Help! Special Birthday Dinner
Hey, Philly 'hound here. My girlfriend has recently relocated to NYC for work and is about to celebrate her 25th birthday. Her entire family lives in NYC and eat out often. I appeal to the board at the last minute, as her b-day is a month away tomorrow and I know lots of places start accepting reservations 1 month out
here are the specifics:
8 people, eating at prime time on a Friday night
not 4 star prices but doesnt need to be necessarily a bargain
would prefer quiet and intimate over loud and trendy
Manhattan is a must but let's put the whole island in play
I would've loved to give Babbo a shot but they only take 6 as a max. I'm really all over the map...was thinking about Po, Tasting Room, Little Owl (fat chance)...suggestions?
A few Recommendations..
BLT fish is awesome...They have their fancier upstairs and their more casual downstairs..
Landmarc (In Tribeca and at Columbus Circle)..Great food....Great wine...great atmosphere...Terrific for bigger parties!!
Park Avenue Winter--- Terrific Place
Hope this helps!
I'm kind of in the same situation. I want to take my buddy out to a really nice birthday dinner. My first thought was Babbo--how easy is it to get reservations one week in advance ? Any other recommendations are also appreciated.
id go with telepan...perfect for families. nice townhouse in the upper west side (but not too north), great food that everyone can enjoy, relatively decent deal...like 4 courses for $59 or so.
service is professional and friendly and you wont be packed in like sardines like most options downtown.