Convivium Osteria – Mediterranean All-Star

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February 11, 2009 by  
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Convivium Osteria is a neigborhood restaurant located in Park Slope.  It’s one of those restaurants that could easily been missed.  The exterior is so unassuming and it is partially covered by a big tree in front of it.  But once you walk in, you will think you were taken into a different world.  The atmosphere and the ambiance feels so soothing you would not want to leave once you came in.

The restaurant is divided into three dining areas: the main dining room, the wine cellar, and the covered patio.  The restaurant is dimly lit, candle on the table and dim light on the wall.  The rustic Mediterranean style dominates the main dining area decor.

Couples who wants to make the experience more fun can choose to sit at the long communal table in the wine cellar.  This allows you to mingle with other patrons.  After all, convivium, which derived from Latin word con and vivo, means living together.  It is definitely an experience you will savor for a long time to come.

The Mediterranean menu combines the culinary of old world Italy, Spain, and Portugal.  The menu offers a variety of seafood dishes.  You might be tempted to order a few of its small-plate appetizers, but save some room for the entrees. If you have a big appetite, try the huge 48oz roasted ribeye steak for two.

The restaurant also offers one of the most extensive wine selection around; winning an Award of Excellence honor from Wine Spectator in 2005 for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

The restaurant does get busy during the dinner time especially on the weekend so reservation is highly recommended.  If you don’t have an American Express card, do carry ton of cash as the restaurant only accepts cash and American Express.

Contact:
Convivium Osteria, 68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY (between Bergen and St. Marks)
+1 (718) 857-1833

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

(image from NYMag.com)

Covered Patio

Covered Patio

(image from NYMag.com)

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