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Well-lit place for birthday dinner?

muirin Jun 16, 2008 08:48 AM

So my parents and brother want to take me out to dinner on Wednesday night for my birthday, and asked me to pick a place. I can think of many places with delicious food and great atmosphere (for people with good sight), but my mother is vision-impaired, so I'd like to choose a place that is well-lit.

Can anyone recommend a quality, well-lit place (or places), preferably French, Italian, or seafood, that has entrees generally less than $30?

Thanks in advance! I really appreciate it.

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  1. LeahBaila RE: muirin Jun 16, 2008 01:13 PM

    Via Emilia, Lucien


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      chow_gal RE: muirin Jun 16, 2008 01:42 PM

      Balthazar is bright.

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        RGR RE: muirin Jun 16, 2008 01:57 PM

        Marseille, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St. - French/Mediterranean - http://www.marseillenyc.com

        Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av. - Homestyle Italian - http://www,trattoriatrecolori.com

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          muirin RE: muirin Jun 16, 2008 04:58 PM

          Thanks so much for the suggestions, everyone. I will look into these!

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            xigua RE: muirin Jun 17, 2008 06:15 AM

            Pearl oyster bar may be a little too casual for your purposes but its seafood is fantastic at a good price, and last i checked its pretty bright


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