilled, pressed panini for $7 or so, in case you didn't get a bite beforehand.
CROWD: 28-38 years old. Mixed. Generally cool people (it is Brooklyn, so the people are almost by definition cool)
I'll go back, definitely.
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