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Birthday, without garlic, in Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan

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Mums Sep 28, 2006 10:20 PM

Strange scenario. It's my mother-in-law's birthday: she doesn't eat garlic (not because of taste, but because of breath - I don't get it, so don't ask) and is really not that into food or eating. My father-in-law, however, enjoys a good meal, but really can't tell his butter from his low-cholesterol spread. All this is to say, it's her birthday this Saturday (soon, so put on your thinking caps), and we need to think of a place to take them (or, to be honest, to be taken to) f a s t ! Food should be delicious, not garlic-dependent, and price can be in the special occasion bracket, but not hundreds of dollars per person. I think garlic is mandatory if it's that expensive, anyway -- a pricey meal should, by definition, linger, if only on the breath. Just to add another factor to the mix, there should be some type of vegetarian option for my husband's sister, who's averse to the meats, although fish is OK.

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    Nehna Sep 28, 2006 10:51 PM

    Chestnut or Saul on Smith St?

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    1. re: Nehna
      Steve R Sep 29, 2006 01:10 PM

      Henry's End.

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      DeeDee Sep 29, 2006 09:05 PM

      I would recommend Tempo on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Excellent Italian food and nice atmosphere. I recommend the roasted orata.

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