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Degustation substitute in UWS?

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I've been wanting to try Degustation for ages now, but we are always too big of a party. Finally we have an opportunity just the two of us, but the wife is afraid to be too far from the babysitter (argggh!)
Any suggestions for a special night for two, as uptown and as west as possible?

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  1. Nothing like degustation, but how about kefi? greek, UWS. Its not extremely fancy, but i think it would be good for a couple. The atmosphere is comfortable and the food is wonderful.

    1. UWS has Telepan. Bar Boulud was suppose to open a couple days ago and that's right by Lincoln Center.

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      1. re: Spiritchaser

        I love Telepan, but if you want to be further north and further west, consider Ouest.

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        Ouest
        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

      2. thanks guys! Telepan seems a little over our budget...will take your word for Kefi.

        1. You know, I love Kefi (food is great) but it's usually loud and very close quarters -- I think of it more as a tasty dinner than a "special night" place.

          I haven't tried it, but I think Spiga on 84th and Amsterdam might be more of a date place. It's Italian and has an interesting menu. Neptune Room (seafood) on Amsterdam might also be an option -- the food is solid and it's a got some space between the tables.

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          1. re: JMJD

            I second Ouest (however I am not sure that it also isn't too pricey)