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Jan 13, 2002 10:34 PM

TIBS is booked for V-Day wkend--other romantic suggestions?

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One If By Land, Two If By Sea is already booked solid for Valentine's Day Weekend. Does anyone have any other recommendations for beautiful, romantic spots to dine?

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  1. You're lucky it's booked, as it has gone way downhill. (Unless overpriced food served by arrogant waiters is your idea of romance). Mind you, the MOST romantic meal of my life was at TIBS, but that was 11 years ago. I've been back a few times since, each worse than the last. I won't be back again.

    As for positive suggestions:
    Allison on Dominick is a VERY romantic spot, in a mature way. That is, there is quiet music (so you can talk), modest lighting (so you can see your partner, but he/she looks really good), and unobtrusive waitstaff who nonetheless will answer all questions.

    The food is excellent; more or less French and American. Prices are fairly high, as I recall; not the stratosphere, but pricey. The only problem is finding it! Print out a map before you go; the street is tiny.

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    1. re: peter

      Verbena on Irving Place.
      Ask for a booth.

      1. re: peter

        I agree on it being lucky TIBS is booked. It is lousy. I also second the Alison on Dominick idea. Have fun

        Lisa P

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        Charles Isaacs

        You must try Annisa. It is right next door to TIBS, anf infinitely better.

        See my posting in response to the heading about 30th birthday party.


        Danube is also unbelievably romantic.