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Need a bday rec?

Lau Nov 17, 2007 01:25 PM

My GF's bday is in a few weeks and I need a good rec? Any type of food is fine and price isn't an issue. Just looking for somewhere nice with good food

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    rrems Nov 20, 2007 12:37 PM

    If you want something like Cru but not Cru, EMP is a great choice. One If By Land is probably not awful but is no culinary experience.

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      Lau Nov 20, 2007 02:02 PM


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        LeahBaila Nov 20, 2007 02:14 PM

        Eleven Madison Park

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      Lau Nov 20, 2007 11:28 AM

      how is one if by land? surprisingly i've never eaten there

      1. LeahBaila Nov 19, 2007 04:17 PM

        You're being pretty vague, considering there are so many restaurants matching "somewhere nice with good food." Throw us a bone with a couple of cuisines and parts of town to help you narrow this down.

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          Lau Nov 19, 2007 05:37 PM

          haha okay i live by union sq so somewhere downtown-ish would be preferabe. i'm looking for an upscale place, somewhere with excellent service, with a reasonable wine list and dont particularily care what type of cuisine (although the wine list probably kills alot of places). Last year i think we went to Cru and Veritas for our respective bdays, so somewhere up to par with either of those

          1. re: Lau
            cimui Nov 19, 2007 07:05 PM

            Given your geographic proximity, I'd be very tempted by either Kittichai or to 15 East.

            I've also recently rediscovered my long-dormant love for Artisinal, so that's at the top of my recommended list -- but obviously, this is subjective! They do have a lovely wine list.

            And finally, I haven't tried it, yet, but Back 40 sounds very interesting to me. It's relatively close to you.

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              RGR Nov 19, 2007 07:08 PM

              We have been to Veritas many times while Scott Bryan was in charge of the kitchen, and even though all the meals we had were excellent, I have to say that Chef Daniel Humm's sensational cuisine at Eleven Madison Park is on a far higher culinary plateau. Add to that a fine wine list, perfect service, and the gorgeous space. Overall, so much better than just "nice" -- a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.


          2. burumun Nov 19, 2007 04:03 PM

            you can't go wrong with michelin 3-star restaurants like Le Bernardin, right? (http://gourmettravel.blogspot.com
            )or Bouley, which has a more cozy feeling.

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