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petitechoux Sep 25, 2008 09:07 AM

My boyfriend and I are taking our parents out to dinner next week. We also are looking for comfort, so that settled the Il Mulino prospect. We've tossed around Bouley and Il Giglio also. We took them out to Lupa last year, which they loved. I think we're looking at about $75pp and because we've got the parents we'd prefer red-sauce Italian or French. Just looking for some new ideas or feedback on the two we have in mind.

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    RGR RE: petitechoux Sep 25, 2008 04:44 PM

    Is that $75pp for food only? I wouldn't think that will cover the out-the-door cost (food, wine, tax & tip) at Bouley.

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      banjolinana RE: petitechoux Sep 26, 2008 07:19 AM

      Apizz is really nice. Room is small but comfortable, you aren't on top of your neighbor and given that it's colder it's very warm and cozy inside with their wood burning oven. It's also more quiet than a huge restaurant. The food is great too.

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        LeahBaila RE: banjolinana Sep 26, 2008 11:12 AM

        Second Apizz

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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        sikakis RE: petitechoux Sep 27, 2008 01:52 PM

        I've dined at Les Halles, twice at their downtown location, and both times no one in my party was disappointed with their selections. I've been told the Park Ave. So. location is great too - I would expect!

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          cricri7 RE: petitechoux Sep 27, 2008 07:44 PM

          I brought my parents to Giorgio's of Gramercy when we went to NY together and they loved it. It is a casual place but the food is excellent. If you are looking for comfort, it is the kind of place to go to.

          I also brought them to Campanile and they also loved it.

          We went to Jules for a French bistro with live jazz.

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            Simon RE: petitechoux Sep 28, 2008 07:53 AM

            I love Il Giglio -- perfect for all your criteria.

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              intrepid RE: Simon Sep 28, 2008 08:05 AM

              vice versa 51 st 8-9 th ave

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              outerborolover RE: petitechoux May 28, 2009 11:26 AM

              Convivio is perfect for parents. The prix fixe makes ordering and bill splitting easy, and the service is good.
              Wallse in the W vill is another good bet.
              Both places have round tables and are not too loud. Good luck!

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