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elrushbo Sep 11, 2008 08:21 PM

I have a friend who is going to be in Manhattan in a couple weeks and she and her sister plan to see the Statue of Liberty and would like to know what would be reasonably close. Not necessarily walking distance but a short cab ride. Something like Grammercy Tavern, Daniel, of that caliber.

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    Ann900 RE: elrushbo Sep 12, 2008 09:22 AM

    I'm sure you realize that the Statue of Liberty is on Island off the bottom tip of Manhattan. accessible only by ferry. There are no restaurants on Liberty Island. (Not counting the snack bar)
    Daniel is uptown on the upper east side , and even Grammercy is a fair bit away.
    There isn't really any restaurants of their caliber near where you'll be.
    As well, you'll get more recs if you let us know if you're looking for lunch or dinner (Daniel, for example, is not open for lunch), food prefs and price. Off the top of my head, I'd suggest the prix fixe lunch at Fleur de Sel in Chelsea.

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      MMRuth RE: Ann900 Sep 12, 2008 09:26 AM

      Bouley, in Tribeca, would be a short cab ride, but all of his restaurants have just had a bit of reshuffling, and there was a less than stellar report recently. The meal I had in January was wonderful though.

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        elrushbo RE: MMRuth Sep 12, 2008 10:02 AM

        Eh, I guess it's all close relatively speaking

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          MMRuth RE: elrushbo Sep 12, 2008 10:06 AM

          Yes - it really is. Another issue might be whether they are "dressed" to go to one of those places after a visit to the Statute of Liberty (not that they couldn't be, just something for them to think about).

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