You Haven't Experienced The Best Seafood Date Until This Boerum Hill Plan
Flown in from Japan, prepared by a single super-experienced Itamae (a chef in a Japanese kitchen), and then served at a perfectly intimate table for two, the sushi at Taiki is so incredibly fresh that it actually melts in your mouth. Kick it off with one of their innovative starters, like gazpacho and yellowtail sashimi salad, before digging into the main meal, where a mashup of alluringly fresh fish, from yellowtail to bluefin tuna to uni, is there for you to mix and match at your disposal. Pair these sushi delicacies with the calm, cool ambiance and you’ve got yourselves a lowkey date that’s not so lowkey on the taste buds.
Then, head over to Grand Army Bar. This upscale pub not only lays claim to inventive cocktails, but also has a raw bar on lock, and some mighty good oysters to offer as its star. Their seasonal cocktails have lyrical names like Fog Upon the Light of Day (vodka, cucumber, smoked salt, manzanilla sherry, honey), Petals Glistening (overproof cognac, tamarind, Benedictine, sparkling rose) or Whisper Sweet Words (gin, plum brandy, yuzu, ginger, habanero, lime juice). Whatever you do, make sure you share some oysters and make the most of their cute sauce droppers, which range from flavors like shallot to taco.
134 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
Grand Army Bar
336 State St, Brooklyn