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Tasting Menu in the $100-$120 Range?

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Hi,

I'm looking for a restaurant that has a tasting menu in the $100-$120 range that will not leave me hungry at the end and will allow me to experience different things. I don't really care what kind of cuisine. Any ideas?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Fleur de Sel on 20th and 5th.

    1. Babbo: Pasta or traditional tasting menu w/ wine pairings.

      1. If this is per person, then several choices--also can do a Chef's degustation menu (just mention any items you don't eat so the chef can exclude):

        Bouley
        Danube
        Aureole
        Eleven Madison Park
        Gramercy Tavern

        May even be able to do wine pairings at the amount you are ok with.

        1. The Blue Hill tasting menu is about $69 (not including wine, tax or tip).

          1. Bouley, Danube, Aureole.

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            1. re: Lucia

              I agree with you 100%. These are my three most favorite restaurants.

            2. Eleven Madison...I can't stop singing it's praises!

              Also, Annisa in the West Village has an $88 seven course tasting menu which is delicious. They call it a "surprise" menu and the server will ask you if there is anything that you don't like or if you have any allergies. The chef then prepares the menu according to your tastes. The portions are a nice size and you definitely do not leave hungry. The cheese plate alone (as the sixth course) is to die for!

              Annisa also has a five course tasting menu but I'm not sure of the cost AND you miss the cheese course. Boo!

              1. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

                I think I've narrowed it down to Annisa, Bouley, or Eleven Madison Park. I was at Annisa about two years ago and enjoyed it very much - the taste, portions, decor, etc. Never been to Bouley or Eleven Madison, but am interested in trying because of the reputations of David Bouley and Daniel Humm.

                Unfortunately I only have the budget and time to go to one of these places. Anybody have thoughts about these 3 places in particular and how they stack up against each other?

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                1. re: progressivepanda

                  Bouley is very good value for what it is, but EMP helps your budget by charging only a token price ($20 I think) for BYO. As far as budget goes, not many Manhattan restaurants top $120 even for a tasting menu.

                  1. re: progressivepanda

                    You could split your budget by doing 2 of the places for lunch...

                  2. I haven't been to Bouley, but Eleven Madison beats out Annisa for me without a doubt. Plus...you've already been to Annisa, so...

                    1. Uhh, WD-50.