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Saturday Anniversary Lunch

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jf11 Aug 30, 2006 07:25 PM

Hello,

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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    Jack_ RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 07:58 PM

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

    http://www.gothambarandgrill.com/

    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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      RGR RE: Jack_ Aug 30, 2006 08:14 PM

      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.

      http://www.fleurdeselnyc.com
      http://www.danielnyc.com/cafeboulud

    2. MMRuth RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 08:11 PM

      Danube and La Grenouille come to mind ....

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        serious RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 08:12 PM

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

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          jf11 RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 08:20 PM

          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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            RGR RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 08:41 PM

            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.

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            leesca RE: jf11 Aug 30, 2006 10:08 PM

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

            chanterelle - beautiful, understated room with lots of light...to-o-op notch food and service...

            1. Jill RE: jf11 Aug 31, 2006 03:25 PM

              A friend of mine just had such a wonderful three hour lunch at Jean Georges that he went back the next day and spent another three hours for lunch there. It's prix fixe, outstanding food and service, and the atmosphere is beautiful.

              I didn't get to join him either day, unfortunately...some of us have to work...but I trust his opinion implicitly.

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