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Katie Aug 28, 2002 02:51 PM

Hi all:

Coming to your fair city on Saturday for a 2PM performance. Hoping to have an early (5-5:30 PM), but high quality dinner at low rent price. My research thusfar has pointed to the $32.00 prix fixe dinner at San Domenico, dinner at Cinque Terre or maybe Lenox. Any ethnicity is cool, but leaning toward French or Italian at the moment. Decent atmosphere, but doesn't have to be super upscale. No greasy spoons please - even if they're wonderful, this trip is for a nice "grown up" afternoon/evening. Any opinions? Would like high quality food, easy access via subway (within Manhattan - have to get back that night so outer boroughs not an option) and generally high scores on the discriminating Chowhound scale. A decent selection of wines would be a bonus. Please let me know if I'm heading in the right direction, or if there are better fabulous options I don't know about. Happy to return the favor when anyone is visiting City of Brotherly Love...

Thanks in advance!

  1. b
    belle Aug 28, 2002 04:17 PM

    I have heard good things about ViceVersa, its italian. I believe they have a $30.02 prix fixe.

    Link: http://www.viceversa.citysearch.com

    1. s
      SG Aug 28, 2002 05:22 PM

      Aquavit's cafe has a prix fixe for $32, hmmm just looking at the prix fixe menu online not as interesting as when I was last there. Too much like Ikea fare... on the other hand seems like a 3 course from the ala carte will get you in the $30ish per person ballpark.

      Might be worth a look since there are no Swedish places in Philly.

      Link: http://www.aquavit.org/NewYork/menus/...

      1. m
        mark Aug 28, 2002 10:14 PM

        I have friends coming in from Philadelphia this Saturday for an afternoon matinee also - I've suggested db but am still searching, I 'll post other considerations also. We're seeing Frankie & Johnnie at the Claire de Lune.


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