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Drinks and small bites to celebrate a milestone

jmax Dec 18, 2007 06:23 AM

Looking for an elegant or romantic spot to celebrate Wednesday night around 10pm. She likes champagne and desserts. I had thought the lounge area of Danube might be nice - she likes their champagne cocktails. Any other suggestions. It doesn't really matter where in NYC.

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  1. LeahBaila RE: jmax Dec 18, 2007 06:30 AM

    Flute specializes in champagne and dessert, and there's locations on both the East and West side.

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      jmax RE: LeahBaila Dec 18, 2007 12:13 PM

      Thanks - we have been there. I guess I was thinking somplace a little more special. Maybe Picholine or Cafe Des Artistes - they both have a lounge area.

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      salmonskin RE: jmax Dec 18, 2007 12:40 PM

      How about the lounge area of Country on 28th and Madison.

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        doona RE: salmonskin Dec 18, 2007 12:43 PM

        I was going to say Town. Or Rainbow Room. (You can set it up with either place where champagne could be waiting at the table.)

        Or Bar at the Modern, although I've never been.

      2. LeahBaila RE: jmax Dec 18, 2007 12:51 PM

        If you want to wow her, take her to the 36th floor of the Mandarin Oriental's Lobby Lounge or MoBar. Breathtaking views and flawless servce.

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          doona RE: LeahBaila Dec 18, 2007 12:53 PM

          I dont think that there are desserts at the MoBar.

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            steve h. RE: LeahBaila Dec 18, 2007 03:29 PM

            river cafe has dessert and a killer view.

          2. financialdistrictresident RE: jmax Dec 18, 2007 03:35 PM

            River Cafe or Danube. Both are upscale. Danube is absolutely gorgeous and very romantic. Love their bar area. I had dinner at The Modern recently and found the bar to be lively and fun, not romantic. We were glad we did not have dinner at The Bar. Degustation's ambience would be perfect but desserts are NOT their forte. River Cafe has music, the smell of fresh flowers, views, a nice bar area . . . I have not been yet but Allen & Delancey's bar area looks very romantic.

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              synergy RE: jmax Dec 19, 2007 03:25 AM

              The bar at Grammercy Tavern is one of my favorite places to be especially around this time of year. It's so cozy and pretty. Their dessert menu looks darn good too.

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                CornflakeGirl RE: synergy Dec 19, 2007 03:29 AM

                Second the Tavern! It's so warm and inviting during the winter and the desserts in both rooms have never disappointed me.

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                jmax RE: jmax Dec 20, 2007 07:00 AM

                We ended up at Danube, and it was fantastic. The butternut squash parfait for dessert was awesome.

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