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Last Minute Anniversary help....

Ok. Owing to a number of factors (babysitting conflicts, relatives in town from overseas for 1 night, etc...) my wife and I will be celebrating our anniversary 1 night before the actual date on which we already had reservations, so...

I am looking for a great spot on the Upper East Side for dinner for 2 tomorrow night around 730.We'll be around Mad/70 having drink with aforementioned relative.

Doesn't have to be a well-known place- but it certainly could be- or it could be a neighborhood favorite that is, in some way, appropriate for an anniversary.

My only criteria are that it be good and somewhat "special" in at least one of the many ways in which a place can be special. And of course I need to get a table for 2 at 730 on a Wednesday with 24 hours notice.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. What about Cafe Boulud? Very special and romantic. The food is incredible. I would definately go there for an anniversary dinner.

    1. Give Cafe Boulud a call. It's on 76th, just off Madison. The cuisine is superb, and there's an excellent wine list. Service is cordial and polished. The small room has attractive contemporary decor. Though most men wear jackets, it's not required. Definitely a celebratory kind of place.

      http://www.danielnyc.com/cafeboulud

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      1. re: RGR

        Hi RGR...great minds think alike!!

        1. re: Angelina

          Hey, Angelina, I'm not sure why, but I didn't see your post before I made my suggestion; otherwise, I would have just agreed with you. :-)

      2. Excellent Suggestions. Trouble is (and I should have made this more clear in original post), we sort of need to be home by a certain time and Cafe Boulud can't take us until 9 which is too late- thus my quandary. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

        1. One thought is the restaurant at the Carlyle - but I'm afraid I don't know how it is.

          1. Or what about Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee - though have not been there either. Coco Pazzo - I've not been for years but in the area. DavidBurke & Donatella - also haven't been - or Park Avenue Bistro/Cafe?

            I guess we don't go to many of the high end places in the neighborhood ...

            1. You certainly do have a dilemma. Well, Jacques is quite good, but not really for an Anniversary dinner. Since you are really stuck, you may want to look into this.

              http://www.jacquesnyc.com/index2.html

              1. I see MMRuth has mentioned Park Avenue Cafe. I thought of it but since we haven't been there in ages, I was hesitant to suggest it since I have no idea how good the food is these days.

                Another place we liked a lot but have not been to recently is Mark's Restaurant, in The Mark Hotel, on 77th St., just off Madison. Excellent service in an elegant setting. Thing is, there's been a change of chefs since we ate there so, again, there's the question of food quality now.