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Christmas present for my husband

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My husband and I are coming in from Chicago for the weekend soon and I want to treat him to dinner. Anywhere would be fine. I prefer French or Italian, but am open to anything. I want him to have a great NY experience. Willing to spend $150 to $200. What are your favorite places?

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  1. Any particular neighborhood? There's so much that its hard to suggest something without more specifics. Browse the board a little bit and you're likely to find plenty that fits your criteria. Eleven Madison Park is a popular choice on this board. Whatever you pick, make sure you call ahead for a reservation.

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    1. re: noot

      Midtown to the UES where we will be staying...

      1. re: marlaw

        If you are willing to venture over to the UWS I would suggest Telepan. Only problem is it's a great restaurant but I don't know if it is particularly New York. There is Aureole but you would need to watch the budget. There is Keen's, the classic NYC steakhouse.

    2. I recommend Spigolo on UES -- wonderful Italian...must book soon though.

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      Spigolo
      1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. Have a drink at the Mandarin Oriental in Time Warner and then go to Picholine.

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        1. re: MellieMac

          I like MellieMac's suggestion a lot except for the fact that it might surpass your expenses.
          I would suggest my favorite all-around place Vice Versa.