Best date spots: Carroll Gardens

Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk Channel Photograph: Wendy Connett

Best Monday-night date
Perpetually packed for good reason, Buttermilk Channel (524 Court St at Huntington St; 718-852-8490, runs a top-notch Monday-night deal: a $25 prix fixe. Chef Ryan Angulo's menu showcases fresh seafood and handmade pasta, but you'll have a hard time looking past buttermilk-fried chicken with cheddar waffles. The deal also includes dessert—be advised that the pecan-pie sundae is the correct choice. Ask for two spoons if you want there to be a second date.