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Where to go, if you've been everywhere?

My boyfriend and I have been to TONS of amazing restaurants in New York. I need to make a reservation for his b-day but have no places in mind that we haven't been! I'm looking for something upscale like Per Se or Jean-Georges quality. Please suggest.....!!!!

Thanks!

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  1. It may help if you tell us all the upscale restaurants you've been to.

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    1. re: Miss Needle

      (Pardon my horrible spelling but here is what I can think of off the top of my head)
      PER SE
      DANIEL
      LE BERNADINE
      LEVER HOUSE
      JEAN-GEORGES (+ ALL HIS OTHER MANHATTAN RESTAURANTS)
      DE GUSTATION
      WD-50
      11 MADISON PARK
      ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA
      L'ATALIER
      15 EAST
      ETAS UNI

      and many more!

      1. re: CEB280

        Well, I'm also assuming you've hit the other big ones like Gramercy, Cafe Gray, Masa, etc. Ardour is relatively new (at the old Lespinasse space). If you don't want to go back to the same restaurant again, perhaps you may want to take him on a weekend trip. Philly is only a couple of hours away and you've got Striped Bass there. Or perhaps do something different and go to Blue Hill in Westchester. While not "fine" dining, the food is very good and it is a beautiful place to celebrate. Or whisk him away to French Laundry. DH decided he doesn't want a big celebration for his 40th. I've decided I will TRY to get reservations at the French Laundry instead and spend a romantic weekend at Napa.

        1. re: CEB280

          Tocqueville is excellent. Also I had a very nice meal at Eighty-One.

          1. re: chadradchad

            I'd second Tocqueville, especially if you enjoyed 15 East.

          2. re: CEB280

            Four Seasons, Boathouse, Il Mulino, Bouley, Aquavit, La Grenouille, Chanterelle, Mary's Fish Camp, Babo, Wallse, Perry Street, Hearth and don't get me started on steak places (Keen's, Spark's Luger's) - you can't possibly have gone "everwhere"!!

        2. Go to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for a huge late lunch on a Sunday (during the day so you can SEE the gorgeous property). Eat on the patio.

          1. Have you been to Picholine?

            1. Sushi Yasuda, Cafe Boulud, Momofuku come to mind. Also, Blue Ribbon and Balthazar. Le Cirque if you are looking for a more upscale experience although many people say it's gone a bit downhill, I still enjoy the experience and food. Water Cafe in Brooklyn is good for a special occasion.

              1. One place you probably haven't been is Momofuku Ko, and from what I hear, that's THE place, if you can get in.

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