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Romantic, Lesser Known Anniversary Restaurant?

heywolfie1015 Jul 23, 2007 08:20 AM

Hi there. I am trying to find a restaurant for my anniversary, but I'm operating under some tight constraints...the main one being my foodie wife.

What I'm looking for is a place that offers a romantic atmosphere with high-quality ingredients and perhaps isn't the talk of the town. When we head out, we often find that the most famous restaurants don't live up to the hype. (Maybe the hype is the problem...)

Anyway, to give you an idea of what we like, we've had wonderful dinners at Bouley, The Place Too, Room Service, Thalassa and En Japanese Brasserie, just to name the stand outs. The main thing for us (and, really, her) is taste and quality of the ingredients.

She is a huge fish lover, and also very big into fruits and vegetables. Not a big steak eater, and same goes for poultry. (Honestly, we should just move to a fishing village somewhere in Maine... heh.) She really dislikes most Italian food, but is otherwise open to most international cuisine out there. She loves Asian places, Middle eastern places and

  1. Deb Van D Jul 23, 2007 09:16 AM

    Please consider Annisa, a lovely place is so many ways:


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    1. re: Deb Van D
      heywolfie1015 Jul 23, 2007 09:34 AM

      This is why I love Chowhound. Three suggestions (or four, I supopse) and now my trobule is trying to narrow down the choices. :) Thank you all.

      1. re: Deb Van D
        kayonyc Jul 23, 2007 10:36 AM

        I second annisa. Lovely tasting meal.

        1. re: kayonyc
          kesues Jul 23, 2007 10:59 AM

          Agreed... exactly what came to mind when I read the post

      2. LeahBaila Jul 23, 2007 08:39 AM


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          Farfalle Jul 23, 2007 08:36 AM

          Milos or Molyvos are the two best Greek restaurants in NYC in my opinion... fish lover's paradise. If you like something a little more stiff, Milos is your place. Molyvos is a bit more casual. Whole roasted fish does not get any better than these two spots.

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