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Great NY restaurant for anniversary dinner?

copydoc Jan 11, 2007 09:13 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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    chinadoll Jan 11, 2007 09:30 PM

    One of my favorite restaurants in the city is Nolia - great drinks, delicious food - Asian fusion and decently priced. Its on 10th and Avenue C.

    Also Telepan on 69th bet Columbus Circle & CPW is very good. Their Foie Gras is wonderful and they have a great wine list.

    The Tasting Room on Elizabeth & Houston always changes their menu and is pretty intimate.

    Olives in Union Square is one of my favorites too.

    Happy Anniversary!

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      nixienox Jan 11, 2007 10:48 PM


      JoJo will do.

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        howardthefoodie Jan 11, 2007 11:28 PM

        I actually had a really nice meal at Knife & Fork. $45 prix fix 5-course menu. Cute small place and the food is pretty good. Decent but not great wine list. I would also highly recommend Blue Hill. One of my favorites but you could definitely spend more than $100 per person.

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        1. re: howardthefoodie
          gutsofsteel Jan 15, 2007 02:05 PM

          Blue Hill allows BYO - it's a great way to eat at the restaurant and stay under the budget - just bring your own good bottle of wine.

        2. jenniebnyc Jan 11, 2007 11:30 PM


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            Unpossible Jan 12, 2007 12:28 AM

            Giorgio's of Gramercy is very reasonable and romantic. L'Impero is also great but more expensive.

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              downtownstefanie Jan 12, 2007 12:41 AM

              If you aren't going to be ordering a bottle of wine, union square cafe would be a really nice choice.

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              1. re: downtownstefanie
                gutsofsteel Jan 15, 2007 02:04 PM

                You can BYO to Union Square. But I recommend 11 Madison Park - also BYO. You can eat beautifully and stay within budget if you bring your own good bottle of wine.

                1. re: gutsofsteel
                  ChrisZ Jan 15, 2007 02:27 PM

                  Would second 11MP keep in mind that they charge a very fair $25 corking fee

              2. 280 Ninth Jan 15, 2007 01:32 AM

                I'd second Union Square Cafe. River Cafe on the Bklyn waterfront (literally!) is a tres romantic venue, though I haven't eaten there in years.

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                  tsiblis Jan 15, 2007 01:59 PM

                  Wallse in the West Village would be another option

                  1. Mutt Jan 15, 2007 03:09 PM

                    I'll third Union Square Cafe. But another of my favorites is Picholine although with wine, it might be tough to keep it to $100/person. Not sure if they allow BYO.

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                      KRS Jan 15, 2007 10:46 PM

                      My wife and I have gone to Terrace, up by Columbia University, several times on our anniversary and have never been disappointed.

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