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Jul 19, 2006 01:30 AM

Friday evening, Time Warner or very near

Will be at Time Warner Friday, post theatre, and while I know there are endless posts on this general subject I haven't found quite what I am looking for and would appreciate help. Last time my friend and I went to Danube on my suggestion and it was a very expensive disaster--so I feel I must rehabilitate myself. That said, it will be rather late and we will not want to invest the time and $$$$ in a full tasting menu so I think Per Se and certainly Masa are out, and probably Jean Georges also for this occasion just because I think once there we wouldn't be able to resist full tasting and I don't want the temptation. She liked one meal at Cafe Gray a long while back but there has been such a mixed response that I am concerned. I don't have any sense of Nougatine and rather doubt Asiate. That is all rather negative and I would appreciate reasonable rebuttals or alternative suggestions. Thanks.

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  1. Nougatine could fit your bill nicely. I have had a last minute dining experience there that was quite nice. Alternatively, Gabriel's around the corner is very good--if you like Italian.