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Need a romantic restaurant URGENTLY

pancun187 Mar 24, 2008 01:52 AM

Just got back together with my girlfriend. wanted a romantic place for dinner. We want to split an appetizer and do 2 main courses. some wine and drinks also of course. We could also use a suggestion for a nice place for dessert (she is a chocolate freak). I went to the place before (on west 4th) and i loved it. I need something in the $80-120 total range for dinner not including desserts. We don't have to do wine by the bottle. we are both light drinkers

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    idia Mar 24, 2008 07:46 AM

    With your eating restrictions, I think it is possible to get by with $120 at Vice Versa without the dessert and including 1 glass of wine and tip.
    Check out the prix fixe dinner. Even that seems doable at $35 a person.

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      Calliope1 Mar 24, 2008 07:48 AM

      Apizz would also fit your requirements perfectly.

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        180macd Mar 24, 2008 08:37 AM

        Try Perbacco or Osteria del Sol

        1. artfuldestruct Mar 24, 2008 08:45 AM

          annisa was really nice when i went with my girlfriend, though it may be slightly out of your price range...

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            Lucia Mar 24, 2008 10:25 AM

            I agree with the suggestion of Apizz. You could also do The Orchard (same owners) if that doesn't work out. I also like Giorgio's of Gramercy, and, if you can get in, Market Table and Little Owl. Good luck to you both!

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              douglas525 Mar 24, 2008 02:13 PM

              I second (third? fourth?) Apizz and Orchard. Apizz's romance comes from it's rustic decor. Orchard is a little more upscale. Both have great food, so it's just a matter of preference.

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              1. re: douglas525
                nikky Mar 24, 2008 02:30 PM

                I'll fourth Apizz, particularly if you like The Place - cute, cozy, and great for a date. I like the Orchard or Peasant too, but not as cozy. Annisa will likely blow your budget. The Little Owl is also a great idea, but it may be tough to get in to unless you guys like eating early...

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                  pancun187 Mar 26, 2008 10:48 PM

                  is apizz dark and romantic??

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                    Lucia Mar 27, 2008 09:26 AM

                    Here's a picture of the main dining room: http://www.apizz.com/
                    It's not as dark as in the picture, but it is cozy and romantic.

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                matsonjones Mar 27, 2008 04:16 AM

                I vote for Jarnac in the West Village. Well within your budget, terrific food, small room, friendly staff.

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                  hbeeman Mar 27, 2008 05:43 AM

                  Aroma on E. 4th Street is very small, but romantic with a good wine selection and solid food. Also, The House on 17th St. (off Irving Place) has a perfect atmosphere (converted old carriage house) and great food as well. Both would be perfect for your food, wine, and dessert specifications.

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