Get directions | 211 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Hours | BREAKFAST
M – F | 9am – 11:30am
M – F | 11:30am – 3:30pm
Sun-Thurs | 5pm – 10pm
Fri-Sat | 5pm – 10:30pm
Sat – Sun | 10am – 3pm
There are certain situations where the quality of your experience can vary a lot depending on how you approach them. A Thanksgiving dinner with your in-laws might make you anxious enough to question whether true love is really worth the three hours at this dinner table. But, if you go in knowing that your father-in-law really, really hates NAFTA and that his idea of current popular culture is ‘the MTV,’ then you increase your odds of having an enjoyable night.
At Evelina, the quality of your experience will also be dependent on going in with the right mindset. If you make use of the knowledge that this is a dark and relatively intimate spot where you should stick to the pasta section of the menu, then you will maximize your chances of having a nice dinner before the evening gets underway.
This is a Mediterranean restaurant in a part of Fort Greene that’s packed with good neighborhood spots, but Evelina feels cooler than most of them. The sleek space and dim lighting make it an ideal place to share some interesting wines and pastas with a date or small group. Each time we’ve come, the tables and long bar have been full of people who looked like they enjoyed their coffee get togethers and decided that dinner probably wouldn’t be a total waste of time. How likely these early-in-the-game daters are to come back to Evelina depends on what they order, and if they agree on things like spirit animal compatibility.
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