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Mar 30, 2009 07:05 PM

where to go for the most romantic dinner

Cost is really not an issue .......within reason

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  1. So I haven't been here, but my ex-boss who was a total foodie thought Erminia was great for a romantic dinner. One if by Land, Two if by Sea is known as a romantic restaurant. I thought Bouley was quite romantic, but I wasn't in love with the atmosphere.

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    1. re: kim e

      Do NOT go to One if by Land, Two if by Sea. Universally panned on this board as horrible, despite new chef. Total B&T and/or old people.

    2. Picholine and Daniel immediately come to mind for romantic.

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      1. re: Spiritchaser

        The food is good at each, but I personally find Picholine a bit too stiff, with too many wait persons assigned to watch your table hawkishly, to be romantic by my standards. (I haven't been to Daniel since its renovation at the end of last year.)

      2. I don't like to criticize other people's suggestions without also offering one up myself for criticism. I'm having a hard time thinking of one, though, since so many of the smaller, cozier places I like closed down!

        Here's my best thought for now :The Modern Dining Room is wonderful for food and service (not hovery, but always present if you need anything). The booths are great for dates; some allow you to sit side by side, if you prefer that seating arrangement. However, according to a recent review by Miss Needle, if you're seated against the wall dividing it from the Modern Bar Room, the noise level can be higher than ideal for a romantic dinner. If you go, ask for one of the tables by the window.