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Restaurant ideas for Boyfriends B-Day

dbluenyte Mar 17, 2008 12:21 PM

I am hoping that some of the men out there can help me. I am taking my guy to a broadway show for his b-day and would like to go to a great restaurant prior to the show. He's a fan of a variety of different cuisines and loves a good steak. I would like to go to a place that is romantic and man friendly, and plan to spend between $50-$75 per person.

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    Will4Food RE: dbluenyte Mar 17, 2008 02:02 PM

    In the theater district, you might try Marseilles, Vice Versa for Italian, DB Bistro Modern or Molyvos.

    1. jakew8 RE: dbluenyte Mar 18, 2008 10:43 AM

      For steak you could look at the Palm and Gallaghers (the latter is a throwback to another era as is its clientele). Also consider Insieme for "new Italian."

      The restaurants that W4F suggested are good choices as well.

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        cimui RE: jakew8 Mar 18, 2008 04:46 PM

        I think Insieme is probably above the price range and anways, perhaps not "man friendly."

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        robinsilver RE: dbluenyte Mar 18, 2008 10:48 AM

        We love bd Bistro, but you also may want to make your decision based on where the theatre is. Palm is very good for steak, but depending on whether you have a drink or wine, could be more than you have budgeted. It will certainly be more than $50. The pre-theatre dinner at db Bistro is $45, if I remember correctly.

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          Wallowing Gourmet RE: robinsilver Mar 18, 2008 04:13 PM

          I just went to db Bistro Moderne last Friday night, before theater. While they do have the prix fixe pre-theater menu, if you go a la carte, and get a bottle or two or wine, dessert, maybe a glass of champagne or two, you can easily run the tab over three hundred, plus tip. I know this because I did so, and it was remarkably easy, and yet great fun, too. Someday I will have to try the cheaper offerings, but I was in town for a no-expense-barred anniversry weekend, and it was entirely fitting to run up the tab that high at that time. If it were an ordinary night out, I would probably be much more price-conscious.

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          dbluenyte RE: dbluenyte Mar 19, 2008 08:02 AM

          Thanks for the responses everyone. He has now told me he wants to go to a Churascaria so I will probably take him to C Plataforma as it is in the theater district. I am going to check out the Porcao site as well.

          1. LeahBaila RE: dbluenyte Mar 20, 2008 06:02 AM

            Keen's Steakhouse, for sure


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