104-02 Metropolitan Ave.,
Phone: (718) 261-2144
By now, I’m sure you can tell that we’re serious when it comes to selecting ideal date night choices. And we can assure you, the best place to take your better half out for dinner in Queens is Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen. C’mon, what other restaurant can you think of in Forest Hills that’s been awarded an elusive Michelin star? With its innovative menu and charming atmosphere (not to mention thoughtful roster of terrific bottles) you can’t go wrong here. We suggest starting off the evening with a snappy white, like the Sauvignon Blanc Russian River from Sonoma, paired with the clean-tasting Spanish Mackerel Tartare with crème fraîche, capers, lemon zest & dill. Once you’re both feeling cozy, settle in with a full-bodied red wine (perhaps an Argentinian Malbec), paired with the decadent Ravioli with braised beef brisket, mascarpone, beef stock & shaved parmigiano, or perhaps the Sautéed Wild Merluza (a fresh Spanish fish), with cipolline onions, pancetta & saffron-clam orzo. Finish with Buttermilk Vanilla Panna Cotta and a glass of Port, Moscato, or Sauternes. They even offer a $26 three-course prix fixe on Tuesdays — who said you have to end the evening cash-poor to let her know you care?