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Sep 20, 2007 03:02 PM

If you weren't paying and had no price limit, where would you go?

So my boyfriend won a contest at his job and his prize is dinner for 4 on the company. And there is no limit on what we can spend!!! So with that... we want to go to the top of the line, best best restaurant in nyc. But considering we will never go to anywhere like this on our own, we have no idea where to go. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'd say Atelier Joel Robuchon - It was by far one of the more extravagant and better meals I've had in my lifetime (we selected a la carte options as opposed to going with the tasting meal which is recommended) If you'd like to go for a higher price point, I'd say Masa - assuming you'd enjoy Sushi and Japanese, and if not, then Per Se's tasting meal. But I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of these.

    1. Per Se or Le Benardin.
      Jean Georges too.

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      1. re: eatfood

        never been to per se. i'd give it a shot. and since this is on the company's dime, go for the wine pairing.

        looking forward to your review.

        1. re: steve h.

          Honestly, you can't go wrong with any of the choices offered so far. Enjoy!

          1. re: curiousgeo

            How about the newly reburbished Cafe Carlyle, and you can hear music, too? That will really blow some coin.

        1. Wine, too????? In that case, Cru?

          1. Per Se.... an opportunity to experience Thomas Keller's food is a treasure. Definitely do the wine pairing as another suggested. I promise you, it's a mind altering experience. The staff walks at the same pace through the dining room... I've never witnessed anything like it. The food, as expected, was mind-blowing. Okay, clearly I was impressed. Sorry, I could go on forever.