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Best places with only a week's warning?

Terence Gilheany Dec 22, 1998 11:04 PM

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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    E. Cornell Dec 30, 1998 06:16 AM


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      Jeremy Osner Dec 23, 1998 12:52 PM

      Try La Luncheonette, or Monzu

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        stephen kaye Dec 23, 1998 06:01 AM

        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
          john knoesel Dec 24, 1998 12:59 PM

          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 Jan 23, 1999 10:24 AM

            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
              JMinNYC Mar 10, 1999 04:25 PM

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

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