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If I like Blue Hill, Red Cat, Little Owl, what other restaurants would you suggest?

ejpnyc May 2, 2009 12:00 PM

Looking for suggestion for not-a-big-deal birthday dinner, where I might be able to get reservations for next Friday. TIA.

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    CMG920 RE: ejpnyc May 2, 2009 04:16 PM

    Market Table and Prune.

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      rrems RE: ejpnyc May 2, 2009 06:30 PM

      Perilla or 10 Downing. Market Table is under the same ownership as Little Owl but IMO is not as good and overpriced.

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        planetjess RE: ejpnyc May 3, 2009 07:20 AM

        Seconding Perilla as always, but also Cookshop.

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          LBNJNY RE: planetjess May 4, 2009 08:06 AM

          Can you dine at the bar at Perilla?

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          kobetobiko RE: ejpnyc May 3, 2009 10:47 AM

          If you like Blue Hill, you will like Gramercy Tavern. Chef Anthony was the chef at Blue Hill in the past.

          Perilla is great too.

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            acidity RE: kobetobiko May 3, 2009 08:06 PM

            FYI, I love Blue Hill and think Gramercy Tavern is not interesting or good, hasn't been for a long time.

            Responding to the original posting, I would suggest Hearth and Tailor.

            Another suggestion, Cookshop, is in the game but I don't find it all /that/ great, and busy crowdedness can be a problem.

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              2slices RE: acidity May 5, 2009 12:35 PM

              agree on Grammercy tavern. Was there recently, it was fine, but def not memorable.

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            Lucia RE: ejpnyc May 3, 2009 07:45 PM

            I went to Perilla for my last birthday (it was almost a year ago, though...).

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              preppie foodie RE: ejpnyc May 5, 2009 10:50 AM

              what about Cafe cluny in the west village?

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                Kattya RE: ejpnyc May 5, 2009 12:48 PM

                Perry st is exceptional! one of my favorites...

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                  babaganoushface RE: ejpnyc May 5, 2009 02:15 PM

                  mas, gotham bar & grill

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                    solidgold RE: ejpnyc May 5, 2009 03:08 PM

                    craft, savoy, hundred acres

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