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We are coming to NY for our first visit this evening and are hoping to have one great dining experience on Saturday night. We are not looking for white tablecloths but something that two foodies from Toronto would not want to miss.

For those who are familiar with the Toronto dining scene we like Jamie Kennedy's, Susur, George, The Rosebud etc.

We are happy to spend $200ish, but not a whole lot more.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance chowhounders.

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  1. it is going to be a challange to land a table at this late date. some thoughts: Gramercy Tavern, Hearth, Cookshop, Del Posto, 11 Madison Park, Gotham Bar and Grill, Lure, Peasant, Five Point, Town, Country and maybe Landmarc (downtown location and not the time warner)

    1. how about hearth? you can probably get a table on opentable.

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      1. re: chundi

        plus hearth has a few bar seats overlooking the kitchen..you can talk with the chef as be prepares your food. there also is an actual bar area in the front with a few seats

      2. do you mind waiting? you could go to Babbo and wait for a table for 2 in the front...if you go early enough the wait shouldn't be more than 45 min or so. you might have to eat at the bar also. Is that $200/person or total? Sushi of Gari is the best sushi in NY and edo style means that it's different from a lot of normal sushi places. Gari on the upper west side will have nicer atmosphere--get the sushi omakase and end w/ the foie gras sushi.

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        1. re: cookieru

          Del Posto, beautiful. we did not like the menu the last time we were there............Love david burke and donnatela

          1. re: Raisel

            Ditto -- very overpriced and I was not too thrilled with the food; however, the place is beautiful and with the piano player -- highly recommeded for a dinner drink or a great glass of wine. My fave place right now is Perry Street on Perry Street/West side highway -- if you can get a reservation. Try to go early.