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Upper West Side (Lower) Refined Place For Date

Greetings. I am looking for a some place, not too far up on the Upper West Side (for Jews in Idaho, that would be Manhattan...) for a date tomorrow night. I suspect there aren't may options; but refined+casual is my hope; the more of a downtown feel the better....THANKS.

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  1. If you have to stay in the UWS, I would recommend Darna on Columbus and about 87th. If you can head further south, Abigails (Broadway and about 47th, I think) would also be very nice, but a little pricier.

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    1. re: mcfish

      Ozu at 87th.

    2. Well, for what it's worth, we went to Abigails. I think I can cook better. Much better.

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      1. re: StevenInBrooklyn

        Abigails is pretty blah.

        1. re: LoveKosherEats

          Lo tov.

          1. re: LoveKosherEats

            <i>Pretty</> blah? <i>Pretty</i> How do you say <i>worst nightmare</i> in Evrit?

            1. re: StevenInBrooklyn

              the food or the girl?

              I'm sorry, that's probably not nice.

              1. re: craigcep

                The girl, aka woman, is great.

                I have been becoming more observant; culinary clueless amongst observant Jews doesn't help my trip; I refuse to believe I've partaken of forbidden fruit (e.g., non-kosher steak), and cannot be happy on the other side...sigh.

                1. re: StevenInBrooklyn

                  I think the closest you'll get to treif steak is probably at Le Marais. And i've been there.

                  1. re: tomby

                    you might want to rephrase that, lol

                    1. re: tomby

                      Le Marais is a very safe choice, reliable good cuts of meat.

                    2. re: StevenInBrooklyn

                      Steve-
                      My husband and I have both been in your shoes! We know what its like. We have found kosher dining in NYC to be disappointing. Mike's Bistro and Prime Grill are just about the only places we feel comfortable taking our non-religious-foodie relatives. and they hate kosher dining, except those two places. Unfortunately we have not found a casual restaurant that we approve of...yet.
                      Good luck with everything!
                      UWS Foodie and Co.

            2. I've been to Abigael's a few times for lunch and it was actually pretty good. I've only gotten the salads and sushi. But I've heard that the entrees aren't great.

              1. Clubhouse Cafe.