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Dad's in town, and we've already got indian food and steak scheduled during the week. i was thinking one if by land, two if by sea - or upscale italian, somewhere downtown. any recs?

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  1. Esca for "two if by sea"

    1. I believe she meant the restaurant "one if by land, two if by sea". Other than the fact that a marriage proposal has been sighted almost everytime someone tells me they've visited the restaurant, I don't think the food's that memorable.
      Crispo and Po aren't that upscale, but the food is definitely good.

      1. A Voce and Hearth are both pretty upscale. Is that downtown enough? Maybe Peasant or Apizz would qualify?

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        1. re: egit

          i was thinking jules on st. mark's, but i keep reading bad reviews re: the service. apparently if you tip less than 20%, they harass you?

          1. re: egit

            Il Buco is a favorite of mine in the east village. Also Da Silvano or Bar Pitti, both of which aren't that upscale but have solid food, are fun, outdoors, and in the west village.

          2. Il Giglio...upscale NYC Italian: shrimp fra diavolo, caesar salad, lots of yummy gratis antipasti like hunks of parmesean, fried zucchini...in Tribeca...

            1. Never been, but I've heard good things about Da Umberto's

              1. I second egit's suggestions on A Voce and Hearth. A Voce is more contemporary, while Hearth is more homey. Both have great Italian food (meat and seafood).

                If you want to have great pasta, Del Posto is great. Definitely upscale and the pasta is as good as Babbo (may be too casual for your purpose).