D.O.C feels like a Sardinian bed and breakfast where the elderly owner smiles and nods as you taste the house wine and local cheeses. It’s a very cozy Italian wine bar that’s great for a low-key date in Williamsburg. The big Italian wine list has affordable options by the glass and carafe, and there’s a large selection of cheeses and charcuterie along with some housemade pastas.
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Noods n’ Chill
Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
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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.
Pizza Moto is a solid Neapolitan-style neighborhood pizza place in Red Hook, and, if you live in the area, you should eat here often.
Aita Trattoria is a neighborhood Italian spot in Crown Heights that’s perfect for eating lasagna and drinking some wine.
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Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora - a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date.
Bar Belly is a cocktail and oyster bar on the Lower East Side that’s an ideal first date spot.
Antica Pesa is both crazy and endearing, and a far cry from some of the other restaurants around here that hand you some food and a paper napkin and then wait for you to leave.
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