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Aug 18, 2006 07:20 PM

Dinner as Wedding Present

Any interesting ideas for wedding gift dinner(s)? We'd like to keep it in the $250 range. The bride and groom are in their mid-30s.

Advice greatly appreciated.


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  1. i am going to a wedding on Sunday in the city and I just purchased a GC for The Four Seasons Restaurant. Everyone thought it was a great idea. It's a "special" place.

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    1. re: jenniebnyc

      I have to say that my meal at the 4 seasons was one of the most disappointing I've ever had in Manhattan. No, make that anywhere. It was ridiculously overpriced, the menu looked to have been last updated in 1960, the food was so-so, our waiter reeked of cigarette smoke, and the fellow diners were either in thier late 90s or vulgarly out-of-towners (e.g. wearing cowboy hats in the restaurant). If you want to see something Philip Johnson made, wait until his glasshouse opens for tours next Spring. Send them to Jean Georges or Le Bernardin.

    2. Gramercy Tavern. (and the gift certificates themselves are beautifully presented.)

      1. gramercy is a great idea, they know how to make any occasion special. i would also suggest tom's place around the corner, craft. that is somewhere i usually need (and want!) a special occasion to go to, though not as romantic.
        and i have to add, although i agree that there is a certain something about four seasons, the food is just awful.
        per se is also a great choice albeit difficult to get a reserve.

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        1. re: cheflauren

          In addition, Per se's gift certificate minimum is $450.

        2. I'm also boycotting all of Mr. French Laundry's places as I'm really turned off by the prices, the effete snobbery and the preciousness of the food.

          Thanks for the Gramercy and Craft suggestions.

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          1. Wallse. Simple, yet romantic and cozy. I love that Julian Schnabel artwork.