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Aack! Valentine's Day late-notice recommendations?

cjd260 Feb 13, 2008 10:01 AM

Hi everyone,

My fiancee was supposedly going to have to work tomorrow night, leading me not to make a reservation anywhere. But I found out late last night that she's gotten the night off. Any ideas as to where I might be able to get a reservation at this point? I'm hoping to stay below the Park (we live in Brooklyn and work in Midtown), somewhere around $100pp including wine, and obviously am looking for great food, but figure I may have to settle. Any suggestions?


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    Jane A. Feb 13, 2008 07:21 PM

    Brasserie 8 1/2 had an interesting looking menu - $75 prix fixe, I think.

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    1. re: Jane A.
      idia Feb 14, 2008 05:18 AM

      Gotham Bar & Grille

    2. r
      RGR Feb 13, 2008 06:21 PM

      OpenTable is showing lots of availabilities for tomorrow. Of course, whether any will suit you depends on what cuisine(s) you prefer and what time you want to have have dinner. No surprise that early openings are more prevalent than prime time.

      1. h
        haofan Feb 13, 2008 05:32 PM

        Al Di La doesn't take reservations, even on Valentine's Day. Go put your name in and have a drink downstairs. I had a fantastic Valentine's meal there last year.

        1. doona Feb 13, 2008 12:20 PM

          If you wanna pay for great places and great reservations, try http://nyc.tablexchange.com/

          1. NAtiveNewYorker Feb 13, 2008 10:28 AM

            Try Ammos. It's near Grand Central, so you won't be competing with Manhattan residents at local neighborhood places (like UWS, UES, Village, etc.). Very good Greek food.

            52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017

            1. LeahBaila Feb 13, 2008 10:16 AM

              La Lanterna Caffe or Gonzo


              1. 280 Ninth Feb 13, 2008 10:13 AM

                Many many possibilities to list, but my first thought is a place in Brooklyn, the Garden Cafe.on Vanderbilt Ave. near Grand Army Plaza...I'd check them out.

                Garden Cafe
                620 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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