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Help with Cafes around Bloomingdales

sc207 Jul 24, 2007 08:51 AM

Was wondering if anyone know of a good cafe for a first date around the Bloomingdales area. Thanks!

  1. r
    rax Jul 24, 2007 01:31 PM

    Which one?

    1. j
      jth Jul 24, 2007 03:40 PM

      a little north of bloomies Mon Petite Cafe (lex and 62nd? /61st)

      1. j
        JFores Jul 24, 2007 04:25 PM

        Though not a cafe, Le Veau d'Or is about as good as you will ever get for a date setting. It's quite close to Bloomingdales, it's OLD French and the owner was in the French resistance. Add to it that the owner loves couples, will adore you if you like Burgundy wine (he's a Savoyard) and that the interior is from the 40s and you're set. The whole wait staff is over the age of 60 though. This place is where Hemingway used to go for lunch and I don't think the menu has changed since then. Get the seafood cassoulet.

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          jackieparis Jul 24, 2007 06:40 PM

          Bistro 360 is a very good spot. It's very laid back and the food is good. I wouldn't say it's super romantic but it has nice atmosphere.

          1. re: jackieparis
            sc207 Jul 25, 2007 07:36 AM

            Thanks everyone! I will look into your suggestions.

            1. re: jackieparis
              chowNYC Jul 25, 2007 07:40 AM

              I think you mean Brasserie 360, right? It is laid back with good food, but I must say every time I'm there the service is terrible. There's also lots of beautiful waitresses if you're the self-conscious type (just throwing it out there, not making judgements).

          2. j
            jsmitty Jul 25, 2007 06:14 PM

            can anyone speak about david burkes place in bloomingdales?

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