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Nov 17, 2007 01:25 PM

Need a bday rec?

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

    1. 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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      1. re: LeahBaila

        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

          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.

          1. re: Lau

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

          1. 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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