After researching the Outer Boroughs board for good restaurants, I recently went to Chestnut on Smith Street and had a very good meal. I took the advice to go on a Tuesday/Wednesday to catch the $25 3-course fixed price menu. It's really quite a bargain. Definitely worth checking out. Everything was well-crafted, carefully cooked, and delicious: homemade ravioli and gnocchi, tenderest hanger steak. Service and wine advice were also very good and we were treated well. If you are in Carroll Gardens on a Tues/Wed, go to Chestnut for a tasty and affordable meal.