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trinyc1979 Jan 24, 2007 06:04 AM

I am trying to pick a restaurant for Valentine's Day and there are so many choices! My bf and I love Peasant and Union Square Cafe--and I would love suggestions from anyone who also counts these places among their favorites!

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  1. nyufoodie RE: trinyc1979 Jan 24, 2007 11:13 AM

    If you like Peasant, you may like it's siblings - The Orchard or the cozier Apizz.
    There's Hearth, Wallse and L'Impero that you may want to check-out as well.

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      trinyc1979 RE: trinyc1979 Jan 24, 2007 11:20 AM

      thanks for your suggestions. Have been to L'Impero and Apizz but am seriously contemplating Hearth :=)

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        Pan RE: trinyc1979 Jan 24, 2007 08:29 PM

        I think you can count on good service and excellent food at Hearth. If anyplace will do a good job even on Amateur Day, I mean Valentine's Day, it would be Hearth.

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          nyufoodie RE: Pan Jan 24, 2007 08:35 PM

          ...plus an excellent wine list that is also available in 3 oz tasting portions for 3 - 5 bucks depending on the type of wine and quality. gives you the option to try 3 different types of wine with your meal assuming that your going to go for the tasting menu.

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        douglas525 RE: trinyc1979 Jan 30, 2007 11:50 AM

        Hearth is excellent...went there last Valentine's Day. Everything from the first course to the last melted in our mouths.

        1. janethepain RE: trinyc1979 Jan 30, 2007 12:17 PM

          Sigh, I was hoping my guy would take me there for V-Day. But on Opentable, there aren't very many slots (if any at all anymore).

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            Blumie RE: trinyc1979 Jan 30, 2007 12:21 PM

            If you're just getting around to making your reservations now, I think you'll find that your choices are not as great as you might think.

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              trinyc1979 RE: trinyc1979 Jan 31, 2007 11:44 AM

              I called Hearth a couple of days ago, they had an 11pm slot. Guess I might have to plan for a few days after Valentines day :(

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                CornflakeGirl RE: trinyc1979 Jan 31, 2007 11:49 AM

                To be honest I think you'll be better off. We almost never go out on V-Day. Always a few days before or after. My BF cooks professionally and we know how crazy it can be. You often end up paying more for a sub-par meal with harried service.

                Why not plan a romantic night at home and go out the next day?

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                  trinyc1979 RE: CornflakeGirl Jan 31, 2007 12:59 PM

                  I totally agree with what you said. I think I will do that instead :=)

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