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Dec 28, 2006 09:56 PM

What's the best Tasting Menu in NYC?

(Manhattan, preferably)

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  1. The pasta tasting a Babbo.

    1. Per Se. This is basically the same as a best restaurant question.

      1. Ok, let me revise the question: what's the best tasting menu that won't break the bank?

        1. I can understand that Per Se might be one that would, for you (and plenty of other people), "break the bank." But would Babbo do so as well? Not that I'm suggesting Babbo because I haven't been there.

          You need to be more specific about your budget. Give us a per person figure for the tasting menu (food only), keeping in mind that you would have to add the cost of beverages, tax & tip.

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          1. re: RGR

            Babbo's pasta tasting...5 pastas and three desserts is $64...CHEAP

            1. re: jenniebnyc

              Thanks for the info. I would agree that is relatively inexpensive though, to be fair, it's pasta vs. tasting menus that often contain much more costly ingredients. The question still to be answered by the o.p. is what budget he/she has in mind for a tasting dinner that is not necessarily pasta-oriented.

              1. re: RGR

                Agreed. Do try Babbo if you have a chance. It was a lovely experience....especially around the holidays.

          2. Gramercy Tavern.
            I mean, it won't break the bank as hard as Per Se, but it will set you back a bit.