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Help for Monday!

numnummy Oct 25, 2008 01:45 PM

I have a reservation at the following restaurants: Perilla, Alta and Stanton Social for Monday night. Which one is best for a low key birthday celebration, just two people, but not romantic (I'm going with my mother)?
The other option is to go down to Balthazar without a reservation and wait for a table...is this plausible around 8pm on a Monday night?

One other question: I am looking for a gastro-pub type atmosphere in the West Village area, not expensive, but not just a bar food place. Any suggestions??

Thank you!!

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  1. HungryRubia RE: numnummy Oct 25, 2008 07:34 PM

    I've only been to Perilla and therefore can only tell you that I really loved it. It would be perfect for a low key birthday with your mom and it's not romantic.
    I had an amazing meal there in June....excellent pork belly app, and a really good halibut with a romesco sauce. I had the donuts for dessert, and also tried my companion's red velvet cake...that wasn't great.
    Let us know where you decide.

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      kobetobiko RE: numnummy Oct 25, 2008 08:23 PM

      Definitely Perilla. Alta and Stanton Social are both loud and crowded. SS is pretty much more scene than food, and far from low key.

      For gastropub, The Spotted Pig.

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        numnummy RE: kobetobiko Oct 27, 2008 07:48 AM

        I think we are actually going to head down to Balthazar...heard great things!

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