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Just got back from my honeymoon...

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mikka Nov 20, 2007 11:14 AM

And realized I completely forgot to make a reservation for my (now) husbands birthday that's now just 2 1/2 weeks away before I left. He's been reading the Omnivores Dilemma and has been hinting that he'd like to go somewhere that serves local produce.

His birthday falls on a Saturday, which makes this especially difficult. First choice was Blue Hill Stone Barns, but that's booked (we're on the wait list though), Blue Hill in Manhattan is booked too. Gramercy Tavern for the back area is booked (would consider the tavern room, but we go there often so it doesn't have that "special occasion" feel). Made a reservation at Hearth, but haven't been in over 2 years and haven't heard much about how it is recently. Any insight there would be appreciated!

And here's where I turn to you. I've had a one-track mind with wedding planning for so long I feel out of touch with other restaurants that fall into this category. Any other suggestions are very much appreciated!

TIA

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  1. LeahBaila RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 11:21 AM

    Eleven Madison Park or Asiate may work...both are very different from one another, but each is a nice "special occasions" restaurant with vegetarian/pescatarian options.

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      kathryn RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 11:30 AM

      Try here:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/458169
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430793

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        sam1 RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 11:36 AM

        hearth was okay with me when i went back in october. i had some veal cheeks with pork belly...or something along those lines...it was quite good. so was the meatball special.

        the service was a bit too overdoing it for my taste. we left stuffed...which is rare for a restaurant like hearth.

        overall, id recommend it but its not a favorite.

        1. TBird RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 11:51 AM

          telepan. or trek it over to park slope at applewood.

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            idia RE: TBird Nov 20, 2007 12:04 PM

            Try Vice Versa.
            I spent my anniversary there and loved every minute of it.
            http://www.viceversarestaurant.com/in...

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            rrems RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 12:32 PM

            Vice Versa is a great idea, but I thought I would also mention Compass. Both are pretty easy to get reservations.

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              RGR RE: mikka Nov 20, 2007 09:13 PM

              Everything about Eleven Madison Park -- sensational cuisine, fine wine list, perfect service, and gorgeous space -- says "special occasion." Presuming you need a reservation for Sat., 12/08, OpenTable shows available tables for two.

              http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com

              If you'd prefer something small and cozy, Fleur de Sel is another of our favs. Delicious contemporary French cuisine, excellent wine list, professional service, and lovely decor. OpenTable shows lots of availability for the 8th

              http://www.fleurdeselnyc.com

              Congrats on your marriage! Happy Birthday to your new husband and Bon Appetit!

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                ChowDiva RE: mikka Nov 21, 2007 06:02 AM

                I believe Savoy in Soho uses local produce.

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