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Anniversary dinner: 30 min. walk from 60s/CPW

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Hi hounds,

A dear friend of mine is headed to NYC in a few weeks to enjoy an anniversary/birthday dinner, courtesy of her inlaws. They'll be going Saturday night, and they need the restaurant to be within a half-hour walking distance of low 60's and Central Park West, as they won't be taking the subway. Here are some of the places that have been suggested:

Davidburke & Donatella

Insieme

Piano Due

any thoughts about any of the three? Are there other can't-miss places in the same radius? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Do they have any favorite cuisines? Or are they looking more for atmosphere?

    If money is no object, and they can get a reservation, Per Se would be atop my list, and Jean-Georges would be marvelous given the service.

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    1. re: brendastarlet

      I agree with brendastarlet. The best restaurant in that vicinity is Jean Georges. THe main dining room is a wonderful place to celebrate any special occassion. I would doubt you can get a reservation on such short notice at Per Se.

    2. If money is not an issue...

      If the anniversary is a month away, they could try for Per Se, but I agree with the others that getting a reservation will be difficult.

      I agree with the suggestion of Jean Georges.

      Picholine fits the walking parameters. We recently had an absolutely stellar experience there. Superb cuisine (we did the tasting menu), faultless service, and lovely ambiance. I think it would be an excellent choice for a celebratory meal.

      http://www.picholinenyc.com

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      1. re: RGR

        Ok, checked back, and money is a -slight- issue. Not looking to eat on the cheap, per se (npi), but Jean Georges is too pricy. Picholine is a good rec though -- didn't think of that. Any other ideas?

        1. re: tastytamarind

          If they are comfortable with Picholine's prices, I think that is the best option.

          1. re: rrems

            Except that picholine is almost as expensive as the main dining room prices at Jean Georges

          2. re: tastytamarind

            They also might consider Telepan and Dovetail.

            1. re: floretbroccoli

              I was just going to suggest dovetail, I think that would be a great spot.

              http://www.dovetailnyc.com/

              1. re: floretbroccoli

                If they decide to go for something less formal (and less pricey) than Picholine, I agree that Dovetail would be an excellent choice.