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numnummy Oct 27, 2008 07:52 AM

On Thursday my dad is coming into town, and I need to take him out to dinner!

He is extremely picky, but not as far as food...he requires the following:
I need somewhere a not too long walk from 15th and 8th ave...10-15 minutes is fine, but transportation should not be necessary.
I need somewhere I can make a reservation, or where I can guarantee there will be no wait.
I need somewhere that will not break the bank...possibly average entree around $25, or less

I was thinking something along the lines of Tavern On Jane, but I am not a meat eater (fish is ok) so that makes it a hard choice.

Any kind of food is fine, clearly I would prefer somewhere worth eating (not looking for any old diner).

Please let me know if you have anything you can think of! Thanks!

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    RGR Oct 27, 2008 05:32 PM

    Gascogne, the charming French bistro with delicious food, is on 8th, b/t 17th & 18th. They accept reservations.

    http://www.gascognenyc.com

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    1. re: RGR
      a_and_w Oct 28, 2008 10:00 AM

      Second Gascogne and would also suggest Le Zie for solid Italian in the area.

    2. c
      claire de lunacy Oct 27, 2008 02:19 PM

      I second prdct's recommendation of Crispo. It is really a wonderful little restaurant, and highly under-rated. Great branzino main course for you, great starters, great ambiance and cozy garden (covered) in the back.

      1. prdct Oct 27, 2008 10:01 AM

        Crispo on 14th street would be perfect. They take reservations, and the food is both moderately priced and, IMHO, quite tasty.

        1. w
          Will4Food Oct 27, 2008 08:47 AM

          Suenos for high end Mexican food in a fun, unexpected setting. Vento in Meatpacking District for Italian, Cafe Cluny in West Village for Bistro French, Little Owl for refined American..

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