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Jan 10, 2009 03:57 PM

5 Year anniversary dinner????

My anniversay is Next Sat. and we were going out of town but plans have changed and we need a nice place to go for dinner. We dont want to spend more than $150 for both (we dont drink).

Last year we went to crispo which was really great!! Any suggestions would be great!

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  1. Congrats on the 5 years! Can you be more specific as to what kind of food you like? Any restrictions as far as neighborhood goes?

    My wife and I never feel like we need to be a quiet, white tablecloth places for special occasions but I'd love to have a special dinner at Tia Pol at the bar. For $150 you can go through much of the menu and you'll have a blast. If you like seafood, I'd also give Tides a try. Cozy and really great fish and shellfish.

    More traditionally romantic places that are within your price range that I'd recommend are: Perry Street, Cacio e Pepe, Devi, Lupa (well, maybe loud and not that romantic but delicious!).

    Congrats and enjoy your meal!

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    1. re: JeremyEG

      We dont have any specific kind of food in mind but at the same time we are not that adventerous.

    2. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner recently at Gramercy Tavern. I think you can stay under 150 without drinks. Not normally a place you can get a Sat night table, but these days it's possible.

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      1. re: billyeats

        Did you eat in the Tavern Room or in the formal dining room? It is not possible to eat in the dining room for under $150, even without drinks, because the cost for the 3-course prix-fixe is $86. And let's not forget that tax @nearly 9% and a 20% tip must be included in the out-the-door cost.

        1. re: RGR

          Wow, really? Maybe I'm mis-remembering. Perhaps I was so drunk on the wonderful food that I forgot the true check amount. bad!

      2. You could also look into Le Gigot.

        1. Olana or Convivio would be great choices which will fit your budget.

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          1. re: rrems

            Both good choices- Convivio is a very good deal at $58 for four courses. I'll also add our personal favorite in this price range, Perilla. We've been many times and have never been disappointed.

            1. re: di82

              Yes, Perilla is great too. I would also add Scarpetta, Bar Blanc, and Degustation.,