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Oct 30, 2008 12:54 PM

please help: french, affordable, romantic, authentic

our one meal alone in the city, eating with a group the other nights. thanks!

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  1. Look into Le Gigot (put title:gigot in the search box). How much would you like to spend for the two of you?

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    1. re: MMRuth

      thank you...prefer to be under $250

      1. re: rion

        Le Gigot is lovely and you can get out for far less than that for 2 people. Be aware that the eating is a little cramped, though.

      2. re: MMRuth

        Bingo -- this was always one of my go-to reasonable and romantic places. Someone (guttergourmet?) just posted a review saying it's still going strong.

        1. re: italianagambino

          I've only been to L'Absinthe once, but found it a little over priced for the quality of the food. Any particular dishes you like there?

          1. re: MMRuth

            i had an amazing dinner there once. the truffle poached chicken was seriously phenomenal.

        2. No question....Le Bateau Ivre...awesome food, affordable menu and wine list....treat you like family.

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          1. re: nlmnyc

            Le Bateu Ivre is not in any way romantic, IMHO.

            1. re: nlmnyc

              I agree...and there's a corner booth that is pretty cozy. if sharing mussels is your idea of romance, it's great!

            2. Gascogne, 8th and 18th Street.

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              1. re: chow_gal

                I love both Gascogne and Le Gigot for romantic and excellent food! Take your pick.

              2. Marseille (44th & 9th) the food is better than it has to be


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                1. re: nycwebdesign8

                  We like Marseille and have eaten there several times, but I wouldn't call it "romantic".

                  Add my vote for Le Gigot to satisfy the OP's criteria.