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Aug 30, 2006 07:25 PM

Saturday Anniversary Lunch


My husband and I will be in town on Sept 9 and wanted to enjoy a long lunch. What would be your top picks for a fanastic lunch with lots of wine in a beautiful room. We are looking for the whole package , money and cuisine does not matter.
Thanks in advance

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  1. I am a fan of the Prix fix lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill

    don't know if they do it on Saturday or not but it is one of the places where the chef/owner is till in the kitchen cooking

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    1. re: Jack_

      Gotham B&G does not serve lunch on Saturday.

      I would choose either Fleur de Sel or Cafe Boulud, both of which have superb cuisine and excellent wine lists. In both cases, the dining room is small with an intimate feel and stylish contemporary decor.

    2. Danube and La Grenouille come to mind ....

      1. The restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art is good, wonderful view - reserve early.

        1. whats everyone's thought on Bouley vs Cafe Boulud. The Modern was my first choice but booked. I have been wanting to try Fleur de Sel but was not sure if it was intimate enough.

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          1. re: jf11

            I haven't been to Bouley, so I can't compare it to Cafe Boulud. Fleur de Sel's space is smaller than Cafe Boulud's. So, if you're looking for intimate, Fleur de Sel is a good choice.

          2. aureole - have not been but it might very well fit the criteria mentioned?

            chanterelle - beautiful, understated room with lots of notch food and service...