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If you had a Steven Starr gift certificate...

I am a grateful recipient of a gift certificate redeemable at any Starr restaurant. So if you were in my shoes, which restaurant would you choose?

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  1. I love restaurant gift certificates as presents! If I got a Starr gift certificate, I would go to either Buddakhan, Morimoto, or make a night in AC and check out the Continental there.

    1. I wish I was so lucky as to have a Starr gift certificate! I love, love, love his restaurants! My top three would be 1. Alma de Cuba 2. Barclay Prime 3. Buddakan.

      May I ask if you will be going out for a special occasion and with whom you will be dining? What kind of atmosphere are you looking for?

      1. It kinda depends on the size of the gift certificate..

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        1. re: Buckethead

          very true!
          if it were $25, i'd probably hit el vez for guac and margaritas.
          if it were $250, morimoto omakase for sure!
          somewhere in the middle might find me at buddakan. or tangerine - love them for drinks, have not tried their food yet!

        2. How much is it for if you don't mind my saying? That would effect my decision. If it was for a lot, I would say Morimoto. For a little, Continental in Old City.

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          1. re: saturninus

            It's for $100 and I plan on it being a party of two. I rarely get an excuse to indulge myself, so price isn't an obstacle.

              1. re: DanielleM

                Definitely the big Buddha, unless you want the $100 as a down payment on a Morimoto feast.

          2. I agree with Buddakan. It is our favorite Steven Starr restaurant. Try the 5 spice donuts and chocolate bento box for dessert.