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I'm taking my boyfriend out for dinner tomorrow night (Friday) for his 30th birthday and although I've poured through sites like New York Mag, Yelp, Citysearch, NY Times, etc., I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Some restaurants we've enjoyed in the past:

Dressler
Apizz
Grange Hall (back in the day...)
Back Forty
Good
Philip Marie
The Place
Five Front
Pretty much every steakhouse in Manhattan

We're meat and potatoes people and my boyfriend has a HUGE appetite, so we definitely want somewhere that doesn't skimp on food. We're not looking for sushi or any other obscure or strange food offerings. Ambiance is important...somewhere with a nice, cozy feel would be great. Price not a factor! Any help you could give would be great. I posted last year and Apizz was recommended and we LOVED that.

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  1. What about Blue Ribbon Bakery? Also, do you def. want to stay in Manhtattan (i see a couple Brooklyn spots up there)? If not, you should post in the outer borough board too. I think Walter Foods may be up your alley (Williamsburg)

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    1. re: malibu

      Brooklyn options are fine, but there has to be something compelling/special about the place that makes it worth the trip. Walter Foods looks intriguing.

    2. How about Craft http://www.craftrestaurant.com/

      Or STK in the Meatpacking District. stkhouse.com
      or Wolfgang's http://wolfgangssteakhouse.com/

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      1. re: UWStoSONO

        I've been to Wolfgang's but not STK. How is it? Craft might be a good call as well, but what's the atmosphere like?

        1. re: envynyc

          Started a friend's bachelor party off at STK. Real good fun and the Steaks were surprisingly good. The atmosphere is pretty much the typical scene you would imagine from a sceney Meatpacking District restaurant. Very entertaining.

          For Craft..

          http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...