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LRS Nov 20, 2007 08:00 AM

I am trying to decide where to go for our anniversary, I’m thinking of places I haven’t been to and been wanting to try, so that’s the only common factor. I’ve been to Sushi Yasuda, Fleur de Sel, Gramercy Tavern and EMP in the past month, so I don’t want to (I mean I can’t) spend too much.
Can you help me here on which is better foodwise?
Blue Ribbon Bakery, Degustation, Perilla, August, Blue Hill (Is Blue Hill at Stone Barns worth the trip?) Casa Mono (I’m a little afraid in terms of expectations, because I lived in el pais vasco…also: Is Casa Mono better that Tia Pol?), Peasant, Hearth… Is there any other suggestion? Thanks a lot!

  1. financialdistrictresident Nov 21, 2007 06:39 AM

    Degustation is a possibility, as others have noted. It's also intimate, small and romantic. Desserts are not their forte. We enjoyed our recent dinner at Falai more than Degustation, but the atmosphere isn't romantic (if you are looking for this) and their wine list could be better.

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      LRS Nov 25, 2007 08:29 AM

      Thanks for the reccs...We couldn't make it to Blue Hill at Stone Barns (will make it soon for sure) so we ended up going to Gramercy Tavern (not keeping the promise of going to a new place). GT is always pleasant, though.

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      BW212 Nov 20, 2007 09:26 PM

      I'd go with Blue Hill or Perilla. We're big fans of both restaurants. Happy Anniversary!

      1. j
        john Nov 20, 2007 08:30 AM

        I would say BHSB - but be aware it is not cheap at all then Degustation

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          idia Nov 20, 2007 08:07 AM

          Blue Hill fer sher!
          If you can travel to the Blue Hill Stone Barns, by all means, even better.
          Happy anniversary.

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            Lucia Nov 20, 2007 08:06 AM

            I wouldn't choose BRB or Perilla--I was underwhelmed by both. I also didn't like Degustation as much as I'd hoped, but I know I'm in the minority on that one. I like August, but not as much as some of the others. Casa Mono is great. I'd say it's as good as Tia Pol, but different (maybe less authentic). I was just at Peasant this past Saturday, and I think it's great. Hearth is also good, but I haven't been in a few years, so I can't vouch for current quality.
            I haven't been to Blue Hill in the city, but BHSB is definitely worth the trip--it's a great experience, and if you can go, I'd suggest that as the best spot for your anniversary.

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