Cafe Rue Dix is where you should meet friends for dinner and drinks before a night out in the neighborhood. This French-Senegalese spot is covered in West African masks, the bar is painted with geometric patterns that look like Senegalese textiles, and loud afrobeat music is always playing. Try to sit still while you order the beef mafe (peanut stew) or a whole branzino.
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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.
Glorietta Baldy is Bed-Stuy bar where you can get a good craft beer or a cocktail and hang out, casually.
We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their neighborhood as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
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Glou is a wine bar and small plates restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s one of your best options in the area for a first/early date.
Amelie is a French wine bar in Greenwich Village that works well for a date or Happy Hour wine flights.
Cathedrale is an enormous, overpriced French restaurant from the people behind Tao - and, despite the sprawling space, it isn’t that fun.
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Trinidad Golden Palace Restaurant
Trinidad Golden Place is a cash-only Trinidadian bakery in Crown Heights that makes incredible pastries, massive roti, and Chinese-American dishes.
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