PLAN DATE: SAT / DEC. 29
Samurai Mama is not your average sushi joint. This restaurant is the perfect date spot for couples who love authentic Japanese food with a twist. With dim lighting and communal table options, Samurai Mama is sure to warm your winter chill as you indulge in a spread of udon, sushi, miso, and beer. The vibe is cozy and rustic, and the presentation of dishes is just as impressive as the taste. We recommend the curry udon, especially if you’re feeling adventurous.
Just a few short blocks away is Extra Fancy, one of Williamsburg’s favorite casual weekend spots. New England style eatery by day, crowded bar by night, this place really has it all. They boast an impressively unique cocktail menu, including the crowd favorite “Honey, I Spiced the Kids” with Mezcal, grapefruit, lime and jalapeño honey. Cocktails not your thing? No fear. They also have an extensive beer, cider, wine, and tequila selection. Close out the night listening to their curated music selection, drink in hand, with the one you love.
205 Grand Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: They also have an incredible lunch special—and really, who can resist an affordable sushi combo?
302 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: During the summer, they open up a luscious backyard. Also, try their irresistible Frosé.