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Dec 2, 2007 07:05 AM

$100 to burn!

Ok. So I came into a $100 dinner for 2 for any restaurant of my choosing. My BF and I will be going and have decided that Italian is out because we have chosen a nice place for our anniversary that will take care of that. So I am thinking it should be some place that we both haven't been, the $100 should include apps, entree and a bottle (we are willing to go over a little with our own cash), and we think we'd like to do a steakhouse (Keens is out - I have been), American, German, or something we might not think of. Also, I am into seafood (big time). Nothing too super fancy, as we will be going after work. Thanks!!!!

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  1. We'd be into Japanese as well. Japonais, or Blue Ribbon perhaps??

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    1. re: bosun

      Blue Ribbon isn't anything special.

      1. re: JFores

        I disagree, as I think the atmosphere is warm and lively, the raw bar is excellent, and I crave the bone marrow.

    2. I suggest going to Pearl Oyster Bar. I took a friend of mine out for his 30th birthday and 1 app, 1 bottle of wine and 2 lobster rolls was around $100 (if I remember correctly). Not to mention it's casual, american, seafood and deeeeelicious!

      1. Sushi Yasuda. Deeefinitely Sushi Yasuda. You might go a bit over if you want a bottle of something though.

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        1. re: JFores

          how could 2 people eat at Yasuda, even with no alcohol, for less than $100? or less than $200? if you like that bluefin toro, it's virtually impossible. well worth whatever price, but under $100 at Yasuda for 2? good luck...

          1. re: frankbooth

            frankbooth You know... I said the same thing
            When I read the original post I said. "Good luck" out loud, and smiled at the suggestions. Unfortunately, $100 is not a lot of money to cover the cost of 2 apps/entrees and an non alcoholic beverage, let alone a bottle of wine!.
            I think I'd take that cash, pick a nice BYOB neighborhood place and still have enough left over for a little breakfast 'the morning after the night before.' :-}

            1. re: Tay

              Oh yeah I did sort of forget it was 2 people... I kind of posted thinking one :)

        2. How about Brasserie - 100 E. 53rd Street. There are some reasonable wines on their list, so you shouldn't go too far over $100, if at all. The food is very good, by the way.

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          1. re: Foodboy

            2 apps 2 entrees and a bottle of wine? Maybe if they order the least expensive menu items. Remember: The OP was thinking a steakhouse on the order of Keens.
            Good luck doing that on $100 bucks!

            1. re: Foodboy

              Appes are on average $13, Entrees are on average $28, that is JUST short of $100 with tips and tax, and we haven't even counted the bottle.

              1. re: zen123

                I don't know where the OP lives, but if she does a little looking around, I'm reasonably sure she can find restaurants that have apps for under $10 and chicken or pasta entrees under $20. It's the wine and her expressed desire for a steakhouse, (I'm assuming that means at least one of them wants steak) that will be the problem. And who wants to have to order based solely on price?

                1. re: Tay

                  No no no, my post was solely in response to Foodboy's suggestion of Brasserie. I calculated the average prices from Brasserie's menu

                  1. re: zen123

                    Ahhhhh...The posting came in after mine. That's why I always address the poster. The site is a little flawed so you never can tell where your post is going to pop up :-}

            2. I agree with the sentiments above that $100 (or something around that number) for two appes, two entrees, a bottle of wine, plus tax and tips severely limits your options. The only one I can think of is Lupa. Last time I went with somebody else, and we ordered two of the cheapest appes, two of the cheapest entrees, had a cheap bottle of wine, and the bill including tips was still around $110. Of course, you said italian is out.