Bar Mario

Bar Mario is a new Italian spot in Red Hook that’s about to be your new favorite date night spot. This place is small, but they make the most out of every square inch, from the single large corner booth in the back tucked beneath a dazzling avant-garde chandelier to the ample two-tops and spacious bar. We already have a go-to order here—negroni, Caesar salad, agnolotti, and cheesecake. The spaghetti hangover, described by the server at “puttanesca on steroids,” is not to be missed. Most things on the menu here are under $30, and you won’t feel like you’ve been served a kid’s portion of pasta.