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Dec 9, 2007 09:19 AM

Conversation-friendly place for post-Xmas dinner for four

My family is visiting after Christmas and we need some good places to eat that have first rate food and a good atmosphere for conversation, not crowded, cramped or loud, the kind of place that makes you linger. My dad and I are foodies but we normally depend way too much on Zagat's.

Budget about $50 each. Any kind of cuisine. A vegetarian or healthy place would be a plus -- my parents both loved Candle 79.

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  1. You can look into Telepan on the UWS. I know it fits all of your criteria except possibly price. Also check out Etcetera Etcetera.

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      I like Spiritchaser's recs and would add Compass and Vice Versa.

    2. You might want to try Le Refuge--warm decor, very very conversation-friendly, and very fresh-tasting classic French food. If you go at the right time I think you could make it on price, too.

      The only time I went to Compass I couldn't hear myself speak...

      1. thanks for the recs, guys. i'll pass them on to the fam (we're very democratic -- everything must be voted on).

        also in the running are ouest and annisa -- any thoughts on those? never been to either.