My DC and I are meeting up with two other couples for dinner out somewhere in Brooklyn on a Saturday in mid June. I'm actually from the Boston area so am looking for suggestions where to go. We'll be based in Fort Greene but are fine with going further afield.
We're all adventurous eaters and would prefer the interesting/eclectic over the dependable/usual. Regardless, the food should be excellent and one of the restaurant's main draws. The place should also be fun (as opposed to refined or reverentially subdued), somewhere we can raise glasses in toast or raise voices in laughter. Cost isn't a major issue but I hate paying top dollar for tiny portions - we all enjoy eating and so want to EAT not nibble.
In short, if you were getting together with old friends and wanted a relaxed, laughter-filled night of good eating and drinking in Brooklyn, where would you go, and why?