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Dec 10, 2006 05:48 PM

If you had $1000 to spend on one meal for two

Where in Manhattan would you go?

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  1. cru-9th and 5th ave
    they pamper you with delightful canepe's and if you go with a long chefs menu you wont be disappointed

    1. I think I will just go with MASA as dinner for two will be around $1000 anyway (not something I am ready to pay from my own pocket). In fact, with wine pairing, $1000 may not be enough for two!

      1. Blue Hill Stone Barns. Even with a car service there and back and a nice bottle of wine, you should be OK.

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        1. re: vinominer

          you'd have to buy a pretty expensive bottle of wine (or wines) to spend $1000 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns for two people.

          I'd go to Masa.

          1. re: dkstar1

            Not if you do the chef's tasting and take a car service round trip.

            1. re: vinominer

              Farmer's Feast = $95 x2 = $190.
              If there's another "special" tasting menu, it would likely be less than $150pp = $300.
              Wine = $200 (and I think that's being generous).
              Car Service = $150 roundtrip.

              If we went the low route, that'd be $500 for food & wine, tax & tip. Plus $150 for the car service. That's $650.

              I'm not trying to be nitpicky with you...just trying to give a fair representation of what a dinner at Stone Barns could really cost if you went all out. Please let me know if my numbers are wrong.

          1. Norma's in Le Parker Meridien - I'd split the "Zillion Dollar Frittata" - the Spanish omelette with lobster and 10oz of caviar. There's a pound of lobster in that 6 egg frittata and it sits on a bed of roasted potatoes - so there's plenty for two! $1000 plus tax, tip and beverages.