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Holiday Ambiance - midtown/uptown

phunkykim Nov 19, 2008 08:36 AM

Looking for advice from friends.... I'm taking mom to the city for our annual - mother daughter Christmas tree - holiday windows etc... and want to find a place thats nicely decorated for the holidays - on a sunday.

the food shouldnt be too exotic - she's not willing to try new things.


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    italianagambino Nov 19, 2008 09:23 AM

    it doesnt get more holiday that rolf's on 22nd and third...if ure willing to travel

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      italianagambino Nov 19, 2008 09:26 AM

      Or, if you're not willing to travel, Rock Center Cafe...Watch the skaters and have a great view of the tree and the most holiday-ish part of nyc.

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      1. re: italianagambino
        phunkykim Nov 19, 2008 12:57 PM

        thanks for the suggestions - although Rolfs is like dining in a xmas tree - their food is hit or miss.... and Rock Center cafe - is a fine suggestion but perhaps too touristy

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          ESNY Nov 20, 2008 11:53 AM

          Rolf's is also sure to 1) cause sensory overload and 2) cause you so sweat from the heat generated from all the lights. Not to mention the mediocre overpriced food...

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        roze Nov 19, 2008 03:05 PM

        I find Artisinal to be very Christmasy and it has something for everyone. Good food, good wine and lots of cheese!!

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          phunkykim Nov 20, 2008 10:18 AM

          thanks roze - great menu indeed.....

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          rockstar14 Nov 20, 2008 12:32 PM

          If you are all around the city that day, head to Little Italy. Every where down there is decorated very nicely during the Holidays. And you can choose from a price range of many restaurants.

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          1. re: rockstar14
            phunkykim Nov 21, 2008 06:11 AM

            yes i love little italy - but i know her and she wont want to shlep "all the way down there"
            thats why mid or uptown would be fine

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              phunkykim Nov 29, 2008 03:48 PM

              heading in next sunday - please - any other suggestions?

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                johnnyappleseed Nov 29, 2008 06:56 PM

                park avenue winter?

            2. re: rockstar14
              phunkykim Dec 1, 2008 09:45 AM

              someone told me that they dressed it up nice for the holidays - i'll have to think about that

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              synergy Dec 1, 2008 03:30 AM

              We love going to Grammercy Tavern around the holidays and eating in the Tavern room or at the least having a drink at the bar.

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