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Dinner bet - where would you go?

I recently won a bet with a friend. He lost and now has to take me to dinner at any restaurant I desire in NYC. Having recently moved back to the metro area, I thought I'd ask my fellow chowhounds - what restaurant would you pick?

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  1. What's the budget? Is Masa an option?

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    1. re: snaporaz

      No budget! (He was a bit overconfident about winning.)

    2. Oh definitely Sushi of Gari!!!!!!!!!! i only go there on bets cause its sooooooo good but very pricey esp w drinks! Everytime I go its $500 for 2 people -we get the omakase and tons of great sake!!!! I like the eastside location

      1. For sushi-Masa, Kuruma, Yasuda
        For food-Del Posto, Per Se

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        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          Just went to Yasuda-hated it !!!! I was a frequent visitor but for some god awful reason , service and food sucked that night-what a dissappointment. I used to always enjoy.

          1. re: UES Mayor

            Oh No, really. Damn, Hope it was a one time yucch.

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Have to admit that Yasuda intrigues me - one of the owners of O Ya in Boston told me that she enjoys the sushi there.

              1. re: FoodFemme

                Will be going Tuesday, 11/25, will report back

        2. Picholine. You'll get an incredible meal, your friend will know they lost a bet (when they see the check), but they won't be selling a kidney the day after.

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          1. re: Spiritchaser

            One of my faves, I second Picholine!

          2. Per Se
            Masa
            Daniel or Jean Georges
            Any of these would be the best reward I can imagine.

            I would recommend against Del Posto - if only because it can be hit and miss, whereas the four above never miss