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Dec 12, 2007 10:10 AM

'98 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac - rest to match?

A special wine to share with a dear friend tomorrow night. We're combing birthday celebrations and the bottle has been waiting for some time.

Any suggestions? I was thinking somewhere known for their wine list. When in each other's company, dinner lasts normally 3-4 hours. European or American traditional/new. Service that is not smothering is important. Looking to avoid Daniel, Jean Georges, mega-chef / star status places, etc. Something smaller, less known, hidden gem, etc.

Thanks in advance. Happy holidays, everyone.

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  1. Veritas, EMP. Make sure they allow corkage(EMP does) and also that your bottle is not on their wine list!!! That would be very wrong!

    1. Blue Hill ($35 corkage fee)
      Keens ($20)
      Mas ($35)
      Gramercy Tavern ($30)
      all info from