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Boerum Hill

This Is Where the Hobbits Would Meet Gandalf in Lord of the Rings if They Lived in Brooklyn

  • Drinks
  • Food

If you’re looking for something elegant, but still want to want to keep things simple, Bacchus is calling your name. This cozy French restaurant has traditional bistro vibes but packs a major punch to the palate behind the scenes. With gourmet-level dishes that touch on old-school cuisine, like cassoulet (aka duck leg, but fancy), bouillabaisse (traditionally ugly, but delicious), and foie gras torchon (with chestnuts and pomegranate, because autumn), “classic” and “contemporary” are basically BFF’s here. If you feel like spilling bills, they’ve got a hidden cave in the restaurant filled with rare wines. So, have at it.

After dinner, stroll over to Hollow Nickel for some drinks and rustic-meets-romantic vibes. Serving up craft brews in a quaint, but dapper setting—complete with adorable wooden just-for-two booths, farmhouse style accents, seasonal craft drinks, and a deliberately rusted bar that will speak to your creative soul—Hollow Nickel is all about indulging you in its charming, laid-back atmosphere. Basically, this is where the Hobbits would have gone to meet Gandalf in Lord of the Rings if they lived in Brooklyn.


409-411, 1702, Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Hollow Nickel

494 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

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