Just wanted to share that me and my guy had a lovey meal at Noodle Pudding on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights last night. There was a Morton's next door to our hotel, but we much prefer to find spots that reflect the neighborhood and surrounding area. Noodle Pudding, despite a weird name, fit the bill perfectly.
Tight quarters lended a family feel rather than being just crowded, and the nice weather permitted the tables to spill out on to the street. The lamb caputo and osso bucco were good, but the star of the evening was actually the lemon and garlic mussels appetizer - truly good enough to make a meal.
No cards, just cash, and you'll probably have to wait at the tiny bar for a table; but if you're looking for good food and a casual atmosphere, this is a lovely spot.