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Great NY restaurant for anniversary dinner?

copydoc Jan 11, 2007 07:48 PM

My wife and I will be in NY next month and I need ideas for a restaurant where we can celebrate our anniversary. Looking for great food, ambiance and service without spending more than $100 per person.

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    timmy RE: copydoc Jan 12, 2007 01:19 PM

    babbo's is wonderful

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      RGR RE: copydoc Jan 12, 2007 03:20 PM

      A few specifics would help narrow down the possibilities.

      1. What are your cuisine preferences?

      2. What is your idea of "great... ambiance..."?

      Btw, presuming you want this restaurants to be in Manhattan, you would probably get a bigger response if you posted your request (with specifics) on that board.

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        copydoc RE: RGR Jan 13, 2007 03:16 PM

        American or French, preferably, and someplace that's not a noisy, crowded zoo.

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        bobodl RE: copydoc Jan 12, 2007 10:27 PM

        I second Babbo. I love that place. You need to make reservations a month in advance. My husband proposed to me there and the food/service is out of this world!!!

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          NYCviaPDX RE: copydoc Jan 14, 2007 01:34 AM

          Cafe Boulud might stretch your budget a bit, but it is sooo worth it. The room is just the right scale, the service is exceptional and the food is sublime.

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            weezie1818 RE: copydoc Jan 15, 2007 10:49 PM

            DH and I had an amazing meal at Jean Georges for our anniversary - I *think* you can do it under $100 if you're careful with wines - lovely servers, sublime food. Nougatine is the less expensive front of the house. Gramercy Tavern is lovely but I think it might be out of the price range.

            Blue Hill in the village is SO absurdly good as well. Actually, it migh nudge out JG in terms of cozy ambiance.

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              ballulah RE: weezie1818 Jan 18, 2007 09:19 PM

              I agree on the Blue Hill front. But I'm on record on these pages about Blue Hill over and over and over, sorry to be a broken record.

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              rjm RE: copydoc Jan 19, 2007 10:21 PM

              La Granouille (sp) one of the city's best classics - for years.

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                Lucia RE: rjm Jan 19, 2007 11:18 PM

                La Grenouille--close. It's certainly a classic. They make a mean souffle, but I wasn't as impressed as I should have been with the food.

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                  RGR RE: Lucia Jan 20, 2007 04:56 PM

                  Their dinner prix-fixe is $95 (+ many items have supplements), so even if copydoc and his wife drink only "Chateau Bloomberg," with tax and tip, they'd be over his "without spending more than $100pp" budget.

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