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My sisters and I will be coming to celebrate my 30th...we will want to eat at least one "blow out" dinner (that doesn't mean $1000 a person...but we'd probably be able to swing $100-$200 per person) for my birthday...tend to like Italian, French, or Contemporary restaurants best, but want a place that has great service, isn't too stuffy, and a great wine list...we will probably stay in Manhattan...any suggestions?

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  1. Let me be the first of many to recommend Eleven Madison Park. I think it fits all your prerequisites oh, and of course the food is wonderful. Have fun and HB!

    1. EMP is very good for a celebration; the room is large and airy and well-decorated. Very classy.

      I also like The Modern's Bar Room. What about Gramercy Tavern?

      When are you coming and how many people will you be total, 3? And does your $200 include wine?

      For example, Cru has a phenomenal wine list (so long that it's bound), but dinner there can run quite steep, and the atmosphere is a bit stuffy.

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      1. re: kathryn

        You might want to google the menus at Gotham Bar and Grill, Vice Versa and David Burke & Donatella.
        That might be a better way to finalize your choice.