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Dec 22, 1998 11:04 PM

Best places with only a week's warning?

  • t

She said yes, she's also going to be in NYC on the 26th!

Now, I ask myself, where shall we go?

I read the Chowhounds message board, which seems to say
that many of the places I have found in Zagats and the
Times (Babbo, Cafe Baulud, Cena, Lespinasse, Le Cirque
2000, Le Bernadin) need reservations a month in advance.

Any ideas for a truly delicious and romantic experience
if I call tomorrow, the 23rd? (Even if you answer days
later, I would be interested for future information.)

Also, I grew up in NYC but now live in rural Delaware,
which is now home and has its advantages, but is
anything but a center of flavor. So I'd love a real NYC
experience. Is it true that the Rainbow Room is no
longer terrible?

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  1. try the following, le gigot, picholene,butterfield 81, michael lommanaco has definetly upgraded windows of the world, patria, sonia rose, march, milos, bouley bakery, union pacific, enjoy

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    1. re: stephen kaye

      Two romantic places in the village you might get into
      are One If By Land and Capsuoto Frese.
      Oceana in midtown is one of Mrs. K's favs.
      Regards, JK

      1. re: john knoesel
        Terence Gilheany

        It's a month later, but I still want to say thanks to
        all. I'll try these suggestions when I'm next in a last
        minute situation looking for something truly elegant.
        Believe it or not, I ended up getting reservations at
        Babbo for 7:45 PM, calling only three days ahead.
        Either I was lucky or the rigors of getting a table at
        these "hot" places has been exaggerated. Thanks again!

        1. re: Terence Gilheany

          It would have been thoughtful of you to tell us what
          you thought of BAbbo?

    2. Try La Luncheonette, or Monzu

      1. Clementine.