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Jen May 4, 1999 11:18 AM

To anyone out there, I need a nice fairly chic place to
bring my boyfriend to dinner for his birthday. He is
rather pretentious,so I need to dazzle him. Any
suggestions would be great!
Thanks
Jen

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    RENEE May 4, 1999 12:57 PM

    I WOULD SUGGEST, "THE TONIC"LOCATED AT 108-110 WEST
    18TH STREET BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH AVENUES. 212-9299755.
    I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DINE THERE LAST WEEK.
    THE ATMOSPHERE IS VERY CONDUCIVE FOR A CELEBRATION.
    THE SETTING IS VERY ROMANTIC,THE ROOM IS DECORATED
    WITH SOFT HUES AND SENSUAL LIGHTING. IN ADDITION, THE
    FLORAL ARRANGMENTS ARE USED WITH GREAT TASTE.

    THE CUISINE IS NEW AMERICAN, IT IS WONDERFUL.
    EVERYONE'S PALATE CAN BE SATISFIED, EVEN THE MOST
    PARTICULAR GOURMET. THE SAUCES ARE LIGHT AND NOT
    OVERDONE.
    ON THE PARTICULAR EVENING THAT WE DINED THERE, I HAD
    AN APPETIZER SPECIAL OF OYSTERS. THEY WERE FRESH.
    PLUMP AND SUCCULENT. MY ENTREE WAS A CRUSTED CHICKEN
    WITH APPROPRIATE VEGETABLES.
    MY HUSBAND STARTED WITH A FRESH SALAD AND HIS ENTREE
    WAS A WONDERFUL SEA BASS.
    WE DID NOT OPT FOR DESSERT, HOWEVER THE COOKIES
    PRESENTED GRATIS WERE JUST RIGHT.
    THE SERVICE WAS HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY.
    YOU CANNOT GO WRONG IF YOU SELECT THE TONIC FOR YOUR
    BOY FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
    THE DINNER FOR 2 WITH ABOUT FIVE GLASSES OF WINE CAME
    TO ABOUT 130.00. MAY I ADD, IT WAS WELL WORTH IT.
    CALL WELL IN ADVANCE AND REQUEST A CORNER BOOTH.
    THEY ALSO HAVE A TAVERN WHERE ONE CAN DINE,
    RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN FOR THE DINNING ROOM AND THAT
    IS WHERE YOU WOULD WANT TO BE

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      Robert Sietsema May 5, 1999 10:59 PM

      I suggest City Hall (131 Duane St), a real boy place with great seafood and pretty good steaks.

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