For Sung Park, the chef and owner of Bistro Petit in Williamsburg, it was a foie gras torchon. That's what opened his eyes to the world of French fine dining, and the dish that set him on a mission to do that kind of cooking himself.
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Of course, if the company's good enough, you can have a great date anywhere. But some restaurants offer a magical combination of food, atmosphere, and comfortable seating that simply lends itself to more fun and more romance. Here are our favorites from 2012.
Bistro Petit only has ten seats, doesn't serve tap water, and doesn't have table service. But the food is some of the best you'll find in Williamsburg.