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what do you all think the "sexiest" restaurant is in manhattan? not romantic, but sexy.

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  1. good question,hmmmmm...

    1. Katz Deli.

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      1. re: Donna F

        I thought Al Goldstein worked at the 2nd Ave. Deli, though? ;)

        I'm confused by the question. Sexy, as in sexy staff and clientele? Or sexy, as in a sensual, almost erotic dining experience? Or some combination?

        1. re: c212

          the experience - food, decor, drinks, etc. not the waitstaff.

          1. re: red

            ...and all those heaping mounds of wet, cured meat. Yum!

          2. re: c212

            Me too (confused). Does OP mean "restaurants that make you want to have sex"? Well, once at a far west side diner I actually heard people getting it on in the bathroom, but I wouldn't call the place "sexy."

          3. re: Donna F

            Oh, oh, oh, yes, yes ,yes! (Don't you remember that scene from when Harry Met Sally?)

            1. re: bobjbkln

              Yes -- I'll have what she's having!

          4. The Red Rooster on Avenue A near 13th Street I think. DEFINITELY, THE sexiest place in the city.

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            1. re: its

              LOL!

            2. The Strip House or Dylan Prime.Scores also serves food but I don't think that is what you are looking for.

              1. I'll take this one seriously. One candidate is Kittichai, Thai in Soho; others are Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel or Chez es Saada in the east village.

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                1. re: xavier

                  agree, chez es saada, a long time fave

                  1. re: xavier

                    Kittichai has great atmosphere but the food is only so so.

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                    Marc Shepherd

                    I'd say Megu. I've been there with several women, and they all find it a turn-on.

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                    1. re: Marc Shepherd

                      that was my thinking as well..esp the upsatirs..small room

                      1. re: Marc Shepherd

                        No, no, no, no. You're mistaken, I think. They find it a turn-on only when the $2,000 bill comes and you pay it.

                        1. re: Farfalle

                          LOL. It is ridiculously expensive, but it is a very sexy room.

                          1. re: Farfalle

                            So funny Farfalle, but yes, you are right. Being a woman and having been taken out many, many, many times there are lots of restaurants that are "sexy". I agree with Strip Steak, but elegant sexy, I would pick Scarpetta, Babbo, flor de sol (tribeca) and the new Abe & Arthur. More intimate, I might choose Allen & Dellancy, Ermenia or something like that. There are SO many to choose from. :)

                        2. How would you consider "Zerza", sexy or romantic?

                          1. Cafe des Artistes

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                            1. re: Eric K.

                              You're joking, I hope...

                              1. re: Eric K.

                                sexy? Heheh.. thats a pretty funny pick.

                              2. I'll give a vote to Matsuri in the Maritime Hotel.

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                                1. re: bookistan

                                  Anyplace that serves really good oysters!

                                2. wow. great question. Some will disagree, but what about Brasserie? Entering the place will either make you feel like a million bucks or a bag of dirt. So I see why it might get questioned.

                                  1. Alot of reviews claim Suba on the LES to be the sexiest restaurant in Manhattan. I guess they have a theme one night a week where they completly black the place out and you eat in total darkness - haven't been yet; but I've read numerous sources that claim it to be erotic.

                                    1. Definitely Mesa Grill. I've never paid the bill there without feeling totally #%@*ed.

                                      1. I'd vote for Suba.

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                                        1. re: Nehna

                                          Hello folks. I have bad news. I actually came across this blog in my efforts to find a sexy restaurant to take the place of SUBA, which was at the top of my list. The food there was pretty decent (not fantastic), but the decor was very sexy (exposed brick, water, lights, etc...). I called to make a reservation recently and was astonished to learned they had closed down. Booooo!

                                          I'll look into some of the suggestions above. Thanks.

                                          1. re: OscarA

                                            Suba's been replaced by Los Feliz - you may like the decor at the new place. Look, bricks!

                                            http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/09/...

                                            P.S. Chez Es Saada is also gone, so you can cross that one off your list, also.

                                        2. The answers all seem to be rather flippant on this one! Any sumptious restaurant like Daniel would be sexy. La Grenouille is sexy for a woman as it's filled with flowers. I would have said Cafe des Artistes (RIP) with the marvelous murals. Places where you have little tables and dark lighting (like Keen's) are sexy too.

                                          1. This question could only be asked in degenerate times.

                                            1. I will regret this, but here goes:

                                              Some restaurants are more conducive to debauchery than others. Too many toddlers and babies will ruin the mood (this effectively eliminates all the restaurants in the Upper West Side). So will bright lighting or mediocre food.

                                              Churrascaria Plataforma is sexy, because of the testosteroney vibe. And so is La Grenouille, for its cougar-esque charms. Jean Georges if you like goodlooking finance types. Jojo for romance. Raoul’s for something more illicit.

                                              But for real sexiness and discretion, nothing beats take-out :)

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                                              1. re: fm1963

                                                For atmosphere there is a level of sexiness at Buddakan, Le Souk, and Strip House.