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Looking for info on Town.

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snaz04 Nov 11, 2008 11:52 AM

Has anyone been to Town lately? Thinking of going for a nice Sat. evening dinner with the in-laws and can't find much on this board. Or do you have a better suggestion in that price range ($78 in the latest Zagat's)? Thanks!

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    kobetobiko Nov 11, 2008 05:25 PM

    Hi snaz04,

    Before I start throwing out other options, may I ask why you were considering Town at the first place? Was it the type of cuisine, location, decor? If you give some criteria of what you are looking for that will help us to give you more helpful suggestions.

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      snaz04 Nov 12, 2008 04:17 AM

      Good location, interesting (but not wacky) food that is supposed to be very good, attractive space that's a bit festive yet not too noisy, a good price point (all based on what I've heard - which is why I was hoping for confirmation... or not). Of all the criteria, quality of the food is the most important (while remaining not too $$$).

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        RGR Nov 12, 2008 08:43 AM

        Perhaps, Bar Milano? Delicious contemporary Italian cuisine, good wine list, friendly service, attractive modern decor, and an upbeat vibe without being insanely noisy.

        http://www.barmilano.com

    2. ellenost Nov 11, 2008 04:40 PM

      Last month I had a great lunch at Town. Everything was delicious (corn soup and miso glazed cod). I have not read good reviews about Town, so I was a bit apprehensive, but everything was delicious. My host was a bit concerned that the restaurant was so empty; it deserves a better reputation. Service was fine and the decor is lovely. I would try it for dinner. If you're willing to spend a bit more, I would recommend Aureole ($84 per person). Everyone on this board knows that Aureole is my favorite: creative and delicious food, excellent service and lovely decor.

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        RGR Nov 11, 2008 04:09 PM

        I highly recommend Fleur de Sel, one of our favs. Superb cuisine, an excellent wine list, professional service, and a small space with lovely decor. The 3-course prix-fixe is $76, but if you want to splurge, the 6-course tasting is $89. We recently had it. Sensational! And a real steal at that price!

        http://www.fleurdeselnyc.com

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          snaz04 Nov 11, 2008 04:35 PM

          Thanks for the ideas. But - I'm trying to avoid a prix fixe (in-laws often want to share an appetizer and dessert) and the menu at Maze looks a bit too out there for them.

        2. Spends Rent on Food Nov 11, 2008 12:35 PM

          I haven't been to Town. in ages.

          When we're in that neck of the woods looking for good food and lively atmospshere we go to the Bar Room at the Modern - I highly recommend it as a better alternative.

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            snaz04 Nov 11, 2008 01:15 PM

            Love the Bar Room at the Modern but way too noisy for my in-laws, unfortunately. Thanks anyway!

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              kobetobiko Nov 11, 2008 01:57 PM

              Go to Maze at the London Hotel by Gordon Ramsay instead of Town or Bar at the Modern. Better food, Much better service. Not as noisy.

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