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Fancy-schmancy dinner this Friday in Manhattan??

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I'm sure this has been a thread a million times before, but I don't have the energy to go through all the posts...Coming to NY this Friday, want to have a late fancy girly dinner with my friend on Friday night. Where can I get a table for two, about ten-thirty, on such short notice? Price isn't a HUGE issue, but I'd like to keep the bill below a trillian dollars. So tell me some GREAT places I should eat. No sushi please.

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    1. Looking on OpenTable, this Friday for 10:30pm for 2, I see openings for a lot of nicer restaurants: Blue Hill, Café Boulud, Craft, Cru, Eleven Madison Park, Gotham Bar and Grill, Gramercy Tavern (actually they are pretty popular so I'd grab this ASAP), Hearth, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Le Bernadin, The Modern - Dining Room, and a whole bunch more.

      1. fleur de sel and all the restaurants kathryn mentioned are wonderful. you have good options =).

        1. Thanks, ya'll. These are some great choices. Now I just have to decide...

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          1. re: schrutefarms

            let us know what you do and how it goes =) enjoy.

          2. My flight got in late, so my fancy girls dinner turned into a neighborhood Italian night, which was fine with me. I did make it to Gotham, though, and thought it was terrific, and Fleur de Sel is next on my list. Thanks for the suggestions!

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            1. re: schrutefarms

              Yikes! Glad you did end up enjoying some of the places suggested. (And I think your username is hilarious BTW).

              1. re: kathryn

                Yay! Finally a fan of The Office!! Everyone thinks I'm some weird guy that owns a farm or something! :)