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douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 03:26 PM

Looking for genuine neighborhood find around 76th and CPW for a birthday dinner with my wife. She done been wooed, so it doesn't have to be super romantic. But cozy, homey, and/or casual would be nice. Any cuisine is fine so long as we're out for a total of not much more than $60--and we don't drink. Thanks!

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    douglas525 RE: douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 03:50 PM

    I've been doing a little research, and it appears I may have to up my top price by a few dollars, Does anyone have any opinions about:
    La Boite en Bois,
    Seven's Turkish Grill,
    Scaletta, Pasha,
    Alachi Masala

    Thanks again.

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      JMJD RE: douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 04:26 PM

      If you're willing to go as far as Alachi Masala, you could try the following in your price range:
      Celeste (no reservations, no credit cards)
      Kefi (79th, no reservations, no credit cards)

      Zeytin's if you want Turkish (it's nicer inside than Seven's and I think the food is better)
      Earthen Oven if you want Indian (again, nicer decor than Alachi Masala and I think better food)
      Nice Matin is also a good suggestion

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        douglas525 RE: JMJD Oct 18, 2008 07:22 AM

        Yeah, anywhere within say 10 or 15 blocks is fine. Thanks.

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      JMJD RE: douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 03:52 PM

      I was going to suggest Dovetail, which is nearby and would be a good choice for a celebration....but if you're talking $60 total that's probably out. (They have a Sunday night "deal" but I don't know when you are going. Isabella's is also nearby and somewhat cozy....

      You could also see if the new Shake Shack is open yet : )

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        rrems RE: douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 04:13 PM

        If Dovetail is too expensive, I would recommend Nice Matin.

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          cimui RE: douglas525 Oct 17, 2008 04:41 PM

          no woman is ever *done* been wooed, douglas. :)

          Pasha is a very good Turkish restaurant and both more romantic and more delicious than Zeytin and Seven's IMO. It's cozy, homey and low key without being sloppy. they also have a bargain pre-theatre prix fixe menu.

          I love the food at Kefi, but as JMJD noted, it doesn't take reservations or credit cards. The wait for a table is generally 1/2 an hour to an hour unless you go at an off time. you can usually get a table or place at the bar in the front room and nurse a glass of wine while you wait.

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