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.
MOVIE AND DINNER - IN BED
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
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 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
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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