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Aug 30, 2007 12:39 PM

Post Wedding Celebratory Dinner

I am getting married next weekend and my parents have a handful of high society friends who are not going to be attending. My parents would like to have a dinner with them after we come back from the honeymoon and they've asked me to pick the restaurant. They want a place that is impressive to people who have been just about everywhere, but not ridiculously expensive (under $150 per person), and my dad really wants a great view. I looked into the Rainbow Room, but $200 per person before tax tip and drinks seemed rather steep. Now we are leaning towards Asiate because of its fantastic views and beautiful interior. We also considered Daniel, which I hear has great decor, but my dad is really stuck on having a view.

Any thoughts?

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  1. I highly recommend David Burke & Donatella. Not only is it fantastic looking but the service was attentive without being smarmy and the food? Deeeeelicious!
    The home-made brioche was out of sight. How creative of the chef to take the time to make his own rolls.
    The butterscotch pannacotta was yum!
    Asiate? Beautiful views -- disappointing food. And at those prices...

    1. Asiate may have a view, but most reports I've read say the food leaves a lot to be desired. Same goes for the Rainbow Room.

      If you want a gorgeous interior *and* sensational cuisine, you can do no better than Eleven Madison Park. Depending what you drink, you should be able to keep it under $150pp.

      1. What about: Cafe Gray or The River Cafe?

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        1. re: LeahBaila

          Thank you for your suggestions. Our guests have been to the River Cafe already multiple times. I went to EMP last year and wasn't particularly blown away. It was good, but I'm not sure if I want to go again. I guess I am debating between Daniel and Asiate. For those of you who have been to Asiate, how did you like the food and the experience?