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Dec 7, 2006 06:19 PM

WANTED: Memorable dinner for <=$75 per person (including tax & tip)

My friend and I are coming into Manhattan for the day in a few weeks. We want a memorable dinner for <=$75 per person. Any cuisine is fine. It should be accessible by public transportation and not too far off the beaten path.

We're chowhounds, so we're very adventurous as long as it's delicious.

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    1. re: Monica

      Lupa, Lupa, Lupa. Monica speaks the truth.

      1. re: Kanger

        Lupa, Lupa, Lupa, Lupa - make sure you get some of their house cured meats and seafood antipasti - Lamb Ragu if they have it (I cna't remember if it is a special).

    2. Kitchen 22 - 22nd St. between 5th/Bwy

      It's cozy, beautiful and new twists on classics for which Charlie Palmer is known. If you don't fill up on the fresh breadsticks or truffled popcorn, the prix fixe option will give you starter, entree and dessert for $29 which is a STEAL for what you get. Also, if you go on Wednesdays they have $10/bottle wine special and it doesn't disappoint. The last time I was there the waiters came around with an assortment of gratis homemade cookies. Yum.

      1. Devi, on 18th St., b/t B'way & 5th Av., serves superb Indian cuisine in a space that has unusual and elegant decor. If you order carefully from the a la carte menu and share a variety of dishes, you should be able to keep within your budget.

        1. degustation on 5th street b/t 2nd and 3rd ave. serve small plates of all different kinds of flavors and textures. each dish is inspired and inventive. really a unique experience. with 3-4 plates per person, a bottle of wine and dessert (although dessert is their weak spot, would skip it), you can get in under $75. really sleek space too. side note, when I went, saw Oliver Platt dining there. I feel like it's the type of restaurant you'd be hard-pressed to find outside of manhattan.

          1. These are all really great suggestions. I haven't heard of any of them. Keep them coming, thanks!