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If you tell your friends you had dinner in bed on a first date, will they call you a tramp? They won’t if your horizontal meal happens at Monkey Town’s screening room.

Inside the restaurant and video/performance space, opened in October by Montgomery Knott and Meghan Czerwinski, there’s an entertainment space with low-lying beds and four theatre-sized screens where you can stretch out and listen to local bands perform or watch videos while you eat.

If the dine-while-you-recline concept is too cozy, you can try chef Coleman Lee Foster’s global cuisine in Monkey Town’s (named for the graffitti depicting monkeys scrawled around the neighborhood) front room where the booths are low-to-the-ground, the chandelier is made of cardboard, and murals by neighborhood artists cover the walls.

Foster, formerly of Gramercy Tavern, Esca and Bouley Bakery, is cooking with "all the world’s ingredients," says Knott, "but the food isn’t fussy. It’s just really good home cooking."

Home would have to include a pretty sophisticated cook. On the menu are dishes like curry fish fry, served with rosewater-flavored yogurt, and Indonesian pulled pork with basmati rice and three sauces.

Pastry chef Heather Scharf’s milk chocolate mousse, flavored with curry and served with chickpea brittle and whipped cream, and her cheesecake, with a delicate rosewater and pomegranate syrup, fit neatly into the international cuisine theme.

Monkey Town (58 North Third St. between Wythe and Kent streets in Williamsburg) accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Entrees: $10-$22. The restaurant and screening room is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 4 pm to midnight. Closed Mondays. Reservations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are strongly suggested. For reservations and entertainment schedule, call (718) 384-1369 or visit the Web site www.monkeytownhq.com.

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